14 Best Places To Stay In Denver, Colorado: City Life And Mountain Zest - Updated 2023

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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. Cozy house in a highly desirable area (from USD 145)

This 1,250-square-foot (116.13-square-meter) house was initially built in the 1880s, and now it has been updated to include modern amenities. The kitchen now features stainless steel appliances, so you can prepare meals here without any problem at all. The bedrooms have queen-size beds that can sleep four, but if you have extra guests, they can sleep on the couch or the queen-size air mattress. In the bathroom, you can find heated tile floors and a bathtub.

This house is located in a highly desirable area of Denver — the Lower Highland. Because of this, you’re near several iconic city attractions, such as Elitch Gardens Theme Park, Denver’s Downtown Aquarium, Coors Field, and 16th Street Mall. You shouldn’t miss your chance to see these beloved tourist sites.

Denver LoHi (Lower Highland), Downtown, "Farmhouse" in the City #2020BFN0001261
180 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was nice to have access to the washer & dryer too
It certainly lived up to the listing and the numerous wonderful reviews
Everything you could want is right there at your fingertips Great front porch to relax or you can use the hot tub
the kitchen well stocked a hot tub outside
The house is so cozy and beautifully decorated and stocked with everything you might need We will be back for sure
Cleanliness:
The house is beautiful clean and organized
The house was awesome and as expected
Clean spacious and well equipped with great restaurants close by
Host:
Will definitely return Mitchell was super responsive and so helpful
Communication with the owner was fast and reliable We particularly liked the location and the outside spaces
Mitch was a great host
Mitchell is a joy to work with and extremely accommodating
Owner was super fast to respond when needed Very quiet area and close to downtown
Location:
The location is great Easy access to lots of entertainment
This place has it all Location is perfect - easy walk/Uber downtown and also so many great restaurants within easy walking distance
Location is excellent with many great restaurants in walking distance or a very short drive
Great property and safe neighborhood Plenty of restaurants etc in walking distance
There are lots of restaurants & fun places to explore within walking distance
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2. Centrally located condo unit for two people (from USD 98)

This condo unit is inside a high-rise building that’s centrally located within Denver. For this reason, many of the city’s iconic attractions are nearby — you can take a short walk to get to them or go on a short drive. Some of the places you might want to include in your itinerary are Union Station, Coors Field, 16th Street Mall, and Elitch Gardens Theme Park.

After a long day of exploring Denver, returning to this rental will feel like a much-needed break. You can watch something on the 55-in smart television, or you might want to lounge on the private deck. Since the unit is on the ninth floor, you can enjoy beautiful city views from where you’re sitting on the balcony. When you’re hungry, head to the well-equipped kitchen and cook something that will fill your empty stomach.

Luxury Lodo Denver High-Rise with Amazing Views of Denver, walk to Union Station
27 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There is a glass-top table in the living room that is an accident waiting to happen given the room's small dimensions & narrow traffic access around it
The kitchen was well equipped with lots of dishes
We very much enjoyed our month long stay in the GlassHouse condo
We were on the ninth floor overlooking public terrace with outdoor poolwith lovely city views from apt and our own terrace
There is no furniture in the bedroom except the aforementioned bed & 2 plastic end-tables
Host:
Friendly responsive helpful owners
nice pans and even spices
Secure parking garage was a big plus for us
Residents are friendly and courteous Great views
Easy to book through VRBO
Location:
I really enjoyed my time at the Glass House and found it to be a perfect location in the heart of downtown Denver
Location - location - location
The location is unbelievable Walking distance to so many great downtown Denver spots including
The parks and river across the street are also a great plus
The Glass House is a great building in a great location with outdoor pool
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3. Contemporary apartment for four people (from USD 149)

Located on the second story of a renovated carriage house, this 600-square-foot (55.74-square-meter) apartment features enough space for four guests. The full-size kitchen has everything you need to prepare a delicious meal — from the appliances to the spices. For your entertainment, feel free to use the high-speed internet connection (100Mbps) to stream an engaging movie on the television. Board games are also available here.

You’ll find more entertainment options if you head out. Since this apartment is in a prime location, all the good things Denver has to offer are within walking distance. So, take advantage of this moment and try out the local restaurants or visit the many tourist sites within the city. Some of the places that might pique your interest are the Molly Brown House Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Logan Street Urban Refuge - Private Carriage House
150 reviews  Wifi Available
guest house 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment was cute and cozy
The bed was very confy
The place itself was just wonderful: a well stocked kitchen to cook our meals and a very relaxing courtyard to sit and watch the fish in the pond I can highly recommend this place for a couple wh...
It was comfortable and centrally located
Cleanliness:
Very clean and everything you need
The perfect getaway for rest and relaxation
Every detail was exactly as described
Host:
Owners Cindy and Daniel could not have been more welcoming or helpful
Daniel was a gracious host even though he had some personal things going on at the same time He made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed
well decorated modern and quiet with a serene back yard setting and thoughtful hosts Close to dining and fun
Such a wonderful retreat in the heart of Denver
Great location wonderful hosts & superb backyard for relaxing Clean place with great amenities; great base for exploring Denver and surroundings Walk to restaurants on Broadway
Location:
The backyard is beautiful and I really appreciated Cindy's prompt responses to messages
The carriage house is beautifully maintained and cozy The garden is serene and peaceful after a day in the city You won't find a better place to stay anywhere else in Denver
this is by far the nicest
We really enjoyed the location and the place was spotless
The place is lovely - both inside and out - and the location is ideal
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4. Spacious penthouse close to downtown (from USD 299)

