The Crawford doesn’t have a lobby per se: instead, It has the dazzling Great Hall of Denver’s Union Station, the upper floors of which it occupies. The Crawford doesn’t have a dining room per se, either, but it’s just steps away from some of the most celebrated restaurants and bars in town, including Stoic & Genuine, Mercantile Dining & Provision and the ultra-glam mezzanine-level Cooper Lounge. What the Crawford has, in other words, is location, location, location—not to mention 112 rooms with artsy, funky style to spare, as well as perks like personal concierge tablets and short-distance transportation via Tesla.
From cowboys to climbers and skiers to stoners, Denverites are nothing if not naturally casual. But that doesn’t mean the city doesn’t rise to the occasion when it comes to world-class accommodation. Visitors hitting town for a dose of mountain culture, to linger over an espresso in our trendy coffee shops or dive into the booming food scene (which includes some of the best ramen in America), have plenty of places to lay their heads. These 13 hotels—all in proximity to the best things to do in Denver—go to show that, when it comes to hospitality, the Mile High City is ready for its close-up.
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