8 Best Places To Stay In Denver, Colorado: City Life And Mountain Zest - Updated 2021

places to stay in denver

Denver is a great vacation spot for its distinct mixture of city attractions and natural wonders, and its accommodations are a great example around Colorado. From art inspired hotels and rustic guesthouses of the city, to the world-class lodges in the mountains, there are plenty of fantastic options for travelers with any combination of preferences.

1. Mountain view penthouse in Capitol Hill (from 75 USD)

Wake up to a stunning view of the Denver cityscape in this private bedroom penthouse apartment. Also located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, this room is within walking distance to some great Denver attractions including Lala’s Bar and Pizzeria, Milk, History Colorado Center, the Colorado State Capitol Building, and the Denver Art Museum. Make yourself at home in the shared study, living room, kitchen, and bathroom of this great apartment. The private room is usually rented out for two guests, but can accommodate three for an extra 10 USD per night. The property is child-friendly and has Wi-Fi Internet and free parking available. The apartment also has its own elevator, so accessibility should not be too much of an issue even though you’ll be living the high life. In addition to the nightly fee of 75 USD per night, there is also a 10 USD cleaning fee, and a 500 USD security deposit, so take those extra costs into consideration before booking. The hosts, Katie and Eric, are also able to make their car available for use for an extra cost through Turo if it is needed.

Mountain View Penthouse in Capitol Hill (Private Bedroom)

Price: from 75 USD

Number of Guests: up to 3

2. Upscale, downtown guest room and private bath (from USD 82)

This is another private room available in a city center building that shows off Denver from its best angle, above! The host of this room, David, has been awarded Super Host status by Airbnb, and this particular room has 5 stars across all categories. The private room for rent is equipped with one queen size bed that can sleep two and a private bathroom. Free parking is available on site, and the building has an elevator for accessibility needs. Guests are also able to make use of the on site washer and dryer and shared kitchen. The host also made it clear that this may not be suitable accommodations for children under 12 years of age. Guests can really get a great feel for life in Denver with this apartment being right in the heart of downtown, only a short walk to Union Station and the 16th Street Mall. Other guests have described their stay here as being quite “possibly one of the best Airbnb opportunities in Denver proper.”

Working Art Studio in the Heart of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
431 reviews
Private room in villa 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has a gorgeous high view of the city and the mountains
breakfast and art was a lovely touch
a very nice day at a wonderful apartment with a gorgeous view
the hosts are very kind coffee pot is always warm and they offer you great breakfast
there is a shared bathroom and common space but we were pleased with everything
very clean rooms
incredibly clean and stylish place
amazing place very clean and full furnished
a really stylish and clean place
bed was comfortable and everything was very clean
david's a great host
gene and david were gracious hosts
david is a welcoming and easygoing host
lovely house & attentive host
great hosts who offered a lot of local knowledge advice and assistance
great location in the highland region
great location convenient if you enjoy city walking
great location to walk everywhere
the location was perfect and really close to our concert
this is the perfect location in denver
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3. City Park Place (from USD 119)

Have the entirety of this newly remodeled guesthouse to yourself and be just steps from the fun of Denver. City Park Place is located in City Park West, just a short walking distance from Denver Zoo, Ogden Theatre, Tattered Cover Book Store, and more. And if walking isn’t your forte, B-cycle bikes are easily available for rent. This guesthouse has sleeping arrangements for two guests and a private bathroom. This residency is family-friendly and is also approved by Airbnb as having all essential for business travelers. All necessary amenities are available such as a washer and dryer, free parking, and cable tv. There is a 50 USD cleaning fee in addition to the nightly rate, and a 250 USD security deposit upon booking. The hosts also require for guests to book a minimum of 2 nights at this accommodation.

