No doubt about it, Manitou Springs, CO is a tourist destination. Therefore, there are many places to choose from to stay. There are cute hotels, bed and breakfasts, spa retreats, cabins, vacation rentals, and more options. Here are 20 great places to stay in and near Manitou Springs, CO.
The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Built in 1873, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak has been greeting guests for over 125 years. This inn was originally a stop on a stagecoach route and welcomed many trappers, hunters, and miners. Today, there are 54 rooms and luxury suites. Each one will transport guests back to the late 1800s with the unique decor. Some rooms offer features such as steam showers, spa tubs for two, and gas fireplaces.
Many rooms also have interesting features such as domed ceilings, unique angles, even a soaring ceiling that makes it feel like you are in a teepee. The Cliff House Dining Room and the Red Mountain Bar and Grill are on site and guests can easily walk to the Penny Arcade, shops, and restaurants in downtown Manitou.
Days Inn by Wyndham Manitou Springs
Take advantage of free WiFi, air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a flat-screen television in each room in this fairly new hotel. There is also a pool and fitness center, free breakfast, and a desk that is staffed 24 hours a day.
The rooms are clean, there are laundry facilities, and there is also a community room with a few games on it. This hotel is not right downtown, but only a little over a mile away. There is free parking and it is close to Schryver Park and the aquatics center.
Villa Motel at Manitou Springs
If you would like an affordable place to stay close to downtown, consider the Villa Motel at Manitou Springs. There is free parking, a pool, WiFi, and clean and spacious rooms. The same family has owned and operated this motel for more than 35 years and that pride in ownership really shows.
There are several room choices. Choose from a single king room, a two queen room, a two queen with kitchenette, a single king bed with a Jacuzzi, or a quaint cottage with two double beds.
Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast
The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast is pretty much as close as you can get to the heart of Manitou Springs. This is an adult-only retreat. It is great for celebrating an anniversary, birthday, holiday, or girls weekend. Built in 1886, all rooms are comfortable and uniquely decorated with Victorian charm and have a private bath.
Breakfast is served each day at 9 a.m. in the dining room or on the porch. Mingle with others while enjoying your full gourmet breakfast, or if you are in a hurry, ask for a continental breakfast to be delivered to your room.
Magnuson Grand Pikes Peak
Located about a mile and a half from downtown Manitou Springs, the Magnuson Grand Pikes Peak has spacious rooms, good prices, and friendly and responsive staff. Breakfast is included and everything is clean. This is a pretty basic hotel, a nice place to lay your head at night, but it does not boast the same uniqueness as other properties in the area.
Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs
This is another option that is your standard motel, clean and with friendly staff. It has all of the basic amenities, including a free basic continental breakfast, free parking, WiFi, a pool, laundry, and air conditioning.
Rooms have a refrigerator and the hotel is in a great spot, right across from Schryver Park. It is about a one-mile walk to downtown Manitou Springs. It is a great spot if you are interested in being away from the main tourist area, but close enough to walk there.
Rodeway Inn Manitou Springs
Rodeway Inn Manitou Springs is another basic option situated on Manitou Ave. near Highway 24. This is a great home base for getting to downtown Manitou Springs and other adventures in the area. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool as well as free continental breakfast, laundry, free Wifi, and large rooms that are clean with comfortable beds.
Park Row Lodge
We will call the Park Row Lodge “vintage.” It may not look like much from my picture, but the rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, there is ample parking out front, and the rooms have balconies that look out onto the creek.
There is also a grassy area near the creek that guests are invited to hang out at. Watch for wildlife and enjoy the sound of the water. The Park Row Lodge is located on Manitou Ave. about a mile and a half from downtown Manitou Springs.
Manitou Inn and Suites at Pikes Peak
Another option close to downtown, Manitou Inn and Suites at Pikes Peak is situated across from Schryver Park and the Manitou Springs Aquatics and Fitness Center. Jump into the seasonal outdoor pool, take advantage of free parking, and sit on the sun terrace. There are a barbecue area and laundry facilities as well as a continental breakfast.
If you want to get out of town and into the woods, consider Town-N-Country Cottages. Stay in one of ten adobe-style cottages that sit on three acres along a mountain stream. Spend time with friends under the covered pavilion, utilize the barbecue grills and picnic tables, and take a dip in the seasonal swimming pool and hot tub.
Single, double, and triple room cottages are available and this is also a great option for a special event or reunion. Even though it is in a quiet location in the woods, it is still only about a mile and a half to downtown Manitou Springs.
