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Hotel Columbia

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We found a one-bedroom suite at Hotel Columbia for TBF via VRBO, and couldn't have been happier! Lovely little room, and well-appointed. The staff was awesome, and we were thrilled to discover that our 4-day stay included an awesome breakfast every morning! What a treat before heading out for a day of music in the sun.

Having never visited Telluride....I had no clue where to stay. Hotel Columbia was a super find for many reasons. Closest to the lifts to the mountain, no need for our car as everything was walkable and not to mention our room was exceptional.

Hotel room was convenient to shops on Main Street and restaurants all around town. The gondola was right outside the door and we took a ride to Mountain Village. The hotel restaurant was very good. We had appetizers one evening. The buffet breakfast was high quality as well.

Room 30 at Hotel Columbia was large, comfortable, and had a beautiful view. The hotel is near Telluride's historic Main St., and within easy walking distance of everything in town, including good trailheads. The Cosmopolitan restaurant is wonderful, located in the hotel. We stayed 5 nights, and will be sure to return.

Hotel Columbia has the best location in town, plus the hotel is ultra comfortable and the staff is amazing. I will not stay at any other hotel in Telluride because I know that I am going to enjoy an amazing hotel every time!

We absolutely loved this hotel for numerous reasons. First, the location. Telluride is a walking town and the Hotel Columbia is situated in the perfect spot to walk everywhere, the gondola, the river walk, anywhere on Main Street. Yet, it is in a quiet location for peace and tranquility. Second, the staff. They are without doubt the best hotel staff we have encountered in years. Not only are they friendly and helpful, they will do anything, even microwave your leftover pizza (from the local pizzeria) and serve it to you in your room! Third, and really not meant as any negative, the rooms are comfortable, well appointed and in the overall world of Telluride economics, well priced. This was our first trip to Telluride and we will be back to this town and to this hotel. Just returned home and already planning our next visit!

Hotel Columbia sits at the base of the gondola in a great location to walking everywhere. Cosmo restaurant has fabulous sushi happy hour. We loved access to cruiser bikes, had a yummy breakfast each morning, adored the wonderful staff, nice modern rooms! Our 'go to' each trip to Mountainfilm festival in Telluride!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Columbia... everything from the hospitality, to the luxurious room to the fantastic location next to the trails and slopes. You can't go wrong when you select the Hotel Columbia as your place of leisure & escape in Telluride.

I love this hotel. The lobby is warm and welcoming. The restaurant romantic and the best food in town. The breakfast is outstanding- every thing home cooked and the staff who serves you -- so kind and helpful. The staff overall makes this hotel special -- they go out of their way to help and make you feel at home. Feels like the entire hotel is your house during your stay-- not just a hotel room. I give it 10 stars!! Wanda S Robinson

Can't say enough about our stay at Hotel Columbia. The room itself was very spacious, clean and well appointed. The murphy bed was incredibly comfortable and our son slept on the pullout sofa, which was also surprisingly soft. The small kitchen was the perfect size and the bathroom was very luxurious. And the complimentary breakfast in the morning was a real bonus. You must try the pastries and quiche. Melt in your mouth good! The location was ideal for skiing. It's the best of both worlds. You're right across the street from the gondola and you can ski down to the hotel. We loved being in the town instead of in the mountain resort. But what puts this hotel over the top for us was the staff. They make you welcome, comfortable and almost like family. We can't wait to go back!

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 #33)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Columbia

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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!!

By on Nov 6, 2012


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.

By on Aug 23, 2009