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Denver hotels offer luxury and fun for both pets and their humans. Pack up the suitcase or overnight bag and be sure to bring the leash for an adventure for the entire family. Winter is fading and it is time to venture out to see all that the Mile High City has to offer. Take time to get out, explore spring and pamper the soul.
1405 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Curtis calls itself “Denver’s Hippest Hotel,” so it’s no wonder it is pet friendly. Warm chocolate chip cookies await guests at check in and Elvis makes the wake-up calls. The entire hotel is bursting with personality from the themed elevators to the completely out-of-the-ordinary room décor. The Curtis has comfortable and cozy beds, yet displays its pop culture personality with guest rooms decorated in themes. It has a a Sci-FI Floor, a Floor of Champions, a Pedal to the Metal Floor and even a floor called dun, dun, dunnnn! Guests can chill with friends and enjoy board games such as Candy Land, Monopoly and even Twister while hanging around the lobby. Your pets can stay with you for $25 per pet, per night, however, the fee will not exceed $50.
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1776 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
Who wouldn’t want to swim in a year-round rooftop pool with the view of Downtown Denver? The Warwick Denver Hotel is pet friendly and offers some of the most amazing amenities. Spacious rooms, super comfortable beds and even a walk-in closet allow the guests to feel right at home. Not too many hotels offer large balconies with patio furniture on which to hang out and enjoy the incredible views of downtown. The Warwick’s surprisingly low prices include a top-of-the-line gym and a very helpful and wonderful staff. The Warwick is a dog-friendly hotel and there is no additional fee for your pooch.
1881 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202
Splurge a little for a hotel experience that will have guests feeling like they are royalty at The Ritz-Carlton in Denver. It’s impressive enough that it offers luxurious and comfortable guest rooms, a beyond polite staff and a slice-of-heaven spa, but it’s also a pet-friendly hotel. Within an hour, the front desk calls to make sure the room meets expectations and the valet is there in a flash to open the car doors upon arrival. Ladies will especially feel like a princess as they melt into a comfortable bed filled with tons of pillows and a deluxe bathroom. For the ambitious guests, the gym at the Ritz is a shocking three stories tall with a full basketball court, fabulous pool and spa and even a rock climbing area. Dogs and cats are accepted at the Ritz, however there is a $125 non-refundable pet fee.
1600 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Oxford Hotel is where to find old-fashioned luxury for pets and their humans. Located in the downtown area near the iconic Union Station, Denver’s Oxford Hotel takes guests back in time to the day of real room keys, claw-foot tubs and even a bar straight out of the days of The Rat Pack. Just like the hotel room days of old, there will be an actual newspaper at the guest room door in the morning. A warm fireplace, hot coffee and tea and even a canary are there to greet guests when they walk in the door. The Oxford’s restaurant McCormick’s Fish House and Bar is a must visit, as well as its glorious spa. Your pet will enjoy all of the amenities for no additional cost.
1975 Mile High Stadium Circle
Denver, CO 80204
The Hotel VQ is a pet-friendly hotel that offers nice rooms, a gorgeous downtown Denver skyline view and an affordable price tag. Granted, this hotel is not the Ritz, yet it has nice rooms, quick and efficient check in and staff to take care of a guest’s every need and it’s close to Sports Authority Field. The best part of the Hotel VQ is its incredible view from the Skybox Grill and Lounge on the 14th floor. The happy hour is worth a visit and be sure to bring the camera for the views. With the summer season, the outdoor pool offers lounge seating and a beautiful fire pit. There is a pet fee of $20 per pet, per night.
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Colleen Bement is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.