Couples who enjoy the great outdoors and craft beer can’t go wrong with a romantic getaway in Denver. With the Rocky Mountains in the background, spend a night sipping champagne in the city center before escaping to a world-renowned ski resort, about a two-hour drive away. These are the most romantic hotels in Colorado’s capital.
At the center of Denver’s music and theater district, Hotel Teatro is a cozy boutique setting for a romantic sojourn. Make a reservation at the Nickel for dinner – Westword and MSN named it Denver’s best hotel restaurant. Try the extensive charcuterie platter, with hand-selected local meats, or tuck into the Mediterranean crusted salmon with creamy asparagus risotto. Finish the evening with a house barrel-aged bourbon cocktail at the Study.
Formally the American National Bank, this 1910 structure has been transformed into a grand, luxurious hotel. You can still spot the original bank clock outside. Inside, the rooms are light and airy with super comfy beds. Its restaurant, Harry’s, is a favorite with Denverites and visitors alike. Try its house-made banana bread french toast (doused in pure maple syrup) for brunch, or tuck into the short rib stew in a red-wine-rosemary broth for dinner.
Inspired by Madame de Rambouillet’s 17th-century French salons, the Ramble is a quirky, creative hotel with a mix of industrial concrete columns, velvet armchairs and house plants. In the trendy River North Art District, you’ll be surrounded by art galleries and breweries for a memorable day out. After exploring the city, retreat to the hotel bar for a tequila-based Golden Beautiful cocktail from Death & Co, the famed NYC cocktail makers, before dining at Super Mega Bien, serving pan-Latin cuisine dim-sum style.
The Queen Anne Urban Bed and Breakfast, comprising two converted Victorian houses, is a quiet oasis among Downtown Denver’s skyscrapers. With just 13 rooms and suites, individually designed by local artists, this quaint B&B is the ideal hideout for couples looking for an intimate city break. Book the Rooftop room for the ultimate romantic evening, complete with a hot tub on its private deck to soak in the cityscape.