Hotels near University of Denver (DU)
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Founded in 1864, the University of Denver prides itself on being “the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region”. As one of Colorado’s most popular schools in a city with more than 19,000 hotel rooms, it’s no surprise that finding the right budget hotel near the university might seem overwhelming. Fortunately, as the city and surrounding neighborhoods are relatively affordable, there are plenty of cheap hotels near the University of Denver. The Southeastern Denver and Cherry Creek neighborhoods in particular offer several ideal motel, hotel, and peer-to-peer accommodation options for travelers on a budget.

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AAE 11th Avenue Hostel
AAE 11th Avenue Hostel
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3.3
1112 Broadway Avenue, Denver
from $34
HYATT house Denver Airport
HYATT house Denver Airport
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4.3
18741 E 71st Ave, Denver
from $134
Baymont Inn and Suites Denver International Airport
Baymont Inn and Suites Denver International Airport
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4.0
6805 N. Argonne Street, Denver
from $101
Red Lion Inn & Suites Denver Airport
Red Lion Inn & Suites Denver Airport
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3.9
7010 Tower Road, Denver
from $109
La Quinta Inn & Suites Denver Airport DIA
from $98
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3.4
1975 Mile High Stadium Circle, Denver
from $89
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Denver
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Denver
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3.6
18600 E 63rd Ave, Denver
from $69
Belcaro Motel
Belcaro Motel
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3.4
1025 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver
from $75
Quality Inn & Suites Denver International Airport
from $104
Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown
from $171
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Book a Private Room with Airbnb to Save Big

Short of camping in the woods, a traveler’s cheapest option is to book a private room with Airbnb. Prices start around $50 nightly with one, five-star rated budget option nicknamed “the One Nighter” available for as low as $45 in mid-December.

Those looking to spread out a bit more can expect to spend around $85 nightly on a small, private apartment near downtown Denver. One five-star rated option for a “Quaint Upstairs Apartment” with full kitchen is available starting at just $80 per night. Note that most Airbnb accommodations are located in close proximity to the city, which is still less than ten miles from University of Denver.

Find a Nearby Budget Hotel South of Downtown Denver

Just south of the downtown area, there are myriad budget hotels close to University of Denver in the Southeastern Denver, University, and Cherry Creek neighborhoods. For less than $90 nightly, travelers can choose from name brand hotel chains such as La Quinta Inn Denver Cherry Creek and Extended Stay America Cherry Creek.

Travelers looking for additional amenities will find more luxurious accommodations at nearby Courtyard by Marriott Cherry Creek, Hampton Inn and Suites Cherry Creek, and Holiday Inn Cherry Creek, all for around $125 nightly. All of these options are located less than a ten-minute drive from the university.

Book Early to Reserve a Convenient, Budget-Friendly Motel

There are very few motels near University of Denver, so travelers looking to find low-priced accommodations would do well to book early. In particular, the Belcaro Motel and Crossland Denver in Southeastern Denver are available for around $65 nightly and are located just a ten-minute drive from the school. The AAE 11th Avenue Hostel on the south edge of downtown is only a fifteen-minute drive to the university and is available for approximately $60 nightly. While slightly cheaper options are available in the heart of downtown Denver, none are more convenient than these.

Renting a Car is the Most Convenient Option for Short-Term Travelers

By way of public transportation, University of Denver is more than an hour from Denver International Airport (DIA) and 40 minutes from downtown. Travelers in town briefly can purchase a RTD Day Pass for between $10-15, while 10-Ride Ticket Books are available for between $35-50 depending on the length of the ride.

As the greater Denver area is spread over 155 square miles, public transportation can prove daunting and time-consuming. Those who value convenience over cost would do well to rent a car at Denver International Airport upon arrival. Cheap car rentals can be found for around $30 daily at almost any time of year for a Compact or Economy class car. No matter the length of the trip, be sure to research weekly rental rates, as the total can sometimes be cheaper than renting by the day.

In short, the Southeastern Denver and Cherry Creek neighborhoods just outside the city offer some of the most affordable and conveniently located accommodations near University of Denver. Long-term travelers can save big by purchasing RTD Ticket Books in advance, while short-term travelers will appreciate the convenience of simply renting a car.

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