Pueblo, once an old mining town, is now one of Colorado’s most historic and culturally diverse cities, boasting year-round tourist attractions like the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk and Union Avenue Historic District, and plenty of eclectic dining to boot.
Old steel mills in Pueblo, affectionately known as the Pittsburgh of the West, today give way to a thriving town valuing culture, the arts and fiery Mexican food. What’s more, it is home to 70 buildings and places listed in the national historic registry and, thanks to its location on the edge of Colorado’s desert-like Eastern Plains, boasts more than 250 days of sunshine annually. Worth an overnight stay, we’ve picked out the best hotels in town, bookable on Culture Trip.
Bringing first-class accommodation to downtown Pueblo, Courtyard is a favorite for business people, families and honeymooners. This recently renovated hotel sits just blocks from the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk and Union Avenue, meaning the town’s kitsch array of antique shops and local cuisine are right on your doorstep. The refreshing indoor pool makes for the perfect respite from Colorado’s balmy summer temperatures or snowy winters, and while rooms may be simple in design, they are spacious, clean and come with a well-lit workspace.
Candlewood Suites, an award-winning Best Budget Hotel Brand as per USA Today readers, comes geared up with everything you need for an extended stay, including a full kitchen with two-burner stovetop, full-size fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Elsewhere, no detail is overlooked – from the full-size toiletries to the free-to-use laundry rooms that are connected to the gym, plus an in-house convenience store perfect for late-night snacks.
Guests will be well looked after at Hampton Inn & Suites, a Hilton franchise. Its elegant signature rooms come with a complimentary hot breakfast, while there’s also an indoor pool and jacuzzi perfect for those looking for a little downtime. Its business center comes highly regarded, too – great for any important Zoom meetings while on the move. Avid hiker or cyclist? Head out to the nearby River Trail System.
Located a stone’s throw away from Pueblo’s vast array of museums and cultural sites, this family-friendly hotel is a top choice for history buffs. It’s also regularly lauded for its five-star service. Come for the breakfast (particularly the made-to-order omelettes from the in-house chefs) and stay for its indoor pool and steaming hot tub. Pets are welcome, too, so be sure to bring your furry friend along for the ride.
SpringHill, Marriott hotel’s smaller boutique sister, is all about quality over quantity, with 105 well-equipped suites and a top-notch business center. Start your morning with a wholesome breakfast, make use of in-room coffeemakers, microwaves and mini-fridges if you please, and ring in the evening with your favorite tipple at the in-house bar. What’s more, there’s a sitting area separate from the bedroom – perfect for that cozy home-away-from-home vibe.
Just a 15-minute drive from the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Wingate by Wyndham is a stellar option for business travelers on a budget. Clear space in your schedule for a trip to the indoor pool and fully equipped gym, perfect for burning off work stress, and Pueblo’s juicy tacos and margaritas. If time permits, natural wonders, including the Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds, are within easy reach.
From the chic lobby, with a fireplace and traditional Southwestern leather couches, to a heated indoor pool, this laid-back hotel ticks all the boxes for every type of traveler. It’s perfectly positioned to take in Pueblo’s local experiences and, if you’re staying for a while, be sure to upgrade to a hot tub suite equipped with a refrigerator and microwave to really make yourself at home.
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