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The 6 Best Hotels in Downtown Denver

Leah Charney | April 24, 2018

From refurbished historic buildings, to hotels open since the 1890s, to gleaming modern towers, the best hotels in downtown Denver have come a long way from the dusty streets seen during the peak gold and silver mining days of Denver's founding. A mix of old and new properties are spread throughout the city's central blocks, ensuring travelers of all stripes find exactly what they need. Denver's downtown hotel offerings are incredibly walkable, with close proximity to mass transit and two free shuttles running along downtown corridors.


The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Why it made the list

The steakhouse from former Denver Bronco John Elway, the 2220-square-foot gym, access to the even larger gym in the building next door...and that's all before we get to the rooms, the spa, the pool, and the amenities for kids.

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Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Why it made the list

Have one drink at the hotels 27th floor bar and you'll see why this property is one of the best hotels in downtown Denver. Beyond the breathtaking views from higher floor rooms, a huge fitness center, and the rooftop hot tub and sun deck, the location—directly across from the Colorado Convention Center—is also perfect for travelers attending conventions or trade shows.

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Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel

Why it made the list

A new hotel in an old home, this downtown Denver space is housed in a former bank, complete with vaults guests can tour and the aptly named Teller Bar. The restored murals and self-guided art and history tour are an unexpected but appreciated amenity. Guests and locals alike love the on-site restaurant, range, where you can try foods that truly celebrate Denver and the Rocky Mountain West.

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The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

A veritable legend in downtown Denver hotels, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is a testament to Victorian-era craftsmanship and design. The gorgeous atrium, with its hand wrought metalwork and spectacular glass ceiling, is a wonderful place to have a drink or high tea, or just read the news and recover from a day of skiing or hiking in the nearby mountains. The hotel even boasts it's own artesian well—a fact as impressive today as it was back in 1892.

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The Curtis — A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Why it made the list

This quirky downtown Denver hotel has personality in spades. From themed floors to bright art and a divine hotel restaurant, The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, fun is the name of the game at this stylish and colorful property. It's hard not to be cheerful after riding the talking elevator to the lobby, where you can pick up a piece of retro candy or a coffee before heading out to greet the sunny Colorado day.

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The Crawford Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the newest hotels to open in downtown Denver's bustling historic Lower Downtown area, The Crawford provides luxurious loft-like rooms in the renovated 1914 Union Station building. Shopping and dining ring this gem, both in the Union Station building itself and in the surrounding blocks.

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