Stuck in Denver? The 4 Best Hotels to Wait Around In

The Mile High City is a fantastic place to see a sporting event, go skiing, do some shopping and attend business meetings. Unfortunately, Denver is also a city that is sometimes hit with inclement weather that can lead to flight cancellations and road closures. If you find yourself stuck in Denver, here are a few hotels that can keep you busy until you can get on your way.

Hyatt House Denver Airport

If your flight is cancelled and you find yourself stranded at the airport, Hyatt House is the place you want to be. With spacious suites that have a full kitchen and free Wi-Fi, staying in will feel like home. Hyatt House also offers a complimentary breakfast and evening social, which will allow you to meet other stranded folks. Hyatt’s 24 hour fitness center is complete with indoor heated pool and hot tub, both of which will help pass the time and keep you energized.

  • Address: 18741 East 71st Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80249
  • Rooms:  123
  • On site: Fitness center
  • Hotel Program:  Hyatt Gold Passport (Category 2)
  • Reservations:  1-888-591-1234
  • Price:  $$

The Brown Palace Hotel

Getting stuck at the Brown Palace actually wouldn’t be such a bad thing! Over a hundred years old, the Brown Palace is full of history: with the exception of Calvin Coolidge, every president since Teddy Roosevelt has visited; and in 1964, the Beatles stayed there. In addition to interesting historical facts, the Brown features several restaurants including the Ship Tavern, Ellyngton’s and the Palace Arms, each critically acclaimed. You can enjoy live entertainment in the Atrium every afternoon and early evening and a cocktail in the Churchill Bar. To soothe away the anxiety of being stuck, perhaps a trip to The Spa at the Brown Palace is in order where you can treat yourself to a deep tissue massage, or, if you’d prefer, a mani and pedi. By the time you’re relaxed and worry free, you will no doubt find that you’re no longer stuck in Denver.

  • Address: 321 17th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
  • Rooms: 241
  • On site: Three restaurants, a bar, spa and salon
  • Hotel Program: Marriott Rewards (Category 6)
  • Reservations: 1-800-321-2599
  • Price:  $$$-$$$$

The Westin Denver Downtown

Walking distance to the pedestrian 16th Street Mall and inside the Tabor Center, which is full of restaurants, the Westin Denver Downtown has everything you might need to keep you entertained and occupied while stuck in the city. You’ll be comfortable in their spacious rooms and can stay relaxed and fit in their heated rooftop pool and full gym. Augusta Restaurant serves up a tasty breakfast each morning with a la carte and made-to-order delights. For dinner, enjoy a specialty steak at The Palm Restaurant and check out V’s for an after-dinner drink.

  • Address: 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
  • Rooms: 430
  • On site: Two restaurants, a lounge, Starbucks kiosk, gym, pool
  • Hotel Program: Starwood Preferred Guest (Category 4)
  • Reservations: 303-572-9100
  • Price:  $$$

Hotel Teatro

Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in downtown Denver, the Hotel Teatro is a lovely place to be stuck for any amount of time. In the heart of the city, the Teatro is within walking distance to museums and performing arts centers, not to mention Coors Field and Pepsi Center, the homes of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets respectively. In house, lodgers will find sizable guest rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a dining experiences to satisfy even the most finicky of eaters including Prima Ristorante and Restaurant Kevin Taylor.

  • Address: 1100 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
  • Rooms: 110
  • On site: Two restaurants, in-room spa service
  • Reservations: 303-228-1100
  • Price: $$$-$$$$



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