1600 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Sophisticated and elegant, the Oxford Hotel offers a ton of amenities that makes it especially accommodating to a group of women, such as the next-door Oxford Health Club & Fitness Center (complimentary access) and the historic Cruise Room martini bar (hello, sexy drinks). A Lincoln Town Car will take you anywhere you want to go within a two-mile radius of the hotel, but since it’s smack dab in the middle of LoDo, you can walk to all the best area restaurants and bars, too. Check out the Girlfriend Getaway package that includes a treatment at the Oxford Club Spa. Free coffee and free wi-fi at this hotel also appeal.
Warwick Denver Hotel
1776 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861 2000
Rooms at the Warwick are particularly spacious, as this highrise is formerly an apartment building. Many rooms at this property, which is technically “uptown” though it’s just a few blocks to the 16th Street Mall, have huge balconies. For relaxation, you don’t have to go far: kick back with your buddies at the Warwick’s rooftop pool, open year round. And don’t miss Sunday brunch at on-site Randolph’s, with $5 fix-your-own Bloody Marys and $2 mimosas.
JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane
Denver, CO 80206
If shopping’s on your agenda, book a room at this AAA four-diamond property that’s steps from the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and other neighborhood boutiques and galleries. Though it’s not owned or operated by the JW Marriott, the Spa at Cherry Creek is conveniently located on hotel property; the “Ladies Night Out” package includes a credit to the spa, as well as freebies the on-site restaurant Second Home Kitchen + Bar, which is simultaneously cozy and classy. Consider booking a concierge level room, for included breakfast, afternoon appetizers, evening desserts and cocktails.
1000 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
The rooms at this luxurious, all-suite hotel are huge: 520 to 700 square feet with private balcony, living room, dining area and a full kitchen. (You might not want to cook on your girlfriend getaway, but having a full fridge is handy for storing late-night snacks). Live jazz and upbeat happy hours in the on-site lounge promise good fun for you and your gal pals; parking is always complimentary. The Capitol Hill location is quiet, and a complimentary shuttle will take you anywhere you want to go within a 3-mile radius – which means the downtown core’s restaurants, bars, theater and shopping are just a quick phone call away.
– Freelance writer Kara Williams makes her home in the Colorado Rockies and blogs about travel at www.TheVacationGals.com.