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Tucked alongside Colorado’s western slopes is the town of Grand Junction. Nicknamed the “River City” with the intersection of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers passing through it, Grand Junction has taken full advantage of its stunning natural surroundings, from rivers and mountains to orchards and desert. It does not take much imagination to understand why it has become an alluring destination for the outdoorsy at heart.

Where to stay in Grand Junction, Colorado

For an active vacation, head west of Downtown, near the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. Conveniently close to the 28-mile paved Colorado Riverfront Trail stretching from Palisade to Fruita and the technical Lunch Loop Trail ridgelines, road and mountain bikers can play while still being close to Downtown action. For wide open space, stay further west, near the Colorado National Monument. Cycle, hike and horseback ride stunning trails through sandstone cliffs with panoramic views on all sides.

Wine, beer and spirit lovers will not have to venture far to enjoy the fruit harvest of the Rockies. East of Downtown, scattered throughout Palisade and Grand Junction, you can experience over 20 wineries and tasting rooms. Secure a hotel near the Palisade peach groves of High Country Orchards to vineyard hop your way to the Cross Orchards Historic Site in Grand Junction. Furthermore, Peach Tree Distillery and local craft brewing companies will treat you to even more samples of local brewed tastiness. Staying throughout this stretch of wine country will make your taste buds have the time of their lives.

For a mixture of recreation, sport, and culture, why not stay near Grand Junction’s Colorado Mesa University? Catch a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game, head Downtown for local farm to table fare, music venues and unique shopping, or wander north for art exhibits and classes at the Western Colorado Museum Center for the Arts. You are in the middle of it all here!

3 and 4 star hotels in Grand Junction (CO)

Grand Junction has one 4 star hotel and 16 3 star hotels. The city’s 4 star accommodation in is a Bed and Breakfast located in Palisade, surrounded by the peaceful outdoors and area vineyards. Rooms are equipped with flat screen televisions, free WiFi, and deep soaking spa tubs for ultimate relaxation. Daily complimentary breakfast and free parking are also available.

The 3 star hotels in Grand Junction are found close to the airport and most offer airport shuttle services. Expect free breakfast or at least an on-site restaurant, free WiFi, and rooms with toiletries, coffee makers, and televisions. Other little luxuries depend on the hotel, including pools, fitness centers, and libraries. Many hotels in this star category are business hotels and pet-friendly hotels.

Hotels near Grand Junction Regional Airport

Grand Junction Regional Airport is located three miles northeast of the city of Grand Junction. This regional airport receives incoming flights from many large airport hubs around the country, such as Los Angeles and Denver. In addition, the close proximity to the city makes flying in and out very convenient. There are a number of hotels near Grand Junction Regional Airport, many of which offer airport shuttle services, for those looking to save a few bucks.