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Where to Stay in Colorado Springs
Throughout Colorado Springs, there are seven regional parks, eight community parks and 136 neighborhood parks, so wherever you book your room, you'll be within short distance of picturesque beauty. The Rocky Mountains run north and south of the city, so visitors wanting to hike, bike or simply admire the mountains will want to stay near the mountains. Most of Colorado Springs accommodations are centrally located near the city's downtown. Staying near downtown will be your best bet, as you'll have a variety of options for rooms, dining, nightlife, shopping and galleries.
Just a few miles south of Colorado Springs' downtown, toward Stratmoor, travelers can find a range of chain hotels. Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is less than 10 miles from downtown, so travelers looking for more affordable rooms can find a host of options near the airport and Cimarron Hills. Wherever you decide to stay in the area, it's easy to find Colorado Springs hotel deals.
Colorado Springs Hotel Tips
Colorado Springs' greatest concentration of hotels is along Interstate 25 or U.S. Route 24. Fortunately, the most luxurious properties are generally spread throughout these areas. Many of these hotels offer resort-style amenities, spas and fine dining. Just to the west of Colorado Springs in Manitou Springs, there are also several charming B&Bs. You can find a variety of accommodations at affordable rates.
As you go north in Colorado Springs, near the United States Air Force Academy, there are a mix of luxurious hotels and smaller, cheaper accommodations. Outside Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, options consist mostly of chain hotels and are more geographically scattered and diverse in terms of rates and accommodations.
Colorado Springs Hotel Recommendations
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has been on the cutting edge of luxury ever since the storied resort opened in 1918 and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was the first name on the guest register. Located at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain, The Broadmoor covers 3,000 acres with 740 hotel rooms and suites surrounding Cheyenne Lake. Additionally, the exclusive accommodation has three golf courses, a tennis club, and 15 restaurants, cafes and lounges that are renowned throughout Colorado Springs. It's no surprise that the resort has earned five stars, as the original Italian Renaissance-style main building features a marble staircase, Italian tile, and a carved-marble fountain.
Nearby at the foot of the mountain is The Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a classy accommodation that's been known exclusive deals since it opened in Colorado Springs in the 1980s. The resort's facilities have made it a destination for conferences and Colorado Spring events, but it's just as desirable for tourists: an 18-hole golf course, two restaurants, two lounges, an indoor pool, 18 indoor tennis courts, a health club and a sauna. Each room comes with a private balcony, giving you a great view of Cheyenne Mountain and Colorado Springs.
Travelers with a taste for local flavor might want to book rooms at The Old Town GuestHouse just south of the main street of Colorado Springs' historic Old Colorado City. Old Colorado City captures the flare of 1850s Colorado Springs, but The Old Town GuestHouse has amenities up to 21st century standards. Each room has a fireplace and a personal hot tub. Rates vary, but it's possible to find affordable rooms without skimping on the luxury that has earned the inn repeated accolades from The Colorado Springs Gazette.
Colorado Springs Transportation
If you want to avoid cars after your flight to Colorado Springs, you can. Most of the city's accommodations are downtown, within walking distance of the mountains and many of the museums. Should you want to explore Colorado Springs outside of its downtown, you can take any of the bus services offered by The Mountain Metropolitan Transit. During weekdays, the Mountain Metro even has a bus going from Colorado Springs to Denver, only 60 miles away.
If you'd prefer to exercise as you get to and fro, you can ride your bike around the city. Colorado Springs been voted as one of the best outdoors cities, and the picturesque views help pass the time on your ride.
All that being said, it wouldn't hurt to have a car. After your flight to Colorado Springs pick up a rental car. Several national car rental agencies operate out of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Interstate 25 runs north-south, and you can drive that to get to Denver to the north, or to New Mexico to the south.