Downtown Denver is a vibrant blend of old and new — historical buildings mixed with sky-tickling skyscrapers and enchanting theater experiences alongside exciting nightlife. Take advantage of this unique fusion by staying at the Hotel Teatro — a luxurious getaway just down the street from the charismatic theater district and landmark Larimer Square.
With a striking facade made of red brick and white terra cotta, the Hotel Teatro demands attention. Inside, its glistening, gray-veined marble lobby, plushily outfitted rooms and spacious penthouse suite create an air of elegant luxury. Come for the perks, like a complimentary happy hour with cold beers and gem-toned wines, a courtesy car service to anywhere within 2.5 miles of the hotel and a collection of vintage cruiser bicycles to explore Denver’s streets and sights.
Here's an interesting tidbit: This hotel has worn many hats since its construction in 1911 — from an early 20th century tramway headquarters to university classrooms to its current state as a boutique hotel. It’s a Denver landmark you can stay in!
What makes it special?
It’s definitely The Nickel, Hotel Teatro’s award-winning restaurant, named for the cost of a tram ride way back when. You’ll love its elevated twist on comfort foods, like the grilled-cheese bites made from jalapeño-cheddar loaf and juicy short rib burgers.
In the evening, snag a studded-leather chair at The Nickel’s Barrel Bar, where you can taste the sweet tanginess of a cherry cosmo or sample a cocktail flight. More of a suds lover? Choose from Colorado craft beers and rotating ciders pulled from an industrial-style tap.
The most Colorado thing about this place
At Hotel Teatro, your furry best friends are welcome. Not only do dogs stay free, but they also get a complimentary goody bag. Forget something important? Teatro has you covered! Pet bowls and comfy dog beds are available upon request. You can spoil your pooch with their own “spaw” experience, too. The concierge can help you schedule dog massages and pampering sessions at a nearby pet spa.
Most unexpected amenity
We can’t get enough of the deep, sloped-back soaker tubs — that come with bubble bath! They’re not in every room, so check beforehand that you got one. Getting one of these babies means you can lay back and soak as essential oils soften your skin. Afterward, wrap yourself up in a plush, hotel-provided robe and lounge to your heart’s content.
Prefer undisturbed “me” time? Book the Junior Suite. It features a gloriously deep ceramic tub in a beautiful sandstone-tile bathroom for you, plus a second bathroom with a glass-encased, floor-to-ceiling rain shower for everyone else.
Room with the best view
All corner rooms offer stunning views, but the best is from the balcony of the penthouse suite — the Chancellor’s Suite. From the top floor, you can witness the rugged Rocky Mountains rising up to the clouds. To the side, magnificent skyscrapers mingle with classic historic buildings. When night falls over the Mile High City, sink into a cozy armchair and gaze at the glowing Denver skyline.
Our favorite traveler review
“The service from the moment of reservation is excellent. The room was clean with pleasant furnishings and the soaking tub was heaven. A hotel in a historic building gives a special vibe to a stay, and the Hotel Teatro did not disappoint. The free car service to local downtown areas was much appreciated.” — lynetteisin, Tripadvisor
Things to see & do nearby
In lower downtown Denver — or LoDo if you want to sound like a local — the real question is: What isn’t there to do? From the Hotel Teatro you can walk, Uber, bike or scooter just about everywhere.
Stroll around the corner to the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Here, you can hear the heart-stopping voices of the opera, explore art exhibitions by university students and chuckle at shows in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.
Two blocks north is the historical Larimer Square. This area has something for everyone — independent shops, international cuisine and interesting bars, including Dogg Savvy, Băo Brewhouse, John Fluevog Shoes and Comedy Works.
More things to do within a 10-minute drive include catching a fly ball at a Rockies game at Coors Field, strolling by the South Platte River in Commons Park or checking out River North Art District (RiNo).
Photos courtesy of Hotel Teatro