This property began as a Marriott, re-flagged over the years,and is now back as a Marriott. For Pikes Peak views, there are many rooms that offer an excellent view.
The owners have put most of the renovation money into the rooms, and they are in very good shape. A stone tile entry leads to a single sink vanity with a stone/marble top. Behind a second door is a tub/shower combo with stone tile surround and the toilet. The separation of areas with a door is nice for two guests in the room. The tub/shower uses the curved shower rod, although it wasn't set out quite as far as it could be. You get perhaps 3-4 inches of extra room instead of the 6 inches you should get.
Water pressure is low and you have to hold the handle down on the toilet to complete a flush.
The bedroom has the new Marriott spec bed and bedding - extremely comfortable. Lots of golds and dark reds in the room. Woods are of a brown cherry type finish. There is a new 27" flat panel LCD, but no HDTV channels - not even the local over the air channels - and only about 30 channels total. Marriott still doesn't get it when it comes to this technology.
High speed internet is $9.95 a day, through Wayport, but separated from the hotel bill so it doesn't appear there. You have to enter a cc number every single day and you get access up until midnight on the current day instead of a 24-hour option. This is clunky and again, Marriott really doesn't get technology well.
The desk has a technology strip that supposedly allows you to connect audio through the TV speakers (yippy skippy) and it has lots of other connections (cat 5, USB) that I really don't know how you would use.
The side chair in my king room is child-size and the armrests are too high for comfortable sitting.
AC is quiet and on a digital thermostat.
Over the weekend I took a AAA rate of $89, but evidently the lowest rates were reserved for the hordes of youth sporting teams that descended on the hotel. They stay awake past midnight. I know because they all stomped by my room during that time and snatched my DND sign from the key slot.
The pool is currently empty of water. It appears that renovations focused on the rooms, while the lobby and elevators still retain a faded 80s look.
As stated by others, there are no adjacent restaurants or shopping. This is a fairly isolated hotel on the north side of town. I-25 construction means that from the north, you can get to the hotel easily. If approaching from the south, good luck - it's a minefield of detours and construction.
If I stay again, it will be on price only - no other compelling reason to choose this property over a Residence Inn or even a Holiday Inn Express.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the picturesque setting of Colorado Springs at the Colorado Springs Marriott. Our beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado provides great views of Pikes Peak and convenient access to Garden of the Gods and other popular attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel Colorado Springs
- Marriott Colorado Springs