These Denver three star hotels are perfect for those on a budget that appreciate a lot of amenities. You'll get most of the same great features of fancier hotels, but you'll have more money to get out and enjoy all that the Mile High City has to offer.
Here are some of our favorites, from the heart of downtown to the suburbs to the airport. These great options prove that you don't have to sacrifice comfort or a convenient location to have an enjoyable stay.
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Address: 1405 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202
Room Rates: From $151
Amenities: Fitness and business centers, pet friendly, valet parking, paid parking, ATM, in-room coffee and tea, iron, gift shop, tour desk, and hair dryer. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast buffet.
You'll love spending a night or two at this fun and whimsical hotel — one of my favorite Denver three star hotels. Its theme is pop-culture kitsch, which you'll find in the names of each of its 16 floors — for example, floor 13 is called "Dun, dun, dunnnn!"
There's an onsite restaurant and a retro gift and candy shop, but despite the hotel's retro flair, the rooms are definitely modern.
The Curtis' central location makes it easy to visit many popular attractions. It's near the LoDo (lower downtown) entertainment district, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, outdoor shopping at 16th Street Mall, City Park, Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Colorado Convention Center. The airport is 25 miles away.
Address: 16250 E. 40th Ave., Aurora, CO 80011
Room Rates: From $99
Amenities: Pet friendly, indoor pool, spa, fitness and business centers, porter, dry cleaning, newspapers, stores, tour desk, refrigerator, bar, and restaurant. Free breakfast, parking, shuttle, and Wi-Fi.
This is one of the Denver three star hotels with six stories, 128 rooms that has some great services such as onsite stores, a tour desk, and luggage porters. Nice technical touches include a 42-inch, flat-screen TV that you can plug your device into and a clock radio with an mp3 connection.
If you're hungry, stop in the hotel's cafe. If you're a night owl, you'll love the convenience of the 24-hour guest kitchen. There are also nearby restaurants.
The airport and downtown Denver are both 12 miles away.Transportation options include nearby train and bus stops.
Address: 550 15th St., Denver, CO 80202-4205
Room Rates: From $134
Amenities: Pool, hot tub, bar, fitness and business centers, sofa bed, kitchenette, full- and self-service laundry. Free hot breakfast, evening dinner and drinks, and Wi-Fi.
Only a half block from the Colorado Convention Center, this is one of the Denver three star hotels with 182 rooms in downtown Denver that is convenient for business travelers. If you need to prep for a meeting, an onsite business center will make it a snap. This hotel is also top-rated by families.
Rooms have fully equipped kitchens, but if you don't feel like cooking (or if you're on a budget), take advantage of the free breakfast and free evening happy hour and dinner. There's also a 24-hour shop, grocery-shopping service, and great restaurants in the area.
Nearby attractions include Denver Center for Performing Arts, 16th Street Mall, Denver Art Museum, Coors Field, Pepsi Center, Denver Aquarium, Denver Zoo, and Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.
Address: 1190 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204-1801
Room Rates: From $127
Amenities: Fitness and business centers, bar, dry cleaning, full- and self-service laundry. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast.
Sports fans will love this hotel's convenient location. It's the closest hotel to Pepsi Center, home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche. It's also near Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. If you're visiting the Auraria Campus, you'll also be pleased by its location.
This stylish, 150-room boutique hotel has impressive views of downtown Denver's skyline. You can also admire the original artwork throughout the hotel.
Tourists will be close to downtown attractions such as the LoDo entertainment district, historic Larimer Square, open-air shopping at 16th Street Mall, and shows at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It's also one of the Denver three star hotels near the Colorado Convention Center.
Address: 440 14th St., Denver, CO 80202-5005
Room Rates: From $172
Amenities: Pet friendly, pool, bar, restaurant, room service, refrigerator, fitness business and centers, laundry service, and dry cleaning. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi.
If you want great views of Denver's natural surroundings, ask for a room on one of the higher floors. You'll see first hand what Colorado is famous for — the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.
Other great features at this 248-room hotel are 24-hour dining and blazing-fast Wi-Fi for techies needing to get some work done.
If you're in town for business, the Colorado Convention Center is mere steps away. This is one of the great Denver three star hotels for shoppers. It's a short walk to check out the deals at Denver Pavilions, which also offers dining, dancing, bowling, movies, and live music.
