The Most Unique Hotels and Inns in Denver, Colorado

From train station locales to cannabis-friendly inns, Denver offers plenty of unique accommodation
From train station locales to cannabis-friendly inns, Denver offers plenty of unique accommodation | © incamerastock / Alamy Stock Photo
Ross Walker

Denver offers a variety of hotels to suit any type of traveler. The wide range of options can feel overwhelming, but to help you out, Culture Trip brings you an insider guide to unique hotels to stay in while visiting the capital of Colorado.

1. Warwick Denver


An outdoor rooftop pool with sun loungers, colorful parasols and city views at the Warwick Denver
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The Warwick Denver is a luxurious spot in the center of Denver. If you’re looking for upscale lodging offering a pool, a spa and on-site dining, then this is the place for you. Business travelers will be pleased with the attention to detail and excellent service.

2. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A light and modern living area in a suite at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver with a TV, a blue sofa, a table and a desk
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The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver is a luxury boutique hotel, but its focus on modern style sets it apart from the chi-chi hotels in the same price range. It’s very inviting, and whether you’re on a family vacation, a couples retreat or a business trip, the staff will go above and beyond to ensure your happiness.

3. The Oxford Hotel


A cream-colored bedroom with a pillowy bed, carpet, windows and a blue tufted bench at the Oxford Hotel
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The Oxford Hotel is one of the oldest in Denver and has a rich tradition of service and luxury. The on-site bar, the Cruise Room, is one of the best bars in Denver, so it is no surprise that the hotel itself is also a standout. While the Oxford is a large full-service hotel, each room is filled with unique antique furniture, along with TVs and remodeled bathrooms.

4. The Crawford Hotel


A grand and spacious seating area at Union Station, with the Crawford Hotel reception on the second floor
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The main selling point at the Crawford is that it is home to several of the best restaurants, boutique shops and lively bars in Denver. Inside Union Station, the hotel is furnished in a signature style, with many rooms designed like train cars. It’s no doubt one of the coolest hotels in Colorado.

5. The Adagio Bed and Breakfast


The outdoor hot tub underneath a pergola at the Adagio Bed and Breakfast
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The Adagio is a cannabis-friendly inn. There are six unique rooms, but the hotel amenities are the real selling point. Each morning a delicious communal breakfast is prepared, and you’re encouraged to share stories and pipes as you dine. Also worth noting is the spa, which utilizes cannabis-infused therapies to ensure guests are über-relaxed.

6. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection


The red-brick multistory exterior of the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection, on a corner in Denver
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The Brown Palace is a huge, 241-room hotel that still manages to give guests the feeling that they are in a welcoming, unique setting. It’s has been operating since 1892 but is designed in a contemporary French Provincial style. Among the hotel’s expansive communal spaces, you’ll find three restaurants, a spa, a salon and even a flower shop.

7. Patterson Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

The castle-like red-stone exterior of the Patterson Inn, with shrubbery and parking in front
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Patterson Inn is a unique historic hotel that is also a National Landmark. While it has the charm of a bed and breakfast, it has the amenities and service of a luxury boutique hotel. Each of the rooms is different in decor and style. Also, the inn serves breakfast daily and has a pub for that post-sightseeing drink.

8. Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Inn

The eclectic late-19th-century exterior of the Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast, with lush gardens
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Capitol Hill Mansion is in Millionaire’s Row, an upscale Denver neighborhood. An elegant breakfast is served over a two-hour period, and in the evening, you can enjoy complimentary wine and cocktails.

9. The Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens


A round jetted tub surrounded by windows in a light-filled room at the Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens
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The Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens is less of a hotel and more of an experience. It’s one of the most unique in the world and one of the coolest hotels in Colorado, as every night there’s an interactive Murder Mystery Show. Plan to stay here for one night, then move on to one of the other fabulous hotels on this list since you will likely not want to see the same show over and over. The rooms are perfect for relaxing after the show; if you stay at Lumber Baron, you’ll be delighted by the huge suites with soaking tubs.

For more options, see where to book your stay in Denver and where else you can stay in Colorado. If you’re on a budget, Denver has some great budget-friendly places to stay. Or do you fancy stepping it up a level? Discover our guide to the best luxury hotels in Denver, or these romantic places to stay.

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