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“Grand, majestic, but lacks modern conveniences.”
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Hotel Colorado
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Glenwood Springs
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in August of 2012 while I was on a part business trip and part pleasure trip. The Hotel itself, with it's history and close location to the Glenwood Springs Pool, was great. Actually staying there on very hot August days, was a challenge. We got a corner room on the 2nd floor that was right in the sun, so when we checked in, the room was well over 90 degrees. After closing the curtains and finally placing the box fan in the room, into the window at night to try to pull in some cool air, we were able to get the room cooled off to maybe 80 degrees, but it was very hard to sleep. The plumbing was also difficult as you could never get the shower temperature to stay the same for more than a minute, as it would go from freezing to scalding in seconds and never just right. Breakfast was great downstairs and we would have also eaten dinner there, but the hostess seating people for dinner told us we would have to wait at least 1/2 hour if we did not have dinner reservations (although there were many empty tables all over the place), so we opted to eat at Juicy Lucy's a couple blocks away. After dinner, when we walked back past the outside dinner restaurant at the Hotel, those same empty tables were still there. Oh well, the location was great, actually parking there each time you went to town or left the Hotel was a huge challenge, as there are not near enough parking spaces for the number of rooms, which makes you have to drive around the block several times or end up parking in nearby residential neighborhoods and walking. Overall, the place was good for the History and especially for the location next to the Hot Springs Pool, but lacking in many modern conveniences, such as air conditioning.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joel C
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night and prepaid through Expedia. Handed over my card for incidentals upon check in and not using any did not occur any charges.

Two weeks after my stay noticed I had $922.22 pending charge on my bank account. Phoned the hotel who told me that the card Expedia had provided to pay for the room didn't work and as a result I had not been checked out properly and was now being charged for a 2 week stay. Was assured charges would be cancelled and not actually post to my account. Next day the pending charge increased to $1322.22, slightly concerned I phoned hotel again who assured me it was going to be cancelled. Next day $82.22 actually posted to my account.

Numerous e-mails and 2 weeks later I still do not have the $82.22 back and am having to file a dispute with my bank. What an annoying waste of time and energy for a rather average hotel.

So if you are going to stay here, don't give them your card upon check-in!

Room Tip: The corner room I had had no Wi-Fi so maybe towards the middle of the building would be better...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Adam R
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I love historic hotels and understand that because of their age they are maintained in that aspect. I love the old grandeur and this hotel is beautiful although our bathroom was in need of repair. However I was disappointed that there was no air conditioning. Other historic hotels provide this without disturbing the historic aspect. It was extremely hot and uncomfortable and I was unable to sleep. There was no full size mirror (couldn't check my appearance for work), just the small one over the sink. There was no hair dryer (how simple a fix is that). Fortunately it was so hot that my hair dried quickly. There was no outlets (for a sleep Apnea machine). A electric strip could take care of this. The bartenders were very, lets say...unfriendly. These are, mostly, pretty simple and expected amenities. Unless you are a history freak, you could do better elsewhere. I was very disappointed.

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1  Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Steeped in turn-of-the-century Teddy Roosevelt tradition, the Hotel has modern features where appropriate in an "old world" setting. The staff is wonderfully friendly and helpful. Management must be good because their morale is obviously high. The location is perfect - right next to the Hot Springs pool, train station and multitude of downtown stores & restaurants. Bike Rental and river rafting stores are on site.
This is far more than just a place to sleep, shower and shave. Kick back and imagine yesteryear amidst the Roosevelt photos and memorabilia. Sit on the outdoor patio with the town just beyond the huge bubbling fountain, sipping something cool to compliment the wonderfully creative snacks before dinner. All perhaps after a day of biking along the Colorado or rafting in it !!
Definitely a destination Hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for river view. Stretch your budget and get the best room you can afford.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Rick C
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Get away from the chains and cookie cutter experience of most hotels and enjoy the ambiance of traveling back to a time where life was slower and not so pampered. This is what we experienced at the Hotel Colorado. The staff could not have been more courteous and helpful. The food was excellent and the bed was extremely comfortable. There may not have been air conditioning but the breezes from outside and the ceiling fan made for very comfortable sleeping.

Room Tip: Shuttle available to and from the train station
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dominic M
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

the hotel colorado was a great experience. so close to the hot springs in glenwood springs and the staff were super friendly. while the room was not overly impressive in terms of decor, it was a nice historic room and the no a/c in the hotel was not a huge issue as it cooled down at night.
the manager gave us a private tour of the roosevelt suite and the one on the roof as well, which was beautiful. the food at the hotel was quite good and i would rate the food and patio restaurant a solid 8 out of 10. i ate one of the best eggs benedict (with artichoke hearts, cannot remember the name) that i have ever eaten. we enjoyed our brief stay there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Dan W
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Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Unless you absolutely need the charming old hotel experience there are plenty of better hotels for much less. Rooms were dark, dusty, in need of repair, no A/C when it is 90+ in August, and everything is more expensive (since it is historical I guess). Great location for walking to bars and food but they have almost no parking so expect to dump your car on a side street.

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2  Thank SheppardEvergreen
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Address: 526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3092
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Location: United States > Colorado > Glenwood Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Glenwood Springs
Price Range: $106 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Colorado 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Victorian-style resort was frequented by former President Teddy Roosevelt. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Colorado Glenwood Springs
Colorado Hotel Glenwood Springs
Colorado Resort Glenwood Springs

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