Address: 1400 Welton St., Denver, Colorado, 80202
Room Rates: From $93
Amenities: Indoor pool, hot tub, fitness and business centers, valet parking, paid parking, in-room coffee and tea, iron, hair dryer, laundry, stores, and ATM. Free Wi-Fi.
This 12-story, 221-room downtown Denver hotel rates high with past guests. A few reasons why: conveniences such as mp3 radios, microwaves, and refrigerators in all rooms. There's also an in-room coffee maker, but you can get a cup of joe in the lobby coffee shop, too. Other features include a bar, restaurant, and gift shop.
You'll love being in the heart of the downtown business district. The Colorado Convention Center is just across the street and the shopping and entertainment at 16th Street Mall is a few blocks away. Other nearby attractions include Elitch Gardens theme park and the Downtown Aquarium. The airport is 25 miles away.
Address: 1420 Stout St., Denver, Colorado, 80202,
Room Rates: From $154
Amenities: Indoor pool, fitness and business centers, Wi-Fi, valet parking, paid parking, shuttle, refrigerator, microwave, minibar, coffee maker, and hair dryer. Free breakfast and evening cocktail hour.
This is one of the top Denver three star hotels as each room in this 17-story hotel is a suite that boasts separate bedrooms, sofa beds, and, not one, but two flat-panel TVs so you won't miss your programs.
Start off your day with free breakfast, check out the onsite restaurant open at lunch and dinner, and make sure you're back in time for the evening happy hour. You'll also find drinks in each suite's minibar.
The hotel is conveniently located next to the Colorado Convention Center in the downtown business district. Just blocks away are the amazing Denver Center for the Performing Arts, outdoor shopping at 16th Street Mall, and dining and entertainment at historic Larimer Square. The airport is 25 miles away.
Address: 550 15th St., Denver, CO 80202-4205
Room Rates: From $144
Amenities: Indoor pool, hot tub, fitness and business centers, bar, dry cleaning, full- and self-service laundry, and room service. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi.
This is one of the Denver three star hotels that has 120 contemporary and comfortable rooms and suites. It's great for business travelers, because it's only a half block to the Colorado Convention Center. It's also a favorite of families — cribs, high chairs, and playpens are provided.
There's a free hot breakfast, but if you can't make it, request a free bagged breakfast to go. When you return for the evening, relax with a specialty cocktail at 550 Bar & Patio, which offers appetizers and sandwiches.
This hotel is close to all the action: the popular open-air 16th Street Mall, Denver Pavilions indoor shopping mall, arts at the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the Denver Art Museum, and professional sports at Coors Field and Pepsi Center.
Address: 4444 Havana St., Denver, CO 80239-2926
Room Rates: From $134
Amenities: Pool, hot tub, sundeck, bar, restaurant, room service, fitness and business centers, ATM, gift shop, kitchenette, dry cleaning, full- and self-service laundry, and shuttle. Free Wi-Fi, breakfast, airport shuttle, and parking.
You'll love relaxing in the hotel's seven-story atrium, which features lush greenery and fountains. Surrounding the atrium are 210 well-appointed suites featuring kitchenettes.
Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast and the evening reception with drinks and appetizers — all free! To wet your whistle back in the comfort of your room, there's a wet bar and coffee maker.
Families will appreciate cribs, high chairs, a children's menu, and video rentals. It's also one of the Denver three start hotels that offers a family rate.
The hotel is 10 minutes from downtown's Colorado Convention Center, 15 minutes from the airport (take the free shuttle), and 5 minutes from Northfields Premier Shopping Center and Mall and the Stapleton shopping district. Just two miles away, take in a game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, where the Colorado Rapids play.
Address: 4550 North Central Park Blvd., Denver, CO 80238-2319
Room Rates: From $131
Amenities: Pet friendly, indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness and business centers, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, dry cleaning, iron, hair dryer, and self-service laundry. Free Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, happy hour, and parking.
This is one of the more popular Denver three star hotels because it's rated as a best-value hotel in the metro area. For example, there's a free hot breakfast and evening reception featuring beer, wine, mixed drinks, and hot food. There's even free popcorn and soda for snacking.
This hotel features 180 clean and comfortable rooms and suites (with sofa beds). Ask for one on the west side so you'll have a view of the Rocky Mountains.
The hotel is 17 miles from the airport, 1.5 miles from the train station, 11 miles to downtown, and eight miles to Coors Field.