Very cute place! This is a big old Victorian place that was formerly efficiency apartments, converted to a B&B over 50 years ago. My room had a full kitchen, a turrety room area with table and chairs, a claw-foot bathtub, and a desk with fast free wi-fi. The breakfast menu included 5 or 6 hot items from pancakes to quiche, with cereals and breads/muffins and fruit, juices, coffee and tea. The hot fare was not gourmet fancy, but everything I had was good. There were tables and chairs in a garden area on the grounds which look like they'd be very inviting in spring/summer.
Another reviewer mentioned the iffy location. Colfax E is definitely a funky part of town - there are a lot of bars and quite a number of wandering lost souls. But there are also some very cute trendy artisan/craft shops, good eats, and about 8 blocks away is the awesome Tattered Cover bookstore's Colfax location and a great record shop. (The mother ship store is downtown) It's an easy one-bus ride into downtown on the RTD route 15, the stop is just across the street. One night I took a taxi back from downtown and it was about $8. I am a single woman traveler and I did not feel unsafe at all walking around the neighborhood, but I am used to an urban environment.
I did have two small gripes about the place. First, the window coverings in my room (I don't know if all the rooms are like this) were lace curtains. Didn't give me a feeling of privacy from the house next door, and it did nothing to block out street lights. Second, my visit was in winter during a cold snap, and the Victorian radiator plumbing was very noisy. Lots of gurgling, and the steam valve covers rattled like a locomotive throughout the night. The knobs to turn the rads off had been painted so often they didn't really turn very well. This of course would not be an issue during warmer months.
I wouldn't normally stay at a B&B for a business event but as it happened my meetings started after 10am so I had time to enjoy the breakfast. I thought it was a good value and I enjoyed staying there.
- 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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- Holiday Chalet Hotel Denver