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

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown
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3.8
511 reviews
934 16th Street, Denver
from $149
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center
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3.7
575 reviews
5001 S Ulster Street, Denver
from $79
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver
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3.8
1628 reviews
3203 Quebec St, Denver
from $89
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
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4.0
795 reviews
1400 Welton Street, Denver
from $129
La Quinta Inn and Suites Denver International Airport
La Quinta Inn and Suites Denver International Airport
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3.6
1620 reviews
6801 Tower Rd, Denver
from $89
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center
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4.0
607 reviews
7675 East Union Ave., Denver
from $89
Warwick Denver Hotel
Warwick Denver Hotel
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3.7
2273 reviews
1776 Grant Street, Denver
from $98
Hotel Teatro
Hotel Teatro
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3.8
792 reviews
1100 14th St, Denver
from $152
The Oxford Hotel
The Oxford Hotel
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4.1
546 reviews
1600 17th St, Denver
from $190
Quality Inn Central Denver
Quality Inn Central Denver
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3.4
3466 reviews
200 W 48th Ave, Denver
from $74
More About Denver Hotels...

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.

If your plans require you to visit several locations