We were recently in town for the Pikes Peak Marathon and I booked this hotel based on the reviews I read from tripadvisor. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owners, who are the grandchildren of the original owners, and have a sense of pride and nostalgia for the place and surrounding areas unlike what you would find at any of the chain hotels.
The rooms are a bit dated, but are clean and comfortable. The location is right in Manitou Springs, one block away from Garden of the Gods, and less than 1 mile from the center of the downtown shopping area. You just cant find a better location at a better price.
In the morning deer come over from the park and take some Oreo cookies from the owners mouth which is a sight to see.
The pool was large and exceptionally clean, and the coffee good and fresh in the morning. I highly recommend a stay here is you prefer to patronize the local business owners and "little guys."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Greetings, and welcome to the Dillon Motel! The motel is under new ownership; my husband and I bought the property from George last month. We know we have big shoes to fill! We look forward to bringing a bit of ourselves to the property while continuing George's great tradition of hospitality. Note: I will continue the cowboy coffee - I got George's recipe! But I might not have it out as early as he does... The Dillon Motel offers cabin units to accommodate 2-4 people. Individual units include car port. private bathroom with shower, AC, Dish TV, double, queen, or king size beds. Large family rooms have 2 queen beds. Rollaways are available. Free WiFi, large heated seasonal pool. Just minutes away from all area attractions, shopping, dinning, local galleries and the Famous Mineral Springs. Property is 420-friendly and pet-friendly. One mile from Historic Downtown Manitou Springs, and one mile from historic Old Colorado City. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dillon Hotel Manitou Springs