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“Good price nice retro” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel San Ayre
Ranked #39 of 105 Hotels in Colorado Springs
Manning, Iowa
Level Contributor
231 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Good price nice retro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Location on vacation is always important and the San Ayre fits the bill, literally. Centrally located in a decent surrounding with a main highway a few miles off of I- 25 the hotel lets you drive quickly to all the known stops without heavy traffic hassels. A Safeway is across the street from your door for needs. Rooms for under $100.00 are square and meets the needs of a traveler's bed and not a site in it's self. If you are looking for a "I'm paying pamper me" hotel this isn't it. I would suggest the colony of hotels just off I-25 farther north of the San Ayre.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Westminster, Colorado, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

STAY FAR AWAY from this place! We booked our stay months in advance for the Manitou Springs Wine Festival through booking.com. On the day of our stay the Manager left a voicemail on our home phone (we were already in route to the destination) stating that they would NOT honor our reservation and claimed there was some weather damage to the hotel. They did not offer to rebook us somewhere else and told us that we had to call booking.com ourselves to cancel the reservation and not get charged. I tried to call the office several times for an explanation only to get voicemail. My requests for a return call were ignored. It turns out that the owner and manager had just overbooked. We drove to the property and it is not in good condition. There are much nicer places to stay closer to Manitou Springs which are more competently staffed. The management of this property is not competent. We had reserved the 'Penthouse Suite' which is on the top floor and when we drove past the property there were guests in that room and on the balcony. We were lied to. Good luck if you choose this property.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Kevin J
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Had one night in the very nice penthouse suite - would be perfect for longer stays, well equipped and comfortable. Good location for exploring Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods etc. Mike was very welcoming and helpful. No pool and self-catering, but this was not a problem for us at all. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ian M
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Louisville, Colorado
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Our family of 4 stayed in the cottage for two nights at the end of March, for a spring break getaway. It was tastefully and comfortably furnished, and the layout worked well for us. Our kids (2 and 4 yrs) slept in the front bedroom, which has a queen bed. The room faces a busy street and there is a lot of traffic noise, but there was a whitenoise machine in the room and anyway the traffic soothed our kids to sleep. The room has a door opening onto the front porch, but we were able to drag the bureau over a few inches to ensure our kids didn't slip outside in the night. The kids weren't so keen on sharing a bed, so we put a thermarest on the floor and our son slept there.

We slept in the back bedroom, in a nice king bed. We kept some food in the cottage and ate breakfast in the kitchen. We could have cooked full meals but chose to eat out for lunch and dinner. There is a washer/dryer, bathtub/shower, central heating and plenty of space for the children to play. They had a great firepit set up out back but we didn't use it. there was plenty of parking. Mike was friendly, nice and understanding of our needs. He worked it out so we could check in a little early so our daughter could nap in the cottage.

The hotel is super convenient to several attractions--Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs (with Cave of the Winds and the Cliff Dwellings), Old Colorado City, and even the Cheyenne Mountain zoo is pretty close. We enjoyed not having to drive for ages to get where we wanted to go. There is a Safeway supermarket right across the street.

Keep in mind that it is an old cottage, not a luxury resort, and you'll be very pleased with your stay. Highly recommended for families.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank genevakiwi
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Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

My family really enjoyed our stay. Neat, clean, and so close to everything. Grocery store right across the street! Our breakfasts were in house while our lunches and dinners were are nearby places. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wisham
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Me and a friend planned to stay here but couldn’t make the reservation date. I called and was taken care of by Mike, the owner. He was able to give me a credit for another night in the same room. I came back a week later and used that credit. The room was clean, spacious, and located right in the middle of town(close to the Incline hike).
Hospitality was what you might expect from an old time friend, GREAT.
Accommodations were nice, not flashy, and comfortable!
Highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Colorado Springs area.

Room Tip: I didnt stay in it, but the penthouse looked great! Definitly going there next time.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Will S
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ST LOUIS, MO
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

My wife and I stayed in the 100 year old, updated cottage adjacent to the hotel from mid- December 2012 to mid-Jan 2013. They have done a wonderful job decorating and outfitting the cottage with all the essential living stuff required for an extended stay. The king bed provided me some of the best sleep I have had in years. The location is convenient to many restaurants and activities. Mike is a fantastic owner/manager. He was always available when we had a question or a need. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jrudi
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Property: Hotel San Ayre
Address: 3320 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Region: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Colorado Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Colorado Springs
#20 Family Hotel in Colorado Springs
#22 Romantic Hotel in Colorado Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel San Ayre 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between historic vacation and shopping districts, the Hotel San Ayre is a contemporary, boutique-inspired lodge located in the heart of Colorado Springs. Our property is outfitted with seven uniquely-styled Guest Rooms, Guest Suites, and two Cottages, all surrounded by breathtaking views and within walking distance of Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Park, and Old Colorado City. ... more   less 
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