Downtown Denver

Where is the best area to stay in Denver?

At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a great starting point for ski and snowboarding trips. The city is perched a mile above sea level, earning it the nickname of The Mile High City. Stroll around the picturesque Denver Botanic Gardens or head out to the scenic Mount Evans for some hiking. This is not just a base for outdoor adventure sports though; it’s also a thriving metropolis with plenty of cultural attractions. Take your pick from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Art Museum or the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Or, why not see the Colorado Rockies play at the Coors Field stadium?


The best area to stay in Denver is the Downtown area. This district is the main financial and commercial centre in Denver, so you’ll have a wealth of amenities at your doorstep. You’ll be close to some excellent shopping at the 16th Street Mall, as well as major attractions like the Coors Field. In this area, you’ll also be close to the Lower Downtown area, or “LoDo”, where you’ll find a fantastic range of dining options, as well as some great shops, boutiques and galleries. This is the city’s oldest neighbourhood where you’ll spot some 19th century buildings. Getting around is easy with a light rail service and buses.

Hotel   Avg price
The Curtis - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1405 Curtis St
180€ - 214$
Homewood Suites- Denver Downtown Convention Center
550 15th Street
196€ - 233$
Hotel   Avg price
Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center
918 17th St
218€ - 259$
Hyatt Regency Denver
650 15th Street
233€ - 277$
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
1717 Champa St.
251€ - 299$
Hotel   Avg price
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
1111 14th Street
548€ - 652$


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Downtown, the best area to stay in Denver


downtown denverDowntown Denver is where you’ll find the majority of the city’s attractions, restaurants and bars. The area is always thriving, and there’s lots to keep you busy for your entire trip.


The Downtown area has a few different museums, including the Denver Art Museum, which is an unmistakable contemporary building with an extensive range of western and regional art on display; the Children’s Museum, which is a great interactive museum for families with little ones, or just those who are still in touch with their younger selves; and the Colorado History Museum, for those wanting to learn more about the history of the state. If you’re staying in Downtown Denver, these museums will all be just a few minutes away by foot.


For the Sports fans, Coors Field is a must-see attraction in Denver, and it’s only moments away from Downtown Denver! If you have the time, catch a game at this stadium, watch the Colorado Rockies play, and you won’t be disappointed. There’s also plenty on offer by way of food, drinks and souvenirs.


For a real shopping experience though, Downtown Denver’s 16th Street Mall has an excellent range of shops. Whether you’re after a bargain, or a big brand, this mall has it all, and if you’re staying locally in the Downtown area, you’ll be able to nip in and out as you please.


As a central area, there are plenty of options when it comes to restaurants, cafes and bars. Downtown’s Larimer Square is a good place to eat out, and even do a little more shopping. The area even has some impressive architecture for you to admire. But if you want to eat out like a local, and discover some of the best places in Denver, head to the Lower Downtown, or LoDo, area. From cafés to high end restaurants, dining is LoDo’s specialty. Lower Downtown is still within walking distance of the main Downtown area, so if you’re staying in Downtown, you’ll have the best of the LoDo area at your disposal.



Hotels in Downtown Denver


Other neighborhoods to stay in Denver


Cherry Creek


Cherry CreekCherry 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.



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LoDo (Lower Downtown)


LoDo (Lower Downtown)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.



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HighlandsHighlands 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.



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Capitol Hill


Capitol Hill, DenverCapitol 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 isnow 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.



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Denver Airport Area


Denver AirportA 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.



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