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Sleeping in Colorado Springs Airport

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If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Colorado Springs airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Colorado Springs airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Can I Sleep Overnight at Colorado Springs Airport?

Colorado Springs Airport is open 24 hours and, according to some travellers, accommodates those looking to spend the night while waiting for their early morning flight.

Flights don’t operate through the night, so if you are through security, you must move to the landside area and re-clear security the next day. Sleeping through the night is restricted to landside areas only.

The airport has no dedicated rest or nap zones, but travellers have reported some couches and comfortable chairs where you can rest.

Where is the Best Place to Sleep at Colorado Springs Airport?

You must remain landside if you need to rest through the night here before your early morning flight.

Travellers have reported a few leather couches and several armchairs behind a fireplace on the second floor that can be accessed by a stairway separate from the main stairs. The fire can be turned on, which gives warmth to the armchairs.

Like most airports, Colorado Springs can get chilly during the night. We’d suggest bringing a few extra layers and maybe a blanket for warmth.

Overnight sleepers have reported regular public service announcements over the speaker system in the airport, which could cause a hindrance to your sleep. Consider bringing some earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones if you plan on spending a night in Colorado Springs.

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Is There Anything Open 24 Hours at Colorado Springs Airport?

No dining options are open 24 hours, so if you’re looking for a midnight snack, you’d best bring your own snacks or stock up before concessions close for the night!

No other shops or concessionary stands are open 24 hours in the airport. If you can’t get to sleep, you might be in for a long night, so consider bringing a book or your tablet with you for some entertainment.

For more information on what’s available at Colorado Springs Airport during the day, check out our Airport Guide.

Are There Lounges at Colorado Springs Airport?

There is one lounge at Colorado Springs Airport that is open to all passengers regardless of airline or class of service flown.

The Premier Lounge in Colorado Springs is open to coincide with the daily flight schedule, so opening hours vary. It will not be open through the night. There are no dedicated sleep or rest zones inside the lounge, but you can access more comfortable chairs to rest if you’re there during open times.

Learn more about the Premier Lounge at Colorado Springs Airport in our Airport Guide.

Are There Any Hotels Near Colorado Springs Airport?

If a night trying to sleep at the airport is giving you nightmares, you might want to consider booking a nearby hotel. There are hotels near Colorado Springs Airport and a few of them offer airport shuttles:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Colorado Springs Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Safety & Security

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Colorado Springs Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

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