Colorado Springs Marriott
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... in the cute downtown of their neighborhood, called Old Colorado City - I love visiting places like this, because I have to drive to Mt. Dora around here to find a variety of non-chain/gift shops in one place (and I haven't been there in ages - the 50-min. drive doesn't help...). WOULD have stayed longer, if not for the guys calling to say it was time to head to the zoo with the kids (our last stop was this place, I adored it! So beautiful decorated ...
... I have seen penguins in many zoos and NONE were this bad. The enclosure was worn and it broke my heart to think that this is the life these penguins would always have. There was nothing nurturing about it at all. We then wandered to the gorilla exhibit and this is where my hopes dwindled. I thought that possibly the penguin area was bad because they need to keep them inside and warm etc. Well the gorilla was just sitting there looking suicidal and ...
... of the United States.
We did not buy the 4 for $10 high altitude donuts, which they push on tourists as if there were no tomorrow. To be fair, the tourists snap them up as if they will never eat again. Kenny and I split one last time; I remember it being extremely heavy and rather tasteless. One amusing vignette: mother trailing little boy, maybe 4, to donut counter. Little boy WAILING: "I don't want to share!" ...
... out I had sent her the wrong photo (see attached photo). With a slightly confused and irritated "This is not a passport photo" comment from the woman at the Chinese consulate, Ellen A (a different Ellen, for the record. I am not talking about myself here.) was forced to go home defeated. I decided the best option would be to make a trip out to Chicago myself, pay the expediting fee, pick it up the same day and be done with such shena****ns. After getting a ...
... were still in a previous century but reached no conclusion as usual. They obviously don't mind people staying for long periods of time as there is often a game of chess happening at one of the tables.
We finished our drinks and wandered across the road into the Osburn Gift Shop to try on some more rings. They had some rings made with Black Hills gold with designs ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colorado Springs Marriott
Comfortable and Convenient
The Wyndham exceeded my expectations in every way. The room was spacious and comfortable, the staff was friendly and the service was great.
It was worth it to book through Wyndham's web site and sign up for the "ByRequest" membership (free). Because of the "ByRequest" membership upon arrival, we found free drinks and snacks in the room. It also allowed us free high speed internet access from the comfortable desk within the room. I had some work to catch up on and it felt more comfortable than my desk at work!
We got an AAA rate of $89 a night and breakfast vouchers for every day of our stay. We overheard the retail rate of the breakfast buffet was $12.95 a person so we really felt like our room rate was a bargain! The buffet had made to order omelets, a small waffle bar and a variety of your other, usual breakfast goodies.
The hotel had nice amenities. The indoor pool was a little smaller than I expected and the outdoor pool didn't look kept but for this time of year, I guess that is to be expected. There is a hot tub located next to the pool. The exercise room was a nice size and had modern machines as well as free weights. There was even a guest laundry room with pay machines!
The only thing that was awkward about this hotel is that the weekend we arrived there were multiple weddings going on and instead of being contained in the conference rooms, they spilled out into the hotel lobby. So if you were coming down from your room to go out to your car, you felt like you were crashing someone's wedding.
Overall, we liked this hotel and would stay with Wyndham again. I'd call this hotel either a high end 3 star hotel or a low end 4 star hotel without being snobby.
Very nice Place
My wife and I stayed two nights at the Wyndham, Colorado Springs in Feb. 2005. It was a great hotel from start to finish. Check in was a breeze with no waiting, and very corteous and helpful staff. The lobby was very nice! Our room was on the ninth floor. The room was very nice. I read some of the other reviews and I don't know if they have remodeled the hotel or what but our room was very clean, modern, and everything appeared to be new. I can agree that the rooms are a little small. The televison in the room had a 13 inch screen so it was a little pathetic, but you don't go to Colorado to watch t.v. Our room was very quiet as well. We did not eat at any of the restaurants but I assume based on our experience with everything else they would have been good. The hotel sets on a hill so the views are wonderful. As for the landscaping it was great, just natural Colorado vegitation! You know Colorado has been in drought for the past few years and they have just used plants and such that naturally grow there. The hotel doesn't set right on top of any restaurants but a very short drive and you can get anything you want. Someone mentioned that this hotel was far away from civilization however in reality it is only about a 1/4 of a mile from the major freeway. Colorado Springs isn't that big you can drive accross the city in 20 minutes. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. At $66 per night it was a bargin!
Waste of $
What an utter disappointment. The website makes the hotel look amazingly luxurious, but unfortunately, I found the opposite to be true. From the outside, the hotel itself looks quite impressive, but it all goes downhill once you go through the revolving front doors which, by the way, were absolutely filthy the day we arrived (fingerprints, etc.). We were not expecting the Ritz, but we were expecting a nice, clean, comfotable room (is that too much to ask?). The first room we got was horrible. The carpet was coming up, the walls were stained with who knows what, and the bathroom wasn't big enough for a flea. We told the front desk (by the way, I must mention that the hotel staff was very friendly) and they gave us another room...just as bad. The wallpaper in the bathroom was peeling, still no space to breathe. Finally we requested a suite, thinking that would be a step up. Wrong again. The carpet was coming up, paint on the bathroom ceiling was peeling (a very large section), sink was cracked, stained, and very old, tub had broken stopper thing so that you could see straight down the drain....all the lovely green slime (gross!). Still, the so called suite was very cramped and uncomfortable. After a long day of sight-seeing, we would look forward to coming back to the hotel to relax, but couldn't because the room was so repulsive. Definitely not worth what we paid. What a waste of money.
