There are some great hotel options in Downtown Denver from Capitol Hill and North Capitol Hill to LoDo and the RiNo Arts District. Our top hotel choices include:
The Brown Palace Hotel: I finally got to see this historic hotel as I have heard about it for years. Though a little out of LoDo this is a hotel that is closer to the Denver Art Museum and the State Capitol building. It opened in 1892 and is still on many top hotel lists. Attached to The Brown Palace by skybridge is the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Denver. You might stay here if you are on a budget and still be connected to the hotel for its amenities. Friends recommend going for live Jazz in the lobby or the Ship Tavern after dinner.
The historic Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th Street: I checked out this historic hotel, which has been around since 1891. It looks outstanding and is in a great location within LoDo.
Hotel Teatro: This is an attractive boutique hotel located in LoDo near the Performing Arts Center and the many downtown shops, museums and restaurants. It is on many top recommended hotel lists. 1100 Fourteenth St.
A great new hotel option in LoDo is the new Crawford Hotel at Union Station which is perfect option from which to explore the restaurants and museums downtown. It was part of a $54 million renovation of the 1914 landmark that was completed in 2014. It has 112 stylish rooms. There are several dining options within the hotel and station. 1701 Wynkoop St.
Art aficionados will love the The Art Hotel at 1201 Broadway in Capitol Hill. It has a focus on contemporary design and art. Make sure to ask for a catalog of the collection when you arrive. You will see works by Sol Lewitt, Sam Francis, Frank Gehry, Ed Ruscha, Josef Albers, Clyfford Still, Sam Francis and Jim Dine. The 4th floor lobby is attractive with outdoor terrace and contemporary restaurant and bar.
The Source Hotel: Opened in September, 2018, this new RiNo hotel at 3330 Brighton Blvd, is located next to the The Source food hall, located in a landmark 1880’s building, that features a number of bars and restaurants. The hotel added 100 contemporary rooms to the complex and a new wing that features a barbecue restaurant, a brewery, a new restaurant, Safta, by James Beard Award-winner Alon Shaya and a rooftop bar and restaurant. It is a great spot to stay in one of the top emerging neighborhoods of Denver.
Hotel Born: This Kimpton Hotel is located near Denver’s Union Station. It is located in a great spot from which to explore Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. You can easily walk to restaurants and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Its restaurant, Tavernetta, gets good reviews. 1600 Wewatta Street.
The Ramble Hotel: This new, 50 room boutique hotel in Denver’s hip RiNo neighborhood, is a great place to stay and base yourself when in town. It is a short walk to many galleries, boutiques, bars, restaurants, distilleries and microbreweries in the area. It has a fun rooftop bar with great views of downtown and a casual restaurant, SuperMegaBien, that features Latin American small plates and dim sum. I can’t wait to stay there on my next trip. 1280 25th St.
On my recent trip, I stayed downtown at the colorful Aloft Denver Downtown Hotel. It is centrally located and is a good value. It has a small bar and restaurant where breakfast is served. 100 15th St.
The Maven Hotel is a new hot-spot that is located in Denver’s LoDo at 1850 Wazee. It has received excellent press since opening in mid-2017.
Fans of the Hotel Indigo will like the contemporary Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown at 1801 Wewatta Street in LoDo.