A few notes up front. We visit Denver on a regular basis and expect downtown stays to include pricey parking. We reserved an upgraded room rather than the least cost option.
Short version- excellent location, excellent staff, car service is wonderful, excellent room, but subpar gym. Expect to pay luxury prices.
Long version- Hotel Teatro, for me, marks the beginning of the changes to downtown Denver as it has emerged as a great American city. The late 90's saw a vision for downtown Denver that continues to progress. Teatro was one of the first big investments in luxury lodging that period. The baseball stadium was built about the same time and I stayed there for a Rockies game while the Lower Downtown area was still dominated by warehouses and parking lots.
The hotel made a very positive impression on me then but as new hotels began to open over the years we decided to try new places to keep up with the latest.
For our recent anniversary we decided to revisit Teatro and were very pleased that we did. Sharing our happy event with staff and selecting an upgraded room resulted in a lovely corner room with lots of glass and natural light. The staff had generously provided chocolates and sparkling wine for our enjoyment and a nice note.
The room included a large five piece bathroom with a two person tub (you have to request that amenity), two couches, a desk, two closets, and a very comfortable bed.
The restaurant looked very good, however we had some other places that we had already committed to trying for dinner. Next time. We also intended to experience their social hour from 3-5 pm but it did not work out. Walking past suggested that it was popular and a good way to meet fellow guests.
Everyone that we interacted with on staff was friendly and professional. The car service allowed us to explore more of the LoHi neighborhood and have more than one drink at dinner. The driver had a couple good suggestions and they were prompt on pickup.
The performing arts center is a block away, Larimer Sq is a couple blocks, maybe a ten minute walk to Union Station and LoDo. RiNo and LoHi neighborhoods are served by their free car service. While it would be a walk for me to the hotel from Union Station (train from airport), I would expect that you could get car service pickup if you have lots of bags or bad weather.
My only quibble was the gym, which was really not much more than four pieces of equipment, a weight bench with dumbbells, and a couple yoga mats. I think they can do better. Today's traveler expects more.
As much as we love trying new hotels, we will be back to Teatro. It was meaningful to me to connect the hotel, the evolution of downtown, and our time together as a couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Upscale, highly regarded business and leisure hotel in downtown Denver, centrally located within two blocks of the Colorado Convention Center, financial district, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Larimer Square shopping and dining district, as well as the LoDo entertainment district. We pride ourselves on offering the personalized service that keeps our guests coming back. Ideal for business travel, a weekend downtown, romantic getaway, or celebrating any special event, Hotel Teatro is happy to be your "home away from home!" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Teatro Hotel Denver