Headed West? Stay in Alamosa

If your Colorado travel plans bring you to the charming community of Alamosa, you are in for a treat. This true western town is known for its close proximity to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Here, you can explore the tallest dunes in North America. When you are done, take a soak in the hot springs or explore the San Luis Valley on board the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. The list of fun things to do in Alamosa, Colorado is seemingly endless.

To make the most of Alamosa vacations, travelers need to find the right accommodations. By embracing the western experience, even in the places you stay, you will make this the most memorable vacation experience you have ever had.

Where to Go in Alamosa, Colorado for a Good Night’s Sleep

A view of the sand dunes from the Great Sand Dunes Lodge

Like most communities near large natural attractions, Alamosa has its share of chain hotels. If you are looking to escape from the mundane change hotel experience, why not choose one of these local favorites?

Great Sand Dunes Lodge

While technically the mailing address for Great Sand Dunes Lodge is in Mosca, not Alamosa, this hotel sits literally at the entrance to the Great Sand Dunes, making it the most convenient option for those who are visiting the region to experience the park.

At this hotel, you will be sleeping at the foot of the mountains, enjoying expansive views of the San Luis Valley. Rooms are fairly simple and rates are low. You can upgrade to a deluxe room to enjoy addition amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, and private gas grill. You can grill your dinner and enjoy it on the community patio while taking in the views of the mountains surrounding you. For natural Colorado tourism, Great Sand Dunes Lodge makes a comfortable, yet convenient place to stay.

The pools and water park at the Inn of the Rio Grande

Grizzly Inn

The Grizzly Inn is a simple, affordable motel that offers conveniences like a full breakfast during the busy season and a continental breakfast in the slower months. The hotel is low on amenities, but the low price makes it ideal for those traveling on a budget.

Guests will find comfortable and clean rooms, but will not have amenities like a pool or hot tub to use during their stay. If you are interested in budget Alamosa Colorado travel, this might be the right hotel for you.

Inn of the Rio Grande Hotel and Conference Center

Travelers who are looking for something a little more upscale than the classic roadside inn will appreciate the comforts and amenities at Inn of the Rio Grande.

This hotel and conference center is locally owned and operated and boasts an excellent indoor water park, making it a favorite with families. Hotel guests enjoy free waterpark access. The pet-friendly hotel also has a spacious fitness center and a rec room for its guests use. Rooms range from standard hotel style rooms to spacious suites with space for everyone in the family.

If You Go

If you decide to visit Alamosa, Colorado, be sure to check out the information on the community’s website, www.alamosa.org.

Great Sand Dunes Lodge
2900 Highway 150 N

Grizzly Inn
1919 Main St.

Inn of the Rio Grande Hotel and Conference Center
333 Santa Fe Ave.

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, and as an experienced travel writer, her work has been featured on USA Today as well as here on Go Colorado!