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About Denver

With a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and an average 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver is as much about outdoors ‘Old West’ as indoors cosmopolitan ‘culture and cool’. It also sits at exactly 5280ft (or one-mile high) hence its nickname: the ‘Mile High City’. Our choice of the best places to stay in Denver lets you enjoy both sides of the city.

What Not To Miss

  • For action head off to the Rockies, less than an hour away, for skiing in winter or hiking in summer. But you don’t have to leave the city - there are masses of cycle lanes, plenty of space for inline skaters and, at Confluence Park right in the heart of the city, you can go kayaking in the rapids of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.
  • For culture there’s both the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, while the Art District on Santa Fe Drive is a great place to browse galleries. Or take the ‘art walk’ where galleries have ‘open doors’ on the first Friday of the month.
  • Uptown Denver has some of the city’s best restaurants. However be aware that if you order 'Rocky Mountain Oysters' these are fried bulls testicles!
  • Lower Downtown (referred to by the locals as 'LoDo') is more laidback and the place to check out the bars and buzzing nightlife. In the summer, many of the city parks hold free concerts.
  • And if you're a lover of beer, you’re in the right place. Colorado is said to have more microbreweries than any other state, of which Denver has its fair share. Sign up for a tour or come in October when the city holds the Great American Beer Festival, one of the world's largest beer events and featuring over 600 American craft brewers.

With so much going on, we’ve made your holiday planning easier by selecting some of the best places to stay in Denver.

The best places to stay in Denver

For luxury

  • With spacious rooms and family suites, marble bathrooms and rooftop pool, plus spa, free bicycles, a restaurant serving great steaks and signature cocktails in the bar - there’s not much you’ll want for at the Four Seasons Denver.

For contemporary style

  • The stylish Hotel Teatro has 109 sleek bedrooms, a buzzing bar and restaurant - popular with locals - and a pavement café. A great place to get a real feel for the city.

For an apartment

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday - don't hesitate to visit our online partner for a selection of centrally-located properties, ideal for exploring the city.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Denver International Airport located 40km (25 miles) from the centre of Denver with a wide range of flights, both domestic and International. There is a train service available from the airport to Union station in Downtown Denver.
  • Alternatively, catch a train to Denver with Union Station on the Amtrak route catering to Chicago in the East and California in the West.
  • If you'd like to rent a car to explore the city or maybe the Rocky Mountains, for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the Autumn from September to October provides typically pleasant temperatures and helps visitors avoid the large crowds and high temperatures that Summer brings.

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Best Hotels in Denver

  • Kimpton Hotel Born Denver (Colorado) 200 rooms from £158

    Local exploring  -  With Union Street Station at the back of the hotel and adjoining light rail train, you can get anywhere in the city in no time
    Foodies  -  There are 2 excellent restaurants on property; Citizen Rail and Tavernetta. The latter is an award-winning local favourite
    City Style  -  Located bang in the middle of Denver's newest 'in' neighbourhood; Union Station
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Stylish urban-retreat hotel located adjacent to Denver's Union Station. 200 light-filled rooms and suites have jaw-dropping city views over the trendy neighbourhood. Decor and interiors are classic chic boutique; think blonde wood, Scandinavian furniture, fireplaces and an extensive art collection. See More

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  • The Ramble Hotel Denver 50 rooms from £162

    Romantic Break  -  The hotel has lots of hidden touches for your comfort, with extra-thick walls to keep sound out and plush, pillow top mattresses
    City Style  -  With stylish interiors annd a bar inspired by the local performing arts scene, this hotel has reams of Denver charm
    Local exploring  -  Set in the heart of the city's vibrant arts district, this hotel is perfectly placed for cultural exploring
    Local markets  -  Shop like a local with a trip to the nearby Denver Central Market, selling everything from fresh produce to local souvenirs

    This boutique hotel is located in Denver’s River North Art District. Interiors are beautifully appointed, with wide plank hickory flooring and antique Persian rugs in the spacious guestrooms. Home to chic, pre-theatre cocktail bar Death & Co, this hotel feels more like a stylish pied-à-terre. See More

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  • Hotel Teatro, Denver Denver (Colorado) 109 rooms from £187

    Kayaking  -  Pedal Around Smith Lake located in Washington Park.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This stylish boutique is great for business and leisure guests. Rooms are modern and large with Californian-style bathtubs. The Nickel restaurant is a popular local affair. Denver is on the doorstep as is the local history, restaurants, bars and the great out doors. Brilliant weekend break for all. See More

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  • Four Seasons Denver Denver (Colorado) 239 rooms from £245

    Great walks  -  Gray Line Tours - Experience two sides of Denver – a historic western town and a thriving modern city – all in the same trip.
    Sights nearby  -  All ages can enjoy major museums, the aquarium, the botanic gardens and the renowned Denver Zoo.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character

    This luxury resort showcases city views, rooftop pool and spa. Large, contemporary rooms flaunt floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathrooms. Edge offers locally sourced ingredients and renowned steaks, or the bar for signature cocktails and tapas. Great spot in the theatre district. See More

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  • The Crawford Denver 112 rooms from £241

    City Style  -  Arrive in style- this glamorous hotel brings the golden age of train travel to life in their elegant Art Deco rooms and suites
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Denver's Union Station has welcomed an elegant hotel to its upper storeys. Making the most of its setting, the hotel revels in the station's classic Beaux Arts style, and the rooms and suites carry off a wonderfully executed Old World Glamour feel. There are plenty of excellent eateries on site too. See More

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