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Denver was first established in 1858 as a gold-mining camp and became the capital of Colorado in 1867. It occupies a stunning location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and benefits from 300 days of sunshine every year.
The city is home to amazing history, arts, culture, and entertainment venues. Visitors to the area can explore Denver’s Union Station, the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, or embark on the Denver Beer Trail.
Predictably, this large city has numerous boutique hotels that stand ready to accommodate the needs of any visitor — let’s take a look at some of our favorites.
Price: From $234 per night
The influence of the location on the hotel is immediately noticeable. There are 65-foot ceilings, huge windows, and imposing chandeliers. Despite the bustle of the city and the station right outside the door, The Crawford Hotel is an oasis of tranquility.
Hotel amenities include complimentary use of the Tesla house vehicles for guests who need to be driven around town, direct access to the airport train, and free craft beer at the Terminal Bar. Guests can also receive discounts at the Oxford Club and priority at Snooze, the hotel’s breakfast restaurant.
Each of the hotel’s rooms — with appropriate names like Pullman — pay homage to the history of Denver.
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Price: From $140 per night
Hotel Teatro is located in an elegant building with exposed red brick dating back to 1911. This 4-diamond hotel is conveniently located within the music and theater district and has stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Attractions like Larimer Square, Union Station, and the Denver Center for Performing Arts are just steps away.
Each room has a plush 15-inch mattress, a Keurig in-room coffee maker, and a 50-inch TV. In the bathroom, you’ll enjoy a rainforest shower head (select rooms also have a luxurious soaking tub) and terry robes. The property is also dog-friendly with no weight restrictions or pet fee incurred.
On-site amenities include access to the 24-hour fitness center, Cruiser bicycles on a first-come-first-served basis, complimentary transportation within a 2.5-mile radius, and EvBox charging stations for electric vehicles. Same-day laundry and dry cleaning are also available. Guests can also enjoy The Nickel, a trendy restaurant, and The Study, a comfortable lounge and bar.
Price: From $174 per night
Found in a Victorian-style building in one of the trendiest areas of Denver, Life House Lower Highlands was inspired by the city’s pioneers. It seeks to pay homage to the city’s rich history through its Western-inspired design.
The contemporary exterior is a nod to modern industrialists, while textured glass and floral details weave in a Victorian aesthetic. All guest rooms available at the Life House feature a blend of Old West and Victorian visuals, all with modern amenities.
Guest rooms all feature toiletries from Le Labo, premium linens from Revival New York, and Marshall speakers. Guests shouldn’t miss the on-site restaurant, Wildflower, which features foraged ingredients and a focus on sustainability.
Price: From $229 per night
A gorgeous property found in a Victorian mansion, The Lumber Baron is located in Denver’s Potter-Highlands neighborhood.
All suites at the Lumber Baron are beautifully appointed with one-of-a-kind ceilings from Bradbury and Bradbury, luxurious antiques, refined color palettes, and each has amenities like an antique bed, luxurious shower, and relaxing Jacuzzi tub.
The Honeymoon Suite is the largest room available, and it features details like a hand-carved mahogany queen bed and an oversized mirror.
Price: From $96 per night
Origin Hotel Red Rocks is the official hotel of Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver’s prime concert location. This property would be worth staying at for its sublime views alone, but as the cherry on top, it offers plenty of luxury amenities.
There are guest rooms and suites available, each of them boasting a custom bed, modern bathroom, comfortable linens, and elegant furnishings. The Origin and Red Rocks Suites are the top-of-the-line options, with each occupying over 900 square feet of space. The Red Rocks specifically has music memorabilia throughout the room, 2 separate bedrooms, a large living area, a full bathroom with a separate soaking tub and shower, and a half-bath for guests.
Price: From $193 per night
The Oxford Hotel can be found in downtown Denver and dates back to 1891. Modern luxury and historic opulence are seamlessly mixed in the hotel’s sophisticated design, with classic artwork everywhere and personalized service up to extremely high standards.
Each room and suite features a unique design — no 2 are the same. Amenities include designer toiletries from Le Mistral, Egyptian cotton linens, curated antiques, and original artwork that adds character and color to each space.
Price: From $183 per night
Found in a regal Victorian building that is a certified National Landmark, the Patterson Inn features luxurious suites surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens that seem to evoke Versailles. For those looking for decadence in Denver: look no further than this property.
This adults-only hotel offers complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, an on-site terrace and bar, a sun deck perfect for relaxing in Denver’s sunshine, organized activities like Happy Hours, horseback riding, hiking, in-season skiing, and temporary art galleries on the premises.
Suites at the Patterson blend classic details with modern conveniences. The Antoinette suite is full of French details, including turquoise accents and elegant chandeliers.
Price: From $279 per night
Located in the trendy River North Art District, The Ramble Hotel is one of Denver’s most sophisticated hotels. This classy boutique property is full of elegant details and plays host to the highly-exclusive Death & Co. theater and bar.
Refined guest rooms and opulent suites feature accents like antique Persian rugs, extra-thick walls, and performance windows designed to keep the noise of the city out of the rooms.
The largest room available is known as the Pied à Terre, a glorious loft suite with Parisian style. It features amazing city views, a large living area, and a separate bedroom with a king bed. The bathroom boasts a claw-foot tub, while the living area has a walk-in closet for extra storage.
Price: From $151 per night
The Source Hotel is located in a former brick foundry building whose history can be traced back to the 1880s.
You certainly won’t be lacking for amenities at this stylish property in the River North Art District — they include a fitness center, a pool, a hot tub, and several restaurants and shops.
Each room has great views of the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful Denver skyline. The interior design features Scandinavian and Japanese influences, with clean lines, plenty of natural light from oversized windows, glossy concrete floors, Baltic birch accents, furnishings from Muuto, and other decorative touches from Winter Session.
No matter what kind of traveler you are, Denver will have something for you. There’s so much to see and do, from the historic Larimer Square the fascinating collection of indigenous art at the Denver Art Museum to enjoying a cold, refreshing beer with a view of the majestic Rocky Mountains in front of you.
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