My husband was trying to surprise me with a one night stay at a lovely bed and breakfast. . Unfortunately this is not what happened when we arrived at Holiday Chalet and were forced walk around a line of homeless men with their grocery carts just to get to the front door as they screamed curses across the street at some men who were bunking up on a bench for the evening. The b&bs parking is conveniently shared in the back of a really rough bar and lounge so that you are forced to carry your luggage through the bar parking lot and then through an alley that is almost barred of by a small homeless community that were drunk and irate with each other only to emerge to be greeted by said cursing cart pushers. This was all very disarming for my husband and I as I am 6 months pregnant. The interior was pretty dingy and smelled old and unkept. From the prospective of someone who has been to some out standing vintage b&bs this one fell flat immediately. There is no community sitting area, decor was definitely vintage but either broken unpolished or severely mis matched and mis placed, pets are very welcome. The layout was very crammed and the kitchen area doubles as an eclectic clothing boutique. The rooms were very unsurprising and simple. .. the first one they gave us was down graded from our original purchase without us being informed or discounted and felt like a motel room in a foreign country compete with virtually no decor a ceiling fan from the 80s 10 cent ribbons tying back lace curtains that over looked the back yard and neighbors with NO privacy curtains and an odd waste of space 10x6 back bedroom with a painting of a naked woman on the wall. Needless to say this was unacceptable. . We asked why it wasn't what was in the picture we paid for. . We were informed that our room was down graded because they had given our room to someone else. Uh yeah. So they put us in a "better" room. .. This room at least had a measure of charm but paint was peeling off of the walls Window treatments were barely holding on and the decor didn't know if it wanted to be Victorian or from the 80s. Cobb webs dangled from a beautiful chandelier and the paint was barely applied to the walls. This room also had a microscopic bedroom attached to the main one, mattresses were painfully uncomfortable and there was a single bed right next to our full size mattress taking up all of the floor space. Night time noise was a nightmare. . Every silent shuffle, door slam, toilet flush or screaming sidewalk neighbor resonated through our room. Do not waste your money. ..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is a fully-restored Victorian, brownstone mansion originally built in 1896 for prominent Denver jeweler Henry Bohm of Bohm Jewelers. Elegant period décor along with high ceilings, hardwood floors, intricate moldings, private baths and kitchens make us Denver's most alluring and comfortable bed and breakfast. From our eclectic Capitol Hill location visitors enjoy Denver's best sight-seeing, shopping, music, art, and nightlife all within minutes of our front door-the neighborhood described in the Jack Kerouac classic, On the Road. The Holiday Chalet enjoys the benefit of an exciting, high-energy central location within the vibrant heart of the city amid an eclectic mixture of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The creative spirit in our neighborhood appeals to artists, architects, designers, writers and musicians alike. However, enveloping warmth, charm, comfort, and security within the hotel also make The Holiday Chalet a convenient home away from home for business and leisure travelers alike. As a Bed and Breakfast we begin each morning in true style with a full, home-cooked breakfast served from 7:30 to 10:00 am. A variety of delicious homemade offerings are made fresh including Cowboy pancakes, crustless veggie or bacon quiche, French toast, eggs and bacon, fresh fruits, juice, tea, and premium coffee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Chalet Hotel Denver