Nothing is more relaxing than sinking into a hot bubbling jacuzzi, especially in the comfort of your own room. Ease those aching muscles after a long day of hiking, biking or horseback riding through the Rocky Mountains at one of these hotels in Colorado Springs, each featuring a hot tub, either outside overlooking beautiful mountainscapes, or inside your suite.
How about a treetop jacuzzi atop Cheyenne Mountain? Guests staying at Cloud Camp, a luxury wilderness experience at the Broadmoor resort, are surrounded by panoramic mountain views as far as the eye can see – and the hot tub is no exception. Down at the main resort there are three pools to choose from, each complete with bubbling whirlpools. Elsewhere, don’t forget to stop by the authentic British gastropub for beer-steamed mussels and bangers and mash.
Unwinding in a deep jetted bathtub doesn’t sound like a bad way to end each day. Enjoy this luxury when you choose the Spa Suite at Academy Hotel, just off the I-25 and a short walk to the United States Airforce Academy. The Promenade Shopping Center is also nearby, with plenty of shops and eateries to try, along with scenic hiking routes at Ute Valley Park.
This family-run destination is budget-friendly, but that doesn’t mean it skimps on luxury. The outdoor hot tub is for all guests to enjoy, while you can also upgrade your room to get a private jacuzzi. Walk into downtown Manitou Springs to discover independent boutiques and wine bars, and don’t miss the best huevos rancheros in the city at Adam’s Mountain Cafe, plus margaritas at Crystal Park Cantina.
Built in 1883 by the founder of Colorado Springs, the Antlers is the city’s original hotel. The centrally located hotel is still a favorite among visitors for its vibrant cocktail bar, Neapolitan pizza fresh from the wood-fired brick oven and two swimming pools with jacuzzis. Breathe in crisp mountain air from the outdoor hot tub or warm up in the indoor jacuzzi – both with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains.
The Embassy Suites rooms are great for longer stays, boasting separate living rooms, mod cons such as microwaves, fridges and large-screen TVs and balconies overlooking Pikes Peaks. The restaurant serves up gluten-free and vegetarian options, while the indoor pool and hot tub look out to the mountainscape through floor-to-ceiling windows. Meanwhile, you’ll be welcomed with complimentary drinks and light bites on your first evening, and treated to a generous made-to-order breakfast each morning.
All adventured-out after a week in the Rocky Mountains? Modern hotel Courtyard Colorado Springs South has the ultimate night-in itinerary. Enjoy a cocktail around the downstairs firepit, grab sweet treats from the 24-hour market downstairs, select a great film from the in-room Netflix – and unwind in a whirlpool spa tub in the comfort of your King Spa room.
Channel your inner child as you shoot down the twisting water slide and into the indoor pool at the Baymont, before relaxing outdoors in the jacuzzi. All rooms include microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee machines, while guests enjoy free breakfasts each morning. Head to the nearby shopping center for some retail therapy, or take the short drive to the Garden of the Gods to snap pictures of the towering red-rock monoliths.
The Drury Inn boasts an indoor pool with a jacuzzi, plus an outdoor pool with a suntrap terrace and dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Breakfast is included, and every evening guests are invited to partake of a changing menu of free food and drinks, including build-your-own tacos and hearty chili. Head next door, while the night is still young, to Colorado Mountain Brewery and try seasonal beers such as blueberry cream ale and marshmallow stout.