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The Broadmoor 4.5

Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

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Pros

  • Luxury property dating back to 1918 with an Old World ambiance
  • Stunning natural setting on Cheyenne Lake at the foot of Colorado Rockies
  • On an estate of 3,000 acres, with tree-lined streets and landscaped gardens
  • Luxurious rooms, suites, and cottages with stunning views of the mountains and the lake
  • “The Wilderness Experience” offers accommodation in 10 rustic cabins
  • Eight on-site fine-dining and casual restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines
  • Three swimming pools, three hot tubs, three golf courses, and several tennis courts
  • Luxury full-service spa, fitness center, personal trainers, and exercise classes
  • 25 on-site retail shops plus several business centers and conference rooms
  • Activities include art classes, rock-climbing, fly-fishing, horseback riding, tennis, cycling
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Airport shuttle service for guests

Cons

  • Rooms in the original building aren't the same quality
  • Resort fee is an additional expense
  • Breakfast is not included in room rate
  • Parking is extra

Bottom Line

Located on Cheyenne Lake at the foot of the Colorado Rockies, The Broadmoor is an iconic luxury property covering a vast estate of over 3,000 acres. Guests can choose to stay in one of the 779 rooms and 107 suites, rent one of the two brownstone villas, or choose “The Wilderness Experience” and stay in one of 10 rustic cabins at The Ranch at Emerald Valley. This lavish property offers a vast range of services and amenities, with eight on-site restaurants, three swimming pools, three hot tubs, three golf courses, multiple tennis courts, a full-service upscale spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and 25 shops and boutiques. There’s also a wide variety of outdoor activities, including rock-climbing, fly-fishing, horseback riding, tennis, and cycling. Overall, guests rave about experiencing the Broadmoor's luxury on a grand scale, though some find its traditional style full of floral patterns a bit dated. 

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Scene

Luxurious, historic hotel with extravagant Old World decor

This luxurious, historic hotel has Old World interiors, such as in the renowned Penrose Room, the fine dining restaurant that serves European cuisine

Guests arriving at The Broadmoor are welcomed in the property’s original building, Broadmoor Main, which dates back to 1918. The pink stucco building has a few elements of Italian Renaissance architecture, with its Tuscan-style tower and triple-arched entrance. Stepping inside, the opulent interiors of this five-pearl property are reminiscent of a European palace, with painted ceilings, marble floors, ornate furniture, richly patterned carpets and curtains, crystal chandeliers suspended from the ceiling, and oil paintings hanging on the walls. Outside, the beautifully landscaped gardens and lawns are punctuated with intricately sculpted fountains and stone-floor terraces. This huge property of 3,000 acres has its own man-made lake, circled by a tree-lined path leading to the many other buildings, accommodation units, and the villas and brownstones, which occupy their own streets. The ambiance throughout is one of lavish Old World opulence. The property hosts many conventions and conferences, with business travelers making up a large part of its clientele; it's also popular with families. Many prominent guests have stayed here, including celebrities, heads of state, famous athletes, and prominent businessmen. 

Location

Exceptional natural setting on the shore of Cheyenne Lake

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At the base of the Colorado Rockies and on the shore of Cheyenne Lake, The Broadmoor has an exceptional location that's well suited to a variety of outdoor activities. It's also just over 10 minutes away by car to Downtown Colorado Springs.

  • 12-minute walk to Carriage House Museum
  • 15-minute walk to Seven Falls
  • Two-minute drive to Cheyenne Mountain Country Club
  • Six-minute drive to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • 11-minute drive to Downtown Colorado Springs
  • 14-minute drive to Colorado College
  • 17-minute drive to Cave of the Winds
  • 22-minute drive Colorado Springs Airport
  • 22-minute drive to Pikes Peak Cog Railway
  • 24-minute drive to Garden of the Gods
  • 80-minute drive to Denver International Airport

Rooms

A variety of different luxurious accommodations from Standard Rooms to log cabins

The spacious West Premier Room incorporates opulent, old European-style decor, including old-fashioned furniture, a canopied bed, and richly-patterned textiles

There are a variety of different room types on offer at The Broadmoor, including Standard and Superior Rooms located in the Main and South Towers, luxury suites, cottages with full kitchens, two Brownstone villas with four floors, and 10 rustic log cabins as part of “The Wilderness Experience” at The Ranch at Emerald Valley. The rooms and suites are decorated in the same opulent old European-style of the public areas of the hotel, with chandeliers, elaborate curtains, old-fashioned furniture, and richly-patterned textiles, while the interiors of the Cottages and Brownstones are more modern. Some rooms feature gas fireplaces and balconies, and many offer striking views over the lake, golf courses, or mountains. The rooms are generally spacious, with either a king-size bed or two double beds, and amenities like flat-screen TVs, DVD players, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and fully stocked minibars. Luxurious bathrooms are equipped with double sinks, bathtubs, and separate showers. But guests report rooms in the original building do not reflect the same standards as those in the newer buildings. 

Features

Eight restaurants, three swimming pools, luxury spa, three golf courses, and plenty of outdoor activities

The property has three on-site pools, including an outdoor infinity pool that overlooks the adjacent lake

Guests are spoiled for choice at The Broadmoor when it comes to dining. The hotel has eight on-site restaurants to choose from, offering both casual and formal settings and a wide variety of cuisines. The renowned Penrose Room is a fine-dining restaurant, with a menu of contemporary European cuisine, while Ristorante del Lago is the on-site Italian restaurant, and Summit is a French-style bistro. Other options include American-style cuisine at La Taverne, healthy meals at Natural Epicurean, and global cuisine at Play. Buffet breakfasts are served at the Lake Terrace Dining Room, and the Golden Bee is an English pub serving typical pub food.

Access to the outdoor infinity swimming pool is free for guests, but it's closed during the winter months. There are two large outdoor hot tubs which can accommodate 14 people, a children’s wading pool overlooking the lake, a two-lane heated lap pool open year round, and a large indoor pool in the spa which is also open year-round. The full-service luxury spa offers over 100 different types of services and also includes a large fitness center equipped with a variety of exercise and weight machines, and personal trainers, exercise classes, a relaxation room, 43 treatment rooms, and a hair and nail salon.

Also located on the vast hotel grounds are three golf courses, several tennis courts, and 25 different retail shops selling clothing, jewelry, flowers, and gifts. Other activities guests can take part in include cycling, paddle boating, horseback riding, fly-fishing, and art courses to only name a few. The Broadmoor has 185,000 square feet of meeting and event space suitable for conventions, conferences, and special events. Other convenient services on offer here include several business centers, a free Wi-Fi connection throughout the property, and an airport shuttle service.

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1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-4269, United States

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