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“Anniversary made special” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Columbia

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Hotel Columbia
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Wilton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Anniversary made special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

We recently spent our 25th wedding anniversary in Telluride, Colorado staying at the Hotel Columbia for six nights. From the time we made our reservation until the time we checked out there was one common theme about this hotel .....customer service. They truly understand the definition of hospitality.....they being Rachel, Ben, Mindy and the entire staff. The hotel offers wonderful rooms with quality bathrooms, a terrific breakfast buffet, great ski lockers, is so close to the gondola it makes hitting the slopes just so easy. The restaurant, Cosmopolitan, which is independent from the hotel offers a fantastic apres ski and dinner (separate review). All in all if you want a very quiet, convenient and luxury boutique hotel in the town of Telluride, Hotel Columbia is the place to stay. Enjoy!

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Thank Paniolo11
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columbiatelluride, General Manager at Hotel Columbia, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you so much for celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Telluride and Hotel Columbia in the near future!
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Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

4 of us drove into Telluride without a hotel reservation, after looking at a few places we found the Hotel Columbia. Everything about our stay was great! Location, rooms, amenities, views and breakfast were all top-notch. The hotel is located right next to the gondola that goes up to the Mountain Village and is also a stones throw away from all of the downtown bars and restaurants. The Hotel Columbia made our Telluride trip perfect and we will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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Thank DHutton9
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columbiatelluride, General Manager at Hotel Columbia, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
We loved having you guys here! Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Telluride!
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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

I am picky when it comes to hotels. I don't like to spend buckets of money. I love small, intimate, well-run, boutique hotels. The Hotel Columbia was an amazing hotel to stay in during my recent visit.

The entire staff including Mindy, Ben, and Rachel (the GM who's always there making sure guests are taken care of) go out of their way to make you feel at home.

The restaurant in the hotel is off-the-charts great. Happy hour rocks every night. The place is packed with people and the food is amazing. Great bar area.

Location. How can you beat it? You can't. Walk out of the hotel from their ski valet room and you're less than 100 yards to the Gondola or the face of Telluride mountain! Easy on. Easy off.

Walking distance to everything! Gondola gets you up to Mountain Village and all the amazing vertical plunges on this mountain.

My new home away from home.

Room Tip: The view from the rooms at the front are amazing. Some foot traffic at nights might awaken light sle...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Cliff J
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

This hotel has in all...SUPER location, beautiful updated decor, great restaurant (fabulous complimentary breakfast!!!) and tremendous staff. Ria, Rachel and Ben were wonderful hosts.
I highly recommend this hotel to all - a terrific experience!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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1 Thank cheznous3
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columbiatelluride, General Manager at Hotel Columbia, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at the Hotel Columbia. We hope that you will come back and stay with us again soon. Try the summer, its an amazing time of year to be in Telluride!
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Flagstaff, Arizona
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Columbia in late November soon after they opened for the winter season.
I wanted a location in downtown Telluride as I prefer the atmosphere over Mountain Village.
The hotel's location cannot be beat. It is central to everything Telluride. Parking is reasonable at 20.00 USD a night but it is very limited and you will need to leave your keys at the front desk which is a bit of a pain.
The manager Rachel Loomis was very helpful with pre check in information as we were arriving late in the evening. Most of the other staff was very friendly especially one of the front desk managers in the morning: I think his name was Ben (?). He had a big beard and was super nice and helpful. One of the other women at the front was pretty cold and it didn't seem like she liked her job or wanted to be there. She could barely say hi or good morning during breakfast.
The breakfast which is included is nice but wasn't quite what was described on the website. There was toast, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and a daily bread with milk, juice and coffee. I assumed this was because it was early season and the restaurant wasn't in full swing.
The only complaints I have were that we made the reservations online and I missed the part about it being a pet friendly hotel. We must have had a dog room because my fiance and I were sneezing the whole time. Not a big deal but kind of a pain. I also overheard the front desk saying they had to put a last minute dog reservation in a non pet room so I guess be careful when you are making the reservation if you are severely allergic. I am not sure how careful they are of keeping pet free rooms truly free.
Overall the rooms were very large for the price and I was very happy with the stay. I would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Matthew B
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columbiatelluride, General Manager at Hotel Columbia, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Matthew,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with Hotel Columbia.

