• A cozy Hotel Columbia Telluride living room with a fireplace, TV, chairs, ottoman, and a view of the mountains outside.

21 Guest Rooms and Suites

The Hotel Columbia is a highly acclaimed boutique luxury hotel located in the heart of Telluride, Colorado. The beloved hotel has 21 upscale rooms ranging from traditional hotel rooms to a three-bedroom penthouse suite; each one decorated with the finest finishes but is unique in its own way. Guests can enjoy views of Ajax Peak, the Telluride Ski Resort and the surrounding mountains while listening to the sound of the San Miguel River rushing nearby.

  • A gondola above a snow-covered Hotel Columbia Telluride with forest and peaks.

Best Location in Town

Nestled between 14,000-foot peaks just two blocks from Telluride’s quaint main street and steps from the gondola lies the Hotel Columbia. Walk to Telluride’s shops, restaurants and bars or simply hop on the gondola to explore everything that Mountain Village has to offer. Don’t feel like venturing out? Telluride’s top-rated restaurant, the COSMOpolitan, is located on the first floor of the Hotel Columbia.

  • A gondola against a mountain backdrop during sunset in Telluride Colorado.

The Gondola

You don’t need to go very far to find adventure while you’re a guest at the Hotel Columbia. Venture across the street to the Telluride Gondola Station, which gives direct access to skiing, hiking, biking and more adventures in Mountain Village. This free transportation system is the only one of its kind in the world, and in addition to offering access to activities, it also provides stunning 360-degree views of Telluride’s box canyon. The gondola runs daily during the high seasons (extended hours on weekends) and is closed during the shoulder seasons (mid-April through end of May and mid-October through mid-November).

  • A buffet with fruit, pastries, and plates under warm lighting at Hotel Columbia Telluride.

Complimentary Breakfast

Start your vacation in Telluride off on the right foot – with breakfast at the Hotel Columbia. Every morning, a hot breakfast, complete with homemade pastries and quiches, fresh fruit and yogurt, sliced meat and cheese, orange juice and coffee, is served. The complimentary breakfast buffet is served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the COSMOpolitan. Bon appétit!

  • A person with a backpack is carrying a golden retriever on their back in Telluride Colorado.

Personalized Service From a Local Team

Our staff lives and works in Telluride. We want to share our special box canyon with you! Let us help you plan a vacation you’ll remember with all of our insider knowledge about Telluride and the surrounding areas. We know all of the best hikes in town, the most ideal spots to see wildlife, and can help direct you to all of the local guides to take you on an excursion. All you have to do is ask!


The Hotel Columbia may be small, but it is definitely recognized for what it brings to the hospitality industry. As a member of Conde Nast Johansens, an unequaled collection of luxury hotels, inns and resorts, the Hotel Columbia prides itself on top-notch service, exquisite accommodations and unparalleled comfort. The Hotel Columbia also is rated the #1 hotel in Telluride on TripAdvisor. Check out what some of the hotel’s guests have had to say:

Hotel Columbia Is the Best!

"Our recent stay at Hotel Columbia was perfection! We looked forward to breakfast every morning just to see what new creation the pastry chef had prepared and it was always delicious. The beds are extremely comfortable and the hotel is very clean. What makes this boutique hotel super special is the staff! They all go above and beyond to make your stay extra special. Many thanks to them for their hospitality!"

Love, Love, Love 

"This property is simply amazing. We had a wonderful stay with the family. Staff is friendly and rooms are cozy and clean. You can basically ski in and out with its proximity to the gondola. We highly recommend staying at this property. You will be glad you did."