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If you’re looking for a great place to stay while exploring the Mile High City, Denver’s collection of hotels cater to every taste and budget, but these are the top places for travelers who want to spend the night in one of the city’s most sophisticated, luxurious digs.
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The city’s landmark hotel has been catering to luxury lovers for more than 120 years. Today, it’s also a hit with history buffs, providing the chance to walk in the steps of everyone from Winston Churchill to the Beatles, offering lots of old-world charm and classic ambiance with romantic Victorian décor as well as seamless service. The elegance of the period continues into guest rooms, which feature beautiful wood bedframes and sheets made from high-thread-count imported cotton as well as a rich wood armoire, walk-in closet and an expansive bathroom with double marble sinks. Of course, modern amenities are included too, like flat-screen HDTVs, Wi-Fi and personal Keurig coffee makers. Guests can also access its lavish spa and dine at the award-winning Palace Arms restaurant with signature dishes and a wine list with nearly 1,000 selections.
This funky boutique hotel between LoDo and Uptown near Larimer Square allows guests to stay in the heart of Denver’s best attractions, just steps from its famed 16th St. Mall and exciting nightlife as well as being close to pro sports games at Coors Field and Empower Field at Mile High. This property caters to the trendy set with neutral tones and rich, mineral blues as well as bold metallic accents, rugged leather pieces, and modern original works by local artists. Like all Kimpton properties, Hotel Monaco hosts complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres every evening. The guest rooms are just as stylish, with lots of color and patterns aimed to both relax and rejuvenate. You’ll find luxurious linens, a gourmet minibar, and your own yoga mat. Bring your furry best friend, if you have one.
Located in Denver’s Central Business District in a landmark 45-story tower, the urban chic design of the Four Seasons hotel subtly reflects Colorado’s natural beauty while oversized windows provide great eye candy with Rocky Mountain views. This property attracts luxury-seekers with its high-end service and sumptuous amenities, especially appealing to the minimalist crowd with rooms featuring exposed stone walls and hardwood floors as well as panoramic views of the Rockies. The hotel also houses a destination spa, fitness center and a premier resort-style rooftop pool terrace. Its EDGE Restaurant, a contemporary steakhouse with a varied menu for everything from breakfast to dinner, is a place to see and be seen, and when the weather cooperates, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the patio. It’s also one of the top business-friendly hotels in Denver with a 24-hour business center.
Just blocks from Coors Field and Elitch Gardens, right at the pulse of Denver’s LoDo district, this Victorian-meets-art deco hotel is Denver’s oldest – and purportedly most haunted. Opened in 1891, the popular boutique property in Denver is filled with English and French antiques from its early years as well as art deco furnishings from its 1930s redo. Rooms are decked out with gorgeous four-poster beds and claw-foot tubs along with high-tech extras like plasma TVs. If you want to indulge in a little pampering, take advantage of the fabulous spa which exudes a more contemporary ambiance. Urban Farmer serves locally-sourced ingredients, while its famous bar, the Cruise Room (a replica of a lounge on the Queen Mary cruise ship, shaped like a bottle of wine), is a perfect place for a nightcap.
Originally designed as an apartment complex in the 1960s, the Warwick was one of America’s original Playboy Clubs in the ‘70s. Located in Denver’s trendy Uptown neighborhood, its rooms boast expansive off-room balconies, while its on-site restaurant Gattara features a menu of Italian dishes with a creative twist. The Warwick completed another major renovation in 2009, transforming it into one of Denver’s finest hotels. It features private east- or west-facing patios in every room, with the exception of the 14th floor, as well as Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow-top mattresses. It also has a heated rooftop pool that’s open year-round offering panoramic views of the Denver skyline and the snowcapped Rocky Mountains.
