Travel 2 minutes 13 September 2023

Nine Boutique Hotels to Know in Colorado

We've chosen nine boutique hotels from the MICHELIN Guide selection, each with something to say about the state of Colorado.

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These Colorado hotels are part of the Michelin Guide hotel selection. Each of the 6000+ hotels in the selection has been chosen by our experts for its extraordinary style, service, and personality — and each can be booked on the Michelin Guide website and app.

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The Source Hotel
Denver, Colorado

Denver’s River North arts district — RiNo for short — is the city’s latest urban-redevelopment success story, and the Source Hotel is an important part of its evolution. It’s an ultra-contemporary building on the site of an old iron works, and within its walls are 100 modernist-inspired boutique hotel rooms that wear this industrial heritage on their metaphorical sleeve.

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Amigo Motor Lodge
Salida, Colorado

With America’s seemingly limitless supply of mid-century motels transforming themselves one by one into boutique hotels, the average small town is suddenly many times more likely to offer a stylish and thoughtfully designed — if low-frills — place to stay. Salida, in south central Colorado, is such a place. It was just waiting for the arrival of a hotel like the Amigo Motor Lodge.

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The Crawford Hotel
Denver, Colorado

Denver’s once-neglected Union Station finds itself surrounded by action in a way it hasn’t been for more than half a century. This Beaux-Arts monument deserved to be more than a footnote in transportation history. Now it’s an authentic downtown gathering place, as well as the home of the Crawford Hotel, a 112-room boutique hotel whose lobby still does double duty as a waiting room for rail passengers.

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Gateway Canyons Resort
Gateway, Colorado

From Gateway Canyons you won’t be making quick day trips to Denver or the major ski resorts. And that’s more or less entirely the point. Here in canyon country you’re practically within sight of the Utah border, and, most importantly, you’re immersed in a landscape with plenty to offer locally, from fly fishing to river rafting, from hiking to biking to an equestrian center.

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Vaquera House
Crested Butte, Colorado

There are some Colorado mountain towns that could reasonably be accused of being a bit tame and overdeveloped, but not Crested Butte; it’s just remote enough to deter casual visitors, and the opportunities for outdoor adventure here are truly vast. In a place like this you can’t always count on a stylish and luxurious little boutique hotel, but in Vaquera House, that’s exactly what you’ll find.

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Dunton Hot Springs
Dolores, Colorado

Here, in remote southwestern Colorado, is an authentic ghost town, an abandoned century-old gold prospectors’ camp, renovated shack by shack and rehabilitated into a truly unique luxury hotel — a place where roughing it in hand-hewn log cabins (and one teepee) neatly coincides with spa treatments, thermal baths and fine organic dining.

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Collective Vail
Vail, Colorado

Collective Vail is set on a thousand acres of ranchland a few miles to the west of the famously upscale resort town of Vail. Its luxury tents feature plush linens, en-suite bathrooms with rain showers, and electricity, offering a rare combination of proper high-end comforts and close contact with nature. There's a “farm-to-ranch” breakfast, and dinner options range from a self-grilled “BBQ experience” to a five-course tasting menu.

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The Armstrong Hotel
Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado is a college town; it’s also an adventure town, located at the foot of the Rockies. It’s also, of course, a classic Old West town, wherein the 1923-vintage Armstrong Hotel is a relative newcomer. In advance of its 100th birthday it’s been thoroughly updated, brought up to modern boutique-hotel standards, with swanky, stylish rooms and a pair of highly regarded dining and drinking venues.

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Lumière with Inspirato
Telluride, Colorado

It may still be the most charmingly low-key of Colorado’s major ski resort towns, but that doesn’t mean Telluride hasn’t gone upscale; it’s just that it’s done it in a charmingly low-key way. Lumière with Inspirato combines boutique-hotel good looks with distinctly residential comforts, and its position in the enclave of Mountain Village affords a measure of seclusion from the town, as well as ski-in/ski-out access to the famous slopes.

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Top image: The Hotel Crawford — Denver


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