Many people come to Colorado to experience the mountains, and this is something that most popular places to visit in Colorado offer, yet there is another draw for the Colorado travel experience, and that is the appeal of the Old West. Golden, Colorado vacations capture this perfectly. What started as a mining town has blossomed into something that draws people from around the world. It is still home to the Golden School of Mines, which is open to tours and points back to the town’s beginnings as a mining community.
The best places to stay in Golden, Colorado are those that embrace this spirit of the west. As you look for a lodging option, look for one that will bring you to the threshold of the Old West, while still offering the amenities that you would expect from luxury lodging.
The Golden Hotel Embraces Western Hospitality
One such option is the Golden Hotel, which overlooks Clear Creek and offers views of the Rockies to many guests. This hotel sits in the heart of downtown Golden, offering an amenities-packed lodging experience near everything that makes Golden such a special place to visit.
While staying at the Golden Hotel, you can take advantage of amenities like an on-site fitness center, high-speed Internet access, and free covered parking. Rooms in The Golden Hotel feature modern furnishings and artwork that bring the “new” to the Old West. Flat-panel TVs, five-star bedding, and plush robes to ensure that your needs are met during your stay. Choose from traditional rooms and two suite options with additional space. The largest rooms even have their own fireplaces.
The Golden Hotel is home to the Bridgewater Grill, which features casual American food that can be delivered directly to your guestroom. You can even order special packages, such as chocolate covered strawberries, to dine in your room if you want to add a romantic touch to your visit.
If You Go
If you plan to stay in the Golden Hotel and wish to bring your pet, make your reservation early, as there are only a set number of designated pet-friendly rooms. Your pets will be greeted with treats, a toy, and a water bowl to use during your stay. You can bring two pets up to 75 pounds in weight, and a $20 per night fee applies.
To make a reservation, visit www.thegoldenhotel.com or call 800-233-7214. The hotel is located on 800 Eleventh Street in downtown Golden.
Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in travel and finance writing, with work having been published on USA Today, the New York Stock Exchange and Hotels.com in addition to here on Go Colorado!
Header photo by Robin Kanouse.
Evening photo of the Golden Hotel courtesy of Milender White.