Where to Stay in Denver, Colorado

No matter what kind of accommodation you're after, Denver is sure to deliver
No matter what kind of accommodation you're after, Denver is sure to deliver | © Neil Podoll / Alamy Stock Photo
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12 October 2020

Denver’s accommodation options are as diverse as the city itself, with lavish hotels downtown, budget chains and artsy Airbnbs in lively neighborhoods. Stay long enough to explore the city’s thriving food scene, art galleries, craft cocktail bars and sports venues or head out to the cloud-scraping Rocky Mountains for hiking, skiing or kayaking.

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Spa Hotel, Hotel, Luxury
4.8/5 (751 Reviews)
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Expect to be spoiled rotten at this sumptuous hotel near the Boettcher Concert Hall. The Four Seasons Hotel Denver has free coffee and croissants in the lobby, a DVD library to raid, custom wood furnishings and original artwork by contemporary Colorado artists. It’s also family-friendly, with child-size bathrobes, toy wagons and kid-approved snacks, while the whole family will love the large rooftop pool. Don’t miss dinner at in-house Edge Restaurant for the shareable wagyu tomahawk and divine peanut-butter-and-jelly ice cream for dessert.

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The Art, a Hotel

4.5/5 (855 Reviews)
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Art lovers are in for a treat at this downtown hotel in the Golden Triangle Creative District. All of Denver’s best galleries and museums are within walking distance, while the hotel itself is devoted to creativity with curated art at every turn, including a 22,000-piece LED light installation by Leo Villareal. Rooms are equally stylish with Gilchrist & Soames bath products, Illy espresso machines and floor-to-ceiling windows with unbeatable city or mountain views.

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The Maven at Dairy Block

4.7/5 (1127 Reviews)
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Once the home of Windsor Dairy, the Dairy Block is now a micro-district in the LoDo neighborhood – an area that’s become Denver’s go-to for premium coffee, craft cocktail bars and unique dining. The Maven is an airy seven-story hotel connected to the Dairy Block at the corner of 19th Street and Wazee Street. Rooms are knowingly urban with disarming artwork, polished concrete ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows revealing views over the city, while a converted Airstream dishes out free margaritas each afternoon.

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Kimpton Hotel Born

4.7/5 (839 Reviews)
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Encouraging you to leave your room and enjoy the city, the Kimpton Hotel Born has thought of everything. It has complimentary to-go coffee in the lobby, bicycles to borrow and even a free happy hour each evening where you can mingle with other guests and staff. However, it’s still tempting to linger, with 50-inch streaming TVs, in-room yoga mats, more than 200 original artworks across the hotel and rustic wood-fired meat and seafood dishes from restaurant Citizen Rail.

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Denver’s urban oasis (Airbnb)

Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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In the quiet residential neighborhood of Jefferson Park, this hip, historic townhouse is the Denver dream. With two bedrooms, which sleep up to four people, and two bathrooms, it also features original exposed brick walls, vintage Hollywood posters, complimentary Netflix and Amazon Prime and even a pinball machine. Make the most of the city’s 300 days of sunshine a year in the tree-lined courtyard, which has fairy lights and a hot tub for soaking under the stars.

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  • Artisan loft in historic Five Points (Airbnb)

    Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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    This immaculate property in Curtis Park, near the much-coveted River North Art District (RiNo), puts you near historical architecture, a killer nightlife scene and must-visit restaurants. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft features a glossy white kitchen, industrial light fittings, exposed brick, a patio area and a unique bottle-top coffee table. The owner, Stephen, lives next door, but his folder of local tips and recommendations is all that you’ll need for an insider’s guide to the Mile High City.

    The Whittier Wonder near downtown and RiNo (Airbnb)

    Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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    Denver’s booming art scene is mirrored in the thoughtful design details of this house, with original touches more typical of a boutique hotel – think vintage trunks, displays of antique typewriters and cameras, Edison bulb lighting and soft leather sofas. From this art-filled home that sleeps six in three bedrooms, walk to nearby RiNo for street art, working studios and galleries, or stay in and relax in the backyard with a cocktail or two.

    Historic carriage house in Denver’s oldest neighborhood (Airbnb)

    Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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    Give your friends vacation envy by booking this charming cottage house, named Colorado’s most unique and beautiful Airbnb by Architectural Digest online. Sleeping three but with only one bedroom, the house is one block from Curtis Park and originally sheltered horses in the late 1880s. Instagrammable details include artfully distressed furniture, heated concrete floors, a repurposed vintage dresser in the bathroom and license-plate art, but it also has Netflix, a stash of board games, hot tub access and an on-site gym.

    These recommendations were updated on October 12, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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