The Best Hotels Near Denver, Colorado

Find the best place to stay for your Denver adventure
Find the best place to stay for your Denver adventure | © Timothy Swope / Alamy Stock Photo
Emily Draper

Adventure is never far away from Denver. Some of the best places for skiing, hiking, fly fishing and golf are found just beyond the city limits, so choose a hotel nearby, whether it’s in Boulder or deep within the Rocky Mountains, and get exploring.

1. Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield

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Immerse yourself in Colorado’s nature year-round at Omni Interlocken Hotel, which sits between Denver and Boulder. During the winter, slide down the slopes of the Loveland Ski Area before retreating to the hotel’s full-service spa; in summer, practise your swing at the hotel’s 27-hole championship golf course and laze around the outdoor pools, surrounded by the scenic Rocky Mountains.

2. St Julien Hotel and Spa, Boulder

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Combining adventure with relaxation, the environmentally conscious St Julien Hotel and Spa allows you to get the best out of both downtown Boulder and the nature surrounding it. The hotel’s very own adventure experts can assist in planning immersive guided and independent outdoor excursions. After an invigorating day of climbing or forest bathing, why not take respite in the Spa at St Julien for an all-natural body wrap before indulging in a delightful farm-to-table Scottish salmon fillet?

3. Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Aurora

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Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center embodies the alpine scenes of Aurora, just 8mi (13km) outside of Denver. This family resort buzzes with the excitement of fun-filled activities and events year-round. In the summer, families can splash around at Arapahoe Springs water park, but the resort truly comes alive at Christmas, when it is transformed into a winter wonderland featuring an ice-skating rink and Santa’s grotto.

4. Table Mountain Inn, Golden

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A nod to Golden’s rich western heritage, Table Mountain Inn has a traditional yet trendy southwestern style: its terracotta adobe-style building is complemented by an earthy interior with rustic dark-wood furniture and exquisite Navajo textiles – and it’s glazed with a warm southwestern welcome. While the inn is in the heart of historic Golden, with the rambling Rocky Mountains in eyeshot, it’s also just a few moments from the heart of Denver itself.

5. Hotel Chateau Chamonix, Georgetown

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Hotel Chateau Chamonix is a small independent alpine hotel tucked away in charming Georgetown, almost an hour outside of Denver. With Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and three mountain peaks nearby, the hotel is the perfect place to base yourself for hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter. Featuring in-room fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs, Hotel Chateau Chamonix is ideal for couples looking for a reasonable, remote and romantic retreat.

6. Hotel Boulderado

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At over 100 years old, Hotel Boulderado is one of downtown Boulder’s most famous landmarks. The hotel retains its fascinating original features, including the stained-glass atrium ceiling and chic Victorian-esque touches to the rooms and suites. The hotel even has its own in-house historian at hand to share knowledge about Boulder’s inspiring history. Meanwhile, the hotel is thoroughly modern in many ways, from its inclusivity to the LGBTQ community to its lavish amenities.

7. Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, Lone Tree

Golf Hotel, Hotel

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Not only are golfers at Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel spoilt with an 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed par-72 championship golf course, they’re also showered with sensational views of Denver and the mountains beyond. With a large putting green and a short game area with two chipping greens and three bunkers, the retreat is ideal for both green golfers and seasoned players. After a long, invigorating day of golf, you’ll retire to a spacious luxury suite for a well-earned rest.

8. Highland Haven Creekside Inn, Evergreen

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Highland Haven Creekside Inn is a boutique auberge in Bear Creek’s whimsical alpine forest, just a 15-minute walk from Evergreen’s lively Main Street. The inn has 17 plush rooms, suites and cottages, each of which has been individually decorated in a warm and homey country theme. No expense has been spared at this high-end country inn: it even features a tree house, complete with its own Jacuzzi and Tesla charging station.

For some budget-friendly options, discover our guide to the best cheap hotels in Denver and book now on Culture Trip.

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