Welcome to the Hotel Colorado! This hotel may not have a song named after it, but that’s ok. With a colorful history that reaches back to 1893, this “Grand Dame” has housed a number of notable guests such as former Presidents William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt as well as notorious gangsters like Diamond Jack Alterie. With accommodations fit for these famous guests, the Hotel Colorado can make for the perfect lodging choice on your Colorado vacation.
When Walter Devereux began construction of the Hotel Colorado, he had a vision of elegance and comfort with an Italian Victorian-style atmosphere. Even to this day, the hotel carries on this vision with its luxurious décor. Glenwood Springs vacationers and guests of the hotel can choose from a number of rooms. The hotel provides a number of options that will fit almost any situation.
There are the Classic Double rooms, which come with two queen size beds. For those with larger groups, there are the Classic 3 Bed and Premier 4 Bed options. These options allow for larger groups to rent multi-bed rooms which are connected to each other through a private bedroom making them perfect for larger groups and families.
The true style and elegance of the Hotel Colorado shines best with its suites. The hotel offers ten suites for people to choose from on their Glenwood Springs vacation. These are the Ambassador, Bell Tower, Devereux, Executive, Molly Brown, Premier Balcony, Premier Jacuzzi, Premier Parlor, Roosevelt, and Superior Suites.
These premier rooms offer spacious sitting areas accompanied by lavishly deep shades of maroon and Victorian-style couches and a number of exclusive amenities such as large closets, Jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies.
For those who like to plan ahead of time the hotel offers Colorado vacationers the choice to pick from one of their six packages. For those looking to enjoy the hot springs, the hotel extends to their guests the Splash & Crash package which includes one night in the hotel for two, two adult pool passes to the hot springs pool, and two complimentary towels. With the Ski & Stay package, Glenwood Springs vacationers will get a night for two in one of the hotel’s classic rooms and two ski passes to the Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort.
If your Colorado vacation includes the family or a larger group, there is the Royal Treatment package which includes four pool passes to the hot springs pool and a $30 credit to be used at Baron’s, Hotel Colorado’s very own restaurant. Similarly, there is the Bed & Breakfast Package in which guests can unwind in the comfort of one of the hotel’s guest rooms for a night and includes a $30 credit to be used at Baron’s.
For those who have made their Glenwood Springs vacation a physically demanding one, there is the Therapeutic Rejuvenation Package. This package allows for two 60 minute couples massages at the Light Circle spa and a night in one of the guest rooms. For those looking for a more intense spa treatment, there is the Mediterranean Package which includes a night for two, two 50 minute massages, a full body mud wrap, and a private steam bath for two.
If You Go
For more information or to make reservations at Hotel Colorado, visit: http://www.hotelcolorado.com/ or call 1(800) 544-3998 or (970) 945-6511.
Evan Witt is an Illinois native with a degree in English Literature from Lake Forest College, and as a frequent visitor to Colorado, he enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and photography.
Special thanks to the Hotel Colorado for providing the photos featured in this article!