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Hotel Columbia

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!!

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.

301 West San Juan Ave. Telluride CO

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Ski-in/ski-out access

Hotel Columbia places you next to San Miguel County Courthouse and within a 10-minute walk of Sheridan Opera House. This 21-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like ski-in/ski-out access, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Jud Wiebe Trail and Sneffels Highline Trail are a short walk away.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 21 rooms provide coffee makers. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Columbia enjoy features like ski-in/ski-out access, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is available for USD 20.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski hotel include free newspapers and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Standard 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Suite 27

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Suite 37

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Room #23)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Room #36)

King 1 | Sleeps 2