What a gem! Columbine Inn is close to downtown and the grocery store, and, best of all, it offers a clean, comfortable room at an excellent price. Built before cookie-cutter motel chains, Columbine charms with its foliage (trees abound and an ivy grew right up to our door) and eclectic art in the rooms--some French Impressionism, some Old West, something for everyone. The beds and fixtures are substantial and well maintained. While we didn't use them, we appreciated the iron and ironing board, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. One minor criticism is that the Wi-Fi signal was too weak to use at our room (in the corner furthest from the office), yet the friendly owner let me sit in the office to use the internet, and the next morning, I enjoyed a glorious Colorado morning sitting on the porch checking e-mail. If you want a McRoom, then stay at a chain motel. If you want comfort and personality at a reasonable price, then check into Columbine.
- Also Known As:
- Columbine Hotel Idaho Springs