The Best Luxury Hotels in Denver, Colorado
Spend the day checking out the Denver Art Museum before checking into one of the city’s luxurious hotels | © Jim Havey / Alamy Stock Photo
Perched 1mi (1.6km) above sea level, Denver is known for its laid-back, outdoorsy vibe, blue skies and around 300 days of sunshine each year. Once a gold-mining camp, it’s now known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, attracting skiers to nearby Breckenridge, Vail and Aspen. Whether you’re jetting off to higher altitudes or staying in the city itself, these are the most luxurious hotels in Denver, Colorado.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection
4.4/5 (945 Reviews)
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Now from $222 per night
Nestled on a corner in Downtown Denver, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa harks back to its traditional 19th-century roots with a four-poster bed in the presidential suite, wrought-iron balconies and an impressive stained-glass skylight in the main lobby. Unwind after a day in the city at the spa – it offers couple’s massages alongside ayurvedic treatments. Dine at the grand Palace Arms restaurant, which won the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.
Halcyon, a Hotel in Cherry Creek
4.6/5 (955 Reviews)
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Now from $284 per night
The chic and cozy Halcyon greets you at the Kitchen Counter, where you can sip on a glass of wine as you check into the hotel. Inside each stylish and minimalist suite, you’ll find quirky touches such as a vintage record player, a yoga mat and super-soft Matouk bathrobes. It’s home to three restaurants and a rooftop pool where you can sip an Aperol frosé in a cabana. The best part of the Halcyon is its Gear Garage, where you can rent mountain bikes, skateboards, GoPros and Piaggio scooters to cruise around the city in style.
The Crawford Hotel
4.6/5 (934 Reviews)
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Now from $240 per night
Housed above Union Station, the Crawford Hotel embraces its 19th-century origins with vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Each suite has individual quirks – from original artwork to zebra-print chairs – as well as a Nespresso coffee machine, an iPad to catch up on the news and a courtesy Tesla escort at your disposal. Don’t leave without dining at Ultreia, the Spanish tapas restaurant inside the hotel, led by award-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski.
The Jacquard, Autograph Collection
4.6/5 (217 Reviews)
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Now from $202 per night
Decorated with avant-garde sculptures and industrial beams, the Jacquard is a sophisticated, contemporary hotel with an unmissable rooftop pool and bar. Dine at Narrative, the hotel’s renowned restaurant where award-winning chef Paul Nagan whips up artistically presented Italian cuisine, such as the pan-seared scallops with sweet corn risotto, bacon and green tomato relish. Its 750-bottle-strong wine library is something to behold.
The Ritz-Carlton Denver
4.5/5 (752 Reviews)
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Now from $387 per night
The Ritz-Carlton brand is synonymous with luxury, and its Denver location is no exception. With white, gold and espresso tones, each spacious room has an oversize marble bathtub, an uber-soft feather bed and city views. Book a Mile High Massage, which utilizes CBD-rich oil, at the acclaimed on-site spa. Kids are also spoiled at the Ritz-Carlton with its City Camper, which includes an indoor tent rental, complete with coloring books and s’mores cupcakes.
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Spa Hotel, Hotel, Luxury
4.8/5 (753 Reviews)
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Now from $458 per night
With panoramic views of the Rockies, the Four Seasons Hotel Denver is known for going above and beyond to accommodate your needs. The hotel’s concierge can arrange a morning of skiing, hiking, biking, rock climbing or fly fishing, depending on the season, followed by a gourmet picnic lunch in Golden. For the less action-minded, explore the boutique shops in Larimer Square, or savor a Colorado-ranch steak at the hotel’s acclaimed Edge Restaurant.
The Oxford Hotel
4.7/5 (938 Reviews)
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Now from $217 per night
Opened in 1891, the Oxford Hotel is one of Downtown Denver’s most famous establishments. Inside, you’ll find antique furniture paired with bold fabrics and fine Egyptian cotton bedding. Pour yourself a complimentary glass of bourbon in the lobby every evening, or have a daily charcuterie or cheese board delivered to your room from the hotel’s steakhouse, Urban Farmer. Alternatively, drop into the spa for a Swedish massage before dinner.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.3/5 (953 Reviews)
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Now from $206 per night
The kooky, contemporary Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver invites you into its cozy suites. Each room is styled with rich blues, neutral tones and original artwork from local artists. Start your day with sun salutations on your in-room yoga mat, followed by a cycle to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver on the hotel’s complimentary bikes. Make sure you are back in time for the nightly wine hour at 5pm before having dinner at Panzano.
These recommendations were updated on November 19, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.