Top Hotels in Denver

by KJ Henderson

Denver, the Mile High City, is home to a variety of luxurious hotels. Whether seeking historical lavishness or an exquisite dining experience, discriminating travelers find top accommodations downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods.

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Historical Opulence

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa claims to be the only Mobil Four-Star hotel in Denver. Opened in 1892, this historic property has hosted every president since Teddy Roosevelt, with the exception of Calvin Coolidge. The establishment boasts three restaurants, a cigar bar and a full-service spa. In addition, guests enjoy artesian water pumps from a well beneath the lobby.

Four-Diamond Luxury

The JW Marriott Denver Hotel is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in the upscale shopping and dining Cherry Creek neighborhood. The establishment claims to be the only hotel in Denver in 2009 to be included in Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List of World's Best Places to Stay. The property is home to nine meeting rooms, a full-service business center and Second Home Kitchen + Bar, which serves modern interpretations of classic American dishes.

Putting on the Ritz

Located in the center of downtown Denver, the Ritz-Carlton Denver claims to maintain the largest guest rooms in the city. Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway’s eponymous restaurant is located on site, and serves classic dishes such as steak, lobster and salmon. The restaurant is the recipient of awards from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines. The hotel is also home to a full-service spa and FORZA fitness club, which boasts both an indoor lap pool and basketball court.

The Oldest Bar in Denver

The Oxford Hotel is a luxury boutique establishment located in downtown Denver. The hotel claims to be Denver’s first, having opened its doors in 1891. The hotel boasts a business center and full-service spa. In addition, there are two on-site restaurants, McCormick’s Fish House and Bar, and the Cruise Room, the latter of which opened the day after Prohibition was repealed in 1933.

Year-Round Swimming

The Warwick Denver Hotel is located on the border of Denver’s Uptown and Capitol Hill communities. Guests of the establishment enjoy the contemporary American cuisine offered by Randolph’s Restaurant and bar, which is designed to evoke a 1920s speakeasy. The hotel also boats a fitness center, business center and a year-round heated rooftop pool. The Warwick Denver Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

About the Author

KJ Henderson has more than a decade of HR and talent acquisition experience. He has held roles at a Fortune 100 investment bank, a media conglomerate and at one of NYC's largest executive staffing firms. He currently heads recruitment sourcing at a major movie studio. He read literature at Oxford.

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