Downtown Denver hotels put you in the heart of the action. You will be close to top restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. They are also perfect if you plan to catch a Rockies, Nuggets, or Broncos game.
I've researched all of the hotels downtown and these are my ten favorites. All of them are also highly rated by recent guests. Read on to learn more about each one and find the perfect pick for your stay.
Address: 1572 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206
Room Rates: From $219 a night
Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast is one of the truly desirable Downtown Denver Hotels. It is famous for its parlor with a grand mahogany fireplace and accompanying baby grand piano. All rooms are non-smoking so you can be sure to breathe in the fresh Denver air as you rest in your sumptuously appointed room.
The Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast has only 10 rooms so be sure to reserve your rooms as early as possible.
The Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast has King, Queen and double rooms. Something to note is that the rooms do not have a tv as the owners want you to have as quiet and relaxing stay as possible. Some rooms have hot tubs to help you unwind and enjoy your stay.
Make sure to check ahead as each room is different and you'll want to choose which room is just right for you. If you want to walk around the grounds, they are well kept and known to be exceptionally beautiful and relaxing as stated by many guests.
All rooms include free parking, free high speed wi-fi and complimentary breakfast. There is also a business center onsite. If you require more assistance, the Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast also has a concierge on staff to help with all your needs during your stay.
A special treat that The Castle Marne is known for are the late evening cookies and tea. Make sure not to miss them as they are a nice way to meet other travelers and the wonderful staff.
The Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located close to many eateries and parks. An added benefit is they will rent you bicycles which affords you the chance to experience Denver in a very different style than driving around and dealing with traffic.
Address: 1111 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Room Rates: From $232 a night
The Four Seasons is one of the two five star downtown Denver hotels. It is well known for its modern style with classic touches. It has 239 rooms and suites, all of which are non-smoking, to afford you the best comfort during your stay.
Each room is equipped with a 42 inch flat screen tv, iPod docking station, wired and wireless internet. For those of you that aren't as interested in the technical side of the hotel, you'll enjoy the fluffy terry cloth robes that are complimentary in each room.
Another benefit of staying at the Four Seasons is that they have twice daily housekeeping and a nightly turn down service. This is really a luxury hotel and you will not be disappointed as they will try to meet every need that you might have while staying here.
The staff at the Four Seasons is famous for being attentive, on time, and caring about their customers.
The Four Seasons also has a gym, on site, so that you can make sure to be in shape for those ski trips or mountain biking trips you might take while staying in Denver. And, if you aren't into those types of adventures you will be glad you stayed at the Four Seasons since it is close to many eateries, theaters and stores to shop in and enjoy.
Being that it is just a few blocks to the Denver Performing Arts Complex, you'd be able to workout, go to the spa, get a delicious meal and then catch a show all in the same day. That makes the Four Seasons one of the best hotels in Denver since you can enjoy so many activities with little fuss or muss.
All that being stated, many visitors enjoy just staying in their rooms, relaxing on their incredibly comfortable beds, ordering room service, and just taking it easy. Being that the Four Seasons is situated so well, you can choose which works best for you.
Address: 550 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Book a Room: From $127 a night
The Hampton Inn & Suites is one of the downtown Denver hotels that will be fantastic for the more budget conscious traveler. This three star hotel has 120 rooms, all of which offer a free hot breakfast and free high speed internet. Not all hotels offer free high speed internet so this is something that you might want to take into consideration when you are booking your hotel.
The rooms are nicely appointed and offer free coffee making services, microwaves and mini-fridges. Guests staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites also receive a free hot breakfast each day of their stay.
Each room is equipped with a queen, or a king, sized bed so there is lots of space to stretch out and get a great night's sleep. If you decide to book a suite, not only will you have a sofa bed in case you need space for visitors.
Like many downtown Denver hotels, the Hampton Inn & Suites are well located for all your needs. It is only about a 10 minute walk to the Denver Art Museum and a short 5 minute walk to the Colorado Convention Center.
The 16th Street shopping and dining area is short walk from the hotel so you will have a large selection of dining choices on your trip.
Address: 550 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Room Rates: From $139 a night
Another top three star option is the Homewood Inn & Suites. This is another of the downtown Denver hotels and is a fully non-smoking hotel.
It has suites, family rooms, and unlike many other hotels, kitchenettes which would allow you to make your own meals and not have to go hunting for restaurants on those days when you just want to stay inside and relax.
