by Amanda Geronikos
The history of the The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa is simple, yet fascinating. It opened in 1900 as a gold mining exchange, where tycoons came to buy and sell gold. When the property became A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa in 2012, it kept (and continues to maintain) some of the original furnishings, including the flooring from the main gold exchange room (turned meeting space). It also still houses all of the gold vaults, of which there are 17 — including one in the lobby and another in the spa!
The hotel caters mostly to adult travelers and business clientele, with an upscale lobby lounge, onsite restaurant, and several meeting spaces. You won’t find a pool here, but the hotel provides passes to the nearby Antlers Hotel for pool use.
The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa is located in downtown Colorado Springs (not to be confused with Old Colorado City Historic District), close to many restaurants and stores.
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The hotel's luxurious rooms and suites feel especially spacious thanks to 12-foot ceilings. They also feature iHomes and 42-inch, flat-screen TVs. Most of the rooms are best suited for couples, however, families of four will find enough space in a Deluxe Double Queen room or a suite.
Most of the rooms have showers only (a modernized change at many hotels) that may prove to be an issue for those traveling with small children. Some of the suites have bathtubs, however.
Cribs and rollaway beds are available, as are accessible and connecting rooms.
Standard guestrooms come in two variations: Classic King (one king bed) or Classic Queen (one queen bed). You can rent a rollaway bed or crib to sleep a third guest.
Deluxe Double Queen
Families of four will need to upgrade to the Deluxe Double Queen, which has two queen beds.
The hotel's Grand Suites are equipped with one king, two kings or two queens. Some of these suites have tubs.
The Executive King offers more space than the Grand Suites, along with a king bed.
The Junior Suite has a separate bedroom with a king bed, and a living area with a sofa bed. It can sleep four guests (five with a rollaway bed or crib). Some Junior Suites have bathtubs.
The hotel has a luxurious Presidential Suite, but note that it only sleeps two guests.
by John P
The staff provided great service. Check in was easy. Everyone was very friendly. Cody provided outstanding service. The roomes were nice. The internet was a little slow, but manageable. The managment went out of their way to accommodate our specific needs. Valet was outstanding.
by Robert C
The location is right in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, many restaurants walking distance. Beautiful Lobby and Decor. Excellent housekeeping & prompt Valet services, although that was an additional $20 per day (reasonable for the area). The room was not large but adequate and the bed was comfortable.
The hotel doesn't have a pool onsite, but guests are welcome to use the pool at The Antlers Colorado Springs, a two-minute walk away.
Attached to The Mining Exchange, Springs Orleans serves classic New Orleans dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Popular options include Po'Boys, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, shrimp and grits, and oysters. There's also a children's menu with mac and cheese, popcorn chicken, mini cheeseburgers, and buttered noodles.
The restaurant, housed in a chic, yet casual space, is open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, staying open until 11 on Fridays and Saturdays.
A limited room service menu is available at the hotel, 24 hours.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel has a small fitness center with a handful of cardio machines and free weights, open 24 hours with key card access. You might also consider walking or jogging through downtown Colorado Springs, just outside the hotel's doors.
The Art of Smart Timing
The area of Colorado Springs (and subsequently, The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa) is busiest during the summer months, when travelers descend upon the area for outdoor excursions.
You can fly into Colorado Springs Airport, serviced by regional flights, or Denver International Airport, about 1.5 hours away.
You'll want your own vehicle to explore Colorado Springs attractions, such as Garden of the Gods and The Broadmoor's Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
Valet parking is available for a daily fee.
For Mom and Dad
Make an appointment at the MX Spa, seemingly hidden below the hotel. The intimate facility features massages, wraps, facials and the like, with package pricing available. Consider the Couples Retreat Massage.