Denver Hotels
“Colorado’s capital city of Denver tops the country’s lists of most livable, affordable, friendliest cities. It is home to many of the world’s most admired brands and companies, and its central location in the state makes it a great base for a variety of outdoor activities year-round. Whether you find yourself in Denver for work or pleasure, hiking or skiing, for a weekend or for a week, there’s a great budget hotel waiting for you. With hot, sunny weather in the summer and excellent snow sports in the winter, Denver is a popular destination year-round.”
Colorado’s capital city of Denver tops the country’s lists of most livable, affordable, friendliest cities. It is home to many of the world’s most admired brands and companies, and its central location in the state makes it a great base for a variety of outdoor activities year-round. Whether you find yourself in Denver for work or pleasure, hiking or skiing, for a weekend or for a week, there’s a great budget hotel waiting for you.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Denver

Embassy Suites Denver - Southeast
Embassy Suites Denver - Southeast
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3.8
816 reviews
7525 East Hampden Avenue, Denver
from $89
Grand Hyatt Denver
Grand Hyatt Denver
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4.1
1760 reviews
1750 Welton St, Denver
from $139
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
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4.0
2471 reviews
650 15th St., Denver
from $134
Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver
Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver
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3.6
983 reviews
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver
from $139
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
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3.0
3117 reviews
1550 Court Place, Denver
from $130
Magnolia Hotel Denver
Magnolia Hotel Denver
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3.9
2417 reviews
818 17th St, Denver
from $96
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
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3.9
800 reviews
1400 Welton Street, Denver
from $137
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver - Stapleton North
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver - Stapleton North
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3.8
578 reviews
4040 Quebec Street, Denver
from $84
Quality Inn & Suites Denver International Airport
Quality Inn & Suites Denver International Airport
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3.7
1410 reviews
6890 Tower Rd, Denver
from $109
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
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4.4
372 reviews
1111 14th St, Denver
from $236
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Get a Hotel Deal in Denver During Winter

With hot, sunny weather in the summer and excellent snow sports in the winter, Denver is a popular destination year-round. Despite this, if you’re looking for cheap hotels, winter is a great time because many skiers skip the city and head straight for the mountains. September through October and April through May also tend to be slower times. The worst times are high summer (June-September), when temps soar and travelers flock to the city’s open squares and courtyards to soak up the fresh Colorado air, making budget hotels scarce.

If you’re looking at a specific weekend and finding very few options for hotels, there might be a convention in town – the city is an ideal town for convention organizers – so explore alternative dates for getting the best prices.

Cheap Hotels Near the Denver Airport

If you haven’t been to Denver before, you may be surprised to find that the Denver airport is about 25 miles outside of downtown, and travel times can be considerable at typical rush hour times. Be sure to plan ahead how you’ll be getting to/from the airport and leave yourself plenty of time, both coming and going. Your options for airport transfers include shuttles, the city’s SkyRide express bus, or renting a car. If location isn’t important to you and you already plan on renting a car, you can score a cheap hotel deal near the Denver airport; hotels are clustered around 40th Avenue as well as Tower Road.

Denver airport is a focused location for several airlines: United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. If you need cheap airline tickets, start your search with these three carriers.

Affordable Luxury Hotels

Apart from the airport, downtown Denver is where most of the hotels are. You may find that luxury abounds when it comes to spending the night in downtown Denver – several high-end hotels that opened in the early 1900s are still in operation. If you look closely, though, you can find some affordable luxury options.

One traveler favorite is the Curtis, a boutique hotel owned by Doubletree Hotels that has kitsch luxuries for affordable prices. Another option is the Springhill Suites Downtown. Owned by Metropolitan State University, it is used as a training ground for their hospitality students, making it a unique, vibrant hotel that fits in most budgets and is just a few blocks away from the downtown core. Many of the larger hotels adjacent to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall offer great package deals and discounts, particularly if you’re planning well ahead of your trip – Courtyard by Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn are two great options to consider.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed environment, sites like AirBnB have many apartments and room shares welcoming travelers with open arms. These units are generally in the outer neighborhoods as opposed to downtown, but can give you a significant price break if you aren’t looking for the extra amenities.

Getting Around Denver

If you’re just visiting downtown Denver, you don’t need a car – take the airport shuttle, unpack your best walking shoes and hit the pavement. Most locations are within 15 minutes of each other on foot, and if your route takes you along the pedestrian mall, you can hop aboard the free shuttle.

For neighborhoods near downtown, you can take advantage of the city’s Regional Transportation District. RTD operates a light rail service that covers popular residential areas, with bus service covering the rest of the city. While the light rail is fairly straight forward, most travelers feel the bus network is complex, so investigate your route options thoroughly before heading out for a smooth travel experience.

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