During the first part of the season we did have a scaled back version of complimentary breakfast. However, as of early December , we have expanded our deluxe breakfast. The pastry-chef of the Cosmopolitan restaurant makes home-made granola, bread, quiche, and a variety of baked goods and pastries that change daily. In addition, we offer a meat and cheese platter, smoked salmon, hard-boiled eggs, cereals, yogurt, oatmeal and a vast array of fresh fruit and so much more! You will be truly impressed the next time you return!

Although we are a pet friendly hotel, we do take great strides to thoroughly clean each room that has been occupied by a pet. There is quite a process that goes into it and we are confident you would never know a pet had even been in the room. When you arrived, we had just finished putting in all new carpeting throughout the hotel and had not had any dogs on property until that date.

Thank you once again for the valuable feedback. and I look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Columbia in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Rachel Loomis-Lee
General Manager
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houston, texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Before I even arrived received welcoming emails from the hotel Concierge and the hotel manager herself Rachel Loomis, who was amazingly helpful with just about any questions I had while staying there.

The room itself was great. Spent 4 nights in the King Hot Tub suite and with the gas fireplace and incredible hot tub - was in heaven. The last nite was moved to a superior King room (#31) and loved it as well. Lots of windows to open for fresh air and great views down the valley. Having an amazing restaurant in the hotel wasn't such a bad thing either. I usually started the evening with a glass of wine and an appetizer at the bar inside the restaurant, and the bartenders were just as awesome as the hotel staff.

Was also nice that every morning after the breakfast buffet was over, the hotel staff put out a pot of hot coffee and jug of iced lemon water for its guests.

Highly, highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: #31 faced west down the valley (opposite of Town Park end) - beautiful view!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Thank coppertopper
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Northern Virginia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Columbia for 2 nights in early October 2013. We made our reservation on short notice because we had to change our itinerary due to the US government shutdown's effects on national parks. We had planned to visit Black Canyon of the Gunnisonational Park near Montrose, CO, but it closed as of Oct. 1, so we decided to go to Telluride instead. We're really glad we did -- we absolutely loved the small town atmosphere of Telluride and our stay the Hotel Columbia was absolutely perfect. The room had a small but nice balcony looking right out on the mountains with their fall foliage aflame, a nice gas fireplace, and very nice modern furnishings. The location right across the street from the gondola and in the thick of all the town's restaurants, shops, and walking paths was perfect. The free breakfast was served in the hotel's restaurant and it was a wonderful hot buffet -- best free hotel breakfast we've had in a long time! Free parking was provided off-street, but with an insufficient number of spaces they had to use tandem parking and we had to leave our car keys at the desk. But it was no problem at all and they quickly retrieved the car when we needed it. Front desk staff was really friendly and helpful to us. We loved our stay and highly recommend the Hotel Columbia!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scottandelaine
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Property: Hotel Columbia
Address: 301 West San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Location: United States > Colorado > Telluride
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Telluride
#3 Family Hotel in Telluride
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Columbia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Columbia is the perfect home base for your winter Telluride ski vacation, family retreat or summer in paradise.We are contemporary, yet timeless. Situated on the San Miguel River at the base of the world famous Telluride Ski Resort, we are within walking distance to all the restaurants, shops, and adventure that Telluride has to offer. The Hotel Columbia is proud to host Telluride's premiere restaurant, the Cosmopolitan.Our hotel delivers a new benchmark of personalized service with attention to every detail before, during, and after your stay. You will enjoy Telluride lodging at its finest in our hotel rooms and suites. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our spirit of hospitality in the Rocky Mountains. ... more   less 
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