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At The Broadmoor, where no two interiors are exactly alike, the best lodging is up for debate but some general guidelines obtain.
At the guest room level, a superior designation connotes mountain and/or lake views; at the so-called executive mid-level, many patio suites feature gas fireplaces and full terraces; finally, at the signature level, where every conceivable amenity goes without saying, what’s best is a matter of taste. The most expensive, in any case, are this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s three-bedroom Penrose Suite and Carlton Suites, both spacious, light, airy and decorated with perhaps a more delicate touch than, say, the bold, black-and-gold Edith K. Gaylord Suite or the woody, clubby North and South Penthouse Suites.
South Tower superior rooms are considered some of the best because of their views of Cheyenne Lake and the mountains. Many have balconies or Juliet windows.
With 107 suites and 44 cottage suites, there is a style and design for nearly every taste. The largest is the Penrose suite. It was the home of Mrs. Julie Penrose from 1944 until 1957 — a private apartment with a dining room for entertaining, a sitting room and gas fireplace, a formal living room, a glass enclosed sunroom, three attached bedrooms with individual baths, and spectacular views of the mountains, lake and the city. Essentially intact, it defines grace as much as Mrs. Penrose herself. It is the epitome of European luxury.
The next in size is the West Gaylord suite. This 2,300-square-foot suite is beautifully appointed with comfortable, classic furniture that feels like a home away from home. Two grand bedrooms connect to the suite through a private hallway entrance. A large, outdoor terrace features incomparable views of the mountains and the lake. It has hosted numerous famous guests including Liza Minnelli, Cher, Elton John and Bill Gates. For privacy, or for entertaining, this is the ultimate Broadmoor suite experience.