Encircled by majestic peaks and a history dating back to the Wild West era, the Colorado capital which sits at the threshold of the Rocky Mountains, is a heady, eclectic mix of glittering skyscrapers, landmark 19th-century buildings, upscale restaurants, and boutiques and shops geared towards outdoor pursuits.
The city is also undergoing an increasing ‘hipsterfication’ with a burgeoning culinary and arts scene, brewpubs, hipster bars, striking street art galore, and an increasingly creative, progressive population.
So much in fact that just a couple of years ago it was the third most hipster city in the USA. So now Denver is newly cool, we’ve selected its best hip, trendy and unusual hotels (in no particular order, they’re all awesome )…
1. Thompson – a sleek, sexy and trendy, upscale downtown hotel with gorgeous Rocky Mountain views
Designed as a sort of urban chalet, the sleek and trendy 4-star exceptionally rated Thompson Denver is set in the heart of the LoDo – Lower Downtown – neighborhood, close to the historic Union Station, Coors Field, Larimer Square, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and the Dairy Block with its famous bars and restaurants.
Interior design by Parts + Labor blends mid-century modern lines with local materials like wood, stone, and copper, and works by local artists adorn the walls.
Cozy fireplaces in the lobby and suites and touches like exposed wood beams recall the comfort of a mountain cabin or ski lodge.
The luxurious rooms and suites are allergy-free and have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city and the mountains beyond.
They come equipped with air conditioning, a separate seating area, comfortable beds and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Amenities include a fitness center and valet parking, and the hotel is pet-friendly.
At Chez Maggy by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre, you’ll find a classic menu combining the best of French and Mile High styles, from breakfast to dinner.
When you just want to kick back and relax, head for the sixth-floor bar, lounge and coffee bar with insanely good drinks and an amazing view of the city and the mountains.
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2. The Curtis Hotel – a trendy and fun pop-culture-themed gem perfect for Instagrammers
The 4-star highly rated The Curtis Hotel is situated in the heart of the downtown area, directly across the road from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and close to all major attractions and the creative hub of the city. You’ll find shopping, entertainment and gourmet restaurants all within walking distance of this highly-rated boutique hotel.
A whimsical pop-culture theme runs throughout the hip Denver hotel, with bright, spacious bedrooms offering comfortable beds and bright decor, while the stylish bathrooms have soaker showers and a modern vibe.
With a separate work area with an ergonomic chair, LCD TV and free wifi in all the rooms, you can catch up on work projects or relax with your favorite programs. Views of the city and the distant snow-capped peaks of the Rockies provide a stunning backdrop for your visit.
The hip retro-inspired The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar is a favorite downtown hotspot, loved for its character, the global menu and crafty cocktails. The hotel also offers a fitness center, a Starbucks coffee shop, and even a gift shop that sells retro treats and games.
The Curtis Hotel was listed as one of 10 Best Art Hotels in the US by USA Today for its eclectic art collection. With quirky, imaginative and downright wacky art installations scattered around, it’s easily one of the coolest hotels in Denver!
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3. The Rally Hotel at McGregor Square – hip designer accommodation with a striking contemporary design located in the city’s most vibrant neighborhood
Close to the baseball stadium that is home to the beloved Colorado Padres, the 4-star exceptionally rated Rally Hotel at McGregor Square was named one of the 5 Best Hotels in Denver by Travel + Leisure.
Sports fans are a superstitious lot and the hotel takes its name from the rally cap, which is a baseball hat worn back to front or inside out in hopes of an against-the-odds win for their team.
The hip downtown hotel celebrates the city’s creativity and energy with an art collection curated by Nine dot Arts. The decor embraces the colors of the Rocky Mountains in shades of blush, blue, purple, brown and grey, and the friendly staff typify western traditions of hospitality.
The family-friendly rooms are spacious, with views of the mountains, Coors Field, and downtown Denver, and some have private balconies.
Leather headboards and sofas, tartan wallpaper, freestanding bathtubs and thoughtfully-provided bathroom reading (largely concerning outdoors and survival) add quirky notes of luxury.
Other on-site amenities include the rooftop pool and terrace with magnificent views of the city and the mountains and a fitness studio for yoga and workouts.
There are a number of dining options, including The Original, a reimagined neighborhood eatery, the Rally Bar with pub grub and a sporting atmosphere, and the Grandstand Bar in the lobby.
