ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Colorado

Annabelle Inn

Aspen can be very expensive, but that doesn’t always translate to quality or value. The ... more

232 W. Main St.
Aspen , CO
Tags: budget | great value
Arrowhead Village Condos

These one- to four-bedroom condos just steps from the Arrowbahn Lift on Beaver Creek Mountain ... more

38320 Hwy 6
Avon , CO
Tags: family | budget | great value
Beaver Creek Lodge

Bored of the whole rustic chalet theme? Opt for an exceptionally cool stay at the revamped ... more

26 Avondale Lane
Avon , CO
Tags: moderate | smart splurge | trendy
Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center

The Beaver Run lift, situated on Peak 9, provides access to intermediate and some advanced ... more

620 Village Rd.
Breckenridge , CO
Tags: spa | moderate | swimming pool
Brown Palace

An eight-story atrium lobby, a salubrious spa, three restaurants, and afternoon tea in the ... more

321 Seventeenth St.
Denver , CO
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | editor pick
Capitol Hill Mansion B&B Inn

This gay- and family-friendly inn evokes an elegant 8-room Denver mansion in the late 1800s. The ... more

1207 Pennsylvania St.
Denver , CO
Tags: family | gay and lesbian | budget | historic
Cristiana Guesthaus

Cristiana Guesthaus invokes images of European ski lodges. Its Euro-inspiredbreakfasts, included ... more

621 Maroon Ave.
Mt. Crested Butte , CO
970-349-5326; 800-824-7899
Tags: budget | great value | great location
Crystal Peak Lodge

Intermediate skiers and boarders love the wide-open trails and rolling hills onPeak 7. The ... more

1891 Ski Hill Rd.
Breckenridge , CO
.970-547-8900; 888-677-335
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Devil's Thumb Ranch

Located 11 miles north of the Winter Park ski area, this 5,000-acre eco-friendly resort ranch ... more

3530 County Rd. 83
Tabernash , CO
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge | horseback riding
Elevation Hotel and Spa

In its past life, the Elevation Hotel and Spa was a Club Med resort. A Florida company purchased ... more

12 Snowmass Rd
Mt. Crested Butte , CO
Tags: luxury | spa
Elk Mountain Lodge

A stay at the Elk Mountain Lodge transports you back to Colorado’s lateVictorian era. ... more

129 Gothic Ave.
Crested Butte , CO
970-349-7533; 800-374-6521
Tags: moderate | historic
Gasthaus Eichler

If you can't afford an Austrian ski vacation, Gasthaus Eichler may suffice. Thesound of Strauss ... more

78786 U.S. 40
Winter Park , CO
970-726-5133; 800-543-3899
Tags: romance | moderate | editor pick
Hotel Durant

This extremely cozy 19-room lodge, with a wood and stucco exterior loaded withimaginative ... more

122 E. Durant
Aspen , CO
Tags: moderate
Hotel Jerome

Opened in 1889 by Macy's co-owner Jerome B. Wheeler during Colorado's silverboom, Hotel Jerome ... more

330 E. Main St.
Aspen , CO
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | jim's pick | editor pick | smart luxury winner
Hotel Lenado

The Hotel Lenado is really a Bed & Breakfast, with neo-Victorian styling inside and out. The ... more

200 S. Aspen St.
Aspen , CO
Tags: moderate | editor pick
Hotel Madeline Telluride

Best known as a winter ski destination, Telluride attracts active types in summer too, for ... more

568 Mountain Village Boulevard
Telluride , CO
Tags: luxury | spa | skiing | expensive
Hotel Teatro

This luxury boutique hotel turns guests into pampered stars. Lodgers select the type of pillow ... more

1100 Fourteenth St.
Denver , CO
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive | boutique hotel
Hotel Telluride

Since opening in 2001, the Hotel Telluride has repeatedly received accolades asone of the best ... more

199 North Cornet St.
Telluride , CO
866-468-3501; 970-369-1188
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | jim's pick
Hyatt Main Street Station

Hyatt Main Street Station is located near the Village Hotel, and offers anupscale option for ... more

