When we arrived, our already tempered and lower than average expectations were confirmed just by the look of this very worn and used hotel. When we checked in, we found out that the place gets close to selling out almost every night and is constantly busy because of the 'gold mine' location next to several attractions and venues. There is very little staff and the amenities are limited. But it is a La Quinta Inn.
Everything was great except that the bathroom was so small that you had to step out of the way to close the bathroom door. And even then, the door would actually touch the toilet as it swung by. The walls were very thin and we could actually hear the conversation of the men in the next room. But the location was perfect. We were close to Red Rocks, Golden, and shopping. And we had easy access to the road to Boulder.
The staff was as courteous and obliging as any hotel I have been to, and that is saying a lot because I have been around... Nothing fake or canned about their work, just genuine and caring. Isn't that all we really need?
The room came with a king bed, sofa sleeper, sitting chair and a table with two chairs. All in all it was nice and the bed was comfortable but the sofa,sofa chair and seats to the chairs at the table could use some cleaning. Staff were all very helpful and accommodating. Perfect if you are going to a concert at Red Rocks. They have a shuttle sign up the day of the concert on different times to take the shuttle to Red Rock for the concert at a cost of $20/person, well worth it!
Colorado’s first capital city is home to Coors, one of the world’s largest breweries. Take a free tour, and enjoy free samples. Explore the historical architecture and the numerous museums, including the Colorado Railroad Museum. Buffalo Bill’s Gravesite and Museum retells Wild West lore. Nearby, The Clear Creek path offers hikers and bicyclists a healthy way to see the magnificent mountains.