Traveling with the family (husband, two young kids, and an 80 lb dog), to see the Royal Gorge! This hotel is on the edge of Cañon City, but has excellent amenities and food/entertainment options very ... more
Traveling with the family (husband, two young kids, and an 80 lb dog), to see the Royal Gorge! This hotel is on the edge of Cañon City, but has excellent amenities and food/entertainment options very close by. It was the best value we found in the area (hello $400 a night for Royal Gorge cabins?! not on our budget!) and it was a wonderful stay!
Things we loved;
Dog friendly! They charge $20 a night per pet and I was afraid we would end up in a stinky, dirty, hotel room designated for pets. Well, they do have designated pet rooms, but you would never know it when you walk in! There was no pet odor. No stains, no fur stuck in the carpeting, it was clean and fresh and just as we would expect from a regular room. They have a very large area at the back of the hotel for pets to play and do their business. Gravel, mulch, and grass. Plus a seating area for humans to sit and enjoy the mountains.
It was great water pressure! Oh my gosh, the water pressure. You can take a real shower with plenty of water and heat and flush the toilet with a super swish!
The staff is so friendly and very helpful! Checkin was a breeze and we were given tips on where to park for easy access to the room, where and when to view the NYE firework show, and things we must see in the city. During breakfast, the attendant was super helpful and did a great job making sure the food was hot, fresh, and plentiful. She made it a point to acknowledge and welcome guests and was very pleasant each morning.
If you’re not the adventurous type for dining out, there is an ihop and Chili’s right out the front door of the hotel that you could walk to. As well as a movie theater and Cold Stone Creamery across the street.
The pool and spa were awesome! Plenty of towels and even pool noodles for the kids to play with. The hot tub was clean and very warm and the jets had lots of pressure. The pool was a nice temperature for the kids to play in without getting too hot or cold. They also had a sauna, that we did not use, but it looked nice!
Things we didn’t love;
The beds are pretty firm, but I realize some people like that. I’m used to sleeping on a very plush bed at home, so I was a little stiff in the mornings, but nothing a brisk walk with the dog couldn’t cure.
Overall, we loved our stay at this hotel. It was a great stay for the money and we would certainly book with them again. If you do book with them, just be sure to mention that you have a pet staying with you! Those rooms are limited! less