A true sports and outdoor city, Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers atraditional and adventure sports in a dry climate that has 300 days of sun each year. After mountain biking, golfing, hiking or enjoying any of Colorado Springs' other sporty offerings, it's nice to be able to cool down in a pool. And in case you happen to be there on one or two of those 65 days that aren't sunny, you'll be happy to have an indoor pool.
The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs bills itself as the city's only Four Diamond hotel in the heart of downtown. The Antlers is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and attractions. The hotel's fully equipped health club offers an indoor pool and whirlpool located in a generously windowed room that looks out onto Pikes Peak and surrounding mountains. The 285-room property is also home to Judge Baldwin's Brewpub.
The Broadmoor Hotel
One of Colorado Springs' most highly regarded hotels, the Broadmoor is a Forbes five-star hotel and spa. The property is located beneath the mountains at an elevation of 6,100 feet. Among the several pools on premises is a seasonal outdoor pool that has a "zero entry," providing an experience similar to the beach. It is next to Cheyenne Lake, blending with the natural surroundings. The Broadmoor's other offerings include a year-round indoor pool in the spa and a year-round outdoor lap pool. Additionally, visitors will find such luxuries as three golf courses on site, a children's concierge and a five-star spa with such treatments as "Wine Down."
Comfort Inn North
The Comfort Inn North is in northern Colorado Springs, an area convenient to the United States Air Force Academy and a variety of malls, shops and family attractions. The 70-room hotel has a heated indoor pool as well as a fitness room. Pets are allowed with a nightly fee and stay comes with complimentary breakfast that includes hot waffles. The Comfort Inn is near Interstate 25, making driving around Colorado Springs destinations easy.
Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs
The Crowne Plaza is a 500-room luxury hotel located near the airport and Interstate 25. Some of the closest attractions include the Colorado Springs World Arena under a mile away and the Olympic Training Center about four miles away. The property has two pools: a seasonal outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool. It also has an indoor Jacuzzi tub. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, on-site Hertz car rental outlet, complimentary airport shuttle and on-site American restaurant.
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