Hotel Columbia

4 stars
View map of 300 W San Juan Avenue, 301 West San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
3 reviews
Amazing hotel - Rare find, must stay!

I decided to plan a last minute vacation to Telluride and found Hotel Columbia a very nice,... See full review

  • KRCrawford
  • Nov 6, 2012
perfection in paradise

location....steps from the gondola and central to old town service.....competent and... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jan 31, 2011

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Hotel Columbia Rooms

Select King Room A1K
Select King Room- Select room with one king bed features fireplace, TV/VCR, honor bar, large bath with separate tub and shower and balcony. Complimentary continental breakfast and local calls. Mountain or River views available.

Amenities

General
Concierge
Activities
Golf
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Mini bar

Dining

Cosmopolitan (Onsite)
Cosmopolitan Cuisine - American and European Hours of Operation - 0500 to 2200

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Columbia

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 3
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3
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Review of Hotel Columbia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KRCrawford
Business
Apex, NC
Nov 6, 2012

Amazing hotel - Rare find, must stay!

I decided to plan a last minute vacation to Telluride and found Hotel Columbia a very nice, affordable option online. They have great photos on their website but they don't do it justice. It's truly an experience to walk in the front door of this beautiful, historic boutique hotel. The lobby and hotel overall represents minimalist interior design and understated luxury with warm, natural colors that draw you in. There is a grand fireplace that serves as the centerpiece of the lobby, it beckons you whether for reading by day or a glass of wine by night. The staff welcomed me and were very accommodating when I arrived. I was given room #40 and it was AMAZING!!! I felt like I hit the lottery. It was a beautifully appointed room, again, understated luxury and so comfortable! I believe it is part of the three bedroom suite and when it's not rented out, they'll book the suite as three separate rooms. It was a king suite w/ a separate sitting area w/ leather sofas and a fireplace that can be enjoyed from the sofa or the bed. Since this room is on the top floor it had a vaulted ceiling and the greatest roof line that gives the room the feeling that your a guest in someone's house. It's hard to describe but the room made me feel right at home. There is a big skylight over a huge wood desk with the most amazing view of the Sneffles range, I couldn't believe it. There's also a great little patio to enjoy the views as well. The big king bed was a treat, I wish I could take it and the linens home with me! It had the greatest reading lights mounted to the headboard. Last but not least the bathroom was the cherry on top with heated floors and towel rack. I could live in that room! The greatest value of all is the complimentary breakfast that is served each morning. Believe it or not, I could smell breakfast from my room on the 4th floor and I'd open my door and it drew me downstairs. It is unlike ANY breakfast you'll ever have included at any hotel. The hotel has the pastry chef from restaurant in the lobby (Cosmopolitan) prepare breakfast and I indulged in gourmet dishes unlike any I'd had before. The beignets were one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life! The banana bread and blueberry muffins were all delicious! The staff would give me a box of them to eat on the trail each day. Beat the heck out of trail mix. Speaking of, they also had granola and yogurt that were light and yummy. And the best quiche I've ever eaten...ham and gruyere...oh how I miss it! ALL of this was homemade. Plus, great coffee! Oh and beautiful views to top it all off. You absolutely cannot beat the location of this hotel. It is literally at the base of the gondola and within easy walking distance to everything in Telluride (all shopping, dining, trailheads, etc.). Last but not least, I'd be remiss not to mention the staff. They were so friendly and helpful. I was traveling alone and had never visited Telluride, they helped me feel comfortable and gave me all the information I needed to have a great time outside of the hotel. And every time I walked out they made sure I had what I needed and every time I walked back in they greeted me with a smile and asked me how my adventures went. Liz sticks out to me, she was awesome! It made me feel so at home and that was a big deal for me. Hotel Columbia has ruined me for now, I got sooo spoiled! I'm not sure how anything will top that experience. If I make my way to Telluride again, no question, I will stay there again. Thank you so much!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Flora Dora and Brown Dog Pizza are a must for the Telluride experience.

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Review of Hotel Columbia

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
michigan
Jan 31, 2011

perfection in paradise

location....steps from the gondola and central to old town service.....competent and friendly complimentary breakfast....fantastic room....newly decorated,clean,beautiful views convenient parking small hotel atmosphere THIS PLACE IS A JEWELL I am returning with my daughter next month . It is a bargain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Columbia

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 23, 2009

Nice hotel, disappointing service

We were happily greeted with a lovely room with a balcony at the Hotel Columbia. The appointments were high quality and the room, though slightly small, afforded gorgeous views of Telluride with huge windows. The bed -- oh man -- and the bedding -- SO comfortable. They have obviously devoted a lot of attention to the remodel of this old hotel. It is just across the street from the gondola. I was concerned that this proximity would be noisy but it was not. It was only convenient.On the negative side, we woke up without hot water the morning after our stay. Actually, we woke up to children screaming and storming the halls, which I will justly blame on the parents rather than the hotel. When we called the front desk about the hot water situation, we reached [...], who said he hadn't heard of any problems with the hot water but would check on it. 15 minutes passed and [...] did not bother to get back to us. We called again and reached him. Casually, he stated that he had heard that there was a plumber in the building and he "assumed" the plumber was addressing the hot water issue; that we should wait 10-15 minutes to see if it got fixed. So we went to complimentary breakfast -- which was delicious -- at the Cosmo restaurant in the lobby -- un-showered. When we returned, the hot water was restored. We didn't object to an old hotel's occasional plumbing snafu, but [...]'s service was decidedly cavalier and completely unhelpful.When he asked us how our stay was as we were checking out, we politely mentioned that the stay was nice except for the hot water and the children situations. Defensively he retorted something along the lines of a shrug and "well, that's how it goes." Unimpressive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Skip the Cosmo restaurant at dinner. It is overpriced and there are some other great dining options in the city. Do enjoy Cosmo's complimentary breakfast, though, for guests of the hotel.

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