Romantic Denver Hotels

by Mary Freeman

Denver is home to many luxury accommodations catering to romantic couples looking for a getaway. Many of the accommodations have spa and weekend packages, offering special amenities and access to local and on-site spa services. The city also has a community of boutique hotels for those looking for a more intimate experience.

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Hotel Teatro

"Travel + Leisure" named Hotel Teatro on its 2010 list of the 500 World's Best Hotels. The upscale boutique has a theatrical design aesthetic, with costumes and photographs of the Denver Center Theatre Company doubling as the lobby's décor. The hotel's 110 rooms have 12-foot ceilings, cherry wood armoires, and art deco furnishings. Indonesian marble and sandstone finishes give the bathrooms a luxurious feel. The hotel's AAA Four-Diamond Restaurant Kevin Taylor serves up modern French cuisine, while Prima Ristorante offers Italian fare.

The Oxford Hotel

The Oxford, Denver's first hotel, opened in 1891. Today, this 80-room boutique offers guestrooms sporting French, English, Victorian and classic American décor. The hotel restaurant, McCormick's Fish House and Bar, specializes in seafood dishes, with a menu that changes daily. The boutique's off-site spa, The Oxford Club Spa, provides massage and body treatments, yoga classes and beauty salon services. The Oxford also has a grand ballroom with 15-foot ceilings and hardwood floors.

Hotel Monaco - Denver

The Hotel Monaco is a member of the Kimpton boutique hotel chain. Guest rooms feature bold colors and patterns as well as custom-designed furnishings. Guests customize their bathroom amenities with the hotel's bath menu. The Monaco's suites include musically motivated rooms, like the Seven Steps to Heaven suite, inspired by Miles Davis. The hotel offers packages and suites for patrons of the on-site Renaissance Aveda Salon and Spa. The Panzano Restaurant dishes up northern Italian cuisine in a formal setting.

The Brown Palace Hotel

The Victorian-style Brown Palace Hotel has earned four diamonds from AAA and four stars from Forbes. The large hotel has 241 rooms and six distinct restaurants featuring American and French cuisine. Afternoon tea and a champagne brunch are available. The hotel also has an on-site flower shop for events or guests. The 5,000-square-foot hotel spa offers Swedish massages, salon treatments and special soaks, using water from a natural artesian well located 750 feet below the hotel.

Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast

The Queen Anne is an urban and chic take on the traditional bed-and-breakfast. Local artists have decorated all of the hotel's rooms, each of which has a green design. The hotel has a backyard garden, which is often used in the complimentary breakfasts. Some rooms have gas fireplaces, while others have deep-jetted hot tubs. The hotel hosts a nightly happy hour, featuring complimentary Colorado cheeses and wines, between 5 and 7 p.m.

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.