The Best Hotels to Book in Aurora, Colorado

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center evokes the charm of a mountain lodge
Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center evokes the charm of a mountain lodge | © Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center / Expedia
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6 December 2021
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This multicultural city next to Denver is home to a bustling arts district and the largest indoor market in Colorado, the Stanley Marketplace, packed with multiple independent businesses, including a chocolatier and a zero-waste shop. Aurora likes to be known as the Gateway to the Rockies, and you’ll find miles of trails and acres of open space here. Check out our hand-picked stays and find your perfect hotel in Aurora – bookable on Culture Trip.

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, for Colorado coziness

Twilight view of the sprawling Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, with purple fairy light-lit trees out the front.
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Evoking the charm of a mountain lodge with exposed rock, greenery and an indoor waterfall, this hotel cocoons guests in plaid-lined rooms with nods to – and in some cases, views of – the Rocky Mountains. Have fun without leaving the grounds by swinging by the snow-covered tubing hill, exploring a virtual reality scavenger hunt or relaxing in a poolside cabana with a cold drink. Feeling a little tired? Snooze in the relaxation lounge at the spa before or after your facial or massage.

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver – Aurora, for serene suites

Indoor colonnaded pool area at DoubleTree by Hilton Denver – Aurora, with several exposed-brick walls.
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Just 10 minutes from the Denver Tech Center and half a mile from the RTD light rail, this hotel offers easy access to downtown Denver. The softly styled rooms are relaxing, with cream tones – book the king bed larger room for a cozy living space. The on-site restaurant, Jackdaw, serves up a cracking buffet breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. Water fans will love the heated indoor pool for a few lengths before a day of sightseeing.

Hyatt Regency Aurora – Denver Conference Center, for mid-century suites

Double room at Hyatt Regency Aurora – Denver Conference Center, with mid-century furnishings in brown and gray, and scenic city views.
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The Hyatt boasts richly colored furnishings and panoramic windows that let the Colorado sunshine flood in; there are seating areas with views for those quiet minutes at the end of a busy day. Try the Borealis restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a fire-warmed patio and a happy hour menu that entices with green chili fries and local brews.

Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park, for relaxing facilities

Lobby at Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park, with cream armchairs, tall wooden coffee tables and a swirly red rug.
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With easy access to the airport, a 24-hour fitness center and a full hot breakfast in the mornings and hors d’oeuvres in the evenings, this hotel is well suited to travelers on the move. You’ll also find plush mattresses, a Southwestern-themed Fire + Spice restaurant and an indoor pool that glitters enticingly. Rooms feature marbled feature wallpaper and offer surprisingly leafy views.

Cambria Hotel Denver International Airport, for creative cocktails

Double room at Cambria Hotel Denver International Airport, with sleek gold and black furnishings, and a flatscreen TV in one corner.
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With a heated pool, hot tub and fitness center, your health is taken care of at the Cambria, and it’s also just 10mi (16km) from Denver International Airport. Make good choices at the on-site restaurant and indulge in an old-fashioned cocktail at the bar. The cream-colored rooms with hints of dark blue or deep red offer plenty of space to spread out for longer stays.

Radisson Hotel Denver – Aurora, for easy access to Cherry Creek State Park

Double room at Radisson Hotel Denver – Aurora, featuring a striking red wiggly-patterned carpet.
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Start your day at this comforting hotel with a sustainably sourced breakfast at Table 14 Restaurant and finish it with a fireside glass of wine at the Lobby Bar. Unwind with languid laps in the seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub. Warm orange accents help the rooms and suites feel calm and cozy, and you’ll be staying just a few minutes from Cherry Creek State Park, a swathe of prairie with rolling hills and a reservoir that’s popular for fishing, boating and jet-skiing.

Woolley's Classic Suites Denver Airport, for classic comfort

Large apartment at Woolley's Classic Suites, with plum-purple and gold furnishings, double bed, desk and adjacent lounge area with sofas and chairs.
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The clue is in the name: Woolley’s charms with a decidedly classic feel. Expect ornately carved wooden headboards and floral drapes at this all-suite hotel. Pause in the indoor garden in the atrium to search the stream for koi, a symbol of good fortune and success. Chefs prepare a buffet breakfast and omelets to order, and you’re minutes from the airport and adjacent to the light rail for easy access to downtown Denver.

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Aurora, for plugged-in perfection

Double room at Courtyard by Marriott Denver Aurora, with gray and blue furnishings, and a large abstract painting of a mountain range on the wall.
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This technology-forward new build places outlets where you need them in light-filled rooms with pretty blue-and-grey murals and a signature sofa for sprawling on. Common spaces include booth-like media pods with flat-screen TVs and personal remote controls. When you’re ready to unplug from it all, find your way to the courtyard patio and pull up a chair by the firepit, handcrafted cocktail in hand, or burn some energy in the fitness center. With the light rail nearby, you’ll have easy access to downtown and out of town.

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