Best Hotels in Denver
If you’re looking for a great place to stay that serves are more than just a place to lay your head down at night while exploring the Mile High City, you may want to put these Denver hotels on the top of your consideration list.
Crawford Hotel at Union Station
The Crawford Hotel is practically brand new, having opened its doors in 2014, but its location dates back more than 120 years. It sits within historic Union Station, the hub of Denver’s light rail and one of the city’s liveliest historical landmarks.This boutique hotel is truly a unique hidden gem, spread through the second, third and fourth floors of the building that houses 112 guest rooms. The rooms, suites and lofts hark back to a bygone era, though there are plenty of modern, high-tech touches like smart TVs and tiered Internet service. Each of its three floors offer a different style of décor, with the 2nd floor evoking trail travel, the 3rd maintaining classic Victorian-inspired rooms and the 4th utilizing the old attic space with loft rooms that boast the original wood beams and exposed brick. Its flagship rooms, referred to as the Pullman Rooms, call to mind the feeling of a sleeper car on a luxurious train with Art Deco décor. Each room looks out onto the train platform and its tracks, and, noise is not an issue they are all fully soundproof.
The restored depot is famous for its restaurants, bars and shops that allow guests the chance to go out without actually leaving. However, if you want to explore the downtown area, the hotel offers a Tesla that serves as courtesy transportation service. It also features in-room spa services, complimentary access to a The Oxford Club, Spa & Fitness Center, complimentary bike rentals and more. All that, and it’s dog-friendly too if you don’t want to leave your furry best friend behind.
The Brown Palace Hotel
The city’s landmark hotel has been catering to guests seeking luxury for over 120 years. It’s popular with history buffs, offering the chance to walk in the footsteps of everyone from the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” and Theodore Roosevelt to the Beatles. In fact, if you’re a big Beatles’ fan, you can even stay in the same suite the Fab Four slept in, now known as the Beatles suite. It comes complete with Beatles covers, photos and even a juke box that plays only Beatles tunes. With more than 220, it might take a while to get through them. The traditional rooms all have a touch of the elegance of the Victorian period, with old world charm, classic ambiance and Victorian décor, complete with rich wood armoires and gorgeous wood bedframes. Of course, you’ll find modern amenities too, like iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi, personal Keurig coffee makers and flat-screen televisions.
The hotel is also home to a lavish, top-rated spa and the award-winning Palace Arms restaurant with signature dishes like the bison tenderloin – and, an extensive wine list with nearly 1,000 selections.
This funky art deco hotel with a French twist, sits between LoDo and Uptown near Larimer Square. It enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Denver just steps from exciting nightlife and the famous 16th Street Mall. The property caters to the hip, trendy set with its vivid colors and abundance of stripes, including guest rooms that are stylish and bursting with color and patterns that aim to both relax and rejuvenate. Take a peak in the closet and you’ll discover animal-print robes. The furnishings are tossed with turquoise boudoir pillows embroidered with bucking broncos as a tribute to the city’s NFL team, the three-time Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos.
The lobby’s fun décor is an ideal place for an evening drink, and as such, the property hosts complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres each night. This boutique hotel is pet-friendly too, in fact, if you couldn’t bring your own furry friend, the hotel will let you borrow a goldfish, as one of its many unique perks.
The Oxford Hotel
The Oxford Hotel has a very unique past as the city’s oldest and most historic hotel. It opened in 1891, and at the time, it had men’s-only dining rooms, horse stables and saloons. It even housed its very own power plant that provided steam heating, electric, and gas lighting. Today, things have changed a bit, but it has managed to retain its Victorian charms and art-deco style, while hosting one of Denver’s best seafood restaurants. Guests can also take advantage of its outstanding spa, and the Cruise Room, a replica of a lounge on the Queen Mary cruise ship.
No two guest rooms are alike, with each accommodation incorporating historic elements (think claw foot tubs and antique headboards). All rooms include plenty of high-tech features, such as flat-screen televisions, Bose radios and Wi-Fi.