Historical Traveller Reviews of The Broadmoor Hotel
Loved it!!! but........
from A TripAdvisor Member
My family and I stayed in the Winter and it was spectacular!!!! We are thinking of going back this Summer for 4th of July, we know it will be crowded so we are making reservations a little early, and I would suggest that you make reservations for the Spa early also. I also suggest that you keep your belongings in a safe place because I had my purfume, shaving cream, shaver, and after-shave stolen. I went to take a walk with my family and when we came back we were delighted that your room was cleaned up by the friendly maids. I was about to clean myself up for dinner and I noticed that it was gone, I was very upset that it was stolen but I did not complain to any of the workers. I know I did not misplace it because I kept it in the bathroom with all of my other toiletries. I would recommend this place but the stealing was what made the hotel above average, otherwise it would be beyond excellent.
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More, More, More of The Broadmoor!!!!!!!
What a spectacular resort. This is truly a first class hotel with so many amenities that it is impossible to list them all. The staff is incredibly friendly and will definitely go out of their way to help you. We needed some swimwear and the shops were going to be closing in five minutes so the concierge called and had a courtesy shuttle brought around for us and then called the shop and asked them to stay open for us because we were on our way. The employees at the shop were extremely friendly and allowed us to shop without making us feel as though we were bothering them. We made our purchase and had a courtesy shuttle waiting to take us back to our room. Great experience. I highly recommend The Broadmoor.
From A Travel Agent/Meeting Planner
After having stayed at and held meetings and conventions in everything from Super 8's to the most elegant resorts in the US I can say the Broadmoor is 1 of my top 3 recommended resorts. The staff is helpful and polite, the services are great, and anyone who is reviewing here and gives it negatives is "just a little too picky". Remember...there are those that will find something wrong with everywhere they stay.
Great Place to Stay
My husband and I traveled to the Broadmoor for our honeymoon June 21 of 2003 and stayed for four nights. We didn't want to leave! We had a beautiful view of the lake and Cheyenne mountains. They upgraded us because it was our honeymoon and we had champagne and a personal letter from management thanking us for choosing the Broadmoor for our honeymoon. The nightly turn down service was great. The staff was friendly and did not hound you for tips and services.
from A TripAdvisor Member
Our first stay was amazing! It was the highlight of our trip after a great week in CO visiting family and spending time on the snow in Summit County. From the moment you approach the hotel, you realize that you are somewhere special. There is not a single negative thing that I can say about The Broadmoor. Our 3rd floor room in the main (original) building overlooked the pond and mountains! Now we understand ?Purple Mountain Majesty?. The furnishings are beautiful, and the claw foot tub in the all marble bathroom was a treat. This is a must stay hotel if you are in COS. The history, architecture, furnishings, and staff make this hotel the one to compare others. The outdoor pools are beautiful. For the historian, the custom painted ceilings, artistic plaster work, and original paintings make the stay enjoyable. We give this hotel our highest recommendation.
Only the BEST
I have stayed at the Broadmoor every year for the last 5 years. I have also had the opportunity to go there from Denver (2Hrs) for Holiday Brunch and lunches. It is truly the best hotel in the world. I have stayed in Hotels in Europe and all over the US and have never found any property or staff that is more deserving of the title BEST hotel in the world.
From the moment you step onto the hotel property you will not find a thing wrong. I do not think that the staff knows how to say no. I have never been disapointed with the Broadmoor and when I travel it is the standard by which I judge other hotels
Truly THE BEST.
Off season disappointment
from A TripAdvisor Member
We just went to the Broadmoor for a long anticipated get-away spa weekend. Therefore, I was extremely upset to find out that the spa is being renovated and is closed thru April. I was more upset with the fact that no one bothered to tell me when I called to make spa appointments just a week prior to our arrival. We almost cancelled our appointments but went ahead with the understanding that the treatments would be discounted. The "makeshift" spa is in regular rooms with other rooms doubling as dressing/waiting areas. Given this was the first day, they were totally unorganized and although the technicians were friendly, the rooms were cold and the overall experience left a bad taste. On top of this, several restaurants we were looking forward to were also closed. We ate dinner both nights in the Tavern and overheard several complaints about how long the food was taking. At the end of our somewhat disappointing weekend, I found that our spa services were not discounted at all. When I questioned it I was told that the advertised prices have been discounted! I certianly hope that the new spa is out of this world because their prices sure are. My strong recommendation is to avoid this hotel in the off season if you don't want to get short changed.
from A TripAdvisor Member
My Wife and I just returned from our 4th trip to the Broadmoor. This year we took our children and their spouses (one fiancé), all in their early twenties, with us. We had a great time. From the spectacular grounds, outstanding rooms, unbelievable views, and of course the Golden Bee, you could not have asked for a better 5 days anywhere. The food at Charles Court and The Tavern was excellent as was lunch at the Golf Club Grille and Stattas. The kids had a wonderful time at the Golden Bee. This resort appeals to the young and old alike. Unfortunately the girls did not pre-schedule their spa treatments and when we arrived there weren t many slots available. If you are planning a trip to the Broadmoor and you want to do the spa thing, take my advice and call ahead. We have been to the Broadmoor both in the summer months as well as during the Holiday Season and it would be difficult to choose which time of the year is best to travel there. In the summer you can golf and do other outdoor activities (trout fishing is awesome) and during the Holiday Season it is just absolutely beautiful with all the Christmas Lights and snow. There is an outdoor fireplace on the east side and a large firepit on the west side that you can sit around at night and have a glass of wine. Last year we took the kids to the Keys for Christmas but it was unanimous they all want to return to the Broadmoor next year.
My husband and I just stayed at the Broadmoor Hotel for the first time.
I was excited because the brochure said all rooms had Frette sheets. I was looking forward to a 5 Star room. Our toilet would not flush unless you held the handle down, there was a bobby pin on the bathroom floor [YUK!] and the sheets were no-iron percale, POLYESTER!!! I could scarcely sleep! What's up with that?
Just spent four days at the Broadmoor
Spent Christmas at this hotel this year (as well as three years ago).
The property, as is the consensus here, is specacular. Maintainence is exemplary in rooms and public areas. Decor (especially in newly renovated rooms (with HUGE baths) in the original building) is elegant and confortable.
Dinig was a bit inconsistent. Chrismas dinner in the Charles Court was excellent. The following breakfast was not: an overcooked omelette that resembled as fritatta (greasy, too). The Tavern has more a steak house menu in a lovely / historic setting. The West Bar suffered from a very inattentive server.
The hotel seemed to be much busier this year that three years ago, though still not full. I would hate to imagine what it would be like in July.
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Book the Broadmoor early and stay at least three days
I thought booking in January was early enough but it wasn't -- we couldn't stay there our entire trip because they were sold out for part of our visit. Even if they have only one room and you want two, grab it: the place is truly worth the price of admission. Staying just one night, though, will make you unhappy -- you'll want time to unwind and really explore the grounds before you have to go back to the real world.
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