SCP Hotel Colorado Springs

Soul Community Planet Hotel

Stay in Colorado’s second-largest city for quick access to the region’s beloved natural landmarks, like Pikes Peak (a grand, drivable fourteener known as America’s Mountain) and the eye-boggling red rocks at Garden of the Gods. Or visit esteemed Olympic City USA attractions, like the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and the flagship training center. And a quick drive from all of this is Colorado Springs’ newest eco-chic accommodations — Soul Community Planet Hotel.

This recently revamped motel turned wellness retreat offers all manner of Zen- and health-infused amenities — from fitness classes and private trainers to meditation nooks, Himalayan salt lamps and organic food options from the on-site Provisions Market. All rooms are pet friendly with no additional charge. You’ll love the welcoming bar setup boasting many varieties of Colorado craft beer. Or snuggle in next to the flickering lobby fireplace with a frothy coffee drink. Planning an extended stay? This hotel has its own special co-working space, SCP Commons, that’s perfect for “Zooming” while you kick back in your hanging hammock chair.

What makes it special?

It’s all the thoughtful eco-character, like the verdant living plant walls done with biophilic design. Rooms feature king and queen beds made from plant-based foam. Some of the hotel’s furniture is hewn from reclaimed Colorado wood. And by renovating an existing motel instead of building a new one, SCP can be considered “sustainable” to its bones.

The most “Colorado” thing about this place

It’s the mind/body/health focus, of course. SCP Hotel Colorado Springs wants you to eat nutritiously, stay fit and quiet your mind with yoga and meditation, and that enlightened approach fits right in in the Centennial State. Each room comes with its own personal yoga mat. And if your mind is buzzing like a bumblebee, SCP has meditation rooms ideal for quiet contemplation. Inhale. Then exhale. Poof — your mind is quiet like snowflakes falling in slow motion.

SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs

Coolest amenity

Burn those extra vacation calories with daily visits to SCP Fit! You can ride the Peloton bikes, work out with the TRX, stretch those limbs in the dedicated yoga room or swim laps in the seasonal heated pool. SCP Fit even offers private coaching to its guests.

Quirkiest thing to expect

For every stay booked at an SCP property, a cute lil’ sapling is planted through the hotel’s One Tree Planted program!

Our favorite traveler review

“You’re missing a key element to your Colorado Springs adventure if you don’t snag a room at this cute hotel. The hotel has a very friendly and helpful staff. It’s a very boutique-ish hotel, very hipster, earth friendly, pet friendly. I mean, it’s a must stay! Coffee 24/7, there is plenty of seating in lobby, a huge fireplace, pool table and other games to keep you entertained while winding down from your day. Oh, and there’s a bar! You’re first drink is free! Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable. SCP screams personality!” — Julie N., Google Reviews

SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs

Things to see and do nearby

Soak up 300 million years of geologic antiquity with hiking and horseback riding at Garden of the Gods. You’ll see jutting red-rock spires, towers and arches as you wander among paved and gravel trails.

There are a few ways to appreciate Pikes Peak, one of Colorado Springs’ most popular natural attractions that towers over the landscape. Take a winding drive, hop on the cog railway (open in May 2021) or hike up the 13-mile Barr Trail to appreciate panoramic views from the top.

Up for a day trip? Head to nearby Manitou Springs for a heart-pounding morning hike up the 2,000-foot elevation gain that we lovingly call the Manitou Incline. Then take a relaxing soak in one of SunWater Spa’s mineral-water pools.

Want more ideas? Here’s a two-day Colorado Springs itinerary focused on socially responsible activities >>