Crawford Hotel in Denver’s Union Station. Photo: Brule Laker
About three decades ago, a celebrated urban preservationist envisioned reviving the old Union Station that was initially built in 1881. After suffering from a major fire in 1894, it was completely rebuilt in 1914. In 2012, Union Station underwent a major restructuring, changing it to what it is today – a transit-oriented, mixed-use hub that combines restaurants, retail shops and a hotel named after the preservationist Dana Crawford.
Luxury 5 star hotel in Denver
This 5-star hotel has the entire world running at its feet, as it sits directly on top of the Denver Union Station. Due to its convenient location, a few leaps would bring you to local restaurants, entertainment and shopping areas in no time. From The Crawford Hotel, a few minutes of brisk walking would instantly bring you to the Coors Baseball Field, and a few minutes more to the Denver Center of Performing Arts.
The hotel boasts 112 rooms in total, distributed in second to fourth floors. Each floor is different from the others, and represents a period of rail travel at the Union Station. There are three main room types:
Pullman Guest Rooms – represents the golden age of travelling, when it was considered as more of a luxury and when the journey matters more than the destination itself. These rooms will remind you the shape and feel of the old Pullman Sleeper Cars combined with the comforts of the modern time. Just like actual rail cars, these are designed to give you a feel as if you are passing the world by. Each room is approximately 250 square feet in size.
Classic Guest Rooms – more spacious than Pullman, and represents the Victorian Era – the time when the Victorian Decors embodies the highest level of elegance. The layouts vary from room to room, yet all of it accurately exemplifies that design distinctive of the Victorian Era. Classic artworks, subtle colors, pin-tucked headboards and natural lighting await in each of the room.
Loft Guest Rooms – decorated with exposed wooden beams, vaulted ceilings and dormer windows, all with the touch of the modern time. Each room will surprise you with its uniqueness, may it be historical features, lightings, chandeliers and even small staircases.
Additionally, there are four LoDo Suites, which is highlighted with a 5-piece bath with Jack and Jill sinks, modern soaking tub, all illuminated by a skylight. There is one Crawford Suite, which is suggestive of an expansive Victorian Manor and was brought to life by Dana Crawford herself, and includes all of the very best amenities of the Crawford Hotel.
The Great Hall, or the hotel’s lobby, provides 10 casual dining options. To highlight some, you can start the day with a great breakfast at the Snooze, or have a cup of coffee at Pigtrain Coffee Co. In a hurry for a special meeting? Then get some grab-and-go at the Acme. Craving for something sweet? Then come over to Milkbox Ice Cream Eatery. Want some happy hour? The Terminal Bar surely has it. Wishing to experience the glamour of the Old Hollywood? Then go to the Cooper Lounge.
The Crawford Hotel offers the best of Denver within steps. Combining a historic place with a hotel is really remarkable, and experiencing the modern age together with nostalgia is truly sensational.
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Rating: 5 star