Sometimes hotels can feel alike from city to city, but not in Denver. Several properties are making a statement with uber-unique features that guests will remember long after their visits to The Mile High City. These hotels are providing a new level of fun and urban adventure.
At Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, check in at the Kitchen Counter where front desk staff double as bartenders and baristas. Guest rooms feature old-style turntables and a selection of vinyl records with additional options available in the hotel’s gear garage in the lobby. The garage is filled with other fun items for guests to check out and use like snowshoes, sleds, Piaggio scooters, cruiser bikes, longboards, hamboards, GoPros, a Leica camera, Osprey backpacks filled for outdoor adventures, board games and more.
Hostel Fish, an upscale hostel in the heart of Denver, also has an impressive vinyl collection (everything from Tchaikovsky to Ol’ Dirty Bastard) and two vintage record players. The collection, which originally belonged to owner Chad Fish and his wife, keeps growing as guests buy records around town and leave them for other music lovers to enjoy.
If little ones are along for the journey, the Westin Denver Downtown has in-room teepees for guests who book the hotel's family package. Meanwhile, mom and dad can treat themselves to a ride on a cutting-edge Peloton indoor exercise bike in the fitness center.
Teenagers and guests of all ages appreciate wake-up calls from celebrity impersonators at The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton, where each floor has a different décor theme and a hyper-themed guest room. For example, the whimsical Video Game Room features cheerful colors and a Donkey Kong arcade game while the Big Hair Room has a giant Barbie mural and a purple hair salon chair complete with a retro hair dryer. The main lobby has cartoons playing, a 5 & Dime counter filled with treats from the past, and board games like Candyland for a friendly challenge.
For those who've fantasized about owning a Tesla or just admired one while cruising down the highway, a driver from The Crawford Hotel located at Denver Union Station will take you for a spin to a nearby downtown location and point out the unique features of the hotel’s courtesy car. As if it’s not cool enough to stay overnight inside a train station, guests of the hotel get priority seating for delicious breakfast dishes at the popular Snooze within the station.
At the new Le Méridien in downtown, guests can tap into the hotel’s “Unlock Denver” program for courtesy tickets to the Clyfford Still Museum and use of Priority bicycles as well as complementary experiences, tastings and tours with local partners around Denver such as Laws Whiskey House, The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery, Colorado Cider Company, The Real Dill and Rocky Mountain Soda Factory.
When checking into The Source Hotel, scheduled to launch in Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) in May 2018, guests will be a few feet away and separated only by glass from Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing Company’s inaugural Denver location. It features a 10-barrel system that produces a rotating tap list for the rooftop Woods bar and restaurant, with a heavy emphasis on sour and small-batch experiential beers.
The hotel offers a connection to The Source, a popular European-style artisan market hall that opened in 2013. The Source Hotel also will showcase independent artisans, including a florist, tattoo shop and small-scale craft retail counters operated by local designers and artists.
For those who like out-of-the-box features along with a comfy place to sleep during travel adventures, head straight for these and other distinctly Denver hotels.
Halcyon's gear garage outfits guests for almost any adventure.
The Video Game Room at The Curtis.