15 Best Hotels in Denver, CO

Written by Carri Wilbanks
May 14, 2019

Hotels in Denver are plentiful these days with options for all budgets and styles of traveler, whether this is a romantic getaway or a vacation with the kids and dog. In fact, in the last few years, the Mile High City has seen epic growth and the opening of more than half a dozen new hotels in the luxury travel market. That said, the city also is home to cheaper lodging if you are on a budget.

Why is Denver so popular? Well, the city boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year, has a gorgeous Rocky Mountain backdrop, and hosts an active food and culture scene with art galleries and festivals throughout the year. It is no wonder the city is a tourist favorite.

Denver's best hotels are located in its numerous vibrant neighborhoods, like Downtown, which is home to Union Station, LoDo, and the Denver Convention Center. Other top areas to stay include Cherry Creek North, located a few miles southeast of downtown, and the ultra hip RiNo, to the northwest.

Hotels are also found around its sports venues-the city hosts seven professional sports teams, including the NFL Denver Broncos who play football at Mile High Stadium and the Colorado Avalanche who play NHL hockey at the Pepsi Center. Check out these hotels for your next Denver holiday.

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Best Luxury Hotels in Denver

1. Kimpton Hotel Born

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With a train linking Denver International Airport and Union Station in the city center in less than 40 minutes there is no longer any need to book a hotel near the airport for early or late flights. The new Kimpton Born Hotel is located adjacent to Union Station. The property has a modern, artsy vibe, with a fun lounge area and rooms with views of the city or train tracks. These come with floor-to-ceiling windows and locally created custom art installations.

On-site amenities include two chef-driven restaurants and a fitness center. If you are traveling with a pup, the Kimpton Hotel Born is also very pet-friendly.

Address: 1600 Wewetta Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: Kimpton Hotel Born

2. The Crawford Hotel

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Inside Denver's beautiful Beaux Arts railway hub Union Station (where the airport train arrives and departs), The Crawford is a boutique luxury hotel in a super central locale. Modern decor and comfy beds are found in the rooms here, which also feature old-fashioned clawfoot tubs and rain showers in the baths. We love the original art and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams in the suites, which have a real Rocky Mountain vibe.

Address: 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Crawford Hotel

3. HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek

Photo Source: HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek

The Cherry Creek North neighborhood is one of Denver's top shopping, dining, and arts neighborhoods with multiple blocks of storefronts. It also hosts a burgeoning number of hotels, the most luxe of which is the boutique design-focused HALCYON.

A good romantic getaway choice, the rooms here are stylish and retro. They come with vintage record players (and records), as well as original art and comfy white duvet-covered beds. The rooftop swimming pool is a serious perk. There is also a house restaurant and plenty more within walking distance.

Address: 245 Columbine Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek

4. the ART, a hotel

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Located downtown, the new Art Hotel is within strolling distance of the Colorado State Capitol, Civic Center Park, and the Denver Art Museum. The glass-focused architecture is inspiring and makes this boutique property look like a work of art from the exterior. Inside the rooms are contemporary and spacious, with bold color splashes juxtaposed against neutral tones that continue its artsy design feel.

For dinner, head down to the lobby area, where there is a farm-to-table restaurant, as well as an avant-garde light installation. The Art Hotel is also pet-friendly.

Address: 1201 N Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: the ART, a hotel

5. The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection

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Dating back to the 1890s, the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is a romantic yesteryear choice. The historic property is the Mile High City's oldest hotel and has an elegant vibe throughout. Rooms are classic luxe, with period touches and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs. They are clean and comfortable.

The hotel is located near the Colorado Convention Center and LoDo, and there are plenty of dining options in the vicinity. There are also three restaurants on-site including the acclaimed Palace Arms. Also try the afternoon high tea in the lobby. It is a highlight.

Address: 321 17th Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection

6. The Oxford Hotel

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Denver's Lower Downtown (LoDo) district is its oldest, and if you're looking for historic luxury try The Oxford in the heart of it all. This boutique hotel is within walking distance of Union Station and Coors Field, where the Colorado Rockies play MLB baseball. Rooms mix European antiques with modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs. We love the spa here with a range of massage choices from Thai to Shiatsu.

Address: 1600 17th Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Oxford Hotel

7. Four Seasons Hotel Denver

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The five-star Four Seasons Hotel is the best of the truly luxe properties in Denver. This Downtown hotel in a 45-story building features elegant rooms with plush decor and, in some cases, panoramic city views. They also have marble bathrooms with soaking tubs.

Away from the room, amenities include an excellent lobby restaurant, as well as a heated rooftop swimming pool and Jacuzzi, which becomes a trendy social scene on summer weekends. There is also a spa and a gym on-site.