Those who are eyeing a bright and spacious accommodation in Denver might want to consider this penthouse in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Sizeable windows surround the space and make the open-plan living room appear roomier. You’ll have the conveniences of free Wi-Fi, a cable TV, and a dedicated parking space during your stay. It is a comfortable space for up to six guests and features two gorgeous bedrooms.

The property’s equipped kitchen has got all your meal preparations covered but you can easily dine out as there’s a pub-style restaurant right below the unit. Note that the property is on the third floor and is only accessible via stairs. Located close to downtown, the penthouse allows you to explore the district’s best sights including several bars, restaurants, theaters, and cafes.

Penthouse in heart of Capitol Hill , Uptown
33 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfortable
fully stocked clean comfortable
Host:
hosts were pretty communicative and nice
Location:
plus location was awesome
great location all around
we liked the location very much
an outstanding experience in a great location in denver
close to everything and easy to get in and out of
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5. Cozy dwelling in the Hilltop neighborhood (from USD 229)

This rental oozing with a ranch-like charm is tucked in the Hilltop neighborhood and puts you close to the many hotspots in the area such as museums, a shopping center, a park, and a zoo.

Located in a friendly area, you’ll enjoy a serene stay, especially in the fully landscaped backyard where you and your pet can relax. Yes, this property is pet friendly and welcomes small dogs and cats for a fee of 75 USD per stay.

The place is a warm dwelling that features a cozy living space with a smart TV and a well-stocked kitchen. The host enjoys cooking and ensures that guests have access to essential cookware and spices when preparing meals. You’re also welcome to grab a bite in the snack basket. The property has no garage but you can easily park close to the front door.

Cozy Home/Pet Friendly
67 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very attractive and comfortable cottage on a shady tree-lined street just minutes from the cherry creek shopping area
we spent lots of time outside on the patio including eating most meals on the nice large table
Cleanliness:
very clean and nicely decorated
this property both inside and out is lovely clean and comfy
darling clean cozy home in quiet neighborhood
it was very clean and we found everything we needed in the kitchen when making meals
Host:
it’s obvious host sheila cares definitely will return
sheila was responsive and kind this is a gem will definitely stay again
my dogs loved the fenced in back yard and sheila was a wonderful host
Location:
excellent location in quiet and walkable neighborhood
great neighborhood for walking
we booked this property hoping to reside close to the uc denver downtown area
it was perfect this home is located in a quiet/safe suburb centrally located to shopping restaurants etc
the backyard is beautiful it is walkable to the lowry shopping district and many restaurants
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6. Luxurious retreat near Washington Park (from USD 655)

Urban luxury awaits at this deluxe retreat located one block from Washington Park. You’ll get to enjoy city living under the comforts of high-end furnishings, the living room, for instance, has comfy sofas and a gas fireplace. The opulence is extended to the four bedrooms that are appointed with king and queen-size beds. Make sure to snag the master bedroom if you’d like to enjoy a soaking tub. The chef’s kitchen is equally modern and has the essentials to cook a gourmet meal.

For group activities, your crew can head over to the recreational room that is readily equipped with a pool and ping pong table, a large sofa, a flat-screen TV, and a bar. Wi-Fi is also on-hand to complete the set of amenities. If you’re arriving by car, there’s an on-site garage that fits 2 cars.

Luxury Cherry Creek Home! 1 block to Wash Park, Minutes to Downtown
59 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was plenty of room for our whole group and really enjoyed our stay
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and absolutely as advertised
Host:
prompt and helpful responses from leslie the owner/manager
leslie was a great host and very responsive
the outdoor patio was the best - the property manager was very responsive
Location:
the location was central to everything and very close to the park which was perfect
terrific location for visiting our favorite places
it was a perfect location
close to everything super walkable and a really nice neighborhood
close proximity to washington park offered the opportunity to take walks and picnic with extended family
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7. 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

8. Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa (from USD 930)

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

Wifi Available

Address: 352 East Meadow Drive
Accommodates: 13

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

9. 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

10. Downtown 4-level loft (from USD 139)

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
490 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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11. 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  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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:
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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12. 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

13. Upscale, downtown guest room and private bath

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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14. 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
863 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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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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