My wife, teenage son, and I spent three nights in mid-March at The Springs.
We took the advice of other reviewers, I reserved a room in the newer building (#2). We paid much higher rates than are being shown on Trip Adviser today. It hurts to see the price difference I paid because I reserved my room in January.
- Nice size room that was clean and included a minimal kitchenette. Quiet room with a bay window that pointed towards one of the several mountain ranges in the area.
- The layout of the spring-fed tubs was better than anything I've ever seen. 15-20 tubs and one L shaped pool where each water feature had a different temperature that ranged from 85-113 degrees. They also carved out three areas in the San Juan river that combined the 41 degree river water with hot spring water. Very clean areas that are well maintained. Hotel guests have 24x7 access to the pools.
- An hour from Durango and 30 minutes from the Wolf Creek ski area. Route 550 from Durango to Silverton has some of the best mountain scenery that I've experienced in 30 years of living in the West.
- For nearly $300 per night we severely overpaid for what we got.
- The room had the old-style CRT TV with poor picture quality.
- The WIFI connection was strong but the hotel has purchased far too little bandwidth. Download speeds bottomed out at .02Mbps triggering memories of dial up performance. It was unusable until late at night when most of the guests had disconnected.
- The tap water tastes bad, so we ended up drinking a lot of bottled water. The hotel sells bottled drinks in the lobby and has a hot drink device that works well, but there is no breakfast except for a few sweet rolls that they make you pay 3-4.50 for. No vending machines on the premises.
- Located in lower Pagosa Springs, so the nearest grocery store is 5 miles west in upper Pagosa Springs. Lower Pagosa Springs offers very limited shopping, and the downtown area is unsitely.
- No onsite work out facilities, but they do have a deal with a health club that's three blocks away.
- No onsite restaurant.
I know my complaints are petty, but for $300 a night in a small town, I expected mores services than they provide. If I were to do it over, I would have stayed at one of the other hotels and then spent $22 ($44 for a whole day) to use the springs.
As always, Caveat Emptor!
- Friendly and accommodating staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family-friendly hot springs resort in the heart of Pagosa Springs Colorado. Offering 23 individual soaking pools of varying temperatures terraced along the banks of the beautiful San Juan River. 100% naturally therapeutic mineral water. All our pools are fed by the Guinness record holder for the World's Deepest Geothermal Hot Spring. Included are a swimming pool, wading pool, waterfall and jetted tubs. The Springs has various room types for our overnight guests, options range from budget to luxury lodging. Photos of each room type from Classic and Deluxe, to our Mountain and Signature Suites are available on our website. Rooms are a great value as they include many additional perks such as 24-hour access to the hot springs, Platinum passes for 2 days (arrival and departure day until 6,) complimentary access to our 5 Relaxation Terrace (18+) soaking tubs, upgraded towels, and plush robes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Springs Hotel Pagosa Springs
- Springs Hotel Pagosa
- Springs Pagosa