Keithley Pines Historic Cabins
Another option only a little more than a mile from downtown Manitou Springs, but in the woods, it is Keithley Pines Historic Cabins. Stay in one of five historic log cabins situated on nine acres. The Keithley family lives on the property and can be reached at any hour. Guests can utilize a full kitchen, indoor fireplace, washer and dryer, and WiFi. The property also includes an organic farm.
Green Willow Motel and Cottages
The Green Willow Motel and Cottages have been owned and operated by the same family since 1953. There are 15 cottages available located on a nice property near the creek. It is a short walk to downtown Manitou Springs. This is an especially great property to rent with a group for a family reunion, wedding party, or other group events.
Each unit has a bathroom, linens, and bedding. Cribs and rollaway cots are also available upon request. Children can also play on the swing set and families can utilize the picnic tables and grills.
Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast
Located right next to the Briarhurst Manor, Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast were built to complement the manor, which was built in 1886. Blue Skies has also recently restored the 1873 Briarhurst carriage house. Choose from a first floor or second-floor suite, each uniquely decorated and spanning 450 square feet.
Have breakfast delivered to your suite each morning and also utilize the refrigerator and microwave in each unit. The property feels private but it is located right off Manitou Ave. and is a quick walk to downtown Manitou Springs.
Agate Hill Inn Cottages
Enjoy the beautiful gardens at Agate Hill Inn Cottages. This property spans one acre and has three different cottages to choose from. The Garden Cottage has three bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of six people with a full kitchen. The Hummingbird Cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of four people with a kitchenette.
The Honeysuckle Cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of four people with a full kitchen. Agate Hill Inn Cottages are just up the hill from the Cliff House and it is an easy walk to all that downtown Manitou Springs has to offer.
The picture is of SunWater Spa, these two places are connected but separate facilities. Guests at SunMountain Center can enjoy a complimentary two-hour soaking pass at SunWater Spa, which is a short distance away.
SunMountain Center consists of rooms in two historic homes located on six acres of terraced gardens with walking and meditation trails, gorgeous views, and biodynamic farms. Breakfast is included, there are hot tubs on the property, and guests can add an Atman massage to their stay. It is a good choice for anyone hoping to rejuvenate, meditate, and replenish.
Adobe Inn at Cascade
The Adobe Inn at Cascade is located just a few miles up Highway 24 from Manitou Springs. It is easy to get from here to Woodland Park, Colorado Springs, and Manitou Springs. It is nestled in the woods in the small mountain community of Cascade. It is very peaceful and offers unique adobe walls with Native American and Spanish Folk Art decorations.
There are three southwestern style guest suites available. The kiva fireplaces illuminated with candles make for a nice romantic stay. No meals are served here, but rooms do include a small refrigerator and there is complimentary tea, hot chocolate, and coffee.
The Timber Lodge
The Timber Lodge is technically in Old Colorado City, but it is just down the road from the sign welcoming visitors to Manitou Springs. Guests can walk to hiking trails in Garden of the Gods and in Red Rock Open Space. The Timber Lodge is located among many other hotels, but this property is unique because it is a park-like environment that spans three acres.
Enjoy Fountain Creek running along with the property, grassy areas, gravel driveways, picnic tables, and barbecues. Choose from a separate cabin or a duplex cabin, that can sleep between two and six people. Some have kitchenettes and some do not, but all include bedding and a private bath. The Timber Lodge is only open seasonally.
Also in Old Colorado City but close to Manitou Springs, the Mecca Motel offers a standard room with one queen-size bed, a double room with two queen-size beds, or a king-size bed. The owners are terrific people and the hotel offers a heated swimming pool and hot tub, picnic tables, WiFi, coffee, air conditioning, and cable television. The rooms are clean and elegantly decorated. The Mecca Motel is only open seasonally, hence the fence and “Closed for the Season” sign. It is a hopping place during the summer.
Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort
This funky old building is the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort. It is located in Old Colorado City, close to Manitou Springs. There are many choices for units, including those with kitchens, those that can accommodate a large family, and some rooms that allow pets. Take advantage of the tasty continental breakfast each day between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., an outdoor patio, picnic area, pavilion, fire pits, and grills.
Also, take a dip in the newly renovated swimming pool, and play corn hole and other outdoor games. There are vintage cruiser bikes for guest use and mountain bikes can be rented to ride around town. This is also a locally owned and operated family business.
Vacation rentals are also available in the area. Check HomeAway, VRBO, or Airbnb for options in the Manitou Springs area. There are rooms available, large homes, and everything in between.
Marie has lived in the Colorado Springs area for a large part of her life. She enjoys heading to Manitou Springs for shopping, dining, and having adventures in the beautiful outdoors.