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The Oxford Hotel
Ranked #4 of 154 Hotels in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Savannah, Georgia
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Top 5 Favorite Hotel - Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Though we want to rave about how much we absolutely loved the Oxford, we're hesitant because we want "our" room to be available whenever we're in Denver. Our search for a historic downtown Denver hotel brought us to the Oxford. We booked online after a recommendation from our son who has frequent meetings there. The hotel is gorgeous with period furnishings and friendly professional staff. Upon arrival, valet Stuart came to open my car door - how lovely. Then at the front desk we were assisted by Tracy, who couldn't have been a more welcoming host.
Our room was on the 3rd floor corner. Beautiful, comfy bed, pillows and sheets. Immaculately clean bathroom. Room darkening curtains. And the hotel sits right in the middle of the city with easy access to public transportation and walking distance to great restaurants. We were grateful to Stuart who arranged hotel transport one evening after being exhausted from walking all day. Valet parking is available. High speed internet computers are available on the 3rd floor (not sure of other floors) as well as morning coffee on each floor. We always travel with a sound machine which drowns out any exterior noise so I can't comment on traffic noise since I never heard it.
Each evening upon our exit, the staff would inquire of our plans and sometimes add some recommendations. And when we came back in for the night, the staff always inquired if we had a nice night. We have traveled throughout the world and these are the things that make a great hotel become a memorable experience.
Our original reservation was for the beginning of our trip to Denver only. We hadn't realized that we wouldn't want to leave! Inquiries to the front desk came back with no room available for our remaining nights. But before we gave up, we saw Tracy again and amazingly, she found our room for us again. We are so very appreciative. We went off for one night and returned missing our new home-away-from-home. The Oxford kept our luggage for us and welcomed us upon our return like long lost family.
The Oxford has become one of our top 5 hotels - ever. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lorejoyce
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Brandon H, Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for raving about your experience with us. We completely understand the notion to keep this place as your little secret, but we are eager to share our home with amazing customers like you! We want business people, vacationers, history buffs, and avid travelers like you to appreciate our little community, our modest hotel, and our quaint family. Please let us know next time you will be in Denver and we will make your next trip just as memorable!

Regards,
Brandon Hendricks
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Stumbled upon this hotel while searching for a place to stay while on business in Denver. Didnt want to stay at a big modern chain again. This hotel was just the right place. Its perfectly located in the City and the staff is incredibly helpfull and professional. Rooms are very large with really nice beds and big robes in the closet. The hotel is totally retro but with all the modern conveniences including a great gym and spa. The bellmen and concierge staff are absolutely the best of any hotel I have been to (and I travel frequently). Just an overall great experience and when I return to Denver I will absolutely stay at this hotel. Just an awsome place. Wish more citys had places like this.

Room Tip: I had room 200. Was huge and faced the street.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SG2608
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Brandon H, Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your glowing review! It’s everything that’s important to us to help a guest, especially a business traveler like yourself, find a relaxing retreat that’s convenient for your business. Don’t be shy about letting your colleagues know that we would love to do the same for them! We are excited to see you on a return visit!

Regards,
Brandon Hendricks
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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

The foyer and our room were beautiful to look at. The hotel has been wonderfully renovated and it's character makes more modern hotels look plain - first impressions were great. Our room was spacious and clean and well presented. The furniture was in keeping with the building, but looked almost new in it's cleanliness.
However, we found the bed to be smaller than we expected for a "queen" (more like a double) and the typical feather pillows that american hotels seem to adore flattened away to nothing when you put your head on them, no matter how many you stacked on top of each other.
The curtains were more like light filters than light blockers and by 6am they were essentially useless. Also, we were on the 3rd floor and following advice from other travelers on this site, in a room facing outward, but, the windows are single-glazed and by 7am the morning traffic was loud enough that sleep was no longer possible.
Finally, following more advice from this site, we considered parking in one of the lots down the street to save money, but on balance, you have to park after 6 or 7pm and have the car out before 6am or you are charged by the hour. The end cost made little more than $5 or $10 difference, so we went with the valet.
All-in-all, a pretty hotel with a lovely bar. Great for romantic couples who will be exhausted enough to sleep in the light and noise or those who rise early.

Room Tip: Get a room on the highest possible floor. If you like a big bed, get a "king" room, the &q...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jaso747
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Brandon H, Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Dear Guest,

I’m happy we had the honor of having you as a guest on your last visit to Denver! As a historic property, we work hard to maintain the building and perpetuate the classic character you got to experience while you were here. The hotel maintains a collection of antique furniture that reside in the public areas as well as the guestrooms of the building. Of the 80 rooms in the hotel, most actually have a king bed. When you make your next reservation, just let the reservations agent know that you prefer the larger bed. It sounds like there are a few other simple things we can do to make your stay more comfortable. Our hotel receives primarily business travel so, in most cases, the lively nature of the neighborhood isn’t a burden on guests.

On your next visit to The Oxford Hotel, I hope you’ll allow us to find a king-bedded room on the 17th Street side of the hotel for you. That side of the hotel is more northern and receives less traffic so the morning sun and hustle won’t bother you. Of course, if there are any ways in which we can make a guest’s stay more comfortable, it is in the nature of our hotel to find a solution to enhance their experience. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Denver!

Best regards,
Brandon Hendricks
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Oxford Hotel. The hotel is truly unique with rooms decorated in the 1920s style-- a huge improvement over many antiseptic modern hotels. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the hotel has a good sized fitness center. It's also located near great restaurants, and it's an easy walk into downtown. Highly recommended!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joanna M
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Brandon H, Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very grateful you chose to stay with us! Working with such a unique property with amazing history is something I have really developed a fondness for. I’m so proud of our hotel and its associates. The fact that we are near awesome restaurants and attractions just makes me even happier to be a part of the neighborhood.

