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A running tab of cool Denver staycations, from luxe hotels to modern crash pads
Blending contemporary art and alpine lodge touches in effortless fusion, the hotel in lower downtown Denver comes complete with gorgeous freestanding soaker tubs and astounding views of Denver. It’s pet-friendly, beer-friendly and fitness-friendly too, offering bicycles for guests to use during their stay and a rotating tap of local craft beer.
Originally built in 1894 in the Highlands neighborhood, the former home of a Henry Lee, a farmer from Iowa who settled in Denver and later served as a state representative and senator, now operates as a luxury group-lodging events space situated in the heart of the Highlands neighborhood. The remodeled space still features many Victorian-era elements while incorporating a mix of contemporary furnishings and art.
With design inspiration imagined through the “eyes of a traveling French lady,” the hotel in Denver boasts style and grace unlike any other. A range of art pieces, many by local artists, adorns the walls and the hotel’s furnishings are a mix of mid-century modern and contemporary. The charming rooms and chic lobby make it the perfect place for the design-inspired creative!
Located in the Dairy Block, a micro-district in LoDo with an array of retailers and restaurants, the new hotel craftily lends Colorado history and contemporary Rocky Mountain design into a chic environment. An ode to Denver’s former glory as a workingman’s town, the hotel’s industrial-chic interior design features crisp and clean furnishings and large patios with outdoor furniture. Stop by the Poka Lola Social Club for a craft cocktail or Kachina Southwestern grill for the best Navajo taco in Denver.
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The hotel combines the comforts of home with a dose of modern luxury, including 154 gorgeous rooms equipped with high-speed WiFi and Netflix for a low-key weekend, and over 750 pieces of modern art for your viewing pleasure. Stop by the kitchen counter on the main level serving beverages along with sweet and savory bites throughout the day, and take a dip in the hotel’s rooftop pool complete with panoramic views of Denver and the Rockies. Each guest has access to the Gear Garage, offering a Vespa, long board or bike to use as your vehicle of adventure and exploration.
Located inside historic Denver Union Station in the heart of LoDo, the hotel offers a luxury experience with a bit of Denver history around every corner. More than 600 pieces of Western art adorn the walls and the interior design takes inspiration from the hotel’s location inside a train station with Pullman-style rooms with a subtle Art Deco influence. With all the restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other retails spots available inside Union Station, guests don’t need to leave until checkout, making it a true Denver staycation.
The luxury hotel blends premier accommodations with a multi-sensory art experience and sits in the heart of Denver’s thriving cultural scene, just steps from the Colorado History Center and Denver Art Museum. When guests arrive, they are greeted from the streets of downtown by a custom installation by Leo Villareal—the well-known artist behind the San Francisco Bay Bridge’s “Bay Lights.” Villareal’s piece was made of 22,000 LED light bulbs that draw attention from Broadway into the hotel’s Portico Galley. From there, guests are treated to other fine pieces of art throughout the hotel, much like they’re staying in an art gallery.
Originally built in 1910 to house a First National Bank, the 13-story landmark and boutique hotel recently underwent renovations by OZ Architecture that have modernized its design, while celebrating the building’s century-old history. The hotel now offers 297 guest rooms, 51 of which include kitchens and living rooms. Each room received a cosmetic makeover, featuring velvet sofas, tufted headboards and other chic styles reminiscent of the 1920s. Head to Harry’s Bar and Grill, named after World War I veteran Harry Holtze, and take in the 20’s style while you have a drink.
Constructed in the Italian Renaissance style, the hotel’s beauty flows from the external facade to the interior. Inside The Brown Palace, guests are transported into a world of old-fashion Victorian opulence alongside modern conveniences.
The St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder is a stylish hotel in one of Colorado’s most-walkable downtowns. Its location is ideal for exploring Boulder’s many incredible restaurants and bars, and it's just a hop and skip from Denver. In addition to large, luxurious rooms, the hotel offers a top-notch spa. Couples will love the Treatment for Two, a 75-minute side-by-side massage in a private room.
Denver’s most historic hotel in the heart of LoDo has recently been renovated and is a sight to see. The Oxford Hotel debuts its new look, inspired by its rich history and the authentic urban experience sought by today’s modern travelers. The refresh includes updating the hotel’s lobby and 80 guest rooms with a lighter and brighter overall design. The Oxford’s 10,000 square feet of elegant meeting & event space are revamped with new carpet, lighting, wall coverings, furniture and more. The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon—the hotel’s full service day spa, hair salon and fitness center—upgraded its locker rooms and treatment rooms as part of the renovation. The Club offers an array of fitness equipment for resistance training and cardiovascular health, as well as a studio for Pilates, Yoga and additional group classes.