The Best Hotels to Book Near Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado, is known for its large giraffe herd
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado, is known for its large giraffe herd | © Philip Lewis / Alamy Stock Photo
Nick Dauk

We bet you’ve never expected to find the largest giraffe herd in the world hanging out in Colorado. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a high-altitude animal sanctuary, where you get to see hippos and co. This breathtaking experience is only elevated by the natural beauty of Colorado Springs. A trip to the zoo, a visit to the Garden of the Gods and an adventure into the Rockies – all in one trip? These hotels – bookable with Culture Trip – make it happen.

1. Kinship Landing

Hotel

Kinship Landing
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Kinship Landing is a great base camp for an adventurous trip with your buddies. Bunk with your crew in a private room for eight, and meet up at Homa over coffee each morning. Balance a day in nature with a night on the town, sampling Colorado’s awesome beer scene and stumbling into fascinating attractions like the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

2. The Broadmoor

Hotel

The peach buildings and grounds of the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, with many trees and a mountain backdrop
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The Broadmoor is overwhelming in the best of ways. Its 17 restaurants, 19 boutique shops, five-star spa and two golf courses are reason enough to book a stay. But, to truly elevate your experience, check out Cloud Camp. Spend the night 3,000ft (915m) in the sky as you call the Cheyenne Mountain your home. Fewer than 20 rooms keep this mountainous marvel intimate, and, yet, you still have access to amazing cuisine, miles of hiking trails and a 360-degree view that will take your breath away.

3. The Mining Exchange

Chain Hotel, Hotel

An inviting double suite with exposed-brick wall, marble-topped desk and brown sofa, at the Mining Exchange hotel.
© The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel and Spa / Expedia

A former stock exchange for local mining companies, the Mining Exchange is now a gem of a stay in Colorado Springs. Give yourself the gold treatment, and release all of your muscle tension with a Colorado River Stone Massage at the spa. You’ll feel the minerals enrich and rejuvenate your body, convincing you to retreat back to your grand suite. Let room service send up a fluffy plate of beignets and a hurricane that’ll put you on cloud nine.

5. Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

Resort

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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It’s nearly impossible to rival the magnificence of the Garden of the Gods, but this resort and wellness club sure makes a valiant attempt. From the outdoor fireplaces at the casitas, overlooking the Rockies, to the 27-hole golf course distracting you with stunning views around every corner, it’s difficult not to get wrapped up in the natural beauty integrated into the hotel’s every space. With the entrance to Garden of the Gods right across the street, we’ll leave you to be the judge.

6. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

Independent Hotel

The wood-and-stone front of Cliff House, with six USA flags flying above the entrance
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Trust us, you can still have a rough and rugged adventure in Manitou Springs while sleeping in elegance at the Cliff House at Pikes Peak. We have a feeling that you’ll appreciate the terry-lined microfiber bathrobes and heated toilet seats after a long day hiking the Paul Intemann Trail. After unwinding in the two-person soaking tub, your feet might never want to see a pair of hiking boots ever again.

7. The Lodge at Flying Horse

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel

The beautiful, Tuscan-inspired Lodge at Flying Horse, overlooking a rolling landscape of fields
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Loosen up on the reins, and give yourself the laid-back luxury you deserve at the Lodge at Flying Horse. Your unbridled vacation can include 18-holes of Audubon-certified golf, a long back massage that unravels every knot, and a world-class culinary experience that’ll have you waddling back to your villa. The best way to digest such a day? Watching the sun go down from your private terrace and, then, falling asleep beside the warmth of a cozy fire.

8. The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs

Hotel

Gated indoor pool with wooden rafters and skylights overhead at the Academy Hotel Colorado Springs.
© The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs / Expedia

If you’ve come to see your loved one graduate from the Air Force Academy, then the Academy Hotel will make sure you never miss a moment of the ceremonies. Standing at attention by the South Gate, this hotel caters to families of all ages and sizes. The kids will be busy gaming on the complimentary Wii or doing barrel rolls into the indoor pool, leaving the adults to sit and read in the fireside lounge or find a wide smile at Falcon’s Bar’s happy hour.

9. Old Town Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Double room at the Old Town GuestHouse with en-suite bathroom. The walls are painted red and there are interesting details such as a paper fan and Chinoiserie bedspread.
© Old Town Guesthouse / Expedia

Old Town Guesthouse is for the young at heart but kindly asks you to keep the kid at home. We don’t think you’ll mind, especially after you cozy into the two-person sauna and steam shower in your room. Prefer to sit and soak? Opt for a room with a fireplace, balcony and private outdoor hot tub for a night of warmth that’ll leave the two of you wishing you could sneak this level of alone time at home.

Looking for something different? Make the most out of the incredible views all around, and stay at one of the best hotels with a balcony in Colorado Springs, or treat yourself and book a stay at one of the best luxury hotels in the area. Keep busy by discovering the coolest things to see and do in Colorado Springs.

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