The Best Hotels in Manitou Springs, Colorado

INNHale Bed and Brunch is, you guessed it, a THC-friendly hotel
INNHale Bed and Brunch is, you guessed it, a THC-friendly hotel | Courtesy of INNhale Bed and Brunch / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Manitou Springs, at the foot of Pikes Peak in El Paso County, Colorado, is famous for its healing waters and mountain air – and these hotels will leave you feeling revitalized, whether you’re here for hiking, spa treatments or just a spot of retail therapy. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Manitou Springs.

Variety is the name of the game at Manitou Springs. Surrounded by the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and a world of other natural wonders, you’re never farther than a short walk from an unforgettable hiking trail. Shopping and dining cater to all budgets, while breweries, museums and cannabis-friendly establishments cater to visitors seeking all indulgences. Think Manitou Springs is just another run-of-the-mill Colorado mountain town? These places to stay will change your mind.

1. Days Inn by Wyndham Manitou Springs

Hotel

The indoor pool at Days Inn by Wyndham Manitou Springs, with light blue walls, seating and potted flowers
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There’s no doubt that you’ll love the views of Pikes Peak from your Days Inn by Wyndham suite, but we have a feeling the kids will be transfixed by something else across Fountain Creek. Manitou Springs Skate Park offers hours of fun right behind the hotel, leaving parents with some much-needed alone time in the pool, hot tub or your suite, behind a Do Not Disturb sign.

2. 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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If you don’t mind a short walk with the Colorado breeze in your hair, the Villa Motel’s location is prime for Rocky Mountain relaxation. The cedar soaking tubs at SunWater Spa are one block north, while porters and pale ales are always on tap at Manitou Brewing Company just three blocks west. If it’s a flip-flop kind of day, just shuffle from your suite to the pool or hot tub and take in the mountain views.

3. INNhale Bed and Brunch

Bed and Breakfast

Wooden tables and chairs, cushy patio furniture and lawn outside the INNhale Bed and Brunch
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This cannabis-friendly hotel in Manitou Springs allows you to consume THC freely, while the food, lotions, potions and drinks contain some CBD extracts. Spark up and kick back in the Toking Tortoise Spa or satiate your munchies with a cannabis-inspired dinner on the weekends. Don’t miss a cuppa and snacks during High Tea, obviously scheduled for 4:20pm each day.

4. Eagle Motel

Motel

A row of rooms at Eagle Hotel, with two chairs outside each room and mountains in the background
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As friendly as your favorite neighbors, the staff at the Eagle Motel will treat you to a clean, comfortable and chill stay less than a mile from the Garden of the Gods. The hot tub jets are always pumping, and the free shuttle to downtown Manitou Springs is always ready to drop you off at the best bars, restaurants and shops in town. The choice is yours, and you’ll have plenty of time to think it over as you look at the mountains from the motel balcony.

5. 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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Still oozing with all the Victorian opulence of its stagecoach days nearly 150 years ago, Cliff House at Pikes Peak is a lavish hotel in Manitou Springs that will have you living like a celebrity. The Buffalo Bill Suite and Charles Dickens Suite each welcome you with a gas fireplace and either a shower or a two-person spa tub. Flaky rocky mountain trout and savory Colorado chicken breast will leave you pleasantly full, especially if you order up a Cliff House soufflé and vintage port for the table.

6. Silver Saddle Motel

Motel

The gated outdoor pool with loungers in front of the Silver Saddle Motel, with mountains in the background
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Saddle up for a romantic weekend at the foot of Pikes Peak at Silver Saddle Motel. There’s a king room with a hot tub that you and your partner won’t want to leave. Whenever you can tear yourselves away from the room, the Flying Pig Farm around the corner is a fun, interactive date idea, while the Italian restaurant Savelli’s next door offers a more traditional option. Just don’t Lady-and-the-Tramp your spaghetti – this is a family restaurant, after all.

7. Rainbow Lodge and Inn

Apartment, Cabin

Casually seated between Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City is the Rainbow Lodge and Inn. Settle into a two-bedroom cabin and explore the area on foot at your leisure. Head west for breakfast at Uncle Sam’s Pancake House, then walk to the Garden of the Gods. Fancy a trip east? Take a stroll to Red Rock Canyon Open Space, then relax with some brews at Fossil Craft Beer Company. No matter which direction you choose, you’ll always return to spectacular views of the Garden of the Gods from the pool.

8. Red Wing Motel

Motel

The two-story Red Wing Motel, with bright red doors and flowers on the bottom floor
Courtesy of Red Wing Motel / Expedia

While the Red Wing Motel underwent a renovation, it hasn’t lost its 1950s charm. This laid-back motel in Manitou Springs, a few blocks from the Garden of the Gods, has an on-site laundromat, smart TVs in every room and a complimentary shuttle so you can explore the town at your own pace. If you’re exploring the area over a long weekend, opt for a classic suite or a two-bedroom suite with a separate living area, a kitchen and a private deck so you can take in that fresh Colorado mountain air.

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