The Lodge is unparalled for the combination of location, views and room size. With the exception of some serious flaws, our stay was wonderful.
The spacious room was highlighted by a very large bathroom suite with a walk in closet, separate bathroom/shower/tub. Unfortunately the water in the shower never got truly hot. In reply to other reviews, the management has acknowledged a need/plan to update the tv and beds. The current tv is clearly out dated in size and quality. The gas fireplace was nice and the balcony view was incredible (Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods).
We were very disappointed to learn upon check in that the Lodge's dining room would not be open for dinner that evening due to a special event. We had planned for a romantic dinner, but instead had to eat at the golf course's 'sports bar and grill' (a 3 minute drive) - not the environment we had hoped for. We knew the dining room had a dress code, so we packed accordingly, and as it turned out, unnecessarily. A phone call or email to inform us of the dining room closure a day or two before check in would have been greatly appreciated. Dinner was a high quality and enjoyable, just not what we had envisioned. BE AWARE - 20% gratuity is automatically added to the bill in every bar/lounge/restaurant.
Sunday morning at around 9:30 am, with the newspaper still sitting in front of the door, housekeeping knocked on the door, several times, until we answered. We answered the door to say we were checking out at noon (which is the standard check out time). I have no idea why they would not have a system in place to make housekeeping aware of guests that checked out early, leaving all other rooms alone until after noon.
Overall, the Lodge has the potential to live up to a 5 star rating. The facilities are outstanding, the golf course is beautiful and the dining/lounge service is top notch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is a 69-room legendary golf and spa resort boasting breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark. Guests have complete access to all of Garden of the Gods Club and Resort's amenities, which include fine and casual dining, a state-of-the-art sports club, a spa and salon, a 27-hole golf course, tennis courts, and swimming pools. All guest rooms feature a dramatic view of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak from either a private patio or balcony and include a refrigerator, coffee maker and bath robes. Wireless Internet access and daily newspaper delivery are included in the resort fee. The Club and Resort is also a retreat for weddings, social events, and executive meetings. During your stay at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, you can be as active or as pampered as you desire. Take advantage of the Sports Club's wide variety of fitness equipment and group exercise classes, hit the nearby walking trails, or get a golf or tennis lesson from our PGA or USPTA-certified professionals. The full-service spa and salon offers massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, hair care services, and luxurious retail products, and the cuisine served in The Club and Resort's Dining Room rivals that of some of the finest restaurants in larger cities. Additional dining options include The Lounge and, on a seasonal basis, Kissing Camels Grille at the golf clubhouse. The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is conveniently located within five miles of many popular Colorado Springs attractions, including Garden of the Gods Park, the Rock Ledge Ranch historic site, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Old Colorado City shopping district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Garden Of The Gods Club, Colorado Springs Hotel Colorado Springs