The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Colorado, USA

Colorado has many luxury hotels that will put you right in the middle of the action
Colorado has many luxury hotels that will put you right in the middle of the action | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Sadie Whitelocks

Fancy seeing how the other half lives? Treat yourself to a stay at one of Colorado’s most luxurious hotels. If you’re looking to travel through the Centennial State in true style, choose from ski-in, ski-out lodges, grand hotels with state-of-the-art spas and award-winning destinations that the rich and famous love.

1. Garden of the Gods Resort and Club


A stylish outdoor seating area at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, with chairs, tables and a fireplace
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Atop a mesa in Colorado Springs, this AAA Four Diamond hotel and spa boasts spectacular views of the area’s famous red-rock formations. The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club offers a variety of accommodation types, ranging from guest rooms and suites to cottages and casitas, outfitted with classic and modern decor. Some even have private patios. It’s also home to the 27-hole championship Kissing Camels Golf Course, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, three swimming pools, a fitness center and several dining options. Since opening in 1951, the hotel has hosted many well-known celebrities, such as Walt Disney, Gene Autry and John Wayne.

2. The Steamboat Grand


A light bedroom with a bed, a fire place, lamps and windows at The Steamboat Grand
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This grand hotel is near Steamboat Spring, one of North America’s largest ski mountains. In the summer months, popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing and golf. The Steamboat Grand is a luxurious base to explore from and offers various accommodation options, including penthouses. These spacious residences sit on the seventh floor and range from 2,200sqft (204sqm) to 4,000sqft (372sqm). Meanwhile, amenities include a spa, a year-round heated pool, a fitness center and fine-dining options.

3. The Hotel Telluride

Hotel, Luxury

A seating area at The Hotel Telluride with grand cushioned sofas, wooden tables, wooden beams across the ceiling and chandeliers
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In the heart of the former Victorian silver-mining town of Telluride, this alpine-style boutique hotel prides itself on its personalized service and having one of the town’s “most exclusive rooms.” The 850sqft (79sqm) Summit Suite features a master bedroom, a spacious living room, a full bath with a Jacuzzi tub, a dining area and two private balconies. A free concierge service is offered for all guests, with staff on hand to arrange day trips, transfers or spa treatments. Bikes to explore the area are also free of charge.

4. St Julien Hotel and Spa


A stylish bedroom with a patterned carpet, four poster bed, armchair and lamp at St Julien Hotel and Spa
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The St Julien Hotel and Spa opened in 2005 in downtown Boulder – the first one to do so in nearly 100 years. It has 201 spacious rooms, including six two-room suites, complete with queen-size or king-size beds and deep bathtubs. Some even have private balconies. Unwind at the state-of-the-art spa before refueling at the à la carte restaurant or with a private dinner on the outdoor terrace.

5. Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Spa Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

A bedroom with carpet, city views, two cushioned beds, a table and armchair at Four Seasons Hotel Denver
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Elevate your city break with a stay at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel Denver. One of the most exclusive rooms in the 45-story high-rise is the three-bedroom presidential suite, which can sleep up to 10 people. It features floor-to-ceiling windows with unbeatable views of the Rocky Mountains, a fireplace in the living room and master bedroom, a sauna in the master bath, a private study and a dining table to seat a full house. Along with in-room dining, there is a steakhouse serving up locally sourced beef. For some extra pampering, head to the spa, with massages and facials on offer.

6. One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort

Hotel, Luxury, Resort

A rustic living area at One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort, with a fire place, wooden table, sofas and armchairs
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At the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, you’ll find One Ski Hill Place, a luxurious ski-in, ski-out resort. The town itself, which boasts outdoor activities year-round, is easily accessible via the resort’s gondola. After a day enjoying the area, visit the fitness center, featuring a spa, a gym, two indoor swimming pools, two hot tubs, a steam room and a sauna. The hotel also boasts a grill, an après-ski bar – voted one of the best in America – and a private bowling alley. A four-bedroom condominium with a balcony overlooking the slopes is arguably one of the most luxurious rooms at the resort.

7. Sonnenalp

Spa Hotel

A rustic bedroom with a bed, a wooden wall, carpet and doors that open out to a balcony area Sonnenalp
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Part of a family-owned German hotel group, Sonnenalp offers a taste of European hospitality. Its state-of-the-art spa boasts an oxygen bar, while the hotel itself has 112 luxury suites and 15 guest rooms, complete with Gore Creek or Vail Village views. There are also residences with gas log fireplaces and balconies – the four-bedroom penthouse is one of the most luxurious units. The charming traditionally furnished restaurants serve up a spread of traditional German cuisine, including schnitzel and fondue.

8. Halcyon, a Hotel in Cherry Creek


A stylish living and bedroom area with a wooden table, sofa, and cushioned bed at Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek
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In Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood, the Halcyon aims to make you feel relaxed from the get-go. The pièce de résistance is the spacious two-story 1,300sqft (121sqm) presidential suite, complete with an open living area, a modern dining space, a marbled bathtub and a large terrace. Don’t miss the hotel’s rooftop pool, with private cabanas on the sundeck.

Want to truly relax? Discover our guide to the best wellness retreats in Colorado to visit. For even more options, check out the best hotels, the best hotels in Breckenridge for every traveler, or resorts in Colorado, bookable with Culture Trip. Heading to Telluride? See our guide on where to stay for a local experience.

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