Valentine’s Day is the time of year for couples to splurge and indulge for the sake of romance. Considering that life is too short, couples need to plan their escape and lose themselves in all that downtown Denver hotel suites have to offer. Reignite the honeymoon sparks or create new ones. With the Denver Art Museum, the 16th Street Mall and some of the finest dining in the country, get away from the normal and step into living the high life, even if just for a day.
The Oxford Hotel
1600 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
At the Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver, the doormen greet guests with a tip of the bowler hat and a smile. The old fashioned elegance of the clawfoot tubs produces an instant smile and the room keys are actual keys (no electronic keys here). The “Corner Room” is romantic and old fashioned with its French and English décor, city views and delicious in-room breakfasts. For those who cannot bear to leave Spot at home, The Oxford is pet friendly as well.
1100 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver boasts the slogan “Where Luxury is a Performing Art.” The unique elevators take the guests to their rooms filled with a gorgeous art deco style, a feel of old fashioned romance and bathrooms with rain showers and soaking tubs. A favorite of repeated travelers, this is a memorable hotel that provides excellent service from the bell staff to the room service servers.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Presidents, rock stars and honeymooners find their rest and luxury at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. Greeted at the lobby doors by bellmen in bowler hats and vintage suits, the guest feels as though they have stepped back in time. The lobby is beyond stunning with the rows and rows of balcony hallways to the rooms, and the sight of the chandelier is to die for. The Brown Palace’s high tea is well known throughout Colorado, and The Ship Tavern restaurant not only serves up incredible lunches and dinners, there is also a piano player who gets the crowd involved. Although the famous 16th Street Mall is just steps away, the guestrooms such as Palace Corner King and the Top of the Brown will make it difficult to leave the room.
Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn
1207 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80203
Located near the Museum District of downtown Denver, the Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn is a gorgeous and romantic option for your special stay. The building was constructed in 1891 with ruby sandstone and Romanesque-style architecture. Guests will enjoy a gourmet breakfast to start the day and wine and beverages served in the evening with the innkeeper and other guests to bring the day to a close. Situated in a Victorian Turret, the Shooting Star Balcony Room is ideal for honeymoons and anniversaries. Guests will marvel at its balcony, whirlpool tub and a separate brass and glass shower.
Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast
1572 Race St.
Denver, CO 80206
Built in 1889, Castle Marne has small but cozy rooms amidst the charm of the original architecture. The Raymond Room and the Van Cise Room offer the perfect setting for romance. The innkeepers create a peaceful and charming stay with their attention to detail and historical knowledge. Hardwood floors, hot tubs, pedestal sinks and showers will make the guest want to move in and never leave.
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Editor’s Note: A restaurant that was once featured on this list has been removed. Restaurant Kevin Taylor in the Hotel Teatro closed in Spring 2014.
Colleen Bement is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.