Thank you very much for your compliments; we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel during your next Denver trip!

Best regards,
Brandon Hendricks
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Santa Cruz, CA
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

A friendly welcome at the door, a lobby reminiscent of New York's Algonquin Hotel at its finest, a check-in complete with a real key...And that's just the first 5 minutes! Comfortably sized and furnished rooms, free wi-fi, and the bathrooms (some with soaking tubs) are squeaky clean. On the hotel premises, an Art Deco bar called The Cruise Room feels like a pleasant time warp trip to the speakeasy 20s, with a reddish glow infusing the atmosphere. McCormicks, part of the McCormick & Schmick chain, offers scrumptious food right there. The hotel is situated in the heart of LoDo, the lively yet not frenzied part of Denver. One block off the 16th Street free bus, easy walk to REI and the Platte Valley trolley and hike/bike trails, getting around on the public bikes makes Denver a breeze. Every time we came back to the hotel, we were greeted personally by bell staff and concierge...we enjoyed hanging out in the lobby where the New York Times, Denver Post, Wall Street Journal awaited, along with free coffee in the mornings. I was ready to plan a trip to come back even before we left!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter (off the street).
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mary M
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Brandon H, Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Dear Guest,

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Denver! If you are a big fan of using those deep-soaking tubs, you might ask for our complimentary bath butler service next time you are here. We truly work to enhance the LoDo experience of each person who walks through our doors. Being part of the neighborhood we are so fond of means that when you visit, you are one of our friendly neighbors!

Depending on what season you visit, there will be many different ways to enjoy Denver. Your next visit will be just as memorable!

Best regards,
Brandon Hendricks
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

PROPERTY:
Great hotel. Classy, and classic - literally - it's been around FOREVER. :) That said - forget about leaving any comments about it needing updates, or remodeling, etc.....it's not supposed to be a modern, cookie cutter property. The locks and doors are period, as are some of the fixtures and accent furniture. By staying here, you're taking in the classic feeling, but with the comforts - the beds are great, the hardware (bathroom, etc.) are Kohler, and the staff is largely helpful.
STAFF:
Bell staff was awesome. Accommodating, professional, and prompt. The desk staff was pleasant and went the 'extra mile,' when we requested different pillows. Sasha searched the entire property (all closets), and even called the night clerk to inquire further as to where she might find some, however there were none (hotel was full), but the effort was much appreciated.
FOOD:
McCormick's appetizers - meh; not memorable, but overall what you'd expect.
Cruise Room - great atmosphere, but overpriced cocktails (and I'm not talking about the wonderful specialty cocktails that have their own history), but rather just the Crown-Cola at $11.
The AM coffee service on the floors is a nice touch.
OVERALL:
Great hotel, service, etc. The ONE gripe I couldn't get past was that darn recycling/garbage truck we heard at least 2 of the 3 nights at about 3 or 4am.....quite the annoyance/wake-up call (perhaps one that could be avoided/corrected).

Room Tip: -Art Deco rooms are a tad small (relatively), but comfortable. -Be sure to request a room off of th...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MplsLakes
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Brandon H, Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Dear Guest,

We are grateful you chose to stay with us and thank you for the accolades! It means a lot to our hotel to be able to uniquely combine our past with modern convenience and luxury. It turns in to quite an adventure to walk through some of our halls; we have framed some very interesting pictures that tell the story of The Oxford Hotel throughout the years. When the current owners acquired the property, they uncovered some of the original technical drawings of the hotel which are now framed and displayed for everyone!

I am sorry the early-morning garbage truck was such a nuisance and wish there was something I could do about the city’s trash schedule for that very reason. Hopefully, those comfortable beds you mentioned were able to coax you back to sleep. We hope that we will get to have you as our guest again soon!

Best regards,
Brandon Hendricks
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Texas
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Staff is extremely friendly and go out of their way to accommodate guests requests. The gentleman that valeted our car even drove us to a restaurant in the hotel car and picked us up so we didn't have to take our own vehicle. The rooms are beautiful, very clean, beds are comfortable and rooms very quiet. The hotel offers nice meeting rooms and a computer center and is affiliated with a spa. The location is walking distance from the train station (currently under renovation, but will re-open when tracks to the airport are completed). We stayed here twice; once before we took Amtrak to Glenwood Springs and then when we returned to Denver before flying home. This hotel is a great choice for downtown business meetings with numerous restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank TarpleyTraveler
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Brandon H, Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Dear Guest,

We are so excited for LoDo and for Denver to have the other light rail tracks completed! With Union Station reopening, we will have even a few more choices for restaurants within walking or town car distance. Our neighborhood truly is lively. Whether you are traveling by train into the mountains, or enjoying a vacation in our dynamic part of town, we look forward to your return visit.

Best regards,

Brandon Hendricks
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Property: The Oxford Hotel
Address: 1600 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202-1204
Region: United States > Colorado > Denver
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Denver
#1 Romantic Hotel in Denver
#2 Spa Hotel in Denver
#4 Luxury Hotel in Denver
#9 Business Hotel in Denver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oxford Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oxford Hotel is Denver's oldest and most historic hotel - located in Denver's popular Lower Downtown neighborhood. Offering luxurious charm with modern day amenities, you'll find no two rooms alike at this independent hotel. ... more   less 
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