Hotel Teatro, or Theater Hotel, is aptly located in the Theater District across the street from the world’s second-largest performing arts complex, while its exquisite, massive guest rooms and stately public areas reflect Denver’s theatrical history, decorated with black-and-white show photos and old costumes. Modern amenities include flat-panel LCD TVs, Keurig coffee makers and deep soaking tubs in select rooms. The property is renowned for its exceptional service, as well as its formal restaurant, The Nickel, which offers an extensive charcuterie program that features handpicked meats and cheeses from around the country, while the centerpiece of the restaurant, The Barrel Bar, offers house barrel-aged cocktails, on tap, as well as featured CBD-infused cocktails.
Set in the heart of downtown Denver, The Ritz-Carlton is surrounded by many of the city’s most popular attractions, including Larimer Square, 16th Street Mall and Coors Field. But this hotel isn’t just about location, its name is synonymous with luxury, and in Denver, the property has incorporated elements from the Rocky Mountain State to help guests immerse themselves in the mountain way of life. Step through its entrance, lined with running water and pebbles, and you’ll know you’re in Colorado. Its restaurant, Elway’s, is named after former Denver Bronco, John Elway. It serves local fare along with unique Colorado beer, wine and whiskey. You’ll even find Colorado touches throughout the spa, with treatments like the Colorado-inspired facials. Choose a west-facing room and you’ll take in sweeping views of the Rockies in addition to snuggling up under luxe linens.
The JW Marriott is located in Denver’s upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood just south of downtown, providing an ideal base for sightseers along with easy access to more than 300 unique shops and eateries. It’s also within just a few miles of popular sites like the Molly Brown House Museum and Denver Botanic Gardens. The JW Marriott offers a homey feel and outstanding amenities in the spacious guest rooms, many of which provide striking downtown and mountain views. Upgrade to a suite for a spacious living area, modern powder room, and an over-sized soaking tub.
The Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is popular with both leisure and business travelers. Located right next door to the convention center and a block from the 16th Street Mall, it doesn’t get more convenient than this. Those who are traveling for business will also appreciate the fully-equipped business center and massively-sized conference rooms, while just about everyone raves about the large room sizes, which boast sweeping city views along with signature Hyatt Grand Beds and flat-screen televisions. It also has a huge indoor pool, a big hit for families traveling with kids. Restaurant options include Former Saint Craft Kitchen and Taps with its Colorado-inspired menu and the Peaks Lounge, which boasts breathtaking views of downtown Denver and the surrounding Rocky Mountains from the 27th-floor.
The Magnolia is housed inside a former bank building that dates back to 1911, though the décor inside is thoroughly modern. It offers the perfect combination of city chic and classic elegance, paying tribute to its past with a few subtle touches like black-and-white photos of the building in the early part of the 20th century. Although the property is located in the heart of the downtown business district, within walking distance of the 16th Street Mall and Colorado Convention Center, its set-back entrance provides a more secluded feel. The stylish guest rooms and suites feature plush bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and deluxe amenities. Some come with a fully-equipped kitchen and living area, ideal for an extended stay. Visit the on-site restaurant Harry’s for casual dining in a sophisticated setting with a seasonal menu and refreshing handcrafted cocktails.
The Grand Hyatt is a top choice for business travelers, and while it does have all the details of a typical business chain, including a fully outfitted business center (though this one comes with a 24-hour FedEx and Kinko services too), it offers a nice Colorado twist with its rich wood accents, granite tile floors, wood paneling and Colorado themed paintings and photos. Rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs, walk-in closets, signature Hyatt bedding, including pillow-top mattresses, along with great views of the Denver skyline or the Rocky Mountains. Upgrade to a Grand Club room for exclusive lounge access and daily breakfast. After a long day of sightseeing, take a dip in our indoor pool.
The Westin is located in the trendy LoDo district, within walking distance of many tourist sites, including the 16th Street Mall, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and a multitude of microbreweries. This hotel is also popular with business travelers, due to its convenient location and 32,000 square feet of meeting space. Guest rooms come equipped with signature Heavenly Beds, flat-screen TVs and large work stations. Some rooms include a private balcony with outstanding views of the Rockies too. The fully-equipped fitness center includes an indoor/outdoor pool with fantastic city and mountain vistas. It also offers a variety of dining options, including a breakfast buffet at Augusta Restaurant and the sleek V’s Lounge.