Take in the beautiful mountainscapes of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a vibrant city at the base of the Rocky Mountains known for exciting outdoor adventures and cultural activities. With dreamy infinity edges, eco-friendly indoor pools and more, these hotels offer a stay with a swim at a range of budgets.
The small sandy beaches and forested fringe slipping down to the shoreline of Quail Lake Park are just a five-minute drive from Courtyard Colorado Springs South, and with a dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, it’s an inspiring place to take a dip. However, if you prefer warmer waters, enjoy the hotel’s indoor heated pool or upgrade to a king room with a whirlpool spa tub to soak while streaming your favorite films and series with in-room Netflix.
There’s no excuse not to get your body moving at this consciously crafted eco-hotel in Colorado Springs. Swim laps in the outdoor pool, work out in the state-of-the-art gym or join a yoga or cardio class to work up a sweat. Exercise your mind in the dedicated meditation room, and nourish your soul with eco-friendly bath products, Himalayan salt lamps and yoga mats in each Scandi-style room. There’s also a 24-hour Provisions Market, and if you’re bringing work with you, there are creative coworking spaces with hammock chairs.
The outdoor infinity pool at this luxury resort has a serious wow factor, with a jaw-dropping backdrop of the red rock monoliths and forested valleys of the Garden of the Gods. Just a 15-minute walk away is the resort’s Recreation Center, boasting a junior-size Olympic pool perfect for swimming laps. Watch the sunset from your private balcony, or cozy up on the sofa by the fire with a glass of red from the in-room wine dispenser. Relax in the pink Himalayan salt-inhalation room, or let aromatherapy soothe your soul in the herbal sauna at the spa.
Each generously sized room at the Academy Hotel includes a mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave and flat-screen TV, while the Spa Suite features a deep jetted bathtub and separate walk-in shower. For a bit of retail therapy, the Promenade Shops at Briargate is just a few steps away, while Ormes Peak beckons from the near distance. Enjoy a complimentary made-to-order omelet for breakfast, swim in the large indoor heated pool or relax in the warm and inviting fireside lounge.
Spend all day outside at this chic mountain resort, boasting an 18-hole golf course – where you can tee off at the foot of the majestic Cheyenne Mountain – tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool. Alternatively, paddle around the 35-acre (14ha) lake on a boat or jump in for a refreshing dip. If you’ve exhausted the on-site activities (you’ll be hard-pressed trying), the mountains beckon with endless hiking trails, whitewater rafting, ziplining and horseback riding. After all that exercise, you’ll want a hearty Cheyenne burger or green chili mac-n-cheese at Elevations restaurant.
You’ll have a choice of two swimming pools at the Colorado Springs Marriott, with sunlight pouring in through the skylight above the indoor pool and unreal views of Pikes Peak from the one outside. The rooms are filled with natural light and styled with smart minimalism, boasting stunning mountain views through the oversize windows. Head down to the lobby bar for small bites and aperitifs, followed by dinner on the gastropub’s patio overlooking the mountainscape.
This budget-friendly and easily accessible hotel features an indoor pool, comfortable rooms and a generous complimentary breakfast. It’s also near top attractions, such as the striking rock formations at the Garden of the Gods, the cascading waters of the Broadmoor Seven Falls or the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs. The bars, boutiques and restaurants of downtown Colorado Springs are a short drive away, too.
Come home after a big day out in Colorado Springs to bright and fresh studios in spring green, daffodil yellow and sky blue. Rooms and suites at this Hilton hotel come with a kitchen, living area and dedicated workspace for extended stays. Sunlight filters through the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in the indoor heated saline pool, free of chemicals in a move towards greener practices. Friendly staff are on hand for all of your needs, and complimentary breakfast starts your day right.