What to Expect at the Dove Inn - One of the Top Hotels in Golden CO

When you leave The Dove Inn, we want you to be ready to come back and stay asap. Here are some notes on our inn so that you can know what to expect and get the most out of your stay!

The Dove Inn was built in 1866! She’s old and sometimes that means she makes funny noises. We have chosen period pieces to reflect the beauty and charm from that era, but we’ve modernized much of the inn. Check-in is automated and breakfast is simple.

Breakfast is self serve, continental style. We always try to have local, fresh items. You can expect things like fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade granola and pastries. If you need more of a cowboy breakfast, Golden is home to some delicious restaurants and coffee shops!

We do not have cable TV, but we do have HBO streaming access. You are welcome to sign into the streaming service of your preference with your own account, just be sure to sign out before checking out.

Our Amenities

We want our inn to feel like home (but better!) so we provide as many of the comforts of home as we can.

We now offer a hot tub! The hot tub has a max occupancy of 3 people (you’ll all be friends by the end!) Please be courteous of other guests with your usage, and follow posted rules. No glassware, please. Plastic glasses only.

Each room has a smart TV with HBO access, and the inn has wifi throughout. The Dove Inn foyer has a comfortable sitting area and a full self-serve coffee bar where you can make your own brew four different ways (craft coffee beans from local roasters provided). There is also a kitchen with a sink and microwave should you need it, though we ask that you don’t prepare full meals or anything that will disrupt other guests.

Our Policies


We do not accomodate children under 12, pets, or EMS animals.

We do not permit NON-Guest visitors in the building without management approval. If you grant any non-guest access to the building or rooms, share access codes, etc. your reservation will be subject to termination without refund.

No smoking of any kind is allowed inside any of the rooms. If you would like to smoke, you must be outside. There is a smoking area in the front of the inn, please do not smoke in the back area.

Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am. Noise can travel in an old house like ours, so please be mindful of our other guests. If we have to repeatedly ask you to quiet down, we will then ask you to leave the property and no refund will be given.


We cannot accept phone reservations. We want you to be in charge of your own destiny, but we are happy to answer any questions and quell any concerns! We’re happy to walk you through the process, if it feels daunting.

Our prices are based on double occupancy, $25/night per extra person.


Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away.

50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in.

No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.

No call, no shows (failing to cancel or alter your reservation and not showing up) will be charged for the first night’s stay and the remainder of the stay will be cancelled without any refund.

If you must leave before your scheduled check-out date, please note that your unused room nights will be subject to the cancelation policy above.


You are welcome to check in anytime after 3pm! In order to allow you to come and go with ease and comfort, check-in is automated. On the day of check-in you will receive codes to get into the inn and your room! No more keys to fall out of your pocket on that beautiful hike up at White Ranch!

We cannot promise early checkin-ins, but we will always do our best to get you in as early as possible. Just send us a message on the morning of your check-in!

Check-out is at 11am.


In order to maintain your privacy, we do not offer a daily cleaning service. Let us know if your room needs a refresher.


When you book online with us, our system keeps your card on file to cover any extra charges and damage. We have many Victorian pieces in the inn that cannot be replaced, so any damage to furniture, linens and other property will be assessed and then billed to the customer at our replacement cost, which may include labor costs. Smoking in non-smoking areas will also be considered as damage and be charged accordingly. Keep in mind that excessively soiled linens, carpets and furniture will be included as damages.


We are located in downtown golden, so parking can be tricky. There is free parking on 14th St. between Jackson Street and Ford Street. if you cannot find a spot there, check out the city of Golden’s website for more info. There is a great parking garage at 1250 Jackson St. Please do not pay for parking after 5 PM – parking is free from 5 PM to 7 AM.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to send us an e-mail at stay@doveinn.com