Each room includes free wi-fi and a free hot breakfast. Like many other hotels in downtown Denver, it has a pool and gym onsite for those days when you want to get a workout in before your convention or adventures outdoors.
The rooms at the Homewood Suites by Hilton are wonderfully appointed with comfortable beds, nice views, and some have full kitchen with fridge, dishwasher and a stove. Some of the rooms have also been newly renovated. All the rooms are spacious and very expansive so feel free to spread out and relax while you stay at the Homewood Inn & Suites.
It is also very conveniently located as it is only 1.5 miles from the Colorado Rockies' Coors Field so you could even walk to the stadium without much effort. The 16th Street dining and shopping area is just across the street and it allows many different options for your dining and shopping needs during your stay in Denver.
One nice benefit is the manager's reception which includes wine and beer. This happens every day during the week and is a fun way to meet other visitors and the staff.
Address: 650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Book a Room: From $129 a night
The Hyatt Regency Denver at the Convention Center is perfect for those heading over to a conference or event at the convention center. It really makes life easier for you on your travels as this downtown Denver hotel is so incredibly close to the Convention Center and much of Denver's attractions.
The Hyatt Regency Denver has 1,100 rooms that will please even the most seasoned traveler. They are all equipped with free wi-fi, room service and complimentary newspaper each day.
Each room also has a 47 inch flat screen tv for your viewing pleasure. All rooms at the Hyatt Regency are non-smoking and it has family rooms and suites. Most rooms have queen or king beds, and there are some double rooms available.
This hotel is close to the 16th Street shopping and dining area and many other attractions. You are also less than 1.5 miles from the Colorado Rockies' Coors Field. If you are more into football, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, where the Denver Broncos play, is about 2 miles away.
If you have work to do, the business center is ready for you whenever you need it. There is also an onsite gym and pool for when you want to workout and burn off some of those calories. Another benefit is that the Hyatt Regency has the #1 rated spa in all of Denver.
It also has on site paid parking which can be very useful since it is difficult to find parking in downtown Denver.
Address: 1717 Champa Street at 17th Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Room Rates: From $169 a night
This is in the heart of the downtown Denver and truly a designer hotel at just 7 stories tall. Being that it only has 189 rooms, the Kimpton strives to make your stay a special one that you will not ever forget.
One of the benefits of staying at the Kimpton is that there is the highly rated Panzano Italian Restaurant and Bar that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in case you don't feel like going out and just want to relax in a comfortable restaurant only steps from your room. The menu features organic and locally grown ingredients that are all from close to Denver.
The Veda Salon and Spa offers a sauna and in-room massages. Just imagine how relaxing it would be to just be able to stay in your room, get a massage, and relax as you look out over the Denver skyline each night of your stay.
Lastly, the Kimpton has an evening wine reception which is a fun way to meet other travelers and some of the staff as you start your night after a long day of exploring Denver and everything this mile high city has to offer.
If you choose to relax in your room, you are free to watch the 37 inch flat panel tv, use the iPod dock to listen to music, or just have a drink in your room's minibar. The Kimpton is pet friendly so your pup or kitty will feel right at home as much as you do.
High speed internet is available in the public area of the hotel but wi-fi charges may apply. The Kimpton has an onsite gym and, as mentioned above, its spa is well known and travelers love it. All rooms come with either double, queen or king sized beds and there is a honeymoon suite if you so desire.
Like many downtown denver hotels, it is in walking proximity to the 16th Street pedestrian mall, less than one mile to the Colorado Rockies' Coors field, and less than a mile from Elitch Gardens, which is Denver's amusement park.
Address: 1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Room Rates: From $229 a night
The second five star option on our list is the Ritz Carlton. If you are not on a budget, this is one of the best of the downtown Denver hotels.
There are 202 non-smoking rooms in this magnificent 14 story hotel. Each room at least 550 square feet which gives you, and your guests, lots of room to relax, kick back, and take in the views of Denver or the Rockies depending on which view you request.
Each room is equipped with available wi-fi, plush robes, and beds covered by the finest Frette linens. Making sure that no other hotel impresses more than the Ritz Carlton, they have flat screen tvs, iPod docks, and oversized tubs to soak in or feel like you are in the middle of nature when you step into the rainfall shower.
Guests at the Ritz Carlton have access to the gym, with indoor pool so you can swim year round. It even has a basketball court in case you want to pretend you are one of the Denver Nuggets and shoot a few hoops.
Of course the Ritz Carlton has an on-site spa that you can use at your convenience. If you have brought your furry buddy along with you, you can even bring them down to the spa where they will be pampered just as much as you!
