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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Clean & very adequate. Liked the mini-kitchenette! But PLEASE put a brighter lightbulb in the shower/toilet room. It was so difficult to see well enough to shave & to use the toilet at night. Could cause an accident--liability should be a concern, Sam! Limited TV channels, & not even the Denver channels!

Thank Cathy H
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

All bathrooms have 100watt bulbs: We are a lodging facility, not a sports bar...Cheers Sam Salter

Fort Dodge, Iowa
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Units are equipped with kitchens if you plan an extended stay. Lovely patio with grill for use by guests. Flowers everywhere. Interior decorations are homey and makes you think you are staying in a friends house, not a motel. They use actual keys, not a plastic card that doesn't work half the time! Within walking distance of a city park...

1Thank Maxthedog2013
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Enjoyed your review. Alya and I share an absolute commitment to our Columbine Inn. We cherish positive affirmation; And, feed on inspiration...Cheers Alya & Sam Salter

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Columbine Inn for 1 night in a king room. Pros: Our room was clean and convenient for early AM access to Mt Evans. WiFi was available, free and fast. Cons: Vanity area is very small. Shrubs and trees block easy access to rooms. Inn is located near I-70 and is a bit noisy - we blocked...

Thank ds5324
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review...Cheers Sam

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I called columbine inn because after reading the pet policy I saw that room 22 was available and that is the only pet friendly room they have. The person that answered my call began to tell me what was available and I let him know I had two 8 pound Yorkies that would be with us. He immediately said "we...

3Thank suzyscraps
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

I treat people like they treat me...Cheers, Sam

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stayed here after attending a concert at Red Rocks, about 1/2 hour away. Cute little motel with a kitchen, comfy bed and a psychedelic bathroom faucet! Turn out the lights and watch the rainbow light show from the faucet! The only drawback is that this nifty old mining town draws the bikers - and their roar at all hours...

2Thank AuntSiwa
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Many Red Rocks concert goers opt to stay in the mountains rather than the Foothills or Denver metro area. Although Idaho Springs is a busy place, especially in the summer, we are happy you chose Columbine Inn and hope you return. Thanks for the time to write a review. Cheers! Sam

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Heads up - a tiny kitchen is available for an up-charge of $50 per visit. Also do not expect to check in before 3pm. Parking is tight if you arrive late. Idaho Springs is the jumping off point for Mt Evans. You can be on the summit of the mountain in a little over and hour.

Thank Peter K
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Note: Refundable $50 charge for full kitchen usage (oven, stove) on departure in our King Suites. If you tell us at the front desk that you will be cooking, you are also provided with pots & pans, dishes, and cleaning supplies. For those vacationers who prefer to eat at the wonderful restaurants nearby, there is still a microwave and refrigerator,...

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Thank you very much sam. Our last stay was wonderful.the remodel of the suite is very nice. The light show on the faucets are so cool. The room was clean and fresh, it really shows you care. Your staff is very friendly and we felt welcome.sam, you know we love idaho springs and we love you and THE COLUMBINE INN!!!💝

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

We love that you love us! Hope to see you again soon. Repeat guests such as yourselves make it all worth while. Cheers! Sam

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I like to stay at non-chain motels. This is an older motel that has been restored. Very good shape. Nice rooms. Very good wi-fi. Nice pillow top mattresses. Very nice staff. A short walk from the downtown businesses. Highly recommended.

1Thank Patrick H
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a 'leap of faith' and staying at our family owned and operated place. Many guests are surprised once they see our rooms and decor. We appreciate your recommendation and the fact that you acknowledge our ongoing updates. Cheers! Sam Salter, Owner

Reviewed 20 June 2016

We pulled in to town in the eve and shopped around for a place to stay for the night. Been to the town several times over the years but never overnight. So looked at a few places and checked out the rooms and decided they all were about the same price and none seemingly wanting to budge on price or...

Thank JGluvsMexico
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

We provide ice at the front desk and our prices reflect the fact that we do not, nor have we ever served breakfast. Our rooms are all equipped with microwaves and refrigerators, plus coffee/coffee maker. Thank you for staying with us! Sam Salter, Owner

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My friend and I checked out of the adorable Columbine Inn yesterday after a 2-night stay. This inn is cute, kitschy and unique: a fun place to stay! We arrived before check-in at 3:00, but innkeeper Sam was kind enough to let us take a space in his parking lot anyway. In fact, throughout our stay, he was always friendly...

Thank RdC888
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your enthusiastic review. Much appreciated! Hope to see you all again. Cheers! Sam Salter, Owner

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Columbine Inn

Address: 2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Region: United States > Colorado > Idaho Springs
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Columbine Hotel Idaho Springs
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“We only stayed in another, but I enjoyed room 4! Never tried the cottages, but I'm sure they are nice as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 561robg, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms had stoves and sinks and the inn would supply pots, pans and dinnerware if you were staying longer and wanted to cook in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles jimages, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was great”
 of 5 bubbles TimandDeni, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure what to say”
 of 5 bubbles petersonge, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stay in a King room close to the office, but I know they have other great rooms.”
  • This bed was so comfortable was perfect for us and a really good nights sleep!!
 of 5 bubbles karenrn94, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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