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4. The Ramble Hotel – one of the best boutiques in the city with interiors inspired by 17th-century Paris located in the hip RiNo Arts District
Located in the wonderful River North Art District (RiNo), the 4-star exceptionally rated Ramble Hotel Denver is a beautiful boutique hotel dedicated to aesthetic escapism with a very creative industrial-chic decor that Instagrammers will love.
Inspired by Madame Rambouillet’s French Salons of the 17th century, Ramble is a design destination and also aims to become a kind of neighborhood hub and space for the exchange of ideas.
The decor too is in a grand and eclectic style that also feels residential and intimate. A moody blue color palette with details like millwork, crystal chandeliers, rich velvet draperies, unique artwork and concrete and steel details tie in the themes of literary elegance and industrial grit.
Rooms have hickory floors, antique Persian rugs, curated bars, chandeliers, leather seating and large factory-pane windows with garden views, and some have private balconies as well.
There are a number of dining and drinking options operated by that famed NY cocktail institution, Death & Co. There’s Pan-Latin cuisine at Super Mega Bien by James Beard-nominated chef Dana Rodriguez, and breakfast, cocktails, drinks and lunch at DC/AM in the lobby, which becomes the popular Death & Co bar in the evenings. The Garden serves drinks and dinner in an informal setting.
An escape in the midst of the hubbub of the Art District, Rambles offers a memorable stay in Denver. The RINO location is close to the Colorado Convention Center, Great Divide Brewing, Coors Field, The Source and LoDo.
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5. Gaylord Rockies – a unique and fun sprawling upscale resort located near Denver city
If you want a cool resort that makes the most of the gorgeous Colorado scenery instead of the city center then look no further! Located only ten minutes away from Denver Airport, in Aurora, Colorado, the 4-star exceptionally rated Gaylord Rockies Resort is a fun yet relaxing modern resort that offers a reprieve from the usual.
They offer tranquil rustic yet still contemporary rooms with mountain vistas and western comfort. Rockies-themed wallpaper and decor with woven fabrics, throw pillows, wood paneling and comfy sofas create a mountain-lodge look, and there are Bears! lurking in the artwork as well.
All rooms and suites have a separate workspace and room service that will bring you breakfast in bed or a midnight snack. Amenities include a luxury spa, salon, gym, tennis courts, and an indoor and outdoor waterpark.
There are a number of dining options, starting with the classic Old Hickory Steakhouse, serving the best quality beef, seafood and fine wines, the Monte Jade with Asian fusion cuisine, and the outdoor poolside Arapahoe Springs Bar & Grill with drinks and cocktails all day and dinner with a menu of favorites.
The Pinyons bar in the Grand Lodge has drinks and eclectic bites, and at the Rockies Marketplace you can get healthy meals, fruit and snacks to go. There’s also the Cocoa Bean coffee house, another Colorado classic, with coffee, bakery items and sandwiches.
This upscale hotel promises to offer a little bit of everything whilst still being in close range to local tourist attractions. The surroundings are just gorgeous too!
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6. The Maven at Dairy Block – a unique and quirky-chic art-inspired urban retreat located in downtown LoDo neighborhood
With more than 700 pieces of art from Colorado artists hung throughout the hotel, the exceptionally rated 4-star exceptionally rated Maven Hotel Denver is an urban retreat that is dedicated to capturing the creative spirit of the city.
Cool, chic interiors feature whimsical artwork and original pieces to provide a very sleek and sophisticated downtown LoDo hotel. The Dairy Block location is within easy reach of the 16th Street Mall and other attractions like the historic Larimer Square, Coors Field, and local colleges (and only a 6-minute walk from Union train station).
The loft-style accommodations offer floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek leather and wood MCM-style furniture, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs, and some have balconies with gorgeous city views.
All are equipped with pour-over coffee makers and workspaces, and larger rooms and suites have separate seating and dining areas. Besides the amenities at the hotel, guests can avail of discounts and deals at nearby businesses and restaurants.
The ultra-hip Denver hotel takes its food as seriously as it does its artwork, and guests can choose from a total of three on-site eateries offering everything from Navajo Tacos in a Southwestern cantina to margaritas and beer with chips in a converted Airstream in the lobby – very cool indeed!
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7. Moxy Hotel – a funky, fun and Insta-worthy boutique perfect for partying and sociable Millennials and Gen Zs
Surrounded by hundreds of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars, Cherry Creek is the place to stay if you are looking to experience Denver’s most walkable district.
