The Crawford Hotel
With soaring 65-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and shimmering chandeliers, you can’t help being dazzled when you step inside Denver’s bustling Union Station. Filled with acclaimed restaurants, shops and some of the city’s most popular gathering spaces, it’s also home to The Crawford Hotel, a truly swanky escape in the middle of the metropolitan hustle and bustle.
Featuring distinct rooms, suites and lofts above the landmark railway station, you’ll appreciate all the special touches at The Crawford — like exposed timber and brick, opulent Victorian-era decor and themed accommodations crafted to feel like Pullman sleeper train cars. While no two rooms are the same, they’re all steeped in Union Station’s colorful history as a more-than-a-century-old travel hub.
What makes it special?
Though it offers plenty of amenities on its own, The Crawford’s location above Union Station — what locals consider “Denver’s Living Room” — puts you right in the heart of a city buzzing with energy and excitement.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
An impressive collection of Colorado-curated art and historic artifacts is displayed throughout the station and hotel, including an eclectic “Lost and Found” wall filled with wallet photos, pocket change, trading cards and more dating back across the last century.
Best room to book
Splurge on the hotel’s most luxurious room, The Crawford Suite, for 16-foot ceilings and windows that have offered sweet city views for 125-plus years. Soak in the clawfoot tub, sip a drink from the cocktail-kit stocked bar, then retire to the separate bedroom for mile-high dreams on a luxe king-size mattress.
Although the in-room iPads are pretty neat, the slick Tesla providing complimentary transportation throughout downtown Denver is what blows most guests away.
Quirkiest thing to expect
In addition to a free coffee, scoop of ice cream and pint of craft beer each day, guests also receive priority seating at Union Station’s popular Snooze breakfast cafe and have access to an exclusive menu at The Cooper Lounge.
Relaxing in the middle of Union Station — taking in the sounds and people watching as folks from all over the globe make their connections or stop to marvel at the awe-inspiring architecture — is definitely a Denver bucket-list experience.
Our favorite traveler review
“My spouse and I had the best time at The Crawford. We’ve stayed at many five-star hotels around the world, and this was a really special and unique experience.” — Jared, on Tripadvisor
Things to see and do nearby
Located in the heart of lower downtown — the oldest original part of the city now known as LoDo — The Crawford Hotel is a convenient home base for exploring downtown Denver’s hundreds of restaurants, shops and attractions. A host of sightseeing tours take you to some of the city’s top arts, culture, history and culinary hotspots. Or, you can journey farther out to explore countless outdoor adventures and breathtaking views in the nearby Rocky Mountains.
Photos courtesy of The Crawford Hotel