505 South Main St.
Breckenridge , CO
Tags: luxury | expensive | great location
Little Nell Hotel

At the base of Aspen Mountain’s gondola, this 92-unit property is topsfor people-watching. ... more

675 E. Durant Ave.
Aspen , CO
Tags: luxury | expensive | great location | jim's pick

With its oversize leather sofas, snug rooms, southwestern pottery, and cozy library, the ... more

818 17th St.
Denver , CO
Tags: moderate | great value | editor pick

Bold colors and designs lend a Mediterranean “carnivale” motif to this Kimpton-owned ... more

1717 Champa St.
Denver , CO
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive | wine bar
New Sheridan Hotel

A good-value option located on the town’s main drag, the three-story,red-brick landmark ... more

231 W. Colorado Ave.
Telluride , CO
800-200-1891; 970-728-4351
Tags: moderate | historic | great value | great location | jim's pick

The rooms in this grandly restored 1890s hotel feature Victorian headboards, desks, and ... more

1600 17th St.
Denver , CO
Tags: family | moderate | historic | great value
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

The Park Hyatt is a sweet splurge indeed - its prime location (smack in the middle of the ... more

136 East Thomas Place
Beaver Creek , CO
Tags: luxury | smart splurge

Five-star luxury - with 202 unusually large rooms, 27 suites, 37-inch LCD TVs, soaking tubs, ... more

1881 Curtis St.
Denver , CO
Tags: luxury | expensive
Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Nestled mountainside, this stellar hideaway comes complete with its own ski store, private ... more

130 Daybreak Ridge
Avon , CO
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Sheraton Steamboat Resort

The Sheraton Steamboat Resort sits at the foot of the Silver Bullet Gondola.Its 239 rooms ... more

2200 Village Inn Court
Steamboat Springs , CO
970-879-2220; 800-325-3535
Tags: luxury | business | expensive
Sky Hotel

Gleaming and effortlessly hip, this boutique hotel is a marvelous blend of modfurnishings ... more

709 E. Durant Ave.
Aspen , CO
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive | boutique hotel | jim's pick
Snow Queen Lodge

Affordable and quaint, this cozy Victorian affair comes with nine individually decorated units ... more

124 E. Cooper Ave.
Aspen , CO
Tags: moderate | historic
Sonnenalp Resort

A distinct Bavarian feel (think white-gabled façade and custom-made Bavarian furniture), a key ... more

20 Vail Rd
Vail , CO
Tags: luxury | spa | skiing | family | ski resort | swimming pool
St. Moritz Lodge

Come for the warm, Alpine ambience (gingerbread trim, stone fireplaces, wood-paneled walls), ... more

334 W. Hyman Ave.
Aspen , CO
Tags: budget | breakfast
St. Regis

Think Ralph Lauren-meets-nostalgic-hunting-lodge décor in this 179-roomhotel. The ... more

315 E. Dean St.
Aspen , CO
Tags: luxury | family | expensive
Steamboat Mountain Lodge

With Steamboat Resort lift ticket rates rising close to $100, budget travelersmay be looking for ... more

3155 South Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs , CO
Tags: budget | great value
The Arrabelle At Vail Square

Opened in January 2008, Vail's latest luxury is this collection of townhouses with their 81, ... more

675 Lionshead Place
Vail , CO
888-688-8055 or 970-429-5045
Tags: moderate
The Breck Inn

The Breck Inn, located about a quarter of a mile north of the mountain, isacross the street from ... more

11078 N. Hwy. 9
Breckenridge , CO
Tags: budget
The Fireside Inn

The Fireside Inn is a combination bed-and-breakfast and hostel. It sits, in itsVictorian ... more

114 North French St.
Breckenridge , CO
Tags: moderate | b&b | editor pick
The Home Ranch

From wrangling, fly-fishing, and hiking in the summer to sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and ... more

54880 Routt County Rd.
Clark , CO
Tags: luxury | expensive | horseback riding
The Hotel Bristol

Some people come to Steamboat Springs for the skiing and riding. Others enjoy soaking in the hot ... more

