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The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Manitou Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Couldn't ask for more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Centrally located, great breakfast, wonderful views and to top it all off we were upgraded to the PT Barnum suite because we were on our honeymoon. The suite had a jacuzzi bath, which we enjoyed immensely, plus high ceilings and plenty of space. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout our 2-night stay.

Previous reviews worried me about the extra charges but the hotel was fully transparent about them and in my view they were worth it.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Cliff House was the perfect location for our trip to Manitou Springs [we drank from 7 of the springs - fun] and then went to Pikes Peak. All of the folks working at the Cliff House were welcoming and helpful with suggests for places to go and lunch restaurants, especially Liz. The beds were comfortable. The dinner was gourmet and formal with white table clothes and fresh flowers but the complimentary breakfast was FANTASTIC!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We loved manitou springs, but our stay at the Cliff House was stellar. We stayed on the 5th floor in the Thomas Edison suite, a bit pricey for the area, but totally worth it! We had a steam room built in to the amazing shower room, heated towel holders, heated toilet seat, a little tv w/ a DVD player nerd to the giant bathtub with a skylight above! Turn down service, free movie choices, etc... Loved it. Breakfast was ok, not bad, but not great. We didn't want to leave, but we had to. Next time we will stay for at least 2 days!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Texas
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is an amazing place to stay. The food is fantastic, the rooms are amazing... There is no other place I would rather stay while in the Colorado Spring area than here. The location made it easy to visit local attractions, especially Pikes Peak, Garden of the God's, Cave of the Winds & Seven Falls.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Henry Ford room... So cozy... I loved it and the bath is amazing!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hobart, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

The Cliff House was a great place to stay in a great location! Couple minute drive to Cogs Railway, Garden of the Gods, etc. If you are not planning on doing any of those things and just wanted to stay downtown, you wouldn't even need a car. You are literally in the town and there are lots of shops and restaurants. We stayed two nights and then we were ready to move on. The breakfast was good. The only other thing we ate there was pizza and it was fantastic!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lancaster, Ohio
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We spent two days at the Cliff House while venturing to the top of Pike's Peak. The historic charm of this restored Victorian beauty is worth a visit. The rooms are well appointed and the service is excellent.
Sit on the front porch with a drink and watch the world pass by. You are within 2 blocks of multiple shops and restaurants. We will return to this gem next time we are in the area.

Room Tip: Try to face overlooking the front porch.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mountain View, California
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a lovely hotel, truly in a class of its own in Manitou Springs. We spent two nights here, which is about the max you can spend in town without being ready to move on. The hotel has historic charm without feeling old or dusty. I described the decor of our room as "clean, tasteful Grandma". Lovely front porch you can dine on, and great bathrooms with big jacuzzi tubs.

The one bummer is that the air conditioner was VERY loud when it clicked on occasionally to keep the temperature down at night. Like a loud KA-CHUNK that actually woke us up. Besides that everything was perfect. If you're a light sleeper, I could just keep the windows open instead.

The restaurant was great. A little spendy, but nice if you want to have a special dinner. The valet is super cheap, only $7 per night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Address: 306 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1712
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Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Manitou Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manitou Springs
#4 Family Hotel in Manitou Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cliff House at Pikes Peak 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What makes a hotel truly special?Prestige? Romance? Luxury? As a four diamond Colorado Springs Hotel, these attributes are very important, and we have each of them in abundance, but none of them matter as much as... the stories. The stories that are started here, by brides and grooms celebrating their weddings. The stories that are commemorated here, when couples choose us for their anniversaries. The stories that are shared here, when family vacations become unforgettable memories. Our stories really do matter: they define who we are. You see, as the premier historic hotel of the Greater Colorado Springs area, our history is forever intertwined with what we are today. In fact, The Cliff House is older than the State of Colorado itself! And just like your story, we have had our ups and downs: we have played host to famous dignitaries, and we have been a barracks for soldiers. Later floods and fires have even threatened our hotel's very existence. But, just like you, we've persevered. After our extensive remodel and grand re-opening in 1999, we quickly proved that The Cliff House is once again one of Colorado's finest luxury hotels. Nestled at the foot of majestic Pikes Peak, we've managed to keep all the trappings of Victorian elegance and luxury and also become a leader in innovative room features with state-of-the-art technology. Since 2001, we've consecutively received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for both the hotel and our dining room. Our dining room has also received the DiRoNa Award, and Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence, every year. From our world-class fine dining, our amazing rooms, personalized service, our fun new bar and grill, to the limitless experiences and activities Manitou Springs has to offer: we are confident that you will love your stay here... and what a story you'll have to tell! We're proud of our history. Come share yours with us! We're within ten minutes of downtown Colorado Springs, but (rest assured) a world away! ... more   less 
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