We were lucky enough to find ourselves in Salida Colorado on a driving holiday in America. This hotel exudes "old World charm" but with all the modern perks! The rooms are beautiful, we stayed in room 302 which has a beautiful view of the park across the road. We had our own little kitchen with a cute table for two. We dined here on take-away local pizza (yummy) and enjoyed people watching down below in the street and in the park. A river runs through Salida and there was a little white - water, plenty of kids in canoes mucking around on or in the water. The Palace Hotel is situated close to the quaint shopping streets and there are a few really wonderful galleries selling local paintings, pottery and glass ornaments. The hotel staff were really helpful and there was a local painter set up in the gallery - reception area creating wonderful "works of art" right before your very eyes. There is a great little pub on the opposite corner to the hotel where we sat and had a drink with the locals. There is also a beautiful little Christmas shop where I bought a few local baubles for our tree come Christmas time.
Salida is a small town, with small town values and is a little bit of a step back in time, a real delight and a "must see" if you are in the area. Hotel is a top ten and I would highly recommend a stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique Historic Hotel Downtown Salida,The Palace Hotel is Salida, Colorado's, premier historic boutique hotel established in 1909. Uncompromised elegance and "Old West" charm create a bastion of comfort and class deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Here, vintage chic meets the modern amenities, in 15 genuinely considered suites.Located in Historic Downtown Salida, Colorado alongside the banks of the Arkansas River, the newly renovated Palace Hotel offers boutique caliber lodging within footsteps of shopping, dining, biking and fly-fishing. ... more less