The Best Hotels to Book in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

The Club Wyndham Pagosa sits on the banks of the Pinon Lake Reservoir
The Club Wyndham Pagosa sits on the banks of the Pinon Lake Reservoir | Courtesy of Club Wyndham Pagosa /
Photo of Michelle Juergen
30 November 2021

Blink and you might miss Pagosa Springs, a small mountain town in southwest Colorado. But this hidden gem – surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and swaths of national forest – is an outdoor paradise you won’t want to pass up. Whether you fly-fish on the San Juan River, visit Wolf Creek Ski Area, explore ancient Ancestral Puebloan dwellings or soak in the famed hot springs, we know the best hotels in Pagosa Springs, and they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

The Springs Resort, for watery wellness

A spacious studio suite with a kitchenette at the Springs Resort
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There’s something in the water – and the Springs Resort wants you to get in. That’s because the bordering San Juan River is a natural wellness destination, offering mineral-rich, geothermal waters that can facilitate rest and healing. There are accommodation options to meet any budget, and all rooms come with 24/7 access to the therapeutic soaking pools and adults-only Relaxation Terrace. Activities, such as yoga and forest-bathing hikes, are also included in a stay.

The Nightingale Motel, for a refreshed retro atmosphere

A wood-clad king room at the Nightingale Motel
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With just 17 guest rooms, the only boutique motel in Pagosa Springs is the definition of intimate. Modeled after the charm of 1950s roadside motels, the Nightingale elevates the classic motel experience to meet the expectations of modern travelers, with contemporary, handsome interiors and amenities such as in-room pour-over coffee stations and online check-ins. Meanwhile, the Neon Mallard, the on-site bar, combines a hunting-lodge ambience with 1920s speakeasy decor for a vibe that feels both epicurean and exclusive.

Club Wyndham Pagosa, for natural drama

The wood-clad Club Wyndham Pagosa overlooking the Pinon Lake Reservoir
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On the banks of the Pinon Lake Reservoir, Club Wyndham Pagosa is a utopia for outdoor pastimes, such as fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing, horseback riding and hiking (or golfing at the on-site Pagosa Springs Golf Club). Just west of downtown, the resort is a breezy drive to natural landmarks, including Navajo State Park and Chimney Rock National Monument. There’s space for the whole gang here, with rooms that sleep up to six.

Econo Lodge Pagosa Springs, for a budget-friendly stay with benefits

A classic room with images of nature at the Econo Lodge Pagosa Springs
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If you’re heading to Pagosa Springs, it would be a crime not to get stuck into the outdoorsy activities on your doorstep. So, if you’re looking to spend all day hiking, biking, fishing or climbing, you’ll appreciate the simplicity and affordability of the Econo Lodge Pagosa Springs, right off US 160. Budget-friendly doesn’t mean skimping on creature comforts here, though – enjoy complimentary coffee and access to an indoor heated pool and laundry facilities (for when the outdoors splashes back).

Pagosa Springs Lodge, for laid-back lounging

A peaceful king room in soothing shades of green at the Pagosa Springs Lodge
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Next to the Pinon Lake Reservoir, the Pagosa Springs Lodge is just a few minutes down the road from Village Lake and Lake Pagosa, which locals love for tranquil early-morning waterside walks. Days begin with a hot breakfast and end with cocktails in the on-site lounge bar, and rooms offer a choose-your-own-temperature adventure with climate control.

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