The Hotel Colorado was the best place we stayed on our recent ski trip to Colorado.
The ambiance of this turn of the century hotel (1900) is beyond compare. The hotel has managed to retain much of the original decoration of this world famous place, and retains an elegance that is rarely found in an affordable hotel.
The hotel is well suited for meetings and gatherings with affordable catering, restaurant, bar, coffee and gift shops, as well as generous suites and meeting or event rooms. This would be a classic place to have a wedding or anniversary party. The bell tower suites on the top floor have magnificent views. Family suites on the first floor can handle the crowd.
The heating is presently used with old fashioned steam radiators - we LOVE that, again, contributing to the classic era of American hotels, with their inherent "on-or-off" temperature control (turn valve off if too hot, or on if too cold), and clanking-in-the-night sounds in the winter. That might rattle someone accustomed to a remote control thermostat... Literally!
We slept better here in serene peace and quiet than any hotel that I can remember in a long time. Without a pool or playground this establishment does not cater to children, although they are certainly made to feel welcome!
Staff was excellent, except the director of housekeeping who got very huffy with us when we came into the housekeeping room in the basement through a large open door, interrupting the crews lunch break. Ooppss.... sorry.
GREAT hotel for poking around though and the hotel engineer made up for curt treatment by housekeeping to happily answer questions about the history of the place, and even showed us where the old water fountain compression tank was "permanently located", with the building constructed around it. (That fountain is no longer is use, but used to shoot up hundreds of feet in the air as a novelty attraction for guests arriving on the train, just across the river in front, like a geyser, welcoming them to "Yampah Hot Springs", now Glenwood Hot Springs.)
This hotel is a very short walk to the hotsprings, and is far superior to the corporate boxes recently put up as the hotsprings resort hotel accommodations. Well worth the extra five minute walk! It is close to an excellent brewpub restaurant and all downtown has to offer.
Legend has it this 120 year old hotel as a number of permanent resident ethereal guests, but we only encountered the holy spirit there during our visit! The Gideons bibles open to Psalms gave testament to that. Amen
- 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