Stunning views out across the Rocky Mountains will remind guests at this hip and funky Dever accommodation that this central location is just a stone’s throw from some of the most iconic American scenery.
Adding a European flavor to downtown Denver, the 3-star exceptionally rated Moxy Hotel Denver is a beautifully creative boutique hotel with plenty of mid-Century modern touches, cool and spacious bedrooms (most with superb mountain views) and state-of-the-art additions like super-fast Wifi and 50” TV with streaming capabilities. The sleek minimalist decor matches the view out the windows of the city and the mountains.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast at Bar Moxy, and return to the hip industrial-chic space later in the day for cocktails and American cuisine defined as TexMex and naan. There’s plenty of room in the lobby to work, play games, and meet and mingle and there’s also the outdoor terrace with a fire pit, seating and cozy throws.
Moxy Grab & Go is open 24/7 and has quick bites and beverages to keep you going. There’s a fitness center at the hotel and tons of hiking and biking trails all around, as well as spas and wellness treatments to relax mind and body.
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8. Source Hotel – a modern and very Instagrammable designer spot with a unique hipster vibe and industrial chic decor
The 4-star highly rated Source Hotel Denverin Denver is a cool lifestyle hotel with beautiful views of the city and the Rockies. Located in the hip RiNo (River North) Art District, it’s also home to an artisanal Market Hall with the New Belgium Brewery and close to the 16th Street Mall, the Colorado Convention Center and the Pepsi Center.
It’s a great base to explore the creative neighborhood with culinary, retail, nightlife, art galleries, murals, music venues and breweries, cideries and distilleries.
Reflecting the manufacturing history of the area, the building was once an ironworks factory, now restored with a minimalist chic aesthetic. A Scandinavian touch brings you light-filled interiors, furniture by Muuto, polished concrete floors and soft finishes.
In the comfortable rooms, you’ll find custom-designed couches, wallpaper and Baltic-birch desks, headboards, and nightstands. There’s fast and free wi-fi, plenty of USB outlets, 50” flat-screen TVs and mini-bars stocked with Market Hall goodies.
Most rooms and suites have wrap-around windows looking out over the spectacular view and some have bookshelves with curated design and culinary books.
Guests are served a complimentary beer from the tap on checking in, and the rooftop The Woods restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch as well as drinks and bar bites all day.
The indoor/ outdoor rooftop includes a beer garden and pool. There’s a fitness center, spa and salon at the hotel as well.
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9. The Catbird Hotel in RINO – a hip, trendy and modern boutique with an innovative and playful vibe
The 4-star exceptionally rated The Catbird Hotel in RINO is part of the new trend where the hotel itself is a destination, in this case, a culture hub in the hippest neighborhood in Denver.
The connections to local artists and designers are manifest throughout, in the brightly-colored mural at the building entrance, the artworks in the meeting spaces and accommodations, and the design and use of space.
The rooms, loft-style studios and flats have full kitchens, bespoke furnishings, and large windows to let in the light, and long-stay residences have thoughtful touches like laundry. Some accommodations have projectors and screens so you can enjoy your favorite programs larger than life.
Guests can enjoy a fresh-cooked breakfast every morning, and there’s complimentary coffee available all day. For company and inspiration, you can head out to the Red Barber on the rooftop to take in the views of the Denver Skyline and get an artisan-curated cocktail and bites from the grill, hang out at the firepit or hot tub, or check out a performance at the amphitheater.
You may not even want to leave the premises but when you do, borrow the free bikes offered by the hotel to explore all the art galleries, restaurants, bars, breweries and shopping in this trendy neighborhood. You’re also close to Union Station, the Colorado Convention Center and the Pepsi Center.
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10. The ART Hotel – an award-winning creative and upscale boutique within walking distance of all the main attractions
The iconic 4-star exceptionally rated The Art Hotel Denver offers a heady mix of luxury accommodation and refined comfort, deep in the heart of downtown Denver.
With two dedicated galleries and stunning art pieces in every room, this trendy and stylish Denver hotel really is arty by both name and nature. With many pieces gathered by Denver Art Museums‘ own curator, Dianne Vanderlip, staying here is like visiting a world-class art gallery every day.
Walls of glass offer extensive views out across the city and the mountains beyond, whilst chandeliers and kinetic sculptures add charm to the contemporary surroundings. The high-end guest rooms, many with mountain views, offer state-of-the-art technology, luxury linens, and marble bathrooms.