917 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs , CO
Tags: moderate | historic
The Inn at Steamboat

The Inn at Steamboat tempts its guests with the personalized touch of a small hotel, combined ... more

3070 Columbine Dr.
Steamboat Springs , CO
Tags: budget | views | great value
The Lodge at Vail

In the heart of Vail Village, this choice alpine hideaway has all the fixings of a 4-star Rock ... more

Vail Village
174 E. Gore Creek Dr.
Vail , CO
888-328-1005 or 970-429-5044
Tags: luxury | expensive
The Nordic Inn

Crested Butte slope side lodging may be convenient, but many of the hotels lackcharacter. The ... more

14 Treasury Rd.
Mt. Crested Butte , CO
970-349-6487; 800-542-7669
Tags: moderate | editor pick
The Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa

Over 100 ski trails are easily accessible from this excellent high-end property set amongst the ... more

136 Country Club Dr.
Telluride , CO
800-789-2220; 970-728-6800
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge | views | expensive | ski resort | swimming pool | jim's pick
The Pioneer

This remote lodging venue sits peacefully in the Gunnison National Forest, andaspen groves, ... more

2094 County Rd. 740
Crested Butte , CO
Tags: budget | historic
The Rabbit Ears Motel

Owned by the Koehler family since 1959, the Rabbit Ears Motel, with its neonpink bunny sign, is ... more

201 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs , CO
970-879-1150; 800-828-7702
Tags: moderate | great location
The Steamboat Grand

The Steamboat Grand, opened in 2000, offers slope-side lodging within walking distance to the ... more

2300 Mount Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs , CO
Tags: spa | moderate | swimming pool
The Village Hotel

Consider the Village Hotel if you plan to introduce a novice to the ski resortexperience. The ... more

535 South Park Ave.
Breckenridge , CO
Tags: moderate | great value | great location
The Vintage Resort and Conference Center

The 118-room Vintage Resort and Conference Center sits near the Winter ParkResort entrance. The ... more

100 Winter Park Dr.
Winter Park , CO
Tags: luxury | expensive | swimming pool
The WestWall Lodge

The 44-residence WestWall Lodge occupies a prime location in the Crested ButteVillage Core, with ... more

14 Hunter Hill Rd.
Crested Butte , CO
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
The Woodspur Lodge

While the Woodspur Lodge is located in town on the free bus route, the hotel provides courtesy ... more

111 Van Anderson Dr.
Winter Park , CO
Tags: luxury | views | expensive
Tivoli Lodge

Sweeping renovations in summer 2006 to the 62-room Tivoli have turned the homey mainstay into a ... more

386 Hanson Ranch Rd.
Vail , CO
970-726-8417 or 800-626-6562
Tags: luxury | expensive | great value
Vail Cascade

Don't want to spend all of your time on the slopes? Inaddition to its proximity to the ski ... more

1300 Westhaven Dr.
Vail , CO
Tags: family | moderate
Viceroy Snowmass

November 2009 marked the opening of Snowmass Village's latest showpiece: the Viceroy Snowmass ... more

130 Wood Rd.
Snowmass Village , CO
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge
Vista Verde Ranch

Rustic-luxe accommodations at his ranch-style resort – nestled amid greenpastures, tall ... more

58000 Cowboy Way
Clark , CO
Tags: luxury | family | outdoors | expensive | horseback riding
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Nestled near the Beaver Creek ski resort (and connected to the lifts by gondola), the Silver ... more

126 Riverfront Lane
Avon , CO
970-790-6000 or 888-627-8099
Tags: spa | skiing | family | expensive
Wild Horse Inn

When venturing west, the pioneers rarely traveled without their dogs. The WildHorse Inn ... more

1536 County Rd. 83
Fraser , CO
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick
Zephyr Mountain Lodge

The Zephyr Mountain Lodge is situated next to the Zephyr Express Lift, whichservices Winter ... more

201 Zephyr Way
Winter Park , CO
Tags: luxury | expensive | great location

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