The hotel was disappointing. While the lobby was beautiful and inviting, and the free buffet breakfast was wonderful, much of the rest of the experience was disappointing. First they gave us the key card to an "upgraded" room that faced the mountains but as we walked in we noticed that the tv was ...
Took my daughter and 3 children to the Drury Inn to do something different. Delighted by the dinner served from 5-7! Thought it would just be snacks and drinks, There was a salad bar, chicken tenders, pasta, corn dogs, etc, etc! Wine/drinks for adults too! They also had a wonderful breakfast buffet! ...
Nice newish hotel. Needs some work. The pillows are horrible can't sleep with them. Hair dryer was not in room, asked for it and never got it. When we arrived the shower curtain had fallen into the tub, that did get fixed the same day. What I did like was that they have a buffet in the afternoon ...
The hotel is in a great area and the hotel grounds are beautiful and peaceful. The first night I was in the room the heat was off and the room was freezing. It took an entire day for the room to warm up so getting to sleep the first night was quite a challenge. The second night I was there, I don't ...
This is a nice place if you are looking for an extended stay type facility. The rooms have a fireplace, a full kitchen, and spacious rooms. This used to be a Residence Inn and have been around for a while. The units appear to be well maintained and in good shape. The only issue is they are located ...
Colorado Springs sits at the foot of Pike's Peak in Colorado's Front Range, and is tightly knit with military life, as the US Air Force Academy and the North America Radar Defense “guard” its doors. The second largest city in Colorado, its mountainous and rocky landscape boasts the iconic Garden of the Gods with plenty of terrain to explore. Colorado Springs is an ideal place to embrace the great outdoors and experience, firsthand, the way that nature and erosion shape the world.
Named after explorer Zebulon Pike, Pike's Peak is the country's easternmost Fourteener, with an elevation of 14,114 feet. Take the Manitou and Pike's Peak Cog Railway nine miles to the summit, where you'll be greeted with the same breathtaking views that inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful” in 1895. You can also drive yourself to the summit via the 19-mile Pike's Peak Highway. Those with a sense of adventure can scale the Peak by gaining about 7,400 feet in elevation and hiking to the summit via the 13-mile roundtrip Barr Trail. Grab refreshments at the Summit House and soak in the views from the crest of America's Mountain.
Visit the park and you'll see why the park is often rated one of the best America has to offer. The Garden of the Gods has spectacular views of Pike's Peak and contains 15 miles of hiking trails. The park also provides opportunities for biking and rock-climbing. Stop by the Trading Post for a buffalo burger and unique souvenirs. The park is open year-round, and best of all, it's free!
Spend time exploring the grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy, see the famed Cadet Chapel, and walk among the statues and memorials in the Honor Court. If you're visiting during the fall, take in some gridiron action and cheer on the Falcons at Falcon Stadium.
Located just a few miles outside of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs is a world of its own. Stroll down Manitou Avenue and browse the funky shops and art galleries. Manitou Springs is famed for its natural mineral springs. There are 11 springs in town, all open to the public. Pick up a walking map at the Visitor's Center, bring your cup and drink up.
Visitors looking for accommodations options can choose from a wide range of Colorado Springs hotels. If you're staying in Downtown Colorado Springs, consider the Antlers Hilton, located within convenient walking distance of the Pike's Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy a classical music concert, or explore the city's nightlife on Tejon Street. Travelers on a budget can choose from many chain hotels located throughout the city.
The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is served by airlines such as American, Delta and United. International travelers can fly into Denver International Airport (DIA) and take a shuttle flight to COS, or rent a car and drive down to Colorado Springs. The extensive Metropolitan Mountain Transit bus service runs throughout the town for nearby visitors looking to get away.
Due to the rain shadow effect and its location on the Front Range, Colorado Springs has a semi-arid climate. Storm systems coming in from the west dump most of their moisture on the mountain ranges west of the city. As a result, Colorado Springs stays dry for much of the year. The city averages about 17 inches of precipitation annually, with much of the moisture falling during the monsoon season months of June, July and August. Colorado Springs averages roughly 250 days of sunshine per year, so you can expect bluebird days and mild temperatures covering much of the calendar. And because of its mild, sunny weather, Colorado Springs can be visited at any time of the year.
Stayed 5 nights. Friendly staff. Actually surprised by how new and modern it is. We like the location. It is close to shopping centers. We could stock up on water and snacks (Target nearby) Free parking and wifi (the speed is a bit erratic; sometimes fast but sometimes slow). They do offer higher speed with a small fee. The safety box is at the front desk. TV allows you to watch YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu plus.
Adequate room but nothing great. Average free breakfast. WIFI didn’t work. Tv remote was missing but we didn’t watch tv anyway. I. Didn’t find it quaint or excellent. Just a very average place to spend the night with very average accommodations
It was a nice hotel . The only issue was they were doing renovations on the doors on my hall and the drilling was loud in my room. They did stop by 9:00 pm.
Very nice facility with kind & polite staff. Spent the evening there with my daughter & some of her friends for her 14th birthday. Pool area was a big hit & the girls enjoyed the fitness center. All in all great stay & we probably will be back for my other daughters birthday later this year.