The best hotels in Denver cater to every kind of traveler, whether they’re seeking the trendiest spot, a historic setting, access to a five-star spa, or family-friendly accommodations.
10 Best Luxury Hotels in Denver
After a long day on the trails or the shopping circuit, unwind at one of these 10 best hotels in Denver.
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Sophisticated and welcoming, the Four Seasons Hotel Denver is in the heart of Denver’s theater district. The 239 rooms (21 of which are suites) embrace the Colorado aesthetic with natural materials and oversized windows that maximize the city and mountain views. The spa menu features local and seasonal treatments—for men, women, and teens—and the lobby-level Edge Restaurant and Bar are places to see and be seen. The heated pool and hot tub on the third-floor terrace are ideal for soaking in Denver’s ubiquitous bluebird days.
Amenities: Evening turndown service, marble bathroom, plasma/LCD TVs, fitness center, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, spa and salon, complimentary car service (within a three-mile radius), and concierge.
The Crawford Hotel
Union Station, Denver’s main transit hub, has an unexpected tenant: a hotel. In design and décor, the 112 rooms of the Crawford Hotel—named after prominent local preservationist and developer Dana Crawford—reflect various eras of train travel, with plenty of Art Deco and Victorian touches and Colorado-made art. One of the top luxury hotels in Denver, the Crawford takes up the historic station’s top three stories, and its central hallways look out over the Great Hall with its bevy of restaurants and shops.
Amenities: Nespresso machine; C.O. Bigelow bath products; claw-foot tubs (in some rooms); in-room iPad; complimentary Tesla car service (within a two-mile radius); fitness center and classes; complimentary daily beer, ice cream, and drip coffee from other Union Station businesses; (dog friendly).
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
As one of the Mile High City’s only AAA Five Diamond award recipients, the Ritz-Carlton easily earns its place among the best places to stay in Denver. The 202 rooms are some of the largest in the city (they start at 550 square feet); and down comforters, oversized tubs, and neutral hues set the tone for relaxation. Other perks at this luxury hotel in Denver include a 6,000-plus-square-foot spa and, in the lobby, a high-end steak house from local football legend and Hall of Famer John Elway.
Amenities: Featherbeds, LCD TVs, rainforest showerheads, concierge, spa and salon, and fitness center and classes. (Dog-friendly.)
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
No list of the best hotels in Denver is complete without mentioning the iconic Brown Palace, which opened in August 1892. Its guest logs are a who’s who of the past century: President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Beatles. Katharine Hepburn. The downtown hotel has been renovated, but it still retains its Victorian elegance, and its 241 rooms are decorated with old blueprints and magnified guest logs displaying famous signatures. There are six on-site eateries and bars; every visitor to Denver should make reservations for afternoon tea in the eight-story atrium.
Amenities: Flat-screen TVs, twice-daily maid service, spa and salon, fitness center, complimentary car service (within five miles), and free hotel tours. (Dog-friendly.)
The Oxford Hotel
No two rooms at this historic property in Lower Downtown (LoDo), just one block from Union Station, are the same. But the Victorian and art deco influences—the Oxford first opened in 1891—are apparent in the antique headboards, the claw-foot tubs, and jewel-toned accent pieces that decorate the guest rooms. The venue is also home to the Cruise Room, an iconic Denver cocktail bar that opened the day after Prohibition was repealed in 1933.
Amenities: Claw-foot tubs, Egyptian linens, Le Mistral beauty products, fitness center, spa and salon, and complimentary transportation (within a two-mile radius).
Magnolia Hotel Denver
Historic charm mingles with chic updates at this hotel just one block from the 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian-friendly street with a free shuttle. Inspired by the building’s origins as a bank, an early 2018 renovation returned the lobby to its former glory, with restored original brass fixtures and a wall made of safety deposit boxes. The 297 rooms range from 400 to 700 square feet; business travelers will appreciate the ample workspace in each. Guests also enjoy complimentary cookies every evening.
Amenities: Garden tubs, Lather bath products, gas fireplaces, fitness center, lounge with billiards table, and complimentary car service. (Dog-friendly.)
JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
The city’s toniest neighborhood is also home to one of the best hotels in Denver. Steps from Cherry Creek’s array of shopping and dining options, the JW Marriott reflects its surroundings with an urban-chic vibe. The 196 guest rooms are airy with bright touches of color and custom millwork, and many offer views of the snow-topped Rocky Mountains. The luxury hotel is also family-friendly, offering a free pancake social on Sunday for kids under eight, plus child-sized robes and other kid-focused amenities.
Amenities: Marble and granite baths, outdoor fire pits, concierge, spa and salon, fitness center, and complimentary car service (within a five-mile radius). (Dog-friendly.)
The Warwick is one of the only hotels in Denver’s eminently walkable Uptown neighborhood. It’s ideal for summer and fall travelers thanks to its heated rooftop pool and bar with views of downtown and the Rocky Mountains. (Fun fact: The building was once home to Colorado’s only Playboy Club.) The Warwick’s 216 rooms were renovated in early 2018 with a mid-century modern feel (wood accent walls, bubble lamps). Each one has a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Amenities: Private balcony, marble bathroom, rooftop pool, fitness center, complimentary bicycles, and discount airport transportation.
St Julien Hotel & Spa
Modern elegance—that’s the only way to describe this welcoming retreat in the heart of Boulder, about 30 miles northwest of Denver. Custom mattresses in the 201 earth-tone rooms make it feel as though you’re sleeping on air; splurge for a room with views of the famous Flatirons. The on-site spa is among the best in the state. The hotel’s central location makes exploring downtown Boulder a cinch.
Amenities: Four-post beds, signature Canyon Mint bath products, concierge, spa, pool and hot tub, fitness center, and complimentary shuttle service (within a two-mile radius).
The Westin Denver International Airport
Though locals can’t agree on whether the building is shaped like a mustache or a bird, there’s no denying that the Westin Denver International Airport is one of the best places to stay in Denver for business visitors. Its 519 minimalist rooms (35 are suites) are a welcome break from the stress of traveling, and the soundproof windows will make you forget you’re anywhere near one of the country’s busiest airports. Take the light-rail (University of Colorado A Line) straight from the hotel to downtown Denver.
Amenities: Pillow top mattresses, rain showerheads, indoor heated lap pool and hot tub, fitness center, workout gear rentals, and conference center. (Dog-friendly.)
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– Original reporting by Daliah Singer
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