America's Best Value Inn Villa Motel
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... sign for the summit. We walked to the side where there was a memorial to Katharine Lee Bates who wrote the words for America the Beautiful after having visited Pike's Peak. We checked out the gift shop and Larry bought six donuts for us to eat on the way back down. We had only 55 minutes at the top. Before long it was time to get back on the Railroad and head down. We had ascended at an average of 10 MPH, but the descent was a top ...
... at the Broadmoor. We saw several people with their personal dogs and upon arrival each dog is given a bone shaped tag that has their name engraved on it and says, Broadmoor guest on it. So cute! Molly, moose and Doug would love it here other than the fact they wouldn't be allowed in the pool, on the slide or I the ponds. I met Ruger on a golf cart and found out he worked at the Broadmoor. He chases geese and other animals out of the pond and off the golf courses. ...
... a half hour from the Dillon.
This place is simply stunning. I wish we had had more time to really explore the "off the main" road trails. The day was hot, upper '90s, and with the change in altitude, we didn't want to stretch our luck by attempting to hike too far from the car. We drove the entire loop once, then came back around - stopping to take pictures at various designated spots.
Our day started at the Garden of the Gods. This is a free city park, with magnificent red sandstone rock formations. The area is lush and green, and has an abundance of wildlife. There are many hiking trails and it would be easy to spend a day there as it is very peaceful. Unfortunately we only had time for a drive around, but we did see a deer and several different birds.
Next we stopped at Manitou Cliff Dwellings. These are Anasazi dwellings, ...
... but it continued to climb and the snow continued to fall; faster, and heavier. We were driving through a white sheet. The lights of the car in front disappeared into a white sheet. The tracks on the road in front of us vanished into a white sheet. The road in front of us vanished into a white sheet. All there was was white. Unforgiveably I said, "I think I am frightened now". Gary said "thanks for that, it makes me feel so much ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews America's Best Value Inn Villa Motel Manitou Springs
I stayed at this motel for two nights in early June 2006 (I had previously booked one night, but a last minute change of plan, not my fault, led me ask them if I could arrive a day early, and they agreed). The various reviews had led me to expect it to be good, and indeed it was. I was allocated a large room with plenty of space for the king bed it had. The room was well equipped (including an iron). Although facing north on a busy road, the room was quiet at night. A light breakfast was available at reception each morning, as was a local newspaper (which was left outside my bedroom door). The only slight complaint I had was that the rather silly shower head in the bathroom produced a strong but narrow spray of water that was uncomfortable to stand under. There are few restaurants and other shopping facilities about 5 to 10 minutes walk up the road to the west of the motel. The Pike's Peak cog railroad depot is, of course, a short drive away.
Great place, large rooms
We decided to stay here instead of the Super 8 because of the reviews. That shows the value of TripAdvisor. The Super 8 looked horrible and the Villa Motel was excellent. We stayed 2 nights and were impressed by the large clean room. It included a fridge, iron and board, hair dryer, coffee maker and good sized TV with HBO. The pool was small but nice. Our room was very quiet and dark. Staff was friendly and the breakfast was very good. We even got the morning newspaper. Our view was pleasant and the hotel is fairly close to shopping. We feel we found a place we will continue to stay at during our future visits.
I stayed at the Best Value Inn with my two children and loved it. The rooms where very clean, the property was great we enjoyed the pool and hot tub every evening. The Front Desk person Michelle was very helpful and joy to talk to. She was very informative about the arear and the thing s that we would like to do. We will definitly be back.
Super Clean, Great Location, Great Staff
My husband and I were here for our anniversary and truely enjoyed our stay. The rooms were super clean and the staff incredibly helpful. I really feel you couldn't find another place as great especially for the price!! Location is the best for seeing all the great stuff (Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, etc.) We will definately be back!!!
Great stay Best Price in Manitou
I really enjoyed my visit at the Americas Best Value Inn Villa Motel. The staff was very friendly and helpful with locating an excelllent restaurant within walking distance (The Stagecoach). The room was spacious, clean and well maintained. Breakfast was great to grab and go small but adequate. I will stay again year after year!
My husband and I didn't want to spend another night in Cripple Creek, but didn't want just a typical, plain motel room for our last night before heading home either. I found the Villa Inn in a Manitou Springs visitors guide. When I called the 800 number, I was told there was no vacancies, however, I gave the local number a shot.
Great stay at the Villa Motel
My wife and I stayed at the Villa Motel in Manitou Springs, Colorado for three nights in August 2005 The room was very clean and comfortable. We had a spacious room with two queen beds and a fully stocked kitchen. The bathroom had two sinks and was also spacious. Although we were located in town and not far from the street, we were not disturbed by any sounds. I would highly recommend this motel for it's value, location and hospitality. Would be great for a family vacation.
They were courteous and helpful. The pool was great and had a great view! The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable.
We stayed at the Best Value Inn Villa Motel for three nights while vacationing in Manitou Springs. I highly recommend this motel. The rooms are updated and clean, the location is convenient to Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak, the Cliff Dwellings, and Manitou Springs shopping and restaurants. The pool was very nice and clean, and the price was right. We would definitely stay there again.
We stayed in Manitou Springs at the Best Value Villa Motel not really knowing what to expect. We found that this location is an excellent spot to stay at while touring the Colorado Springs vicinity. It is out of the busy city and has a nostalgic feel to it. The Garden of the Gods and Cliff Dwellings are very close to the hotel. The room was basic and clean with air conditioning. We stayed in an older unit with a carport that was really handy for loading and unloading. The staff is very friendly and they live on the premises. They serve a nice continental breakfast until 10 a.m. The outdoor pool was nice and warm and the jacuzzi seats about 8 people. Pikes Peak is right there as you walk out your hotel room door and there is a nice park across the street with a neat playground my 5 and 10 year kids enjoyed. We would stay here again!