Now, for the eats. As you know being located in the middle of downtown Denver, you have many choices of where to go, what to eat, and what to do. However, if you want to stay in and just enjoy the Ritz Carlton, you can have 24 hour room service or eat at John Elways' award winning restaurant inside the hotel.
The 16th Street pedestrian mall is just minutes away as is the wonderful Larimer Square. The Colorado Convention Center is only a half mile away so it is easily reachable by public transport.
Address: 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202
Room Rates: From $228 a night
The Art is unlike any other hotel in Denver. And to be honest, unlike a lot of hotels anywhere else in the world. If you want an experience that is very different from what you are used to, make sure to think about The Art.
The second you see The Art, you will know you are in for a great time. The architecture is fun, different and a very intriguing. It's design is contemporary and original. The glass shines brightly and the reflection off of it is just one of the magical points that make The Art so different and memorable.
The Art, opened in 2015, houses 165 rooms, all of which are non-smoking, and each ones has amenities like plush robes, flat-panel tvs, coffee makers and free wi-fi. They also have refrigerators in each room along with a minibar for your enjoyment. The rooms have either 2 double beds or a single king. Your room will have views of the Rockies or of downtown Denver.
As nice as that is, the really specialty of The Art is the art! No surprise there because of the name but they have really outdone themselves in designing this masterpiece of modern art. There is art work spread through the hotel and you will find yourself marveling at how beautiful it is and how well it has been places here. There is also art in every room and even in the bathrooms, which are large and beautiful.
If you have brought along one of your furry family members, they are in for a treat as The Art is both dogs and cats friendly.
Like most of the downtown Denver hotels, they have an onsite gym.
Address: 321 17th Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Room Rates: From $189 a night
You can't talk about downtown Denver hotels without talking about The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. This historic beauty is a 9 story, 241 room majesty.
When you enter you will immediately notice the piano in the main entrance. Some nights you will be treated to live piano and violin music from local musicians.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is one of the truly classic downtown Denver hotels and unlike many of the newer ones as it has history from when it opened in 1892 and continues to build more history today.
The hotel is well known for the beautiful dark woods throughout the building and the classic Victorian look of it. That being stated, it is fully up-to-date with paid wi-fi in the rooms and free wi-fi in the lobby. They also have plush robes in each room. There is room service, in case you just want to relax in their luxurious rooms, and maybe watch a little tv instead of venturing out into downtown Denver.
If you decide to venture out of your room and have a bite to eat, there are 6 different restaurants in the hotel and a spa that are a delight to anyone that visits it. They also have an onsite gym and work center if you need to access those during your stay.
The Brown Palace is also pet friendly so feel free to bring along any of the furry friends in your family.
Like the other downtown Denver hotels, it is close to everything including the 16th Street pedestrian mall and lots of shopping and dining. It is about 1.5 miles from the Colorado Rockies' Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, where the Denver Broncos play, is about 2 miles away.
If you want to enter history, this is the place to experience what Denver was like in the early 1900s.
Address: 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
Room Rates: From $236 a night
This is one of the newer downtown Denver hotels being that it was just opened in 2014. The Crawford has 112 rooms on 4 floors and it is fully non-smoking.
One of the more interesting design accents of The Crawford is that some of the rooms are based on the old Pullman train cars that would stop in Denver on their way across the USA. Others look like something straight out of Union Station, which is where The Crawford is located.
Some of the other rooms have exposed wood beams and exquisite brickwork towered over by vaulted ceilings. Without question, The Crawford has some of the most interesting, and distinctive architecture, in all of Denver.
These rooms may all have different styles but they all feature the same wonderful amenities. These include 47 inch flat screen tvs, free wifi, and iPad minis for your listening pleasure. Some of the bathrooms are quite ornate with clawfoot tubs and over the head rain showers.
The Crawford is cat and dog friendly (as long as they aren't bigger than 60 lbs) and you are allowed up to two of your furry friends.
The Crawford has a restaurant on site and a gym to work off those calories that you gained as you enjoyed a meal there. There is also an in room spa and salon so you can relax and rejuvenate after your workout in the gym.
One of the truly unique benefits of staying at The Crawford is the use of a Tesla 100% electric car within 2 miles of the hotel. This is only if it is available so make sure to ask in advance.
Note: "From prices" indicate the lowest prices currently available. Rates vary based on booking dates and amenities. We make every effort to give you the best idea of where the prices for hotels start, but we can't guarantee that you'll find a room at that price.