The 5 Best Hotels in Denver, Hands Down

Updated 01/11/19

No city delivers quite as well on being a mix of natural getaway and bustling metropolis as Denver, combining the laidback atmosphere of Los Angeles with the soaring natural beauty of the Alps. The city is filled with a number of sprawling neighborhoods, like its thriving art district and lower downtown, or “LoDo” district, a bustling center of trendy eateries and shopping boutiques. Despite its rapid growth, downtown Denver manages to keep its historical character without ever becoming so sleek that it feels like just another fast city, and the area's abundance of outdoor opportunities is what really sets it apart.

Denver is surrounded by the Rocky Mountain range, including its numerous parks and trails, some of the largest being within Rocky Mountain National Park. Quieter neighborhoods, like the charming Cherry Creek, or adjacent cities like Aurora, provide some of the most beautiful site-seeing in Colorado. If you’re planning a trip to the Mile-High City, you also have no shortage of hotel options. Here, we’ve compiled a range of accommodations in different neighborhoods and price ranges throughout the city.

Read on to learn a little more about some of the best hotels in Denver.

Moxy Denver Cherry Creek

Moxy Denver Cherry Creek
Moxy Denver Cherry Creek

Hotel class: 3-star

The modern feel of a boutique hotel with an emphasis on communal spaces—Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is the hotel to book when you're visiting with a group of friends. This a prime option for anyone staying in the popular Cherry Creek neighborhood, one of the most walkable areas of Denver that's lined with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.

Moxy Denver Cherry Creek
240 Josephine Street
Denver, CO, 80206
+1 (303) 463-6699

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center

Hotel class: 3-star

The newest hotel on this list, Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center is located outside of the hustle and bustle of Denver in the quiet mountain town of Aurora, nine miles east of the city. The Gaylord Rockies Resort is particularly convenient if you're planning business travel with its large convention and meeting rooms. The Gaylord's cabin-style retreat has its very own full-service spa, and is close to a number of fine-dining options, outdoor adventuring, and shopping experiences, like Stanley Marketplace.

 If you want the feeling of solitude without having to stray too far from the city, the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora may be more your speed.

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80019
+1 (720) 452-6900

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Ritz-Carlton
Ritz-Carlton

Hotel class: 4-star

The Ritz-Carlton's reputation as an icon in luxury hotels is no mistake. Every aspect of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver seems purposeful in transporting visitors into a well-deserved state of tranquility. Located in the center of downtown Denver near Larimer Square, its central location gives you easy access to downtown's surrounding parks, museums, and restaurants. The Ritz-Carlton's very own Elway's Downtown steakhouse serves up prime cuts of beef and a generous happy hour for a round of drinks before hitting the town.

The Ritz also contains a full-service spa and salon for an oasis without having to leave the resort.

The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
1881 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
+1 (303) 312-3800

The Brown Palace Hotel &Spa

The Brown Palace Hotel
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Hotel class: 4-star hotel

If you're looking for accommodations that give you a glimpse into Denver's history, look no further than The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection. Built in 1892, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is located in Denver's Financial District and is home to an onsite spa and salon, six of its own restaurants and bars, and an event space and meeting rooms for business-minded stays. The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is also situated near a number of Denver points of interest, like the Denver Art Museum.

The Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
+1 (303) 297-3111

Four Seasons

Four Seasons, Denver
Four Seasons

Hotel class: 5-star

A practice in luxury, Four Seasons' gorgeous hotel retreat is located in Denver's Theater District, and make no mistake, service at the Four Seasons is bar none. The staff is always approachable and willing to go the extra mile to accommodate guests. Amenities include a rooftop terrace with a pool and a full-service spa. For a trip to Denver that spares no expense, consider a stay at the Four Seasons.

Four Seasons
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
+1 (303) 389-3000

Four Seasons
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
+1 (303) 389-3000

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