This classic small property, with calming rooms and a subdued color palette, reminds that inns were the original boutique hotels. The Inn at Cherry Creek is a longtime tenant of Cherry Creek North, and opened before most other area properties. As a bonus, there is on-site parking, which can be a rarity in bustling Cherry Creek North.
All rooms, bedecked with antique furnishings, include complimentary WiFi. Suites may include fireplaces, terraces, and larger private decks. A corporate apartment is also available for longer term stays.
Request a room at the front of the Inn, which overlooks the street and is likely to come with a balcony.
Bathrooms are relatively standard in size and offerings, with tub showers and good-sized vanity countertops.
The comfortable and cozy lobby offers Wi-Fi and a lobby computer where guests can print meeting agendas, boarding passes, and other documents for free.
There’s no on-site facility, but the Inn at Cherry Creek has partnered with Kinetic Fitness, a full-service gym with machines and personal trainers (since 1980!) located half-a-block (2-minute walk) from the Inn’s front door.
The Weber, an American restaurant and grill, currently serves breakfast only.
The hotel is a short drive to downtown and other area amenities. Rideshare and short-term car rentals are also easy to access. There are some city bus options that pick up within a few blocks, but the neighborhood itself is incredibly walkable.
A definite must-do is the coffee at Aviano (3-minute walk), where any coffee drink you order is a smooth delight. Dine al fresco at Crepes and Crepes (3-minute walk), with both sweet and savory options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. Hedge Row (10-minute walk), the newest concept from the team behind The Kitchen and Next Door farm-to-table restaurant concepts, is also worth a visit.
It’s good that Machete Tequila + Tacos (3-minute walk) is just a block from the Inn as their margaritas are strong and feature bold flavor combinations (try the smoky Oaxacan with mezcal and pineapple!). With more than 70 options, and three different sizes of pours, Vinue Food and Wine Bar (3-minute walk) is a oenophile’s paradise. Though the burgers get all the love, the bar or back patio at Cherry Cricket (1-minute walk) pub around the corner is a relaxed spot in which to try a Colorado craft beer or catch a televised game.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This small, relaxed place is a good mid-level alternative to the high-priced luxury hotels in the area. Each July, the Inn is in the middle of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival footprint, where 200+ artists from all over the world showcase and sell artworks. The Inn at Cherry Creek is surrounded by shops, dining, and coffee, and is mere blocks from the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center, a shopping destination featuring a mix of luxury and traditional mall retailers anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and the Restoration Hardware flagship store.