Nice hotel with a good location
I thought this was a nice place to stay. After reading some of the other reviews, I wished I had shopped more on the price. We stayed for $89 per night. We were on the 8th floor and I thought the room was well kept, comfortable, and pretty quiet. We did hear some noise from the hallway, but not too bad. There are always those inconsiderate people who let the doors slam. I wish they would make the doors so that people had to close them themselves or at least post a reminder on the inside to not let the doors slam shut. I thought the views and the location were good. It was close to I25 and if you drove a couple of miles the other direction, at the top of the hill is a nice plaza with a McDonalds, Safeway, and a couple of restaurants. I would stay here agin, but like I said, shop the price.
Loved the View -- Will stay again, again and again!
My family stayed there July 12-16th for our vacation last week. The property is located at the foot of Pikes Peak and we had a gorgeous view of the Peak every day. The property is right off I-25 makes it easy to visit all of the tourist spots. We were able to get the Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Cheyenne mountain zoo and the Cog rail within 15-20 minutes.
I must speak VERY HIGHLY of the breakfast buffet, which came with our discounted room rate ($65 --expedia) and it was awesome. Everyday of our stay we enjoyed made to order waffles with delicious strawberries and omelets made to our personal liking. There was always an abundance of meats, cereals, muffins and fruits. The servers and staff were accommodating and very attentive. This is essential when traveling with 2 six year old children.
The room was on the small side but definitely adequate. The room decor was dated but the room was nice and clean. All in all our stay was very pleasant. I would recommend this hotel when in the Springs but do your homework when booking the room -- it pays to shop arround! The next time we are in Colorado this will be our first choice for lodging!!
Needed: Improvements, Better Service
Property in need of upkeep (cracked floors in lobby, cracked sink in room, paint, threadbare seats in restaurant, etc.). Check-in service was polite, but slow. Room and beds were fine. TV was small. Housekeeping in room was fine. Rooms were not as quiet as I had hoped (noise from hallway), but not a major problem. Indoor pool and hot tub were nice, but in need of upkeep and cleaning. Restaurant tables weren't being bussed; crumbs on tablecloth. Buffet breakfast was OK.
I liked the office park setting (quiet, on top of a hill). I had no trouble finding the hotel and the parking lot. However, you will have to get back on the freeway to go to restaurants and other attractions.
This could be a nice property if the hotel chain were willing to put some money in to it and the staffing were better and more motivated. I wouldn't be surprised if the ownership changed to another chain. Don't expect more than the equivalent of a nice Holiday Inn.
I would not pay more than $65/night here. However, check out the major travel websites for discounts. I found one for $60 for one Sunday night that included breakfast.
If you want to be out-in-the-boonies, this is your kind of place!!
Convenient to nothing! The lobby and guest rooms are nice, but the grounds and pool area leave much to be desired - - like some attention!
The staff all seem to be "new -hires" or in an early stage of the training process. "Wyndham By Request" members should not expect any special consideration. If you choose to stay here be sure to get a really good internet rate as there is no reason to over pay for what you will receive.
It was a nice place
I thought this was a very convenient and well kept place. The room was in good shape...a little on the small side, but very nicely decorated.
Nice view of Pikes Peak. Front desk staff a little stand offish...not overly friendly, but not rude. Good place to stay when seeing sites around down. Just a few miles down or up the interstate to any major attraction. The hotel was convenient to I25, but out of all the traffic in downtown.
Plenty of towels at the pool. Both pool areas were kept clean. No complaints.
Very Good Hotel
This room was very good, the bed was about as comfortable of bed as you can get. They had like 6 different pillows and the covers looked new.
The bathroom was fine, they had a good shower. The pool area was really nice too. They feature both an indoor and outdoor pool and whirlpool.
The lobby area was nice and the staff was friendly as well. The Wyndham also features a gift shop that has a pretty good selection in it. One complaint I had about this place is the parking lot is a nightmare, the spots aren't well marked and getting in and out is like a maze. The picture on the website can be slightly misleading as this hotel is located in an industrial park, however this should not deter anyone from staying here because the hotel is very good. This hotel also does a good job of resolving problems that arise out of nowhere, for example there was a little league team staying there the same time I was and the kids were running around the pool like crazy and before long the hotel sent someone down to tend to the matter. I would highly recommend staying here in Colorado Springs.
Needs to refurbish rooms
The hotel is in need of a room redecorate. The rooms are small, the furniture is old and threadbare. Service was just Ok. No one seemed to care about the guests. Restaurant was closed with no explanation when we arrived. Property is in the middle of a tech center and the grounds are small. Parking is not well marked. They try to make your journey in and out of the property like a rat in a maze. Too much money at $115 per night. I'd pay $80-$90 at best.