Now, more than ever, people are leaving the ways of the past behind and are seeking out unique and vibrant hotels vs. the old generic, cookie-cutter hotels. It’s no longer about where is the cheapest place to stay, it’s now all about the experience that comes with it, and the best Instagram photo to share of where you stayed on your vacation.
Some of these boutique hotels even bring guests closer to the city’s neighborhoods, offering a real flavor of the area as opposed to convention center and airport hotels. This switch from generic hotels to places that are more focused on the experience has been felt all over the world and has hit home in Denver.
With the city’s growing younger population, there is more and more of a need to capture the hearts of youthful travelers. Denver has done just that with its recent uprising of unique boutique hotels in the past several years. Whether you’re visiting Denver or a local looking for a relaxing staycation, these top boutique hotels are your ticket to a luxurious experience and relaxing weekend in the Mile High City.
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Here are our choices for the top luxury boutique hotels in Denver, CO, in no particular order:
1. The Ramble Hotel
An almost perfect example of what a boutique hotel is meant to be, The Ramble is one of Denver’s premier destinations for travelers and locals alike. The 50-room hotel, in the trendy River North Arts District, features the popular New York-original Death & Co Bar, where locals love to gather whether they have a room for the night or not.
The hotel also includes a small theatre and a restaurant from Denver’s Work & Class for additional on-site entertainment. Its hip, classy cocktail-lounge vibe is instantly felt upon entering with its luxurious furnishings, and hard-to-miss details that add a level of sophistication you can’t find anywhere else.
They invite you to enjoy each room’s lavish details such as wide plank hickory flooring, antique Persian rugs, gorgeous over-sized windows, and plush linens for a well-rested evening. Choose from a variety of configurations with spacious rooms and suites, plus a bunkhouse room for those on a budget.
- Priority reservations at Death & Co Bar
- Priority reservations at the on-site restaurant, Super Mega Bien
- Excellent customer service
- High-speed WiFi
- In-room curated bar by Death & Co Bar
- 1280 25th St, Denver, CO 80205 | 720-996-6300
- Check prices, availability or book The Ramble Hotel
2. The Crawford Hotel
Located on the second floor of Denver’s Union Station, the world-class Crawford Hotel is not only a place to rest your head at night it is a place to see and be seen. Live in the lap of luxury with the hotel’s lavish details and furnishings that cover every inch of this space. Eat, shop, drink, and sleep all when you stay at The Crawford Hotel.
Union Station provides a nice selection of restaurants, bars, and shops all at your fingertips when you stay at the Crawford Hotel. But the best spot in town is grabbing a drink at the hotel’s bar, The Cooper Lounge, which overlooks the central hall of Union Station. It’s got a speakeasy vibe, because most folks downstairs don’t know it exists.
Each room and suite at The Crawford Hotel offers a unique atmosphere with its own story to tell. The 112 rooms and suites highlight the historic features of Union Station while providing modern amenities every guest will enjoy. Choose from the Pullman rooms (recreating the romance of train travel), classic rooms, loft-style stays, the luxurious Crawford Suite, or the spacious LoDo Suites. There is something to suit anyone’s travel needs.
- Courtesy Tesla station
- Free craft beer from the Terminal Bar
- 10% off at the Oxford Club
- Direct access to city train and airport train
- Priority seating at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
- 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202 | 720-460-3700
- Check prices, availability or book The Crawford Hotel
Located in the heart of the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping District, the HALCYON hotel is one that brings a certain level of sophistication and modern luxury with every night’s stay. Don’t expect a customary welcome upon your arrival with its unique take on the typical hotel front desk check-in process. Be greeted at the Kitchen Counter, where guests enjoy complimentary coffee, drinks, pastries, hotel social gatherings, and other concierge services.
Further, there is a swanky living room area that boasts modern sectionals, white painted brick walls, and modern art décor for a perfect place to sip on a cocktail. But the cherry on top is the hotel’s rooftop pool deck. As one of the only hotels in Denver with a rooftop bar, Halcyon offers a space for lounging poolside, retreat in a private cabana, or enjoy a cocktail at the bar.
Each accommodation at the Halcyon is designed to feel like a friend’s home, complete with all the amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel. Choose from moderately sized rooms, including the Den Rooms, Great Rooms, and the Terrace Rooms with a large outdoor terrace for soaking up that Colorado sunshine. For those who need more space, choose from their several suite styles, including the Junior Suites and Loft Suites with a short flight of stairs for an urban loft feel. Or step it up a notch with either their Presidential Suite or Executive Suites.
- 24-hour fitness center
- A selection of fruits, baked goods, espresso, latte, and coffee drinks from Kitchen Counter
- Access to the rooftop pool deck
- A free day pass to Denver Botanic Gardens
- Wellness passport to places like CorePower Yoga, SoulCycle, and barre3
- Access to exceptional on-site dining at Quality Italian and Elevated
- 245 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206 | 720-772-5000
- Check prices, availability or book HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek
4. Kimpton Hotel Born Denver
Hotel Born seems to be the cream of the crop when it comes to boutique hotels in Denver. What feels like comfortable sophistication, Hotel Born features beautiful modern alpine details, natural elements, and palettes, all brought together with for a truly handcrafted experience. While guests have some of Denver’s best restaurants and bars all within walking distance, there is no need to go far with their on-site restaurants, Tavernetta and Citizen Rail.
