Sleeping in Airports

Colorado Springs Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Colorado Springs Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

one of the cleaning crew told me that they would open the chapel up for me and let me sleep in there. – Nick F

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Colorado Springs Airport.

What to Expect

Colorado Springs airport consists of a small, two-level, single concourse terminal with 12 departure gates and dozen or so shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, primarily on the airside. After airport restaurants and shops close for the night, vending machines are the only in-airport snack option, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available, and there are charging stations throughout the concourse. For additional comfort, economy class passengers can pay to access the airport’s private lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

After security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints re-open. There are reportedly some couches behind a fireplace on the second floor that can be accessed by stairway separate from the main stairs. Public service announcements and cold temperatures may be the biggest sleep hindrances so consider bringing extra layers or a sleeping bag, and earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones. For uninterrupted sleep, there are some hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Premier Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, AIrside, adjacent to Gate 6. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Colorado Springs Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport that offer free airport shuttle:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs Airport – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle runs from 8:00AM to 9:00PM daily. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn Colorado Springs Airport– (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Quality Inn – (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Colorado Springs Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Colorado Springs Airport. Connect to the “flyCOS” network. Hotspots are located in the newly remodeled concession and seating areas between the top of the escalators and before security screening, as well as in the concourse.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines

Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: 1st Floor, across from elevators and 2nd Floor, on the concourse between gates 3 and 5

Baggage Carts

Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in the Baggage Claim area and in the Shuttle Bus Terminal Drop-Off area. Rate: There is a $4 fee to use the baggage carts, with a 25 cent refund upon cart return.

Chapel

Location: Main terminal building in the east corridor next to the news and gift shop. Open: 24 hours

Children’s Play Area

Location: Airside, between Gates 7 and 9

Currency Exchange

Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping

Duty Free is not available. Landside offers The Spring Marketplace while Airside you will find a CNBC Store and The Peaks Travelmart.

Family Services

Two family care rooms provide telephone access to Memorial Hospital HealthLink, baby changing station, sink, diaper vending machine and nursing area. Locations: Main concourse between Gates 4 and 6 and between Gates 8 and 10.

Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Here are the available options:

  • Landside – Temporary Food Kiosk
  • Airside – Liquid Provisions Bar • Mountain Vista Grill • Pikes Perk Coffee • Pizza Hut • Quiznos

Information Desk

Location: Baggage Claim Area, across from the elevators. The Desk is staffed by volunteers and can provide airport information as well as local/tourist information.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Not available.

Massage

Treat yourself with a professional massage at New Leaf Therapies! Massages start at $1 per five minutes. Active Duty military get five minutes free with paid massage! Location: Airside, between Gates 6 and 8.

Mobile Charging

Charging ports are located between concourse seating and charging stations are provided throughout the concourse.

Rest Zones

Not available.

Showers

Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. The security checkpoints are open 4:00AM – 8:00PM.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Airlines

As of November 2018, Colorado Springs airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta • Frontier • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental desks are located in baggage claim area. The following car rental agencies are available: Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz/Dollar. In addition, U-Save Car & Truck Rental provides a courtesy shuttle to its off-site location.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Cheyenne Mountain Resort   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs   •   Hampton Inn Colorado Springs Airport   •   Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Airport   •   Holiday Inn Colorado Springs Airport   •   Holiday Inn Express Colorado Springs Airport   •   Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs Airport   •   Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center   •   Quality Inn   •   Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport   •   The Broadmoor   •   The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

Shuttles

The airport offers a variety of shuttle services to its passengers, whether you need to get to the city or your ski resort. For service providers and subsequent information, visit the Colorado Springs Airport website.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2018-11-08

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]