Quiet Backyard Studio Apartment in City Park Place
Denver, Colorado, United States
265 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the carriage house is cute and cozy and had all the amenities we needed
the bed was very comfortable and we appreciated having a washer/dryer and a full size refrigerator
i felt safe comfortable and i had all the amenities i needed
emily’s place was absolutely beautiful with natural skylights and a big comfortable bed
very comfortable couch to relax and bed and pillows which were greatly appreciated for a good night rest
super clean and nice
was very clean quiet and comfortable
the places itself was very clean and organized
very clean place with a good sized bathroom too
was very nice and clean
hosts were super responsive
emily was a great host
emily and david were great hosts
emily and david were great hosts provided all the privacy and quick responses
hosts were very responsive and friendly
location is in a safe neighborhood
walking distance to a great park
the location was also perfect very centrally located
quiet and safe location although not very close to downtown
perfect cozy centrally located place
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4. Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa (from USD 159)

Just a little bit down the I-70 from Copper Mountain is the Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa, one of the premier lodges of the Rocky Mountains, and the most coveted resort in the Vail area. This lodge combines pretty much everything travelers could want or need. The Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa provides a luxurious mountain getaway with a world-class spa, restaurants, and ski slopes all at your fingertips. Every room has the best assets to keep you nice and toasty warm after a day in the snow, including a gas fireplace, robes, and heated floors in the bathrooms. As an added bonus, complimentary breakfast is included with your stay.

There is also an 1,800 square foot (167 square meters) athletic room that has treadmills, weights, spinning cycles, a rock climbing wall, and saunas. Massages at the spa can be arranged through the lodge’s concierge service. International travelers can also feel welcome with the lodge’s on-site currency exchange.

Gravity Haus Vail

Address: 352 East Meadow Drive

Spa and wellness centre Vending machine (drinks) Process in place to check health of guests Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Dry cleaning Special diet menus (on request) 24-hour front desk Restaurant

5. Silver Lake Lodge

This hidden gem is a superb example of a mountain lodge. The lodge is composed of seven unique rooms that each boast their own name and theme that expertly combines classic elements of mountain lodges with modern luxuries. Each room has either a queen or king size bed, Wi-Fi, and electric fireplace. In-room singles, or couples massages are available with certified massage therapists. There is a casual breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 10 am and a complete breakfast starting at 9 am, both options are included with guest’s stay. Lunch and dinner are also available, food options are presented at time of stay, and it is asked that guests give notice of their choices at least 8 hours in advance.

This secluded treasure of a lodge is located only a short trek from St. Mary’s Glacier and Glacier Lake, two excellent spots for mountain adventures. In addition, other activities such as river rafting, zip lining, and horseback riding are also available in the area, and the lodge’s host, Jim, is more than capable of informing you of all the great fun just waiting to be discovered in these mountains.

The Silver Lake Lodge - Adults Only

Address: 336 Crest Drive

6. carriage house in Curtis Park

This rustic, former horse stable turned guesthouse in Curtis Park is within walking distance to many of the main attractions in Denver. Featuring all the amenities of home with a full bathroom, laundry facilities, full kitchen, and queen bed, this Airbnb gem can accommodate up to three guests. The host of this property, Mick, has been described as friendly and helpful who makes check in and check out easy for all his guests. Additional perks include Wi-Fi and the ability to bring pets if you so desire. It is worth mentioning that there is a 250 USD security deposit upon booking the room and a cleaning fee of 30 USD in addition to the nightly rate, so take that into consideration. This guesthouse also features keyless entry, so you won’t have to worry about losing and replacing the door keys. The bedroom sits right behind a room divider that has a curtain to pull over the windows if you desire some privacy. The queen bed sleeps two, but another guest can fit onto the futon in the living room, and linens for the futon can be provided if you so desire.

