The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Grand Junction, Colorado

Explore Colorados stunning scenery on a budget with a low-cost stay in Grand Junction
Explore Colorado's stunning scenery on a budget with a low-cost stay in Grand Junction | © matthias-mullie /unsplash
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Named for its location at the confluence of the Grand and Gunnison Rivers, Grand Junction combines lush green winelands with the dramatic red rock formations of the Colorado National Monument. And when visitors aren’t quaffing or walking, they’re flitting in and out of boutique shops on the beguiling Main Street. Thanks to some excellent cheap hotels in Grand Junction – bookable on Culture Trip – your wallet will be taking some time off as well.

1. Tru by Hilton Grand Junction Downtown

Chain Hotel

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The sort of place Prince would have stayed had he been a budget traveler, the Grand Junction is a purple behemoth that sits along a tree-lined avenue in the Downtown district. The hotel’s interior is equally striking, with bright rooms and an airy lobby lounge that has a colorful bicycle-themed mural, communal workspace and a billiards table. If the sun is out, hit the patio area with its tables that have chessboard tops and eye-popping orange chairs.

2. Clarion Inn Grand Junction Airport

Chain Hotel

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Courtesy of Clarion Inn Grand Junction / Expedia

One of the biggest draws at the Clarion Inn is the fact that it’s pet-friendly – something made even better by its huge lawn where you can take your pooch for a walk. A trio of billiard tables in the atrium will keep you busy when it’s chilly, while two outdoor pools make the best of the near year-round good weather in Colorado – locals will tell you to expect 300 days of sunshine every year.

3. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Grand Junction

Chain Hotel

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La Quinta is located off I-70, just minutes from Grand Junction Regional Airport – and it gives you easy access to the Two Rivers Convention Center, Colorado Mesa University and the east entrance to the majestic Colorado National Monument. Completely renovated in 2017, this cheap Grand Junction hotel has microwaves and fridges in all of its 108 new rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness room and an outdoor pool and spa. Also, don’t miss the phenomenal Bright Side full hot breakfast.

5. Comfort Inn Grand Junction I-70

Chain Hotel

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Courtesy of Comfort Inn Grand Junction I-70 / Expedia

Situated less than a mile from Grand Junction Regional Airport, the Comfort Inn is in a great location if you like walking – whether it’s the nearby 18 holes of the Bookcliff Country Club, the plateaus of Colorado National Monument or Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. The hotel is also a short drive to many of the region’s wineries and favorite local eateries like Tepanyaki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar. Want to stay in? The King Suite has its own two-person hot tub, right next to the bed.

6. Hampton Inn Grand Junction Downtown/Historic Main Street

Chain Hotel

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The avenue where the Hampton Inn is located has been a pedestrian-friendly shopping district since the early 1960s. Over the past few years the heart of Grand Junction has been revitalized to now include more public art, fountains and landscaping. From the hotel you can also easily explore a number of boutique stores, candy shops and independent bookshops. When you’re back from your shopping spree, take a seat in the hotel’s inviting seating area, or throw yourself into an in-room armchair to read a book.

7. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Junction, an IHG Hotel

Chain Hotel

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Settle into some spacious rooms with super comfy pillows before taking a dip in the heated indoor pool or hot tub at one of the most in-demand cheap hotels in Grand Junction. The Hot Express Start Breakfast Bar is so popular you may have to throw a few elbows in the morning before tucking into signature cinnamon rolls and pastries, washed down with 100 percent Arabica coffee.

8. Super 8 by Wyndham Grand Junction Colorado

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

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A simple but comfortable stay off I-70, Super 8 offers easy access to Moab, Utah, home of the famous Arches National Park. It’s also just a 9-minute drive to Bananas Fun Park and a 15-minute drive to Colorado National Monument. Rooms and suites – which sleep up to 6 guests – have mini-fridges and microwaves, while the fact that kids 17 and under stay free with an adult helps to keep costs down even further.

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