Address: 1111 14th Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Denver

8. The Jacquard, Autograph Collection

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Another new build hotel in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood, The Jacquard is a modern glass-focused affair, with contemporary rooms boasting floor-to-ceiling views across the city and to the mountains beyond. They also come with ultra comfy beds and are good value for the location.

Amenities include a fantastic seasonal outdoor pool on the rooftop and an American gastro bistro, serving unique small plates and entrees in the downstairs lobby. There is also a gym on-site.

Address: 222 Milwaukee Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Jacquard, Autograph Collection

9. The Ritz Carlton, Denver

Photo Source: The Ritz Carlton, Denver

Denver's other 5-star hotel is the Ritz-Carlton. This is a great choice for families, as the hotel is known for having some of the most spacious digs in downtown Denver-it also has a fabulous location near Larimer Square in LoDo.

If you are traveling with the kids, the suites are what to book, as these come in six different sizes with the smallest ones still being 1,000 square feet. The decor befits a luxe hotel and is modern and elegant, with high-end linens on comfy beds, and marble bathrooms. Many rooms also feature panoramic city vistas. Amenities include a steakhouse restaurant, as well as a top-notch spa and fitness room.

Address: 1881 Curtis Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

10. The Ramble Hotel

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Denver's RiNo arts district is one of its hottest new neighborhoods, and the new Ramble Hotel is RiNo's first and only hotel. This 50-room boutique hotel is locally owned and operated and has an industrial, artistic ambience that matches the neighborhood. We love the rooms and suites, which come with refined hickory floors and painted wood panelling, drawing inspiration from 17th-century French Salons.

Away from the rooms, amenities include the Denver outpost of the famed New York City restaurant Death & Co in the lobby. There is also a pan-Latin restaurant and an intimate music and theater venue on-site.

Address: 1280 25th Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Ramble Hotel

11. Hotel Teatro

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Located next to the Denver Center for Performing Arts in the Downtown area, the Hotel Teatro is inside a 1911 red-brick accented building and is another luxe boutique sleep. It also has a romantic vibe and caters to local couples, with romance and theater-focused packages.

Rooms here are elegant yet cozy and come with comfortable beds draped in high quality linens, neutral colors, marble baths, and in some cases, rain showers. If you enjoy an evening bath, the suite is the way to go, as it comes with a deep soaking tub. On-site amenities include a free local car service, a gourmet restaurant, and a gym. The Teatro is also pet-friendly.

Address: 1100 14th Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: Hotel Teatro

12. The Maven Hotel

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If you are traveling with the kids, you'll want to check out The Maven Hotel in LoDo's Dairy Block. The hotel is also close to Coors Field, where the Colorado Rockies play baseball each season. The hotel caters to families, with free stays for kids under 13 and bunk beds in some rooms. Rooms here also have floor-to-ceiling windows that give them a bright ambience, feature artsy decor, and come with comfy beds. Amenities include a coffee shop and restaurant. There is a free shuttle to area attractions.

Address: 1850 Wazee Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Maven Hotel

13. Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown

Photo Source: Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown

For a good-value, centrally located sleep near LoDo and the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, the Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown is a top choice. It isn't the most luxurious hotel on the market, but this mid-range property has enough upmarket features to satisfy most travelers. The rooms and suites are contemporary and stylish and located in a tower-like building. Try booking one of the higher floors for awesome city views, especially at night.

Address: 1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown

Best Airport Hotels in Denver

If you have an early or late flight to catch and need to stay out by Denver International Airport, which is about 45 minutes by car or train from the city center, there are quite a few options, from cheap motels to a 4-star hotel attached to the airport. This is also a popular area for those looking for extended stay hotels if you are in Denver for business.

1. The Westin Denver International Airport

Photo Source: The Westin Denver International Airport

The Westin is attached to the main terminal at Denver International Airport and doesn't get any more convenient for a super early morning flight. Plus it is a luxe 4-star property with contemporary rooms and suites that are all soundproof, so you get a good night's sleep, regardless of planes landing and taking off. Rooms here also offer great views of the airfield and the mountains and city beyond. On-site amenities include a swimming pool, workout room, and restaurant.

Address: 8300 Pena Blvd, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: The Westin Denver International Airport

2. Sleep Inn & Suites Denver International Airport

Photo Source: Sleep Inn & Suites Denver International Airport

This newly constructed hotel is near Denver International Airport and offers a few different room options, including suites for extended stays. The rooms and suites are contemporary in decor with pops of color found in couches and bed skirts, as well as modern art on the wall. On-site amenities include free airport shuttles and a fitness room.

Address: 5980 Tower Road, Building B, Denver, Colorado

Accommodation: Sleep Inn & Suites Denver International Airport

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