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Old Colorado Inn
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 1, 2013

One night is not enough to fully appreciate the charm of this Key West style lodging! My husband and I and my daughter and her husband, in adjacent suites, all agree with previous reviewers' stellar ratings. Cleanliness and mattress comfort are very important to us, and the Inn did not disappoint. Mattresses in our two rooms were excellent, as were the pillows and linens. All aspects of our suites were spotless, including the small appliances, dishes, and bathrooms.

Once you arrive and partake of the Inn's free parking, you will not need your car again. The main streets of old downtown Stuart are outside your door. From our early afternoon arrival until we turned in for the night, the walkable streets were lively with shoppers and outdoor dining venues.

Though our room opened directly onto a side street adjacent to the main shopping/dining street, and our stay was on a Friday night, street noise was not a problem, but on this chilly late December night, our windows were closed. If you visit in warmer weather, I recommend requesting a second floor room with a balcony from which to sit and enjoy more private mornings and evenings. Yes, the Inn has Adirondack chairs just outside your door! With a cup of coffee from the K-cup in your room, plus the breakfast bagels and newspaper delivered to you door at 7:30 am, a quiet morning outdoors is the perfect way to start your day.

Other reviewers have praised Steve's personable ways, and we were equally pleased with his limeade greetings, as well as his follow-up phone call later in the day of our departure. He is truly the kind of host you'd hope for in an Inn-type experience: welcoming and accommodating, but not hovering.

I highly recommend this Inn for happy couples and extended families who enjoy a fine and personable experience!

Room Tip: Choose a second floor or courtyard facing room for more privacy from the street. There is no pool, b...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We had a large number of family stay here, some with small children. This place worked so well for us. The rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. The owner was great, so welcoming, helpful, and patient (as is important when dealing with the needs of a large group). The location is right in the thick of things so you can walk to shopping, restaurants, and stroll the riverwalk. We ate twice at the restaurant right there (18 Seminole). The food was great and the staff were amazing. Thirty people, a few small children--no problem! I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I only stayed one night at the Old Colorado Inn. I wish I had stayed longer. The Inn itself is really charming. The building was built in 1914 an as original floors and original refurbished cabinets, in our kitchenette. The room was comfortable and nicely decorated. When we arrived, the owner greeted us, gave us a tour of the premises, offered us a limeaide from the restaurant on the premises and gave us a little history of the building. One of the best things about the Inn is the location. You can park your car and not get back in until it is time to leave. Historic Downtown Stuart consists of about 3 parallel streets lined wth shops and restaurants and the historic Lyric Theatre, all within walking distance. About 1/2 block away is a small park on the water where you can just relax with a cup of coffee and a couple of blocks away, you will find the boardwalk. Great for strolling or jogging. Breakfast of bagels and juice was hanging on the door knob when we woke up. This is a great place to go and relax! I would have liked more K-cups for the coffee maker though!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Recently I won a silent auction basket that included 1 night suite w/kitchenette at the Colorado Inn. I surprised my husband for his birthday. We were warmly greeted outside by owner Steve. With a fresh squeezed limeade in hand Steve gave a tour of the Inn, Old photos of Stuart are hung throughout. Rooms have been remodeled so tastefully & warm with such detail. Homemade cookies by Susan were yummy. Fresh bagels & OJ were delivered to our door in the morning. If you want to enjoy downtown with restaurants, shops, entertainment, theater and the St. Lucie River....this is the place to stay. Hands down! The wall unit a/c was a bit loud but all the amenities made up for it. We will be recommending to all of our friends & family. So happy Steve & his wife fell in love with this place and have turned it into a real gem!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Steven V, Owner at Old Colorado Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2012

Thank you so much for your positive review of your recent stay with us. During the renovations of the Inn, we installed new a/c-heat units in all of the rooms/suites, with the exception of the room in which you stayed. The unit in your room was in good condition at the time of the renovations, but now that we have received your feedback, we will replace that unit as well. Thank you so much for your input and we hope to have you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The owner Stephen was wonderful and made us feel "at home" immediately! Attention to detail was superb in this quaint and remodeled B&B! Hospitality and tour of property brought a real warm charm to our stay! We highly recommend you stay at Old Colorado Inn!! Very pleasant stay and the in-room individual coffee maker was a great way to start our morning.

We wish Stephen much success and can't wait to go back!
Best wishes, Rinaldo & Isa :)

Room Tip: The entire property is excellent!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Old Colorado Inn is truly a departure from the big corporate chains. The atmosphere and charming ambiance of this quaint bed and breakfast was delightful. Steven the owner and manager has a genuine passion for hospitality. Steven provided the type of attention to detail and friendly honest service that you simply can not get anywhere else. I've never felt so welcome and appreciated anywhere. The early 1900's look and feel of the property only adds to it's appeal. All of the modern comforts and amenities blended with a historic architecture truly work well. You'll find real full sized pillows on every bed with real mattresses vastly superior to even the large hotel chains. The property is kept extremely clean and well organized. The historic decor will have you staring at pictures from the early 1900's throughout the property. The food and the drinks are world class. I'm going back just to get some more of the home made lime aid. I've stayed in so very many places that are all the same cooking cutter, watered down recipe. The Old Colorado stands out among privately owned hotel accommodations. A great value for all that you may look for in quality comfortable lodging. Truly unique, wonderful and completely comfortable.

Room Tip: I will have to highly recommend the Key West Suite.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at the Old Colorado Inn for a night. The owner, Stephen was so pleasant and made us feel comfortable immediately. He is enjoying what he does and it shows! His hospitality began by meeting us in the parking lot and giving us a tour of the property. We had booked one room and a suite became available before our arrival. Stephen gave us the option of both and it was actually a difficult decision. The room was spotless and inviting in an old Florida decor with modern updates. He offered us a bottle of chilled wine, and in the morning they delivered a newspaper, bagels & and fruit to us. Each room has a Keurig coffee maker and pods. The location to downtown shops and restaurants couldn't be more perfect. We really felt so relaxed it was as if we had been gone a week. We'll definitely be repeat visitors to the Old Colorado Inn.

Room Tip: We chose not to be in the main house. We weren't in the mood for stirs or noise and loved out li...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old Colorado Inn

Address: 211 Colorado Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2131
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Location: United States > Florida > Stuart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Stuart
Price Range: $152 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Colorado Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our newly renovated boutique hotel is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Stuart, FL, one block from the beautiful St. Lucie River. We offer deluxe studios, luxury suites and a charming coastal cottage that all have fully equipped kitchenettes/kitchens, refinished antique hardwood floors, marble tiled bathrooms, free wi-fi, new flat screen televisions, and luxurious mattresses and linens. We provide free parking and complimentary breakfast, newspaper, and stocked Kuerig coffee and tea stations. A wide variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment are at your doorstep in Downtown Stuart and the beautiful beaches and golf courses of the Treasure Coast are just minutes away. ... more   less 
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