Other neighborhoods to stay in Denver
Shopping, Cherry Creek Mall
Cherry Creek is a popular neighborhood to stay in Denver. The area is known for its range of high end luxury hotels, and vast range of shops and outlets.
If you fancy yourself a bit of a shopaholic, with a taste for the finer things in life, Cherry Creek is the perfect place for you to stay. The Cherry Creek North Shopping District has 16 blocks of charming shops, restaurants, spas and more. It’s the ultimate place to treat yourself. Cherry Creek North has shops selling all kinds of goods, from clothing, to art, to homeware, so you’re bound to fall in love with this shopping district. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the Cherry Creek Shopping Centre, where you’ll find well known designer brands like Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, and there’s even an Apple store. Staying in this high end neighborhood means you can shop until you almost drop, without having to worry about having to far to go to get back to your hotel.
Hotels in Cherry Creek
LoDo (Lower Downtown)
Union Station, Larimer Square, Coors Field, Ball Arena
LoDo is Denver’s oldest neighborhood, and it’s where you’ll find some of the city’s top attractions, shops, and in particular, restaurants. Those staying in the general Downtown area often find themselves giving in to the appeal of LoDo’s restaurants and dining there instead. So it’s a good place to stay if you want to the ultimate Denver dining experience.
There are a few tourist attractions in the area, for example the Millennium Bridge which resembles the mast of a ship, and connects the 16th Street Mall and the Riverfront Park. There’s also the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, which showcases some modern masterpieces in an area that has a largely historic feel. The Union Station is also a top spot to visit, especially if you’re interested in Denver’s history.
But whilst there are some attractions in the area, it isn’t quite as touristy as other Downtown areas, in fact it’s where most locals go for an evening out. If you decide to stay in LoDo, you might enjoy the more authentic and vibrant atmosphere that comes with this popular neighborhood.
Hotels in Denver Lower Dowtown
Highlands is a neighborhood just outside of the Downtown area, and is located on a hill overlooking the city. It’s an area that has undergone a huge transformation over the last few years, being transformed into one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods (especially for young people), with trendy bars and restaurants characterizing the area and drawing in both locals and tourists.
Thanks to its recent transformation, Highlands is now one of Denver’s more modern areas to stay, with contemporary buildings and state of the art living spaces. It’s a good place to stay for those that want to avoid the often expensive hotel rates in the Downtown area, without forfeiting the benefits of a central location. Highlands is only a short way from the main Downtown area, so staying in the area means you can still enjoy everything Denver’s Centre has to offer.
Hotels in Highlands
Colorado State Capitol
Capitol Hill is a neighborhood in East Denver once home to Denver’s rich living in impressive mansions; few remain today, just the Colonnade, Alta Court, now an office facility and the Hamilton. This cosmopolitan neighborhood is now characterized as one of apartments and family units. It is popular with artists and bohemians and home to many restaurants, clubs and bars. During the day, many of Colorado’s State legislators are seen around Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill has several concert venues including the Fillmore Auditorium, the Ogden Theaterand the Bluebird Theater. Visitors will find plenty to do by night making it a great area to stay. Two of Denver’s Parksborder on Capitol Hill, the Civic Center Park and Cheesman Park which host numerous festivals. Local landmarks for visitors to Capitol Hill include the Cathedral of St. John, Molly Brown House, now a museum, History Colorado Center and the State Governor’s Mansion.
Hotels in Capitol Hill
Denver Airport Area
A hotel near the airport is the best place to stay for visitors with onward travel arrangements. With Downtown Denver 24 miles away to the north east, tourists traveling to places like Vail have plenty of choice when looking for quality accommodation. Those heading into Denver can actually do that fairly easily by taking the RTD A-Line commuter train to Downtown Denver, a journey of around half an hour.
Before leaving the Airport, you may catch sight of the John Swigert Memorial Statue, a recent addition to Terminal B and commemorating a Denver-born astronaut. There are over 40 restaurants to choose from within a mile of the Airport so you will not be restricted to your hotel’s restaurant if you prefer a change of scene. If you arrive at night you will not see the beautiful surrounding but at first light, there are the Rockies in all their splendor.
Hotels in Denver Airport