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“The westsides best. Beautiful location...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel San Ayre

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Hotel San Ayre
Ranked #38 of 105 Hotels in Colorado Springs
1 review
“The westsides best. Beautiful location...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2010

The westsides best. Beautiful location, near all atractions such as Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Barr Trail and The Pikes Peak Incline. Suite has Jaccuzi, Nice hot tub, Awesome Rooms! Teller Cab is my reccomandation for a fast , cheap taxi service.

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Aspen, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2010

This property is advertised as being this luxury boutique hotel with tons of amenities and low prices. Both are false. We ended up leaving before our stay was up and moved to another hotel in the Springs.

I was actually in shock when I stepped into the room. It was dark, dingy and depressing. The bed was hard as a rock with a filthy bedspread (they are clearly not washed after every guest).

There were two lights in the entire room. An overhead fan light & a teeny pin dot light at the nightstand. It was not pleasing. There were no decorations, etc., nothing on the concrete walls, no curtains to shut out the bright light in the morning.
There were 2 electrical outlets in the room, one behind the bed that was impossible to get at and 1 behind the armoire that was also impossible to get at. I had to charge my phone, etc in the bathroom with it sitting on the floor.

The first thing the owner should have done was replace the ancient windows with new soundproof ones. This hotel sits directly on Colorado Ave and it's like trying to sleep in the middle of a highway. It was so loud and distracting no wonder they give you a "sound machine" to use. Maybe they could replace the windows to block the sound instead. With the hard bed and traffic noise, there was no sleep to be had.

The website claims you get "spa quality bath amenities". The only thing you get is a bar of ivory soap. I actually laughed when I saw it.
The a/c was something ancient over the bed that never really cooled the room. It also claims cable tv. Guess what?? You get all of 18 channels. Local channels + pbs + foreign. No news, etc. Wifi knocked me off line consistently and was very slow.

Also, no deadbolts on the doors, only a single lock. It doesn't seem to be the most upstanding area of town either. There are no coffee pots or silverware (but there is a fridge and microwave) in the rooms, which forces you to go to Starbucks or Safeway to get an early morning drink. I do believe they have coffee in the office but they don't open until around 9am. By that time we have already started our day.

On that note, the office is only open limited hours during the day. You are out of luck to contact anyone if you need anything if it's not between the "bankers hours" they keep. When they did appear I personally felt the staff was condescending and watched my every move coming and going.

There is no maid service. What? For a $100/night. Really?

Their website claims "Be prepared to have your expectations surpassed". They never even met one expectation that they claimed I would have. What a colossal disappointment!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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denver,co
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

this is a great little place, fantastic location, great view and the staff is super fantastic!! If your looking for a great deal with a down home feel, come stay here!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2010

I have stayed at the San Ayre on two occasions for a total of close to 3 months. Mike and Steve are very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. All of the rooms are beautifully renovated and homey. I would not consider staying anywhere else when I'm in the Springs.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

The cottage at Hotel San Ayre was just perfect. Beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. Staff was extremely accomodating. We hope to return again and again. Thanks Steve!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2010

My family of 3 stayed in the Colorado Cottage for 2 nights, and we were very pleased. First impressions can be deceiving - it's a converted motel, and that's what it looks like from the outside.

But the owners obviously have a talent for decorating, and they put a lot of effort into making the Colorado Cottage a warm and welcoming place.

We got 2 bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen for a very reasonable price. The location was also convenient for everything we wanted to do.

Other reviewers have complained about road noise, but it didn't bother us at all.

We will definitely consider staying again next time we're in the area!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2010

Older motel, but recently updated, well maintained, clean, friendly service, pet friendly, economically priced. Convenient to Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, Garden of the Gods, Cripple Creek, Pikes Peak and others. Their "cottage" is great for a family: full kitchen, living, dining and two bedrooms. Only negative is traffic noise during day, but it quietens down at night. So don't plan afternoon naps. Price vs Quality can not be beat. This comes from one whose next stop is The Lodge at Vail.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel San Ayre
Address: 3320 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Colorado Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Colorado Springs
#22 Romantic Hotel in Colorado Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel San Ayre 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between historic vacation and shopping districts, the Hotel San Ayre is a contemporary, boutique-inspired lodge located in the heart of Colorado Springs. Our property is outfitted with seven uniquely-styled Guest Rooms, Guest Suites, and two Cottages, all surrounded by breathtaking views and within walking distance of Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Park, and Old Colorado City. ... more   less 
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