Inverness Hotel (credit: invernesshotel.com)
Life is too short and everyone deserves a hotel and spa getaway. Whether visiting from across the country or across town, it is time to plan an escape and lose yourself in all that the luxurious downtown Denver hotels have to offer. Denver has it all with the 16th Street Mall, the Denver Art Museum and one of the finest golf courses in the country. The fall and winter are gorgeous times of the year to relax in a hotel and spa. Plan that getaway from reality with a vacation of luxury, romance and relaxation to delight the senses.
The Oxford Hotel
1600 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver has an old fashioned elegance with claw foot tubs, room keys that are actual keys and a spa escape to die for. Right in the heart of historic downtown Denver, this hotel was featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2013 as one of the “World’s Best Places.” The staff will begin the experience with a friendly tip of the hat as they open the door to a realm of luxury. The spa and salon offers sweet treats such as its new Oxford Sweet Spa Escape offer which highlights its Oxford Almond Joy Experience and the Oxford Milk & Honey Bath Experience. Indulge in a calorie-free treat of a chocolate body masque or its nourishing milk bath for a cool stone face massage. Combined with a top-notch fitness center, the spa experience of Swedish massages, sugar scrubs, manicures and pedicures will delight the senses of any traveler.
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The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Denver, CO 80202
Greeted at the lobby doors by bellmen in bowler hats and vintage suits, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has welcomed presidents, rock stars and out-of-town visitors alike to its getaway of luxury. Its unique and historic building makes the guests feel as though they have stepped back in to time. The lobby is stunning with its rows and rows of balcony hallways and the sparkling chandelier. Sunday’s high tea events are well known throughout Colorado and what better way to soak up the rich Denver history than with high tea and a spa treatment? Visitors will be treated like royalty with the Brown Palace spa services. Imagine sipping tea with plenty of privacy awaiting a relaxing and unforgettable spa treatment.
1100 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
The staff members of the Hotel Teatro are truly the stars of this downtown Denver hotel. The rooms have an Art Deco theme with an old fashioned romantic feel that extends to the whole hotel. Old fashioned bathrooms are full of luxuries like rain showers and soaking tubs. The relaxation continues to the made-of-clouds beds. And you don’t have to leave your room, spa services are able ensuite. After a day of pampering or shopping on the 16th Street Mall nothing can match a private in-room spa treatment and a romantic dinner finale.
The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center
200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112
The Inverness Hotel is more of an all-inclusive resort than simply a hotel. Just to the south of downtown Denver, this relaxing venue would impress any hotel snob. Following a round of 18 holes on its PGA championship golf course, visitors can relax and share stories in the Fireside Lounge restaurant. At least one of the days should be spent unwinding in the incredible spa. Awarded 5280’s Editor’s Choice for best facial, this spa menu is decadent. Sign up for a Moroccan Oil Orange Peel Body Buff and Moroccan Oil Hair Treatments, then swim the cares away in the beautiful long blue swimming pool. The Inverness’ decor is elegant and warm. Even the scrubs are served up in beautiful cups and bowls.
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.