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23 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2424
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#4 of 5 Specialty lodging in Manitou Springs
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Adobe cabins at the foot of Pikes Peak on 4 acres. Distinctive, Rustic Southwestern Flavor. Seasonal Fireplaces & Heated Pool. Hot tub. Meeting Room,Party Pavilion,BBQ grills, some kitchenettes, Playground, Volleyball Court, Picnic Area, A/C, and Some Pet Friendly units.
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Free parking
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Grade: 39 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Marty L wrote a review May 2021
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We stayed here in the past however it had been about 7 years since we been here. I am not sure if they changed ownership or the owners just don't care anymore. The floors were laminate and we had to wear shoes so our feet wouldnt turn black because very dirty floors, as a matter of fact the room was all pretty dirty. The shower would not drain and the bed had broken springs. The remote control for the TV was useless, I had to put shoes on to go turn it on and adjust volume. My parents have ran a motel so I hate to bash anyone trying to make a place go, but the owners are so out of touch with the place its actually quite sad. They are sitting on a goldmine but running it like a landfill. For the prices they charge they can surely afford to do minimal work to keep up the place but they refuse to. I really use to think this place was a good place to stay but we will not be coming back here again. You cant even go complain to office as they only are only in the office 8-5 which are ridiculous hours for a motel, this alone shows the people are not committed to keeping up a respectable place. I seen where the lady commented on a review and mentioned housekeepers being there for a paycheck was a bad thing, well the owners are just there for a paycheck. I would not recommend this place.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bruce S wrote a review Feb 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana3 contributions1 helpful vote
Joke. Barely got the front door key to work. Worn out carpets. Stove top broken. Remotes for tv a joke. Terrible tvs. One light bulb in the three bulb vanity light strip. Electrical nightmare. Broke down old property that saw its better days maybe 30 years ago. $98 dollars for one night. Worst hotel I've ever visited. Tom Bodett would serve you better. Sleep in your car.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Keenan wrote a review Aug 2020
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Do not stay here ever, even if this is the last place in existence to stay for a night. To be honest, we needed to book a place for the night when arriving in Manitou Springs on Saturday, August 22nd due to last minute changes in our trip and most other places were booked full due to the Pikes Peak Marathon. I seriously regret my decision to stay here and the experience had absolutely ruined my entire vacation out to Colorado. From the moment we had arrived I was questioning my decision. For the price of 177 per night with no WI-FI, I would have thought there'd be some quality to this place, but upon opening the door to unit 14 I noticed an off-putting musty smell (later did we correlate this to the infestation of bed bugs in the couch) that still comes back to me from time to time now and I get anxious because of the coming experience that we still have to deal with. I checked the beds, outlets and other hidden areas for signs of bugs but found nothing, regretfully forgetting to check the couch as I was sanitizing due to COVID risks. We went out to the town for a while and got back later in the evening. Then we realized there was a black widow in a corner of the rubber trim and were focused on this and the earwig in the bathroom. I thought this was somewhat normal due to some bugs being common in cabin-type buildings, however after further examining the floor and rubber trim I noticed that there is no possible way this place had been cleaned recently as there was grime covering the radiators, which makes it easier to miss checking the infestation taking up residence in the couch. I wish I had taken pictures of the grime coating certain objects in the room as it looked worse than a squatters shed in the woods. Then it happened. As I had my duffel bag opened on the couch I heard my fiance yell for me in panic at midnight to come check something on the bed and I saw a little blood engorged bug crawling toward the top edge of the bed. I have seen pictures of these bugs before from horror stories on the web prior and immediately knew this was a bed bug. Shame on me for not looking at the past reviews. We tried thinking of the source of this parasite as I know I had checked the bed sufficiently earlier on for signs of them. We were frantically checking our luggage (again a mistake to bring in, but who wouldn't) for more of them and found some on my duffel bag and my suitcase. We decided we needed to pull everything out of the room as soon as possible outside and examine every item individually at 1am in the morning. I ran to the store to grab garbage bags while my fiance and brother looked through everything, which was difficult as I could only find one convenience store open at the time with one pack of bags left on the shelf. Once I got back I called and left a voicemail for the El Colorado lodge to tell them we were leaving. Then I had to call several hotels in the city for a room while my fiance and brother still sorted through our things and stored them in tied-up garbage bags. I had to go back inside to make calls to hotels to avoid making too much noise for the neighbors and that's when we noticed that the bugs were slowly emerging from cushion gaps of the couch. Seeing how many of these things were coming out of the couch was the most worrying and disgusting experience as I know of their toll they can cause if brought home. There were bugs of all life stages found in this place, telling me that this infestation was allowed to grow for far too long. After checking all items, putting the bags in the car and checking to make sure we weren't carrying any on ourselves, we went over to the new place to use heated washing and drying to kill any possible thing that may have gotten in our clothing. After hours of washing and drying, we had to carefully inspect each article of clothing and tie off into new garbage bags until 6:30 am. After restlessly sleeping a few hours, we had waste another day of vacation to get up and go to the hotel to get a refund, go to a laundromat to spend more money washing and drying the clothes (still quarantining the clothing) and going to a car vacuum to clean every inch of the car interior. I seriously cannot believe that there was any claim to this place having been cleaned before new visitors (us) as they obviously did not even clean the couch, otherwise this wouldn't have happened. We were told by Tiffany when returning to the hotel earlier in the day (1:30pm) that maintenance went to check the unit earlier that day and did find signs of bed bugs, which tells me that it was easily noticeable that there was an infestation. I hope we do not bring something home as this will cost lots of money to deal with. When we returned home on Tuesday evening we did one more washing and drying of the clothing on high heat. To be safe, we will be keeping everything tied in bags for a few weeks on the off chance an egg had been in the clothing. The anxiety toll itself that I get from feeling an itch at night will be enough to affect me, knowing that these things can hatch up to a few weeks after the fact.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Haley W. wrote a review Aug 2020
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Do not stay here. We found bed bugs in our room and had to leave at 2AM because of it. Spent time and money separating, inspecting and cleaning all of our belongings. Also had to throw away every piece of luggage we had. We got a refund but I am forever traumatized.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Angelajean R wrote a review Sep 2019
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We loved our room. We had a very comfortable king size bed in a nice sized room. It has a fireplace,and just outside you have a picnic table and a small bench and parking. We also were able to see a mile deer family. I would highly recommend this place. If we come back through here, we will stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$178 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el colorado hotel manitou springs, el colorado lodge
LOCATION
United StatesColoradoEl Paso CountyManitou Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Colorado Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to El Colorado Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Garden of the Gods Trading Post (0.5 miles) and BlueBards (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Colorado Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
Is parking available at El Colorado Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Colorado Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crystal Park Cantina, Savelli's, and Adam's Mountain Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Colorado Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at El Colorado Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to El Colorado Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (1.5 miles) and McAllister House (3.7 miles).