Fodor's Expert Review Magnolia Hotel Denver

818 17th St., Denver, Colorado 80202, USA See on Map

Once dubbed “the Wall Street of the Rockies,” the Magnolia Hotel is housed inside the historic First National Bank building on 17th Street. Elements of Denver’s history are still incorporated within the 297-room property, including a bold clock on the corner of the building exterior. A rare hotel that is both business-focused and pet-friendly, the Magnolia Hotel Denver accepts all breeds and sizes at no extra charge.


Wi-Fi is complimentary in the recently updated rooms, where oversized windows let in natural light. Pet beds and cribs are also available. Suites have kitchenettes with a mini fridge, sink, and bar and can be booked for extended stays. Some suites also have fireplaces.


Bathrooms host either a soaking tub or walk-in shower and guests will find luxe products by LATHER®.


The lobby features contemporary furnishings and a stone-trimmed fireplace. A nearby lounge area hosts additional seating and a billiards table.

Guests can enjoy a nightcap of milk and cookies in the lobby every night from 8 to 10 p.m.

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Photo: Mood lighting triple threat


The fitness center, while small, includes cardio machines and weights and is open 24-hours.


With its retro lounge vibe, Harry’s Bar is a fun space to grab a drink, appetizer, or dinner. The patterned ceilings, oversized plush booths, and abundance of cocktail tables and bar seating welcome guests all day long. Harry’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and even weekend brunch. Dinner is available until 11 p.m. and room service is available from 6 a.m.-11 p.m.


Don’t miss the happy hour, 2-6 p.m. daily, and enjoy later bar hours on Friday and Saturday nights.

Photo: anniversary shenanigans continued - thank you @magnoliahotels for making it even more special!


Getting Around

The Magnolia’s location is highly walkable and easy to access public transportation. The 16th & Stout light rail station is a 2-minute walk. At the same intersection, travelers can also jump on the free MallRide shuttle, which runs along the 16th Street pedestrian thoroughfare from one end of downtown to the other. Pedi-cab, rideshare, and taxi service are also good options. Though the parking situation is valet only, the hotel does offer a house car to take guests to destinations within downtown.


Pasta and Italian delights await you at the date-worthy Panzano (1-minute walk). Indulge in tacos, margs, and eat your weight in guac at Otro Vez (5-minute walk). For a fun, saloon-era atmosphere, check out range (1-minute walk), boasting locally-sourced “New American West” cuisine, including bison, trout, foraged mushrooms, and roasted green chiles.


Enjoy a glass of wine at Wild Women Wine (1-minute walk), Denver’s downtown winery where you can even indulge in making your own special blend. For a full night on the town, Clocktower Cabaret (5-minute walk) has nightly burlesque, magic, music, and drag shows, plus a heck of a martini. Sports lovers can find beer and tons of televisions at Back East Bar & Grill (3-minute walk).


The gorgeously preserved building and terrific hotel bar pair nicely with a central location. If you love to travel with your pooch, you’ll appreciate the pet-friendly rooms and pet-themed add-on perks.


240 rooms, 57 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Complimentary in-room
Valet Parking


Phones: 303-607–9000;888-915–1110

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