Touting its ‘Rocky Mountain’ charm, the bustling city of Denver, which also happens to be the capital of Colorado, is now one of the fastest growing cities of America, slowly gaining popularity over its more well-known neighbors like Aspen, Vail and Telluride. But the Mile High City goes way beyond its sunshine-y days and picturesque locales. Embracing its cowboy past, Denver has burgeoned into a cosmopolitan city where outdoor adventure meets urban sophistication. Delve deeper into this Colorado destination and you’ll find a thriving cultural and food scene, must-see landmarks, quaint craft breweries, and an active nightlife.
Here are some of the best accommodations that go easy on the pockets of a budget traveler.
With free airport shuttle service to Denver International Airport (6 miles away), this Best Western airport accommodation is easily one of the most convenient and cost-effective properties, especially if you’re an on-the-go traveler. The cozy rooms, exuding the warmth of hardwood furniture and soft tones, come with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and flat-screen TV with premium channels. A hot complimentary breakfast, comprising fresh fruits, assorted pastries, waffles, breads, and juice, greets you every morning, following which you can while away your day either toning your muscles at the on-site gym or relaxing in the indoor hot tub. There’s even a 24-hour convenience store located within the property.
Best Western Plus Denver International Airport Inn & Suites
Address: 7020 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249, USA (see map)
Price: from 115 USD
Located centrally, the pet-friendly hotel is 4 miles from popular landmarks, such as the Pepsi Center and Colorado Convention Center, while the Sports Authority Field is only 10 minutes away by car. The big, airy rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a work desk, a coffee maker, and comfy beds, the on-site restaurant serves light refreshments alongside full hot meals, and the outdoor pool is ideal for a relaxing soak and swim. Free Wi-Fi, free parking space, and an American breakfast complete the cost-effective package.
Address: 401 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216, USA (see map)
Price: from 109 USD
Located around 2 miles from 16th Street Mall, the hotel offers free shuttle services within a 5-mile radius, which also includes the Colorado Convention Center. While the modern rooms, featuring a cable TV, coffee machine, and a separate living area, take care of indoor comforts, the outdoor pool and hot tub ensure complete open-air relaxation. A convenience store-cum-gift shop and well-equipped fitness and business centers are also present within the premises, along with an on-site restaurant and bar and a free parking space. And do not miss out on hot complimentary breakfast every morning, comprising of quite a hearty spread of cereal, milk, fresh fruits, yogurt, baked goods and freshly brewed coffee.
Address: 4849 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80216, USA (see map)
Price: from 101 USD
Located in Stapleton, the Quality Inn property is 6 miles from the Pepsi and Colorado Convention Centers, while popular tourist hotspots like the zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are some 3.5 to 4 miles away. Housing a cash machine, a modern gym and a gift shop within its premises, the pet-friendly accommodation features cozy, comfortable rooms fitted with all the standard facilities you could possibly need, including a fridge and a microwave. Free Wi-Fi, complimentary hot breakfast, and parking space complete the picture.
Quality Inn & Suites
Address: 3737 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207, USA (see map)
Price: from 81 USD
Definitely a pocket-friendly proposition for large groups, this accommodation by Stay Alfred is 600 meters from Pepsi Center and a mile from the Colorado Convention Center. The air-conditioned two-bedder apartment is spacious and comes with a private bath and a fully functional kitchen with washer and dryer. With a cable TV with DVD player and free Wi-Fi at your disposal, you won’t lack for digital entertainment, while the fireplace is ideal for a cup of coffee on warm, cozy evenings. An onsite parking space and outdoor pool are the final deal clinchers.
Little Raven Street Apartment
Address: 1460 Little Raven Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA (see map)
Price: from 176 USD
This beautiful and green Marriott property is only a short drive from the Botanic Gardens and the city zoo, while the magnificent Rockies lie only 7 miles away. You have easy access to the hotel’s indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center, as well as the in-house cafe-bar that serves everything from coffee to cocktails. The plush rooms are bright and airy, featuring a private shower, mini bar, and work desk, and the staff extremely courteous and accommodating. Courtyard also houses a 24-hour convenience store, an ATM machine, and an airline reservation desk, which are definitely a major plus!
Address: 7415 East 41st Avenue, Denver, CO 80216, USA (see map)
Price: from 95 USD
Bagging a neat spot close to the Sports Authority Field, a 10-minute drive away, Traveler Inn is the perfect camping place for both on-the-go travelers and long-term holiday makers. Besides free Wi-Fi, all rooms feature an ensuite bathroom, a work desk, a cable TV, and a seating area. If you’re a big coffee drinker, make sure you book rooms that feature tea and coffee-making facilities. With a 24-hour front desk, laundry services, and free parking on site, this budget property, also close to 16th Street Mall (less than 4 miles away), is one of the best value-for-money accommodations in the city.
Address: 4765 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Price: from 98 USD
This popular budget hotel, located in the heart of the city, is only a 5-minute drive from the city center. The simple rooms are basic but include all the modern comforts like a private bath with essential toiletries, a TV, free Wi-Fi and comfortable bedding. Some suites are also equipped with a separate seating area. Enjoy a hot breakfast at the hotel eatery before heading out for a day of sightseeing; you can also use the shuttle service that gives a free ride to many city attractions. Besides a 24-hour front desk, the Ramada property also houses a full gym and an outdoor pool.
AAE Denver Ramada
Address: 1150 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, USA (see map)
Price: from 105 USD
Discover Denver - where city life meets outdoor adventures
Set in the South Platte River Valley, the bustling capital of Colorado imbibes the natural beauty of the Great Plains to the east and the spectacular Rocky Mountain views to the west. One of the fastest growing cities of America, Denver enjoys bright sunshine for almost a third of a year, which is amply reflected in the disposition of its people. The city is also a popular ski destination for many tourists and, at the same time, feeds the needs of hungry travelers seeking soul-satisfying destinations with pretty locations, cultural landmarks, quaint cafes, active shopping and night scenes and plenty of outdoor activities.
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