As part of the IHG Kimpton Hotels chain, guests can earn big and save big with their rewards program but still feel less corporate with a stay at this unique boutique hotel in Denver.
What they define as “approachable luxury,” the rooms at Hotel Born are world-class without all the fluff. Their timeless suites offer unique features such as free-standing tubs, vintage details like hand-knotted area rugs, mountain views, floor-to-ceiling windows, and one-of-a-kind artwork adorning the walls. Suite options include the King Spa Suite, Urban One Bedroom Suite, Centennial Suite, and the Presidential Suite.
- Complimentary hotel bikes to use during your stay
- Complimentary wine reception and morning coffee
- Yoga mat in every room
- Access to Colorado Athletic Club
- Access to Denver Museum of Contemporary Art
- Tesla charging station
- 1600 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202 | 303-323-0024
- Check prices, availability or book Kimpton Hotel Born
5. Moxy Denver Cherry Creek
Avoid the ordinary with at stay at Moxy Denver Cherry Creek. Beyond its charming hotel rooms, flexible meeting rooms and outdoor event spaces work to create an environment not only for entertaining but creative inspiration. Catered to the younger generation, guests will gravitate towards their communal gathering space, an elevator decked out as a selfie booth, and its free welcome drink upon check-in, leave you feeling young at heart.
Each room looks similar to one another with the idea that its young guests prefer the functional communal space over a luxurious room. While on a more basic level, the rooms do offer exceptional features, including functional furniture, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, unique artwork, WiFi, with most rooms complete with mountain views. Choose from room configurations, including two double beds, one Queen-size bed – with or without mountain views.
- Pet-friendly accommodationsFitness center
- High-speed WiFi
- Complimentary lockers for bag storage
- Access to the on-site bar and restaurant/grab-n-go station
- Access to outdoor space
- 240 Josephine St, Denver, CO 80206 | 303-463-6699
- Check prices, availability or book Moxy Denver Cherry Creek
6. The Maven
Encompassed by some of Denver’s best shopping and restaurants, The Maven’s biggest draw is its location. Located within Denver’s popular out-and-about downtown spot, the Dairy Block, guests are within walking distance to Union Station, historic Larimer Square, Coors Field, and nearby popular neighborhoods like LoDo, LoHi, and RiNo. In keeping with the local downtown art scene, Denver has masterfully created, The Maven houses more than 700 paintings, photographs, and sculptures from Colorado artists.
Feel right at home with their loft-style rooms, detailed with clean modern touches for the everyday traveler. Soak up the natural light with the rooms’ floor-to-ceiling windows, complemented with plenty of space to rest and relax. Choose from budget-friendly options like their Journey Man Bunk Room or step it up a notch with their over-sized suites.
- Access to on-site dining at Kachina Cantina
- Access to the on-site bar at Poka Lola Social Club
- Modern fitness center
- Complimentary drinks and coffee
- Courtesy transportation within a two-mile radius
- Discounts to local restaurants, bars, and retailers
- 1850 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202 | 720-460-2727
- Check prices, availability or book The Maven at Dairy Block
7. The Source Hotel
The chic industrial design of The Source Hotel and Marketplace is one that combines modern aesthetics with a comfortable atmosphere in one of Denver’s trendiest neighborhoods. But what makes this hotel so unique is the giant marketplace that makes up the foundation of the Source Hotel. With direct access to 25 artisans, including a bakery, barber, retail stores, florist, brewery, pizzeria, and much more, everything you might need is right at your fingertips.
The 100-room hotel offers a forward-thinking design in its layout for each of its accommodations. Simplicity plays out at its best with the sleek modern designs featuring custom Baltic birch casework, high ceilings, decorative wallpaper, and polished concrete floors. With operable glass garage doors as windows, feel a sense of the outdoors inside. Choose from deluxe king, queen, and king rooms. Plus, three different larger suites with incredible mountain views.
- Downstairs marketplace
- Fitness center
- Laundry service
- Business center
- Onsite parking & valet
- Access to the rooftop terrace with both cold and hot plunge pools
- 3330 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216 | 720-409-1200
- Check prices, availability or book The Source Hotel
8. Origin Hotel | Red Rocks
For the ultimate Colorado experience, get your tickets to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and book your hotel stay at the Origin Hotel. Offering access to nearby hiking trails and the famous Red Rocks, the Origin Hotel has it all for those who are looking for the full Colorado experience. The lobby welcomes in an alpine feel with leather hand-stitched chairs, a modern fireplace, and decorative ceiling wood beams. Its brightly colored, yet rustic atmosphere makes this a favorite amongst hotel goers along the Front Range.
Leather details carry over into the rooms and suites along with western-themed artwork, and modern décor that invites an evening of comfortable rest. Choose from classic kings, double queen classics, king plus, spacious suites, and bunk-style rooms for those on a budget.
- Fitness center
- The on-site restaurant at Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden
- Mountain bike rental
- Bike repair and storage
- In-room yoga kit
- In-room tent and sleeping bags
- Electric car charging station
- 18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401 | 303-215-0100
- Check prices, availability or book Origin Hotel Red Rocks
Thanks for checking our some of the best boutique hotels in the Mile High City! We’ve also curated a list of the top luxury hotels in town, which include many more 3, 4, and 5 star accommodations. Wherever you stay the night, remember to make the most of your visit to Colorado’s capital city.