Wooden headboards, soft carpets and brightly-colored throw pillows add a touch of home, and specially commissioned artwork brings you in touch with the surroundings and the neighborhood.
Fresh local ingredients and an all-day menu await at the FIRE restaurant, lounge, and terrace with classy cocktails and dishes that are every bit as beautiful as the artwork on the walls around you. The stunning design and friendly staff have earned The Art Hotel a 2023 TripAdvisor Travelers’’ Choice award.
Located just five minutes walk from the Denver Art Museum, the hotel is also conveniently close to the Colorado Convention center and the Pepsi Center.
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11. Clayton Members Club & Hotel – a sleek, hip and trendy upscale boutique perfect for partying Millenials and Gen Zs
With a palette of colors inspired by the rugged beauty of the Colorado plateau and the clean lines of Denver modernism, this cool new hotel may just become your go-to in the city.
The walkable Cherry Creek neighborhood has restaurants, boutiques and art galleries plus the nearby bike trail, botanic gardens and farmers’ markets.
The rooms at the 5-star exceptionally rated Clayton Members Club & Hotel are to kick back and relax, and some look out over stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains. The unique two-level Isabella Bird penthouse, named for the famous British explorer, has an upper floor just for entertaining, with views of the mountains.
The rooms are well equipped with free wifi, smart TVs, bedside wireless charging pads, and minbars stocked with local products.
Relax with a drink at the atmospheric Chez Roc, or head for the Rooftop Restaurant & Pool Bar for a refreshing dip followed by your favorite foods with the freshest ingredients.
Or you could opt for a Mediterranean coastal Greek menu at the newly-opened Kini’s with island fare and Greek-inspired cocktails, or the Cretans Mediterranean wine bar and restaurant.
The gym has fitness classes with the experts, and a steam room and stretching area.
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12. Life House – a chic, elegant and unique boutique which mixes modern with retro
This is an elegant and sophisticated boutique hotel that sits amongst a mixture of historical and modern buildings, the 4-star highly rated Life House Denver is your ticket back to a time gone by but with a chic modern twist.
It fits nicely in the LoHi Lower Highlands neighborhood with its historic Victorian homes and trendy architecture, restaurants, bars and breweries.
One of the best boutique hotels to stay in Denver, the accommodation draws its decor and design from the area’s rich culture to create a Victorian-themed hotel with all the perks of a conventional one. The mingled feel of a western homestead and solid Victorian comfort is no coincidence, since the two historical periods coincided in the area.
Rooms have details like leather headboards and seating, black and white throw pillows reminiscent of cow patterns, framed floral pictures and luxuries like Le Labo bath products, Revival New York linens, and Marshall speakers. And, since this is the West, after all, plenty of rooms offer bunk beds for kids of all ages.
At the Wildflowers restaurant you’re in for an unusual treat with a seasonal menu and foraged ingredients, recalling early pioneer days and the area’s Mexican and Italian heritage. With all the nostalgia, the tech is current, with check-ins via iPad and Apple TV in the rooms. You’ll love this wonderful soulful hotel, as did all the guests who voted it a 2023 Travelers’ Choice award at TripAdvisor.
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13. Crawford Hotel – an elegant themed boutique located in LoDo’s historic Union Station
Located on the upper floors of Denver’s century-old Union Station, the 5-star exceptionally rated The Crawford Hotel overlooks the Great Hall where travelers and locals generate a vibrant energy. Located in the popular and hip LoDo neighborhood, this trendsetting Denver hotel is within easy reach of great shops, cool bars, and first-class eateries.
Every bedroom is seriously stylish, uniquely designed, and offers plenty of Art Deco design features and nods to the golden age of trains, complete with rainfall showerheads, iPads, free wifi, 46-inch flat-screen TVs, and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the platforms.
For upgraded rooms and suites expect exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, original art, and all the luxuries that the railroad and cattle barons would have demanded.
You’ll also find all the dining choices you could want downstairs at the station, starting with breakfast at Snooze. The iconic Stoic & Genuine by James Beard chefs Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch has multi-coastal seafood, and there’s Spanish country fare at Ultreia. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a free brew at The Terminal Bar, or relax at the chic Cooper lounge on the mezzanine.
Amid the bustle of the station is a European-style marketplace, a New York deli, ice cream and Pigtrain coffee. Contemporary and uber-chic, the Crawford is truly unlike any other accommodation on offer in the city of Denver!
