Hotels Around the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in Denver

by Mary Freeman
The 16th Street Mall is Denver's primary shopping and entertainment district.

The 16th Street Mall is Denver's primary shopping and entertainment district.

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As its name suggests, the 16th Street Mall spans over 16 blocks of downtown Denver. The attraction is home to the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Colorado Convention Center, and it is within walking distance of Coors Field, The Pepsi Center and City Light Pavilion. The neighborhood is a prime location for hotels. A wide range of lodging exists around the mall; however, budget hotels may be hard to find.


Travel + Leisure magazine named Hotel Monaco one of the "Top 500 Best Hotels in the World." The large boutique's 189 rooms come with feather down comforters and pillows, a bath menu and a pet goldfish for your room upon request. Request the "Mind, Body, Spa" in-room program, and receive complimentary yoga accessories during your stay. The hotel's award-wining restaurant serves northern Italian cuisine. Children and those young at heart might enjoy The Curtis. Each floor of the hotel has a different theme, like the Sci-Fi Floor, Chick Flick, Mad About Music and Laugh Out Loud. Cartoons play in the lobby, and a Five-and-Dime machine dishes out old-time treats. The Corner Office, a retro-style diner adjacent to the lobby, serves modern, fusion fare.

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The Marriott's Courtyard Denver Downtown offers a range of room classes and suites. The Rialto Café serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get a workout at the hotel's 24-hour fitness center, which has cardiovascular equipment and free weights. At the Ritz Carlton in Denver, guests can expect the standard level of luxury that the hotel chain normally offers. The hotel's 202 rooms start out at 550 square feet and come with feather beds, rain-forest showerheads, iPod docking stations and bedside reading lights. Named after former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, Elway's serves up award-winning surf and turf. The hotel's spa offers body treatments, salon services and massages.


The Brown Palace offers four different distinct establishments, ranging from fine to casual cuisine, and hosts brunch and afternoon tea. Built in 1892, the historic AAA Four Diamond hotel also has a spa, salon and on-site floral shop. The pet-friendly accommodations come with artisan water pumped from the hotel's own well, coffee service on the eighth and ninth floors, and twice-daily house cleaning service. The Oxford Hotel has serviced Denver visitors since 1891. The historic hotel in-room offers Bose stereo systems, iPod docking stations, bath butler service and same-day laundry and dry-cleaning services. McCormick's Fish House and Bar has a seafood list that changes daily and a private dining room that accommodates up to 250 people. Adjacent to the hotel is The Oxford Club, a salon, spa and fitness center. Guests of The Oxford Hotel receive a 10-percent discount on the club's services.


In addition to the Magnolia Hotel's complimentary breakfast, the hotel offers a complimentary bedtime cookie buffet and evening reception with beer and house wine. The hotel has spa, romance and white water rafting packages, as well as three dinner packages. The hotel fitness center has cardiovascular and weight training equipment and a snack bar. Choose between guestrooms or short- or long-term suites. As its name suggests, Hotel Teatro sports a theatrical theme. Costumes and photographs from Denver Center Theater Company productions complete the hotels theatrical theme. Heart-healthy Italian fare is available at PRIMA, the hotel's restaurant. Teatro's 110 guestrooms come with 12-foot ceilings, Indonesian sandstone foyers and cherry wood armoires.

About the Author

Mary Freeman is a freelance writer. She has held several editorial positions at the print publication, "The Otter Realm." She traveled throughout Europe, which ultimately resulted in an impromptu move to London, where she stayed for eight months. This life experience inspired her to pursue travel writing. Freeman received a degree in human communication from California State University.

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