Want to stay in friendly comfort while feeling like a local? Where friends meet friends? And where hotel staff are more than happy to make recommendations on activities, restaurants, and whatever? It doesn’t get better than the Kinship Landing in Colorado Springs. Here you can enjoy a hometown environment while making new friends.
The radically distinctive hotel opened in downtown Colorado Springs in 2020 and its design of space is conducive to community. Plus, it’s conveniently located and within walking distance of the new U.S. Olympric & Paralympic Museum. Or drive to nearby Garden of the Gods Park.
Downtown Colorado Springs but with a small town feel
Kinship Landing is built around a concept of open space to promote conversation and connections. Nooks and crannies allow private space when needed. Ultimately, the 25,000 square-foot space is all about “cultivating community by showcasing local ingredients, art, and vendors.” Located downtown, nevertheless, it still has a small-town feel.
The main space includes the reservation desk as well as an integrated bar-restaurant that showcases quality ingredients, much with local sourcing. The design is centered around sustainability as much as possible, with passive heating and cooling using natural materials.
The Kinship Landing rooms
The innovative design maximizes space while offering an open-space concept. I stayed in a Queen Junior Suite with boutique art and decor. At first, I wasn’t sure whether I liked the layout of my room but I found I embraced the design and decor before the end of my conference. I loved how I could visually see everything and know where it was stored.
Basically, the design maximized the space, making it cozy yet comfortable. And the platform bed was a nice touch, as it created visual space by incorporating vertical levels.
Featured amenities include:
Coffee maker with local coffee & tea
50” HD Smart TV
Tuft & Needle mattress
Brooklinen sheets & towels
Alternative Rooms & Camp Deck
What is very unique is that the hotel is very successful in accommodating diverse travelers and traveling experiences. Besides offering four luxury king suites that come with an in-room soaking tub, electric fireplace, and balcony, there are other configurations from which to choose. For example, solo travelers may enjoy booking a private bunk or a shared bunk room (something similar to international hostels).
Friends and family can choose lofted bunk options as the group bunk room has eight twin bed pods. Six room include one queen bed with a lofted twin above.
Additionally, the hotel also has ADA-accessible rooms throughout the building.
Perhaps one of the most unique concepts and offerings you won’t find at a traditional hotel is a room where you can pitch a tent on the camp deck. No outhouses either as you have access to a private bathroom. The camping deck is the hotel’s version of glamping taken to a new level. Here you can pop up tents that are provided with the room booking. Sleep outside and enjoy the mountain views of Pikes Peak with star-filled skies above to soothe your soul.
And what about pets? Most people coming to Colorado soon learn that just about everyone has a pet dog. Many bring them along on trips as they are considered family members. Accordingly, this hotel accommodates furry family friends as well. You can bring up to two dogs under 80 lbs each for an additional $49 fee on a per night basis. The pet friendly second floor is where you stay.
Kinship Landing Reservations
The author stayed for four nights at Kinship Landing in connection with a professional conference. As always, all opinions are those of the author. All photos are by writer/photographer Karin Pezo with the exception of the exterior image which is courtesy of Kinship Landing.