I stayed at the newly opened Mining Exchange (Wyndham) in January for three nights for work. I picked it based off of the tremendous reviews I found on this site and others, and I’m writing to offer my support to those reviews. The hotel was tremendous and met or surpassed my expectations in every way.
- I was able to get in for government rate, but even the regular rates seemed reasonable to me. Some amenities that are typically not included in luxury hotels like free internet were included in my rate.
- I’m not sure if I lucked out, but my room was very nicely sized. It wasn’t a suite with a separate room, but had a nice leather couch and coffee table in addition to the king size bed and the desk/counter area. The foyer/closet, sink, and bathroom/shower are all separate little areas as well. The closet was a bit small but was fine for a short stay.
- The hotel bed was very comfortable, both for sleeping and to lay there and watch TV, etc. I actually felt well-rested which does not always happen when I am in a hotel.
- The design of the hotel was really gorgeous, unique, and a lot of fun. My room had three paintings/large photographs that each had individual spotlights (controlled on a dimmer) for a very cool effect, and part of the wall facing the street was exposed brick. There were nice pictures in the various halls of the hotel too, and some of the doors (for example, to housekeeping) looked like old vault/safe doors. Just a tremendously cool hotel with a retro feel.
- The shower had a double showerhead and great water pressure. There’s nothing more disappointing than getting to a hotel after a long day of travel and taking a weak, tepid shower. Not a concern here.
- The staff was great, although I didn’t need them for much. Everyone at the desk was great and answered my questions and requests from check-in to check-out. Special credit go to the bartender for getting me a (complementary) bottle of water for my room at the restaurant attached to the hotel because I had drank mine earlier during a hike, and I was too cold to go out, and to Mark, the concierge/valet, who answered my question about local bars/restaurants, and who gladly told me about parking garages/street parking in order to save on the hotel’s valet only parking.
Cons (I have to pick a few):
- The hotel charges $18 for valet, garage parking, and when I went, it happened to be extremely cold. If you can’t get a meter right in front of the hotel, you will end up parking a block or so away. Bundle up!
- It is a full service hotel, not an express/business hotel, so there is no free breakfast or anything of the sort. The hotel’s business center seemed to consist of two computers. The hotel internet was largely solid, so as long as you bring your own device, you should be good.
I had a very enjoyable experience with the gorgeous hotel and great staff. I was completely pleased with my experience and would recommended it to anyone coming through Colorado Springs. If I'm back in the area, I would not hesitate to stay here again.
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