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Columbine Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Idaho Springs
Certificate of Excellence
winnipeg
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were on a cycling tour and this was our last stop before heading home, was pleasantly surprised by a wonder place to stay. Clean rooms, wonderful owners would stay here again if we came here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank artobloom
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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Please, come back soon. We enjoy our repeat guests, especially our adventurous cyclists!
Cheers!
Sam and Alya Salter, Owners
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English first
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Great place. Don't miss this place.. Rooms are clean. Sam is fantastic. We came from Florida and was VERY happy we stay here. We stay at a few around d here and only wished we stayed here all the time. Is u are going to Mt. Evan or Echo lake this is the place.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Wilfsu
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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
So glad you stopped by, and all the way from Florida! Thanks for writing us a review. We really appreciate your comments and hope to see you again.
Cheers!
Sam Salter, Owner
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Jackson, NH
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I've stayed at the Columbine Inn several times over the past 10 years, but I don't think I've ever written a review. This is a very nice locally owned motel in Idaho Springs, it is clean, the rooms have nice touches, slightly dated because of it's age, but the owner, Sam, does a great job keeping it up.

This would have had 4 stars, except for one item that is so basic.... Sam, what is up with the bath towels? The size of these bath towels are laughable, We couldn't believe how small they were, they literally were the size of hand towels at other motels/hotels. The price to stay at the Columbine has crept up over the years, and it was just a tad under $100 for 2, everything was pretty darn good, but the towel size lost this place a whole star.... easy fix!

One other thing, and this is not directly related to the motel, why do smokers think it's OK to step out of their non-smoking rooms, and then they stand in front of our open window and smoke cigarettes???? We were in a corner room, and I guess the smokers can't stand in front of their rooms..... not the motel's fault..... but boy is that irritating. btw, I said something through our open window and they just scurried off.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank crazyguyonabike
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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Wish I could wish upon that extra star. You should have mentioned this issue about the towels while you were here...because you are absolutely right. The response may be as funny (but true) as the towels were "laughable": We hired and were training new staff for the summer who came from Europe. Later, found out that one of the girls was putting up the bath mats on the rack instead of bath towels!
Cheers!
Sam Salter, Owner
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the Columbine Inn late afternoon, with overcast skies. The sign was barely visible through the tree limbs, the parking lot has plenty of wear, and the grounds were not especially inviting. However, the room we stayed was clean and comfortable, there was free wifi, coffee/fridge/microwave in the room. A good value and great launching point for Mt Evans.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank UNC-Schep
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Tyler, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Columbine is a small motel right on the main street in Idaho Springs. We found the place a bit run down. The beds, though, are comfortable and plush. The rooms were quiet. The location of the motel is perhaps its best asset.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Tyler-Jim
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Sam (the owner) has a super accent and he is very welcoming.
Convenient location & easy to find. Best rates.
There is a full parking lot with a cute little yard area and a BBQ grill on a patio.
The room was great with WIFI, kitchenette, Microwave etc ... and very well decorated.
I had a pleasant, comfortable and quiet time staying at the Columbine Motel and it is the place I would recommend to anyone and go back there if I had to come back to Idaho Spring.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank MissKiou M
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Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

If you have to stay in Idaho Springs, this is a good choice -- one of the lowest prices in I.S. Clean, comfy room, well-maintained, WiFi, refrigerator, and anything a traveler not interested in spending time actually in a motel needs. Trailers across the street, but who cares? If you want a mountain resort to hang around in, go somewhere else besides Idaho Springs.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Van R
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Property: Columbine Inn
Address: 2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Region: United States > Colorado > Idaho Springs
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Idaho Springs
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Columbine Hotel Idaho Springs

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