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14. Warwick Hotel – a cool and modern urban retreat with a rooftop pool in the downtown area
Bringing the outdoors spirit of the Rockies to downtown Denver, the 4-star highly rated Warwick Denver Hotel has beautiful views of the city all the way to the snow-capped mountain peaks.
The location gives easy access to everything downtown as well as the Uptown Neighborhood. It’s close to all the major attractions and destinations, including the pedestrianized 16th Street Mall, the State Capitol building, Union Station, the Denver Art Museum Larimer Square, Coors Field, the convention center and the Pepsi Center.
The spacious Western-sized interiors with MCM decor provide a comfortable setting for your Denver visit. The bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views, LCD HD TV, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and private balconies. The tasteful 70s-style art recalls when the building was a Playboy Club, the only one in the entire state of Colorado.
The Gattara Restaurant & Bar provides an elegant setting, including an outdoor patio, for the Colorado take on Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients.
The highlight of the mod decor is the cat mural behind the bar, confirming your suspicion that the name is indeed the Italian version of cat lady, the Gattara who loves looking after cats and also feeding people.
The heated rooftop pool is another of the hotel’s highlights, with an amazing view. The seasonal pool bar offers snacks, pizza and specialty cocktails, and you can also order select items from Gattara.
Guests can use the state-of-the-art fitness center, and borrow the free bikes to explore the neighborhood.
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15. Brown Palace Hotel and Spa – this beautiful upscale historic chic hotel is known as one of the best places to stay in the city
An award-winning luxury hotel that has seen such luminaries as King George V, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and a ton of American presidents walk through its doors, the 4-star exceptionally rated Brown Palace Hotel and Spa (part of the prestigious Autograph collection) is still as highly revered today as it ever was.
The triangular sandstone building has been a city landmark since 1892, especially its gorgeous eight-storey Italian Renaissance atrium with a stained glass ceiling and graceful Florentine arches leading off to other areas.
Quirkily stylish bedrooms are fabulously appointed with dark woods and crystal chandeliers, full of old-school luxury with a contemporary touch. With plush carpets and rich fabrics, the decor palette ranges from soft pastels to opulent red and gold, and all rooms have a 42-inch HDTV, free Wi-Fi and bathrooms with Carrera marble countertops and silver fixtures.
The beautiful lobby is the perfect place for afternoon tea. Hungrier diners can find more substantial offerings at the Palace Arms restaurant, before heading out to explore the cultural district of Denver. Other unique hotel highlights include a vintage English-style tavern with live music, a swanky cigar bar, an upscale spa, and an atmospheric cafe offering lavish champagne brunches.
The hotel has a commitment to sustainability that includes, among other things, keeping five honey bee hives on the rooftop. The harvested honey is used for culinary purposes at the hotel, and you can also buy some to take home.
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16. Le Méridien Hotel – a sleek and creative boutique with a modern design and a trendy vibe
This is a well-appointed sleek and chic boutique hotel just moments away from the Arts District, the Colorado Convention Centre, and the Pepsi Centre as well as a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife.
Located in the heart of the city, the 4-star exceptionally rated Le Méridien Hotel Denver has a European flair and understated luxury that makes a welcome counterpoint to the busy city streets.
The shared interior spaces are bold and welcoming with oversized armchairs and plenty of mid-century touches. The bedrooms at this swanky Denver accommodation have luxury linens, plush LM BEDs, comfortable seating, pristine marble bathrooms and separate workspaces. If you choose one of the Skyline rooms, you’ll have floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, and the gym likewise looks out over the skyline.
You’ll find a classic American menu of favorite comfort foods at the Corinne restaurant, with fresh, local ingredients. This favorite Denver hangout has a seasonal outdoor patio, and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
The Lobbyist bar also serves coffee and breakfast in the mornings, and transitions to become part of The Hub later in the day for sparkling drinks, conversation and relaxation. The spectacular rooftop 54THIRTY has views of the city skyline and serves cocktails and small plates.
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17. Kimpton Born Hotel – an Alpine-inspired trendy upscale urban retreat located in the vibrant LoDo neighborhood
Located close to Union Station, in the ever-popular hip LoDo district of Denver, the 4-star exceptionally rated Limelight Hotel is an authentic urban refuge with an arty vibe. The mix of design and comfort has earned the hotel a 2023 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award.
Inspired by the Rocky Mountains that surround the city, the interior is a heady mix of urban chic and Alpine touches that blend beautifully with a carefully curated art collection. Leather, plaid and wood furnishings along with woven rugs in earth colors create the look of a mountain cabin.
