The Best Hotels in Denver, Colorado

The Four Seasons Hotel Denver is close to buzzing Larimer Square
The Four Seasons Hotel Denver is close to buzzing Larimer Square | © Richard Cummins / Alamy Stock Photo
Siobhan Grogan

Dynamic Denver has all the nightlife, big-name shopping and top museums of the better-known cities in America but also 250 city parks and 14,000 acres – 5,666ha – of spectacular mountain parks right on its doorstep. Dubbed the Mile High City due to its elevation above sea level, the capital of Colorado is home to artsy districts, foodie hubs and an attraction-packed downtown. With rooftop bars, heated pools and mountain views elevating the city break, here are the best hotels in Denver – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Four Seasons Hotel Denver

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A two-bed guest room in a creamy coffee color with city views at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver
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Kids will never want to leave this lavish hotel close to Larimer Square, as free snacks, a toy wagon, a DVD and game library, child-size bathrobes, pastry-decorating sessions and the use of a Nintendo Switch or Wii are all up for grabs. But grown-ups aren’t forgotten. There are free coffee and croissants in the lobby, a plush spa, a rooftop pool lined with juniper trees and free transport within 3mi (5km) of this Denver hotel.

2. The Art, a Hotel

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A dining table in a corner suite with vibrant art and city views at the Art, a Hotel
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At this hotel in the Golden Triangle Creative District, cutting-edge art takes center stage. Curated works include a 1983 wall painting by Sol LeWitt and a Tracey Emin neon, while art buffs keen for more are steps from the best galleries and museums in the city. You will appreciate the in-room Illy espresso machine, bike rental, departure candy bag at check-out and the unmissable weekend brunch at sleek Fire, where buttermilk banana-walnut pancakes come with bottomless mimosas.

3. The Ramble Hotel

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A stylish room with one bed, a corner sofa and a navy-blue accent wall at the Ramble Hotel
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This 50-room hotel in the River North Art District (RiNo) knows how to impress. Rooms have covetable midnight-blue walls, wide-plank hickory flooring, antique Persian rugs and a curated in-room cocktail bar. Downstairs, visit acclaimed pan-Latin restaurant Super Mega Bien or Death & Co, the second location of the wildly popular New York cocktail bar. Surrender to the lure of the ultra-hip RiNo, where converted factories and warehouses now house jazz bars, breweries and art studios.

5. Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

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A contemporary two-bed guest room with city views at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
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Sunset drinks don’t get more spectacular than at the Hyatt Regency, one block from the 16th Street Mall. The 27th-floor Peaks Lounge is the highest lounge in the city, with uninterrupted Rocky Mountain vistas and flavor-packed cocktails made from Colorado spirits. You can work it off the next day at the indoor lap pool and huge 24-hour gym or ask the fitness concierge for tips on the best jogging trails in the area.

6. The Maven at Dairy Block

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Two beds set against a black headboard in a blue-carpeted guest room with a balcony at the Maven at Dairy Block
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For your very own slice of loft living in Denver, the Maven features floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, modern art and understated urban decor. The hotel’s real trump card is its location in the Dairy Block, a micro-district in LoDo, with some of the most in-demand restaurants and bars in the city right outside the door. You can visit Kachina Cantina for scallop ceviche, fry bread tacos and artisan agave margaritas or graze at the Denver Milk Market, a food hall filled with hand-picked local vendors.

7. Kimpton Hotel Born

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A one-bedroom suite with a barn door separating the bedroom and living room at the Kimpton Hotel Born
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Part art gallery, part hotel, the Kimpton displays more than 200 original artworks from 32 of the most talented artists in Denver, curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art. Beyond the art, modern alpine interiors are given an urban makeover, with knotty pinewood canopy headboards, floor-to-ceiling windows and even an in-room yoga mat. Sociable types are well catered for, with coffee to go all day in the lobby and a complimentary happy hour each evening.

8. Hotel Teatro

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A sleek one-bed guest room with a tufted headboard and plaid accent pillow at the Hotel Teatro
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It’s hard not to feel at home in minutes at this hotel in Denver. Staff are friendly – there’s even a craft-beer concierge – and pets and children are welcome. Also, a courtesy car waits outside to drop you anywhere within 2.5mi (4km). Snuggle up in the Study, an inviting lounge where you can linger over cocktails and charcuterie by teetering bookcases and a fireplace, before enjoying dinner in the Nickel, an award-winning restaurant focused on the best local produce.

9. The Crawford Hotel

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A modern-rustic guest room with wood beams and a painting of deer at the Crawford Hotel
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Not just a hotel but a landmark, the Crawford is directly above Union Station, the Beaux-Arts transport hub that opened in 1914 after being rebuilt following a fire. The luxe hotel in Denver reflects the building’s illustrious past with vintage artefacts, Victorian decor, vaulted ceilings and wooden beams, while Pullman rooms are inspired by the classic sleeper train cars. Just downstairs, you can try some of the tastiest dishes at some of the best restaurants in town, including raw oysters at Stoic & Genuine and blueberry Danish pancakes at Denver breakfast institution Snooze an AM Eatery.

10. JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

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The elegant living and dining room in the presidential suite with mountain views at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
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Shoppers on a mission can visit the stores in the area moments after having breakfast at the elegant JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. The neighborhood is a shopping paradise, with hundreds of chain stores and independent boutiques alongside salons, galleries and upscale restaurants. On the weekend, start your retail therapy a little later, after brunch at the on-site Toro Latin Kitchen & Lounge, where eggs benedict, pork belly tacos and mini Belgian waffles come with bottomless margaritas or pear and lavender mimosas.

Fancy stepping it up a level? Discover our guide to the best luxury hotels in Denver and book now on Culture Trip.

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