Historic Carriage House in Denver's Oldest Neighborhood
Denver, Colorado, United States
827 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very well-designed lots of wonderful amenities and everything was super cozy comfortable
cozy getaway with on-street parking privileges and nice amenities
the bed was so comfortable as was the sofa bed
beautiful carriage house stocked better than a hotel room
the carriage house is perfect plenty of thoughtful touches and very comfortable
as described clean excellent communication and property
clean and comfy and stylish
everything was clean and very comfortable
so comfortable and clean and welcoming
its clean and has everything you need
the host treated us extremely well and made sure that everything went smoothly during our stay
mick is a gracious host who was helpful from reservation to the moment we left
mick is an extremely kind man whom accommodated us with anything we needed and provided great recommendations
mick is extremely friendly and his hospitality is above and beyond
mick was super responsive and helpful throughout the stay
great location - walking distance to rino district
great find great location
location was close enough to downtown but quiet enough to get some r&r
great for work or play and close to some night life spots
such a cute place it is in a great location very cozy and stocked with lots of thoughtful touches
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7. Downtown 4-level loft (from USD 144)

This unique split level loft is truly a sight to behold. Its distinct combination of rustic and modern design is a great representative of Denver’s chic vibes. Located in Five Points, this loft is right in between the downtown area and the outer neighborhoods. There is one queen size bed and one floor mattress available to accommodate up to three guests. Guests will have access to free parking, Internet, cable tv, washer and dryer, and a full kitchen. There is no charge for extra people, but there is a 50 USD cleaning fee and a 250 USD security deposit. This listing is also approved as having essential business amenities in case travellers are here for work instead of pleasure.

Downtown/Ballpark/Walkable/Top 11 Airbnb in Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
399 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kristen’s communication and clear expectations allowed for a smooth check in and comfortable stay
bed was super comfortable cozy family room to snuggle up and watch tv after a day of exploring
i was extremely impressed with this space it was artistic in style yet efficient and cozy
the decor was nice and the room was well put together
super clean and nice
it was very clean and so stylish
the space is clean and stylish
spotless comfortable and beautifully decorated
amazing well kept place very clean and welcoming
kristen was an amazing host
owners very responsive and accommodating
checking in was a breeze and the host is very responsive
amazing space amazing host -we will be back
host communicated great and it was stocked with all the essentials
the location was perfect
location was within walking distance of lots of downtown attractions
so comfortable great location for walking around downtown denver
not to mention the location was ideal
beautiful apartment great location excellent value
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8. Copper Mountain (from USD 88)

Switching gears from the city center to the mountains, we get to explore a completely different kind of accommodation. Of course one of Denver’s biggest attractions is its outdoors, so it only makes sense to include a world-class lodge on this list, and Copper Mountain happens to be one of them. This family-friendly ski lodge, has a slew of activities that include tubing, skiing, snowboarding, golf, and more. One of the most endearing things about Copper Mountain are its villages that make you feel a part of an intimate community while you are visiting. The walking-only streets lined with pavers almost seem to transport you to another time of simpler pleasures, but of course, the resort has every modern amenity one could ask for, such as a spa, athletics room, as well as several restaurants and bars.

Lodging at Copper Mountain is split between three villages: East, Center, and West. East Village is home to apartment style condos, townhomes, and even private homes with easy access to advanced and intermediate slopes in addition to the tubing hill and children’s area.

Center Village is the main area of indoor activities that include shopping, dining, and nightlife. It is also home to the American Eagle and American Flyer lifts that route to beginner through advanced slopes.

West Village is home to Copper’s Ski and Ride School and has easy access to beginner slopes and base camp facilities making it a great place for new skiers and families to take up residence. Transportation between the villages is made easy with complimentary bus services throughout the complex. Copper Mountain offers private lessons for skiing and riding, as well as equipment rentals, so new and experienced visitors alike can have a great time here and get an authentic taste of mountain life.

Copper Mountain - Center Village by Rocky Mountain

3.15 User Rating

Address: 330 Dillon Ridge Way

The ultimate combination

Denver’s ability to fit almost any guests’ desires for accommodations is one of its most alluring aspects. From high rise apartments, to rustic guesthouses, to mountain retreats, travellers of any budget can find something within their grasp that is close to their desired activities. Let nothing stand between you and a mile-high adventure in this charming and hospitable city.

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