Denver Series – Best Places To Stay

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After putting together a list of my favorite restaurants in Denver, I also wanted to do a post in my Denver series about places to stay to help the hotel shopping go a little smoother! I haven’t personally stayed at any of the hotels because, well, I live here, but I asked a close friend who has stayed at many and she gave some great recommendations! I’m still missing a couple since I’m currently in St. Martin and have vacation brain, but I will add to the list as more pop into my head and as more open over time! Hope this helps you figure out exactly where you want to stay and the vibe you want to feel while in Denver! We have such an amazing city and I’m finding out we have some incredibly beautiful hotels, as well!

The Crawford Hotel – This hotel is located within the newly renovated Union Station and it’s definitely luxury style with their elegant rooms and decor. You can take the train from Denver International Airport straight to Union Station and into the hotel. Union Station is full of restaurants and shops and is steps from downtown and lower downtown. It’s the perfect location to all things Denver.

Halcyon – This is a brand new hotel in Cherry Creek that just opened in 2018. Since the hotel is super fresh and new, everything is modern, open and airy. And since it’s located in the heart of Cherry Creek, you’re in walking distance to tons of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shopping. It’s also just down the street from Whole Foods, which is always a must to me when I’m traveling. They also have a rooftop pool and you can rent vespas to scoot around town!

The Ramble Hotel – This new small boutique hotel has one of the best cocktail bars in the city right in their lobby (Death & Co). It’s located in River North Art District (RiNo) which means you can walk to a ton of bars, restaurants, shops, coffee spots, AND you can check out all the local art throughout the alley ways.

Oxford Hotel – Opened in 1891 so it’s one of the oldest hotels in Denver. But not to worry, it’s been renovated with unique rooms and beautiful views of the downtown and busy streets below. Union Station is just a couple steps away where you can hop on the train or you can walk the other way into deeper downtown. They also have the Oxford Spa next door where you can workout, get a massage, get your nails done, hair done, and anything in between.

The Maven Hotel – One of Denver’s newest independent hotels that feels like you are walking into an art museum as soon as you set foot in their door. The hotel is right in lower downtown and walking distance to Coors Field. It has incredibly unique rooms that feel very high end, a Southwest restaurant, a beautiful bar, and is also walking distance to Union Station to make travel super easy!

Four Seasons – As any Four Seasons is out there, this one is elegant and beautiful, as well. In Denver, they are known for the luxurious spa and spa treatments. But they also have a rooftop pool that many Denver residents flock to in the summer time to cool down in. This hotel is also walking distance to everything you need while having amazing views of both downtown and the mountains. This hotel also has a large gym to help you stay consistent with your own workout while traveling!

The Curtis Hotel – Right across the street from the Denver Performing Arts and close to 16th Street Mall (which you really don’t need to go to since it sucks), The Curtis Hotel has extremely unique rooms that you will see no where else. They pay attention to detail in their rock and roll styled rooms. In the bottom of the hotel, you’ll find The Corner Office which is a great place for drinks and food, especially brunch! It says they have a gym, but I haven’t seen it myself so I’m not sure how big or small it is!

Hotel Teatro – Another great location in walking distance to many different activities. This pet-friendly hotel has rooms with big, elegant personality. Grab a bite to eat at their elegant restaurant or a drink in their beautiful bar. And since Denver is such a dog-friendly place, walk out the front door and wander down to Riverfront Park to grab a coffee and hang with your pup on vacation!

The Ritz-Carlton – I didn’t even know this hotel existed in Denver until I started doing some research and now I totally want to stay there! They are in the heart of downtown so you’re going to see the full hustle and bustle and be able to walk to many restaurants, coffee shops and shopping! Enjoy a workout in their fitness center then check out the spa where they have unique treatments including a Mommy to be Spa Escape! Perfect for a babymoon before your little one greets the world!

The Brown Palace – One of Denver’s most iconic hotels that’s been open since 1892! It’s a pet friendly hotel where you can get afternoon tea, then go get your workout on then straight to their well-known spa for an amazing treatment. I’ve had many Colorado friends spend a day at their spa for their birthdays! They also have a highly talked about lavish Champagne Brunch.

The ART Hotel – This contemporary art designed hotel has clean lines and beautiful views. The hotel has a farm-to-table restaurant and an amazing terrace and lounge to enjoy a unique cocktails and amazing views of Denver. And you’ll always be greeted with new art throughout the space so you constantly have some new and exciting to see there! They are pet-friendly, but there is a fee. And this hotel comes with a 2,000 square foot gym to workout in!

Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast – I had never heard of this adorable place until my photographer told me about it! If you’re not into the hotel feel, this quaint B&B that was built in 1879 and was the first B&B in Denver. Their goal is to not only make you feel welcome in a unique environment, but they are actively aiming to become a zero-waste property to help impact the Denver community in a positive way. Pretty cool. They support local businesses and vendors to help the community come together as one with new guests passing through!

Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast – I seriously had no idea this was a B&B, I just thought it was a Denver monument or museum. This B&B is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Downtown, just a quick drive to anything! They put fresh flowers in your room and have breakfast every morning and wine served every night!

Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center – This contemporary hotel is in the heart of downtown, right next to the Convention Center and steps away from tons of bars and restaurants downtown. It also has the Peaks Lounge on the 27th floor with amazing views of the city and strong drinks! This beautiful Hyatt hotel also has a pool, spa and a large 24-hour fitness center!

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9 thoughts on “Denver Series – Best Places To Stay”

  1. Thanks. Will be sure to check this out if we ever make it to Denver. I like how you mention if they have a fitness centre as this is one of the first amenities I look for in a hotel…lol.

  2. If you need to stay close to DIA (for work…) definitely check out Wooleys classic suites. I’ve stayed in most of the suites hotels right off of Pena Blvd and this one is a step above. A gym, huge amazing bathtub, great bath products, delicious breakfast included, super comfortable beds and linens and close to airport (I will never stay anywhere else on my work trips again). It’s not downtown but sometimes you need something different.

  3. Hi Juli!
    Any favorite stay places for Golden or Boulder?
    Any in Aspen and Vail?

    We’re attending a wedding in Golden next July, and we’d like to explore those 4 towns too.
    Thanks!

      1. Yay, thank you and I’ll stay tuned for that!
        I’m also trying to figure out how many days to make this trip (could be anywhere from 1- 2 weeks, as appropriate).
        I’m thinking 3 nights in Denver, 3-4 of some combo for Boulder and Golden (or just Boulder and commute to and from the wedding at Boettcher Mansion since I’m not in the wedding) and then some area a bit further for the other days? I love the idea of south but it seems like thats a bit far to drive and might be better as a separate trip to see the 4 corners area as a whole (?), so thinking instead maybe Vail/Aspen/Glenwood Springs for a total of 3-4 nights?
        If you have any comments/insights on that I’m all ears!

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