Close to the Broadmoor area, on the south side of Colorado Springs, this wallet-friendly hotel provides standard accommodations and piles on the freebies (local calls, hot breakfast, parking). La Quinta's guest rooms open to interior hallways. Additionally, a strip mall containing restaurants, movie theaters and a Target is within walking distance.
The hotel's exercise room is small, but it does have a decent selection for those just looking for cardio and a quick exercise hit. Additionally, the hotel is located within 3 miles of an impressive, full-service 24 Hour Fitness (5-minute drive). At $20/day, the admission fee is a little steep, but the comps and budget friendly room rates should make up the difference.
The neighboring Residence Inn sports larger rooms and better equipment in their fitness center. But, it is positioned somewhat closer to the noisy highway. This hotel beats the Fairfield's onsite option.