The Best Hotels in Colorado for Every Traveler

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Sadie Whitelocks

In town for business? Newlywed and here to celebrate? Kids and four-legged friends in tow? These Colorado hotels cover all bases, and endeavour to make you feel right at home.

1. The Source Hotel


Outdoor deck with plunge pool and loungers at The Source Hotel
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This slick spot in Denver’s former manufacturing district has room categories to suit all needs, from a king for two people to a suite with an additional sleeper sofa. There are packages aimed at everyone, from foodies to honeymooners, and the place is pet-friendly. Hotel guests enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop cold plunge and hot plunge pools, and a fitness center with its own eighth-floor terrace. Two market halls make up the foundation of the hotel’s culinary complex, with a collection of 25 vendors.

2. Table Mountain Inn


Adobe-style lodging with balcony overlooking mountainous landscape at Table Mountain Inn near Golden, Colorado
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Enjoy mountain views and southwestern charm at this boutique hotel in the former gold rush town of Golden. There are 74 rooms and suites, all with traditional decoration. There are various packages available for locals, couples and those looking for a home-away-from-home office. Tuck into southwestern cuisine at The Table Mountain Grill & Cantina, which has a children’s menu available.

3. Origin Hotel Red Rocks


This funky spot close to the Red Rocks open-air amphitheatre caters for all. For fitness fanatics, there is a gym or a stationary bike, and a yoga mat can be delivered to your room. After working up an appetite, the Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden serves up southwestern-inspired fare with local craft brews on offer. For those traveling as a family, the hotel boasts an in-room camping experience, with a tent and sleeping bags, can be delivered to your room at no additional charge. And if you’re with a group of friends, the Bunk suite might appeal with a large living room area, king bedroom, bunk room, and sleeper sofa accommodating up to eight people.

4. Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

This smart bed and breakfast has rooms for any personality and function. The Local Artist suites will appeal to those with an eye for design, while the Rooftop is a perfect pick for couples, with a private deck and two-person heated jetted spa. One of the most impressive rooms is the Aspen, which is set within a Victorian turret with an enchanting mural of a forest covering the walls and ceiling.

5. Garden of the Gods Resort & Club


View of an empty swimming pool and eating area at the Garden of the Gods Resort, with snowy peaks visible in the distance
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Perched atop a mesa in Colorado Springs, this AAA Four-Diamond hotel and spa has spectacular views of the area’s red rock formations. The resort offers accommodation types ranging from guest rooms and suites to cottages and casitas. All feature a blend of classic and modern decor, and many include private patios. The resort is home to the 27-hole championship Kissing Camels Golf Course, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, three swimming pools, a fitness center and an array of dining experiences.

6. Villa Motel at Manitou Springs

Budget Hotel

The outdoor swimming pool and rooms at the Villa Motel at Manitou Springs, with the Rocky Mountains behind
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Located just two blocks away from the district of Manitou Springs, this inn has a spread of fine restaurants, art galleries and shops on the doorstep. For couples on a romantic getaway, there are suites with jetted jacuzzis. For families or groups there are quaint two-bedroom cottages available. Rollaway beds and cribs are available with other amenities including an on-site laundry facility, outdoor hot tub and heated pool.

7. The Armstrong Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Double bed in monochrome room at the Armstrong Hotel with radiator and two bedside lamps
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Over at this hotel, in the charming Fort Collins neighborhood, there are 54 individually-styled rooms and suites artfully blending old with new. A number of the bedrooms are suitable for pets. For couples, there is a room with a two-person soaking tub and another with a kitchenette, which is perfect for longer stays, while the Corner suite can sleep up to three people. There is an underground cocktail bar and music lounge with a neighbourhood bistro on street level.

8. Fernweh Inn & Hostel


Fernweh Inn room with large windows, shaggy rug and photography on walls
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Owned by an avid traveler and run by a team of local university alumni, this family-friendly lodge aims at giving guests “more than they would typically expect from a hostel”. The Private Balcony room can sleep up to four people, while the Hideaway is a cosy spot for couples. For longer stays The Loft, which spans the third floor of the house, has a kitchenette and bathroom with a freestanding tub. Amenities include 24-hour access to a fully equipped kitchen, free private parking, free bikes to borrow and storage space for outdoor gear.

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