Best Areas to Stay in Denver, Colorado

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Where to stay in Denver – A guide to the Mile-High City

Denver is the capital and the largest city in Colorado. It is located in the valley of the South Platte River, east of the Front Range.

Denver receives the nickname of Mile-High City, is known for its rich culture, popular for its shopping centers, a leader in craft beer and appreciated for preserving a lifestyle inspired by outdoor activities.

Due to its climatic conditions it is recommended to visit Denver in the summer, from mid-June to early September, when you can enjoy the city to the fullest. During the rest of the year, the temperature varies from 21ºF (-6°C) to 86ºF (30°C).

This city connects with the world through the Denver International Airport (DIA) and, at a urban level, it has a transport system and a large network of highways, where buses and some train routes run.

Denver has a rich beer industry and a growing culinary scene with Asian and Mexican influences, adding exotic flavors to its dishes, although the flavor of the old west is also present in the restaurants and steakhouses of the city.

Denver has many places to enjoy, like the Downtown, the artistic Capitol Hill, the Cherry Creek (where visitors go to enjoy the landscapes of the city) and Stapleton, a great shopping area.

But the best area to stay in Denver is the Downtown for its offer in entertainment and variety of accommodation See accommodation in Downtown Denver.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Denver, Colorado.

The best areas to stay in Denver, Colorado

1. Our favorite area: Downtown (Central Business District)

Downtown Denver, also known as the Central Business District or CBD, is, as its name suggests, the heart of the city of Denver.

Downtown Denver is home to many restaurants and craft breweries.

Some attractions are the 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, Denver Pavilions, the Denver Beer Trail (where you can try local beers) and the Civic Center Park, which is a few blocks away.

To travel from Downtown Denver to other areas of the city, you can rely on public transportation that goes from light rail to taxis and buses.

This well-located area has luxury hotels for the most demanding travelers who wish to enjoy excellent service and great attractions a few steps away.

Downtown as well as the main commercial area of the city, is an entertainment district one of the best areas to stay in Denver for gathering the best attractions in the city and having excellent public transport connections.

Best areas to stay in Denver - Downtown Denver

Best areas to stay in Denver – Downtown Denver

Accommodation in Denver CBD - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Denver CBD – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Denver:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Connected by public transport
  • Best area for nightlife
  • Shopping area
  • Best area to stay without a car
  • Restaurants, bars and clubs

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hyatt House Denver/Downtown Hotel

Offering a fitness center, Hyatt House Denver/Downtown is located in Dénver, 300 meters from Colorado Convention Center. The 3-star hotel has a bathtub and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom.

from US$139
Budget

Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown Hotel

Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown is located in Denver, 400 meters from the Colorado Convention Center. It offers a heated indoor pool and a hot tub. A free breakfast buffet is served daily.

from US$111
Luxury

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel

This hotel with restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the Colorado Convention Center. It has free Wi-Fi connection. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. It also offers a fitness center and a business center.

from US$234
 

 

 

2. Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood located next to the Central and Alamo Placita districts, with a vibrant mix of art, cheap hotels and the culture and history of Colorado that make it one of the best areas to stay in Denver.

Entertainment and recreation on Capitol Hill revolve around the Civic Center Park, with live music and food trucks.

Capitol Hill is recommended for museum lovers who are looking to discover the history of the city, as well as the beautiful mansions-home of Denver’s elite.

Along Grant St and Lincoln St, you’ll find bus stops to move to other districts of Denver.

Capitol Hill is also famous for being the epicenter of Colorado’s gay community.

In this area the Pride Fest is celebrated annually, in support of the vibrant LGBT community that makes its way from the heart of the neighborhood to the Civic Center Park.

Best areas to stay in Denver - Capitol Hill

Best areas to stay in Denver – Capitol Hill

Accommodation in Capitol Hill - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Capitol Hill – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Denver:

  • Central area
  • LGBT-Friendly
  • Museums, galleries and entertainment

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver

Featuring a year-round indoor pool and hot tub, this hotel is a 20-minute walk from The Colorado Convention Center. There is free WiFi in all rooms.

from US$117
Budget

Ember Hostel

Featuring a garden and free WiFi, Ember Hostel is located in Denver, 2.4 miles from the Colorado Convention Center. This property has a sun terrace and is close to local attractions.

from US$39
Luxury

Warwick Denver Hotel

Warwick Denver is located in the Capitol Hill district of Denver, 1,2 miles from the Colorado Convention Center. This 4-star hotel offers free bikes. The hotel has a gym and a shared lounge.

from US$129
 

 

 

3. Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is also one of the best areas to stay in Denver, located next to the Congress Park and Hill Top neighborhoods.

This is one of the most central and charming neighborhoods in Denver.

It has the Cherry Creek shopping center, with a variety of department stores and restaurants.

In this neighborhood is the Cherry Creek Trail, a path available for bike rides or tours while observing the landscapes of the city.

Cherry Creek connects with other Denver neighborhoods through buses available on streets such as E 1st Avenue and S Colorado Blvd.

This district is considered a Denver shopping and finance center, with a wide hotel range available for travelers visiting the city for leisure or business purposes.

Where to stay in Denver - Cherry Creek

Where to stay in Denver – Cherry Creek

Accommodation in Cherry Creek - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Cherry Creek – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Denver:

  • Great area for hiking
  • Cherry Creek shopping center
  • Commercial area

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

This hotel is located in Denver, Colorado, 15 minutes from the Denver Zoo and 10 minutes from the shops on Writer’s Square. It offers free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and a hot tub.

from US$177
Budget

Extended Stay America – Cherry Creek

This Extended Stay America – Denver – Cherry Creek is located in Glendale and is designed especially for longer stays, with fully equipped kitchens in all rooms. The hotel offers free WiFi.

from US$59
Luxury

JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek

This 4-star hotel in Denver, located in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, is a 10-minute drive from the University of Denver. The hotel houses an award-winning restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center.

from US$129
 

 

 

4. Stapleton

Stapleton, located east of Park Hill and north of the East Colfax district, is home to shopping malls, stores and boutiques to make the best purchases during a stay in Denver.

Stapleton is divided into 9 neighborhoods, offering commercial diversity for shopping fans, souvenirs stores, and boutiques

Stapleton is ideal for planning dinners in elegant restaurants or in the markets of the city.

Among the attractions within Stapleton, it is recommended to visit the shops of Northfield Stapleton, East 29th Avenue Town Center, Eastbridge Town Center, the Green Conservatory and Plaza Quebec.

Stapleton is served by buses through Central Park, trains with direct connections to Union Station in Downtown Denver and to the airport via the A-Line.

Mejores zonas donde hospedarse en Denver - Stapleton

Mejores zonas donde hospedarse en Denver – Stapleton

Alojamiento en Stapleton - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Alojamiento en Stapleton – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Denver:

  • Great area for sightseeing in Denver
  • Connected by public transport
  • Shopping area

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Denver – Stapleton North

This Denver, Colorado hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 70 and features an outdoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi. It also houses a restaurant.

from US$119
Budget

Quality Inn & Suites Denver Stapleton

This Extended Stay America – Denver – Cherry Creek is located in Glendale and is designed especially for longer stays, with fully equipped kitchens in all rooms. The hotel offers free WiFi.

from US$69
Luxury

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel has an outdoor pool and is 25 minutes’ drive from Denver International Airport. All rooms have a flat-screen cable TV. There is a restaurant.

from US$159
 

 

 

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