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Awards & Recognition

Legendary Service

At Hotel Colorado, we pride ourselves on providing our trademark legendary service to each and every one of our guests. We’ve been committed to providing exceptional service since the hotel’s inception in 1893, and we are very proud to share awards and recognition our hotel has received over the years.

The 2022 Top Brass Outstanding Business of the Year Award was awarded this year to Hotel Colorado by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. Hotel Colorado was also awarded with a Top Brass Milestone Award for nearly 130 years of service!

The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers from across the United States of America. in 2023, Hotel Colorado was a nominee finalist for Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel, Sustainability Champion and Best Historic Hotel (76 – 200 Guestrooms).


Slumber at the Hotel Colorado, a historic hotel that’s within walking distance of Glenwood’s downtown and famous hot springs.

Without a doubt, the Hotel Colorado is the place to stay in Glenwood Springs. The historic hotel, which was built in 1893, has welcomed many presidents and is thought to be the birthplace of “the teddy bear,” which was named by President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt’s daughter during a bear-hunting trip.

The life-size, interactive holiday gingerbread house at Hotel Colorado (1893) in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, encapsulates the hotel’s Legends Coffee & Gift Shop and welcomes guests to participate in a seriously sweet shopping experience.

Glenwood Springs’ hot springs and other outdoor adventures tend to get all the attention, but after a day of splashing around in the geothermally heated waters or biking along the Rio Grande Trail, there’s nothing more refreshing than sipping a chilly drink at the Coppertop Bar in the garden of the historic Hotel Colorado.

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