Fun fact: I lived in the Denver area (ok, Colorado Springs) for 6 months a couple years ago for an ill-fated job. So when a friend asked for advice on Denver hotels…I actually had nothing. But I do love diving down a rabbit hole of drool-worthy hotels! As it turns out, Denver has some pretty amazing hotels, and even the pickiest design snobs will find something to love. Here’s 5 incredible Denver hotels I’d recommend to friends:
Halcyon’s bright, modern rooms with rustic details, gorgeous brass fixture bathrooms, and terraces are pull enough. But what makes the Halcyon especially unique is the wide range of gear and toys available to borrow. Depending on the season, guests can take out a pair of snowshoes or a hamboard from their Gear Garage, or even borrow a Piaggio scooter and explore the city with their Leica film camera in hand.
At day’s end, there’s local beer waiting, along with a selection of vinyl for a chill evening in your room.
The Ramble Hotel in the River North Art District is a feast for the eyes, enveloping you in rich tones and a distinctly Colorado luxury. Their commitment to the magic and escapism of hotels shows in the sumptuous, eclectic decor with touch of Wes Anderson-ish sensibility (that’s their highly Instagrammable patio featured at the top of this post).
Home to the second location of famous Death & Co bar, this is the hotel if you’re serious about your cocktails. You’ll even find a Death & Co curated bar selection in your room.
If you can convince yourself to leave, there’s a wealth of breweries, restaurants, art and shopping nearby, making The Ramble a great choice for walkable adventures.
The Crawford is located in Denver’s historic Union Station, but what’s really remarkable about the building is that it’s still an operational train station and public space. In fact, you can take a train from the Denver airport straight to Union Station!
Choose from three room types representing the history of the station; Pullman train car inspired rooms, Classic rooms with Victorian styling, and more modern Loft rooms with original exposed wooden beams.
There’s plenty to do in the downtown neighborhood of LoDo, but food, drinks and shopping are available without ever leaving the station, along with a unique opportunity to soak in the buzz of the city.
A functioning hotel since 1891, The Oxford is loaded with history. With historic details and nods to the hotel’s Art Deco past, the renovated rooms are luxurious but not without character and vintage quirks. The unique rooms have a homey vibe that feel like the best possible combination of hotel and chic, antique-filled B&B. Don’t miss the gorgeous historic details in the hotel’s public areas either!
With a full service salon and spa, restaurant and bar, the Oxford lives up to its luxury reputation. And situated right next to Union Station in LoDo, there’s plenty to see and do when you venture out.
The Maven boasts hip rooms with fresh, modern room decor, lots of natural light, and terraces. I immediately zeroed in on the perfectly bohemian hanging chair, and I know a couple kids who’d love that bunk bed situation. To be clear, this isn’t one of those bare bones, gimmicky “millennial hotels”– you’ll also find plenty of luxe, loft style rooms sans bunk beds, with indulgent soaking tubs.
Engaging design spills out into the rest of the hotel, with daily coffee served from an Airstream in the lobby, striking art installations from local artists, and of course more hanging chairs.
Situated in the LoDo neighborhood, on a block once home to Windsor Dairy, the redeveloped Dairy Block includes shopping and restaurants in addition to the hotel.