The Best Hotels to Book Near Water World, Colorado

The Ramble is found in Denver, only a short drive from Water World
The Ramble is found in Denver, only a short drive from Water World | Courtesy of The Ramble Hotel /
Matt Charlton

Roughly a 10-minute drive from Downtown Denver, Water World is one of America’s largest water parks, occupying a whopping 70 acres (28ha) of Hyland Hills Park and featuring 52 attractions – including a multitude of water slides, a lazy river and inflatable tube rides. But where to stay close by? Well, here are our favorite hotels near Water World, Colorado – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hampton Inn Denver-Northwest/Westminster


Hampton Inn Denver-Northwest:Westminster
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This offering from the ever-reliable Hampton Inn chain is just 3mi (4.8km) from both the Butterfly Pavilion and the Water World amusement park – and only 12mi (19.2km) from Downtown Denver’s restaurants and shops. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served on-site – with takeout breakfast bags, too – and there’s an indoor pool and a fitness center. Rooms are homely, modern and well-appointed, with HDTV and free wifi, as well as Keurig coffee makers, a minifridge and a microwave.

2. Springhill Suites Denver North/Westminster


Springhill Suites Denver North:Westminster
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Another solid offering from the Marriott group, this collection of modern, cheerful suites features free wifi and flat-screen TVs, as well as kitchenettes and separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Some suites even have mountain views. The convenient location puts you halfway between Boulder and Downtown Denver, and offers quick access to the Westminster Promenade, 1stBank Center and FlatIron Crossing mall. Amenities include free breakfast, a 24-hour mini-mart, a gym and an indoor pool.

3. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection


The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection
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Whatever you make of the name, this place is extraordinary. First, the classic and luxurious accommodation: the rooms spoil guests with plush robes, artisan water from the hotel well, weekday papers and high-end fixtures and fittings. The hotel itself boasts six sophisticated restaurants and bars, a boutique spa, soaring atrium lobby, afternoon tea, champagne brunches and a cigar lounge – not forgetting a hi-spec gym to round things off.

4. Le Meridien Denver Downtown


Le Meridien Denver Downtown
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Le Meridien has breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, is two minutes’ walk from Colorado Convention Center and a 15-minute walk from Denver Art Museum. You’ll find a glossy, hi-spec finish throughout the hotel, including in its rooms, which are a vision in shades of white, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a rooftop cocktail bar, sophisticated restaurant, tapas joint and well-equipped gym for all your late-night needs.

5. The ART, a hotel


The ART, a hotel
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A cornerstone of Denver’s buzzing Golden Triangle Creative District, this place celebrates culture, community and individuality. You’ll notice this as soon as you enter one of the chic rooms, which whisper luxury with their high-end amenities and pop with primary colors and impressive views. Modern artwork is everywhere – in the lobby, you’ll find a cutting-edge light art installation – and there’s a contemporary farm-to-table restaurant, cocktail lounge and terrace.

6. Hotel Teatro


Double bedroom at Hotel Teatro with muted colour palette
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Modern luxury and thoughtful service combine with the historic setting of Hotel Teatro’s Renaissance Revival building to make for a great Denver stay. As the name suggests, it’s only a short walk from the theater district, as well as the convention center. The rooms are elegant: understated with art deco touches, while the hotel features a popular restaurant, the Nickel, as well as a beautifully designed lounge, bar and community space.

7. The Ramble Hotel


The Ramble Hotel
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Located in Denver’s River North Art District and featuring an iteration of the infamous New York bar Death & Co, the excellent Ramble Hotel also has an intimate theater and event bar – and a new restaurant from Colorado’s acclaimed Work & Class. The impressive rooms come in rich, dark colors with beautiful brass and copper fittings, and amenities that include french press coffee, free wifi, operable windows, connectable streaming services, a curated wet bar and high-end bathroom facilities.

8. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
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Whether you’re hitting the slopes, doing business, or checking out Denver’s dynamic neighborhoods, the Monaco is a fantastic place from which to do it. The classy, living-room-style lobby gives way to your equally classy accommodation – finished with rich leather headboards, cool patterned wallpaper and understated bathrooms. There’s a nightly wine social hour with chair massages, complimentary bicycles, valet parking, an award-winning Italian restaurant, and even a yoga mat in every room.

Leave plenty of time during your Water World visit to check out nearby Denver. Stay at one of these luxury hotels or choose a spa retreat to get the best out of the city – they’re bookable now with Culture Trip. Find out about the most fun things to do in Denver, including where you should go shopping, before exploring the nightlife at the best clubs in town.

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