- Lodging & Travel
Within walking distance to numerous restaurants, shops, museums, and downtown nightlife, the property features 285 guest rooms and 7 suites, each with a work area and high speed Internet access.
Colorado Springs was founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer and his idea of a first class hotel came to life when the Antlers Hotel opened in June of 1883. At that time the population of Colorado Springs was approximately 5,000.
General Palmer named the hotel ''The Antlers'' as it housed his large collection of deer and elk trophies. The original hotel had modern conveniences such as a hydraulic elevator, central steam heat and gas lights in each of 75 large guest rooms, some with balconies, and no two rooms were alike.
The hotel welcomed many travelers from around the world and in fact was nicknamed ''Little London'' because of the many English tourists who came to visit. The draw at the time was nearby Pikes Peak and the amazing natural rock formations known as Garden of the Gods.