Embassy Suites Colorado Springs
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The first day in Colorado, we drove down I-25 to Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is home to the US Olympic Training Center and the Garden of the Gods state park. We took the tour of the Training Center where we saw athletes training in the swimming pool, table tennis, and girls basketball. Later in the day we drove out the Garden of the Gods …
... we got was -25 degrees Celsius!!! But by these temperatures it is also cool to have an outdoor Jacuzzi experience.
And yep, being this close to the mountains, I decided to take snowboard classes. Last week Wednesday I had my first full day class. Oops, that can hurt on the butt. But I enjoyed it and in the upcoming weekend I will go for another class.
Cheers and maybe the next update will come faster...
... t wait to walk amid the giant formations tomorrow. We spent about an hour in the park. On the way back to eat we stopped at a "Loaf N Jug" where we got gas, bread, and Pringles. It was like a Turkey Hill in Ohio so it gave us the Kroger discount. Then we headed to Trinity Brewery for supper. We got a table outside as it was starting to cool down. Most of the day it was in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Larry got a Soul Horkey which was an ale. He got two ...
... a flight refueling plane [go visit Wikipedia: Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker]. This plane was sectioned and we climbed the stairs to our deck, were seated in the wing section at our booth and served by our uniformed 'captain of the evening'. We also were invited into the cockpit to view the original (non-)functioning controls and communications equipment. Fred and John were high on their surroundings!
Phyllis and Fred had only ...
... decision before we even got to the dunes. The "flat" part of the hike was swallowing our feet with each step. We live in Florida and are used to walking on the beaches. This was similar but it seemed to be deeper and our feet sank to nearly ankle level with each step. Had we made a poor choice in picking this park? Maybe we should have come here first since we were exhausted from running around and driving? Oh well.....we were here so we needed to make the best out of it! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Colorado Springs
Must say I went in expecting the worse and came out surprised. The rooms were very clean and the beds were great. I could see how people could see how the line for breakfast was long, but really it wasn't bad at all. Only negative was the location for me. Kind of far from downtown and alot of the attractions. It was close to an Outback and TGI Fridays though.
Hate the Suites
We should have known when we checked in. The hotel was terribly hot. When we got to our room there is a sign below the thermostat that read "You can not control the Air or Heat" It is controlled by the hotel. It's all on one system. It was so hot the first night we had to sleep with the sliding glass door open. The hotel is over 20 years old and looks it. Pool was dirty, food that came with room was poor and did I say it was HOT. The next morning management was helpful in moving us to another hotel.
Acceptable but could use improvement
I stayed at this property in March of 2004 while on business. The price was good, lower than most other Embassy Suites. As always, I enjoyed the free breakfast and cocktails. The location was convenient to the meetings I was attending and to several other area sights. However, the condition of the rooms and facilities in general were disappointing. It would be nice if they would put some money back into the hotel, they would greatly profit from it.
Overall, it was a decent experience and if the price was right, I'd stay there again.
Good value for a suite hotel
We stayed for two nights in August. Although the hotel is configured a bit differently from other Embassy's, we enjoyed all the amenities that the Embassy chain is known for. We were there in the middle of the week, and had no problem with long breakfast lines, as another reviewer noted. The staff was friendly and helpful. The kids enjoyed the pool. We would stay there again.
Nice hotel, but location not so great
This hotel is nice, but if your interests are the many tourist sites near Manitou the location is not good. Mileage wise it doesn't seem that far, but we did not realize that congestion along I-25 would be so bad that it increases your travel time by 50 - 100%.
We were here on a Wed., Thur., Fri. in July 2004 and at all times throughout the day you would hit at least one really bad traffic jam. Being from Houston, we are accustomed to traffic, but this was bad even for our tastes. The hotel itself is very comfortable, well maintained and managed. It has great amenities and is a good value.
Stayed April 9th, 2004. This hotel has all of the typical Embassy ammenities, however I wouldn't put it at the same level as others due to it's age and upkeep. Our curtains were stained with what looked rather gross, the pool area wasn't of the best standards with rather unclear/unclean water and the room furnishings were dated. On the positive side, the staff was very friendly and the breakfast and the social hour were both great quality. This hotel is close to areas of interest, shopping and is easily accessable.
Great Service and Atmosphere
My husband and I spent six wonderful nights at the Embassy. Staff was wonderful as was the cooked to order breakfast and the two hours of free drinks each night were a unexpected perk. Nice pool and fitness area. Beautiful atrium. Try the Polo Club food is delicious. Tom and Dani Miller
Clearly not as fancy as some of the newer ones, this Embassy Suites Hotel is only a few stories tall and the outside is very dated in style. However, we found the interior pleasant, our room adequate, the hotel staff helpful, and the breakfast sufficient. The price I got over the internet was reasonable since a single suite provide my wife and I with a room and gave our college age son some privacy. We found the hotel a relaxing retreat after a busy day of sight seeing. Since the hotel is only a few stories tall, the plant filled atrium with its trees and waterfall was like a small, well designed park. I don't regret my choice.
we checked out a few hotels in the area and found this to be the nicest. The staff was wonderful. It had a very nice pool and hot tub looking right out to pikes peak.The rooms were very clean and spacious for families. The free breakfast was an added plus. I would advise this to any body with a family, we truly enjoyed our stay here. The rates were very good compared with the other hotels in the area.
Less than average
Old and smelly rooms, but I only paid $59 for a weeknight. Right off the highway. For an Embassy, this one was sub-par.