Staying in Colorado Springs, CO

Whether you’re visiting this jewel of the west for business or pleasure, there are accommodations that will meet both your budget and your desires – be they convenience or luxury. There are hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and even a selection of extended stay accommodations that will serve your needs. The following are just a few of the offering you’ll find in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Of course, the city is well represented by the national chain hotels, but there are a few specifics that can pique your interest. One of the best ways to break them down is to think about where specifically in the city you’ll be visiting.

If you’re planning your trip around the west of the city, you’ll be near some of the best gambling casinos in the U.S. Be sure to try the accommodations in Cripple Creek, especially the Imperial Casino Hotel or the Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino. These hotel-casino combinations are ideal for the high roller at heart. But don’t worry if that’s not your cup of tea – this section of town has more accommodations than any other, due to a concentration of attractions lining Highway 24, including the Garden of the Gods, the Cave of the Winds, and the world famous Pikes Peak.

On the other hand, if your trip takes you to mid-town, you’ll be staying in heart of many fine restaurants and shops. But know that you’ll be paying for the convenience, as you will in most major metropolitan areas. Be sure to make reservations as early as possible to get the best rates on the accommodations you want. The Residence Inn Colorado Springs Central and the Our Hearts Inn are standouts for the traveler seeking a downtown stay.

One of the biggest attractions in the whole city of Colorado Springs is located in the northern part of the city – the U.S. Air Force Academy. While cadets have a fine place to stay, those who are lucky enough to visit should try the luxurious Wyndham Colorado Springs, one of the highest hotels in America, coming in at an elevation of more than 6,000 feet. For those with more modest budget requirements, choose from the Ramada Inn North or the Best Western Palmer House.

Conversely, the east of town is all business, and the hotels reflect this, as they’re geared for the professional traveler. Here the benefits are the moderate rates and the closeness to the Colorado Springs Airport. For the traditional business traveler, there are the old standards of the Comfort Inn and the Days Inn. But if you need an apartment-style accommodation with an attached working office, the Apollo Park Executive Suites are ready and willing to meet your needs.

Finally, if luxury is what you require, the southern part of Colorado Springs will likely be your preferred destination. Opulence is the rule here, so begin at the top with your accommodations search with the Broadmoor, a sprawling complex of lavish décor with a private lake and Mediterranean fixtures in the main resort. It’s easily the finest accommodation to be found in Colorado Springs and is well worth the extra cost to the discerning traveler.