Lodo hotels offer ideal locations for Denver visitors who want to be right in the heart of the action. The vibrant Lodo District is teeming with all kinds of attractions, and the fact that it is adjacent to the Downtown District only adds to the possibilities for things to do. Most of the hotels in Lower Downtown Denver, as Lodo is more formerly known, are upscale boutique hotels that offer a lot of character and amenities. As for those who prefer more affordable Lodo Denver lodging, there are a couple hotels on the fringes of the area that can come in handy.
Of all the hotels in Lower Downtown Denver, none enjoys a more central location within the district than the Oxford Hotel (pictured). This luxury hotel is one of the many boutique hotels in the Mile High City, and it has a lot of character thanks to its history. Established in 1891, the Oxford Hotel has been a part of the Denver fabric for decades on end, though that doesn't mean that guests won't have modern conveniences at hand. High-speed Internet access, CD players, and plasma TVs are just some of the in-room highlights, while the facilities include a spa, a fitness center, two bars, and an excellent seafood restaurant. Both rooms and suites are available at the Oxford, and there are 80 total to choose from. The Presidential Suite is the best of the bunch, offering 780 square feet of luxurious bliss.
In addition to the Oxford Hotel, those who are looking for great amenities at one of the Lodo hotels will also want to keep the Hyatt Regency Denver and the Westin Tabor Center hotels in mind. The former boasts 1,100 comfortable rooms and suites that are equipped with signature beds, windows that open, iHome clock radios, flat-screen TVs, individual climate control, and complimentary bath products. While not the most luxurious guest units in the land, the rooms and suites at the Hyatt Regency are more than luxurious enough for most travelers, boasting attractive contemporary decors and ample space. Outside of the guest units, a bar, a sleek lounge, a 24-hour coffee and gift shop, and an upscale restaurant figure among the facilities. Guests can also take advantage of the fifth-floor spa, the 6,700-square-foot fitness center, and the heated indoor pool. Rocky Mountain views can be enjoyed while you swim, and many of the rooms and suites also look west towards the majestic peaks.
The Westin Tabor Center is similar to the Hyatt Regency Denver in many ways, and as is true of the majority of the Lodo hotels, it offers a considerable amount of comfort. The contemporary rooms and suites at this relatively modern Lodo Denver lodging establishment are equipped with numerous amenities, including flat-screen TVs and convenient mini-fridges. Signature Heavenly Beds encourage a good night's sleep, and it's not hard to get comfortable thanks to the in-room climate control. Extra luxurious suites with immaculate balconies can be booked for those who want the full experience, and there are even special workout rooms that boast exercise equipment. The Westin Tabor Center's allure goes beyond its rooms and suites. The hotel also features a rooftop pool deck that affords views of Invesco Field and the Rocky Mountains, a relatively large fitness center, a pair of excellent restaurants, and a cool lounge that serves drinks and light fare.
There aren't a lot of hotels in Lower Downtown Denver proper. That being said, some of the best Downtown hotels are just steps away from the Lodo shops, restaurants, and nightlife hot spots. Some of the best Lodo Denver lodging options can be found near the district's southeast side, and they include the rather funky Hotel Monaco and the reasonably priced Magnolia Hotel. Other boutique hotels close by include the Hotel Teatro and the Curtis Hotel. The former is found across the street from the Center for the Performing Arts, which makes it popular with those who are in town for a show. The latter gives the Magnolia Hotel a run for its money in the value department. Both the Hotel Teatro and the Curtis Hotel are charming boutique hotels, and as is true of the other Lodo area hotels, they cater to both business and leisure travelers.
In addition to these Lodo lodging ideas, visitors can always consider the Courtyard Denver Downtown or the La Quinta Inn Denver Central. The mid-range Courtyard can be found right in the heart of the renowned 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, and its comfortable rooms offer many of the amenities that the more upscale rooms in the area have to offer. The décor might not be as impressive, but the flat-screen televisions and the free Internet access make up for that. As for the La Quinta Inn Denver Central, it is the best option for those who want to save money on their Lodo area lodging. This discount hotel can be found just steps from Coors Field near Lodo's northeastern border. A range of free perks complement the relatively low rates at the La Quinta Inn, and they include free parking, a weekday newspaper, Internet access, local calls, and breakfast to help get the day started.