Set smack in the middle of Denver’s River North Art District (or RiNo — pronounced “rhino” — if you want to sound local) is Catbird. Inside, you’ll be treated to chill vibes and a gob-smacking number of amenities. And just out the door, you’ll find the brilliant murals, galleries, food halls and drinkeries that make up the energetic neighborhood.
Catbird is the perfect home-away-from-home for every type of traveler, whether you’re looking for a playcation or need to book an extended leisure trip. Room options range from studios to full-on flats. But, no matter the size, you’ll find cool features like lofted beds, multi-functional furniture, massive windows, kitchens and fridges stocked with locally crafted beers.
What makes it special?
Um … in case it wasn’t obvious from the overview, it’s all the little touches that Catbird puts into making you feel at home. We’re talking rent-a-plants, made-to-order breakfasts, a shop that sells chew toys and treats for your dogs (yep, they’re welcome) and a fitness center stocked with Peloton bikes and water rowers. Then there’s the Playroom, where travelers’ dreams come true. This magical chamber holds the likes of Vespas, GoPros, ukuleles, record players (and vinyl!), fly-fishing rods, rice cookers, skateboards, Vitamix blenders, Scrabble and more. If we’re being honest, Catbird is way cooler than our home.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
How about some amazing Denver skyline views? You can get those at the rooftop The Red Barber, which serves small plates and cheekily named craft cocktails — like the Millennial Falcon and Mile High Mule. (Psst: We’ve heard their sourdough grilled cheese with honey won’t disappoint.)
Get this: Rooms have projectors and 6x8-foot screens so you can binge “Schitt’s Creek” in a big way. Imagine watching Moira and David folding in the cheese larger than life. We love this journey for you.
Our favorite traveler review
“One of the coolest, most stylish hotel experiences I’ve ever had. Beautiful building with an interesting lobby/main area and the friendliest staff you can imagine. So many amenities it’s almost more than you could ever use, from the rooftop bar to the moped and bike rentals. These guys thought of EVERYTHING including a sparkling or still water-refill station on your floor — blows away any hotel competition I’ve ever visited by far. Exceptional boutique hotel: The room was insanely cool with a lofted bed and a projector screen for TV and movies. 10/10, will definitely be back here; we felt like royalty.” — Daniel H., Google
Things to see and do nearby
Take a mural and graffiti tour of RiNo and sip your way through its many drinkeries (like Ratio Beerworks or Stem Ciders). Shop and snack — on everything from Filipino fare to vegan curries — at food halls like Denver Central Market and Zeppelin Station. Catch a show at The Mission Ballroom or Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club.
Check out this full-day RiNo itinerary >>
Photos courtesy of Catbird Hotel