The town of Alamosa has been dubbed the “heart of the San Luis Valley” due to its convenient location to an extensive list of nearby adventures. In town, visitors can expect to find relaxation and comfort within our accommodations which are made better by our communities laid-back and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're visiting for business or for pleasure, you’ll be happy to find that you don’t have to travel far to find accommodations fit for your perfect trip. Both in town and nearby, there’s a handful of hotels and motels waiting to welcome you for a delightfully rejuvenating experience. Acting as the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Alamosa has long been the go-to spot for visitors interested in experiencing all there is to do in the region.
Alamosa and Nearby Stays
Staying in town through our various hotels and motels offers the best of both worlds—all the modern conveniences and luxuries you’d hope for while still being a short distance away from tomorrow’s next big adventure. The Sunset Inn and Dunes Inn are both located close to our historic downtown area providing convenient access to shopping, dining, and nightlife. Just to the east of downtown, you’ll find the Days Inn Alamosa, and Rodeway Inn each offering great proximity to downtown activities. Immediately to the west of downtown, you’ll find the Hampton Inn, Best Western Alamosa Inn, Valley Motel, Super 8 Motel Alamosa, Holiday Inn, and more perched between town and the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. Regardless of where you stay, you’re always a short way away from open spaces and outdoor recreation. During your visit, be sure to sample the local food scene by tasting some authentic eats and farm-to-tap beer. Alamosa has an innovative craft beer scene that’s surely worth checking out.
Fit for the Family
Looking for a unique experience for the entire family? Just outside of Alamosa there are four privately operated hot springs, two of which are excellent for families with kids who can’t wait to splash around. Since 1955, Splashland has been operating in Alamosa, and it includes three family-friendly water slides, plus designated family swim nights. The water enters the pools at 102 degrees Fahrenheit and varies from 88 degrees to a balmy 96 degrees.
Another great option is Sand Dunes Recreation, where the swimming pool is open year round and there are family swim nights. Plus, the pool has an area for people 21 and older where you can relax with an adult beverage. In addition to the pool, the recreation complex includes Fruition Golf, which sports three state-of-the-art golf simulator bays, a putting green, and a selection of beer and wine. All of that fun is going to make you hungry, so head to the on-site Mile Deep Grille for Mexican food, pizza, sandwiches, burgers, and seafood.
Near the Dunes
The Great Sand Dunes Oasis, Rustic Rook Resort Glampground, and the Great Sand Dunes Lodge are all located right at the foot of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains and near the Great Sand Dunes National Park itself. If you’re interested in a more immersive experience, check out lodging stays at Zapata Ranch, where their 103,000-acre bison and guest ranch that doubles as a Nature Conservancy offers stays where visitors can participate in ranching activities with their team. The Zapata Ranch also offers other activities such as guided horseback riding tours through the Great Sand Dunes National Park.