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Hotel Columbia
301 West San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435   |  
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Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

Is a boutique hotel, so no steam room or massive lobby or 24 hour room service, but people were really helpful and friendly. The place is across the street from the gondola, and the rooms are nice.

The restaurant on the ground floor is a tenant - they are not managed by the same people. Avoid it unless you want to spend a ton of cash on a mediocre experience.

Room Tip: They have a connecting suite - good for families
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

It's hard to say too much about this place, because they really do it right on every front.

The location: essentially, it's impossible for it to be better. You are steps from the Gondola, which is, to us, the most important point. And you can ski right back there. Then, for dinner, there are tons of great restaurants just a short stroll away.

The service: the people here are just genuinely nice and helpful. We moved rooms partway through our stay (they upgraded us) and we just packed up, and they moved everything while we were out skiing. Painless.

The rooms: having stayed in two rooms, I can attest to the beds being comfortable, and the rooms being fully featured. The internet was a little flaky while we were there, which made streaming video essentially not a possibility, but otherwise, the rooms were great.

The only thing I'd like at the hotel is a hot tub - available in some rooms, but not for general guest use.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, WI
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

I've reviewed the Hotel Columbia before, and have no new information regarding the hotel itself. It is a small gem in a fantastic location. My trip this year was remarkable because of the service of Scott and his staff. I won't bore readers with all the specifics, but due to some last minute scheduling changes revolving around a family illness, I needed to make a number of changes to my itinerary. The Hotel Columbia handled everything seamlessly, even though the changes I made were to its financial detriment. No questions asked, just a full helping of cheerful hospitality. Priceless! Scott, Mindy, Rhea and the entire staff know something about running a boutique hotel and making guests feel at home. It is somewhat hard to explain, but the feeling is inescable. It isn't about ostentatious luxury It is a relaxed vibe and flawless execution that will appeal to the discerning traveler. Thanks Hotel Columbia. See you next year!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna Beach
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

Rooms are very nice, Just feet from the gondola and great food. Stayed here last year and coming back again later in March.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

We have visited Telluride for many years, but this was our first stay at the Columbia Hotel. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary. When we arrived we were pleased to find ourselves in a warm, lovingly decorated room with champagne on ice and anniversary greeting! Bed and bath were comfy and luxurious and the breakfast delectable. Of course the location can not be beat and the hotel personnel were the icing on the cake! Thank you Columbia Hotel! I almost believe you arranged the best skiing of the season just for us! Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

I know, I'm repeating what has already been said. If you like small, well appointed boutique hotels, with caring, professional & attentive service, and the very best location in Telluride, Hotel Columbia is the place to stay. The staff, led by assist mgr Rhea, could not have been more welcoming or attentive. We loved our 1 BR suite, just a short walk to/from the gondola and lift 8. We loved the view from our room and decks - beyond gorgeous! The included "continental" breakfast was so far superior to most that I could write 3 paragraphs just on that - in brief, daily wonderful fresh fruit, 2 hot items (a daily quiche and other meat/cheese savory, e.g. spinach & feta empanadas one morning), on-site baked bagels & bread, on-site smoked salmon, and a daily assortment of meats and cheeses which included thin slices of rare filet mignon. Oh, and did I mention great coffee too? Ok, so I gained 3 lbs on the breakfast alone! Nobody forced me and I truly enjoyed every bite, every morning! The hotel has a lovely lobby, convenient ski locker room, and a very pretty staircase with a 3 story water wall which was a nice touch (I try to take stairs whenever I can, so appreciated the light & open space). We had not been to Telluride in 25 years, and were thrilled with the accommodations & service @ Hotel Columbia - hope that we can return much sooner for another stay here. It was perfect!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

This hotel is fantastic. Long story but we were unable to make it in 2010 and wow did we miss out. Small and personable w/ a fantastic location across from the gondola. We had our own private ski locker and access to a boot dryer. The restaurant is top notch as well. Rooms were well appointed and staff was terrific. We both stay at hotels for work all over the country (100+ night each/year), Hotel Columbia is right up there w/ Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton (obviously different property types) but I would NEVER hesitate to recommend this hotel to a friend or business associate. Well done!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Columbia

Address: 301 West San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Location: United States > Colorado > Telluride
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Telluride
#7 Romantic Hotel in Telluride
#8 Business Hotel in Telluride
#11 Family Hotel in Telluride
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Columbia is the perfect home base for your winter Telluride ski vacation, family retreat or summer in paradise.We are contemporary, yet timeless. Situated on the San Miguel River at the base of the world famous Telluride Ski Resort, we are within walking distance to all the restaurants, shops, and adventure that Telluride has to offer. The Hotel Columbia is proud to host Telluride’s premiere restaurant, the Cosmopolitan.Our hotel delivers a new benchmark of personalized service with attention to every detail before, during, and after your stay. You will enjoy Telluride lodging at its finest in our hotel rooms and condos. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our spirit of hospitality in the Rocky Mountains. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Columbia Hotel Telluride

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