We pass this hotel and the Glenwood Springs Pool every year on our annual trip to Aspen and have often wished we could stop and explore the town and pool. This year we did.
I booked the Hotel Denver by mistake, thinking it was the hotel next to the Pool complex. It is in fact across the river, a 5 minute walk over the footbridge. However, the hotel more than made up for the lack of proximity.
It seems to be a renovated warehouse that has been lovingly and beautifully turned into a very comfortable and different hotel.
Rather than your standard cookie cutter rooms (a la chain hotels) each room has been carefully decorated with period furniture that reflects the atmosphere of the building.
Our room on the second floor (there are only two floor of bedrooms) had two queen sleigh beds a huge dresser, a smaller dresser and two very large, comfortable relaxing chairs. There was a table and two chairs as well. THe large plasma TV was mounted on the wall facing one of the beds.
The bathroom was a little small, but spotlessly clean.
Our room overlooked the river and the pool.
Parking is across the street and you need to check in at the desk to find it.
There aren't facilities for breakfast but several places just around the corner. THere is a nice lounge and a glassed in TV lounge on the main floor, as well as a hair salon and shop.
The Brew pub is accessible through the lobby. We enjoyed a good meal there. (nothing fancy but huge portions and good service). If you like beer there are several to try and I recommend the sample platter of 10 four ounce samples for $10.
The staff at the hotel were very accommodating. We had a slight mix up with the room when we checked in but things were taken care of quickly. The king size room with sofa bed we saw looked absolutely lovely, but as we had two teens with us and each parent was going sleep with the child of the same gender, neither parent wanted the sofa bed and we had to move to a room with two queen beds.
The hotel will loan you towels for the mineral pools (well worth a walk over and a very relaxing soak) which saves you $3.50 per towel at the pool.
Overall, this was a very pleasant stay in a comfortable spacious room that beats most chain hotels hands down. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Denver offers premier Glenwood Springs lodging and natural Western hospitality. It was recently transformed into an elegant modern hotel while preserving its historic heritage and grand appearance in the center of downtown Glenwood Springs. At the Hotel Denver, we know it's the delight of unexpected touches that sets us apart. Little things make the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary. The Hotel Denver is pet friendly and offers walking convenience to the Hot Springs Pool as well as dining, nightlife and shopping in Glenwood Springs, which is approximately half way between the Vail Valley and Aspen, Colorado. This makes the hotel a perfect place to base your Western Colorado visit and we encourage you to make plans to visit us soon. Part of the fun at Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs is choosing from the variety of special hotel rooms and suites we have to offer. Some have special views. Others a private hot tub. Every room at our hotel has a style of its own. We look forward to pleasantly surprising you when you come to stay with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Denver Hotel Glenwood Springs