The cool and unique bedrooms are well-designed with muted tones and woven accent rugs. They are equipped for work and relaxation with flat-screen TVs, free wifi, work desks, yoga mats, and floor-to-ceiling windows with city or mountain views, while bathrooms offer stunning stand-alone bathtubs and wood detailing.
Other amenities include the fitness center, free bikes, and free car service to locations within one mile of the hotel. There are wine receptions every evening, and guests enjoy free entrance to the nearby Denver Museum of Art.
Guests at the contemporary Denver abode can enjoy rustic wood-fired fare at the Citizen Rail restaurant, or simply enjoy a cocktail or two before heading out to explore the nearby shops, eateries and nightlife – wonderful!
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18. Aloft Downtown Hotel – cool, fun and funky midrange accommodation in Denver
This modern and exceedingly upbeat hotel is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Denver, close to Mile High Stadium, 16th Street Mall, Coors Field, Union Station, the Pepsi Center and the Colorado Convention Center.
Guests at the highly-rated 3-star Aloft Hotel Denver have easy access to a whole world of great shopping, dining, and entertainment, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and much more.
The clean, contemporary design with bright touches of color is hip and restful at the same time. Bedrooms at this fun, funky, and cool hotel Denver hotel are comfortable and well-designed, with separate work spaces, free wifi, TVs, signature beds and custom toiletries by Bliss Spa.
Common areas are designed with socializing in mind, like the wxyz bar where you can sip drinks and meet with friends or other guests, and catch up with local talent at the Divine EVOLution event every Tuesday evening.
Get a cold beer and join in a game of pool at the re:mix lounge, and work off the excesses at the state-of-the-art re:charge gym. The 24/7 re:fuel pantry has all the healthy snacks and drinks you need to keep going on your visit to this cool and exciting city.
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19. Halcyon Hotel – a hip and trendy boutique which makes a very cool place to stay in the city
This modern, upscale Denver hotel is nestled nicely amongst the shops, bars, and restaurants of the exclusive Cherry Creek neighborhood. With a sleek and chic vibe, the 4-star exceptionally rated Halcyon Hotel Denver is light, bright, and welcoming and designed as an urban retreat in the heart of the city.
Metro tiling, industrial lighting, and deep leather sofas define the uber-trendy style of the Halcyon, while soft furnishings, a superb art collection and a kitchen counter that doubles as the check-in give it the feel of a residence, albeit an upscale one.
Bedrooms offer crisp white linen and en-suites with stand-alone tubs, city views, free Wi-Fi, flat screens, and Nespresso machines and upgrades offer soaking tubs and/or ultra-hip loft sleeping areas. Some rooms and suites have private balconies and terraces as well.
Dining options include American favorites at the Local Jones speakeasy, an Italian-American steakhouse, and in-room dining. Guests can use the onsite fitness center, and relax at the very cool rooftop pool with cabanas, bar, hot tub, and deck with city views. The Gear Garage has rental bikes, scooters and outdoor gear to enjoy your time in the Colorado Rockies.
This beautiful city hotel makes a great alternative to some of Denver’s more traditional establishments.
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20. Gravity Haus – a cool Colorado hotel for ski lovers an hour’s drive away from Denver
Whilst technically not in Denver but an hour’s drive away into the wilderness, this unique hotel is definitely worth a mention for outdoor lovers.
If you are looking for an adventure, the 3-star exceptionally rated Gravity Haus Resort actually offers three locations around the Rockies less than two hours’ drive to Denver. The lodges at Vail, Breckinridge and Winter Park have well located close to the slopes as well as the downtown areas with their hip stores, art galleries, bars and events.
Membership is not required to stay at the hotels, but it gets you access to a kind of adventure club, with discounts on accommodations at the luxurious mountain lodges, plus outdoors gear, co-working space, and fitness and wellness programming.
The mountain lodge comfort theme is apparent throughout the Breckinridge Gravity Haus, with giant rough-hewn wooden pillars and beams, wood accents, lumberjack plaid and luxurious plush seating.
Offering backcountry trips, outdoor guides, Japanese-inspired onsen hot tubs, a bar and the Unravel Coffee coffee and pastry counter, it’s your springboard to the world of The Rockies.
If the city isn’t your thing and you would much prefer the peaceful tranquillity of the mountain air as well as an amazing modern design (and a chance to ski in the winter), then this cool Colorado hotel is a great choice!
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