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- Best Overall: The Westin Denver International Airport - See Rates at TripAdvisor "Reviewers say its contemporary brand of comfort is just what they need after a long flight."
- Runner-Up, Best Overall: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/Airport-Gateway Park – See Rates at TripAdvisor "A 15-minute drive from the airport and offers a complimentary shuttle."
- Best Budget: TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Offers excellent value for those on a budget with Wi-Fi and a generous breakfast buffet included."
- Best Business: Hyatt Regency Aurora - Denver Conference Center – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Business highlights include various meeting packages, catering services, and a 24-hour business center."
- Best Boutique: Aloft Denver Airport at Gateway Park – See Rates at TripAdvisor "A great fit for the style-conscious traveler in search of a more boutique feel."
- Best for Families: HYATT House Denver Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Kids love the indoor pool and hot tub, while each of the 123 suites boasts plenty of space for a home-away-from-home feel."
- Most Romantic: Woolley’s Classic Suites - Denver Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The scene is set for a romantic stay from the moment you step through the door."
- Best Extended Stay: Staybridge Suites Denver International Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor "All suites create a home-like atmosphere with a full kitchen, a dishwasher, cable TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi."
- Best Luxury: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Expect alpine luxury and amenities on a massive scale."
Best Overall: The Westin Denver International Airport
As the only hotel connected to the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal, The Westin Denver International Airport can’t be beaten for convenience. Reviewers say its contemporary brand of comfort is just what they need after a long flight. There are 519 rooms and suites, ranging from Traditional Rooms with one King or two Queen beds to the luxurious Two-Bedroom Presidential Suite. All boast impressive airport or mountain views, with triple-paned windows to keep out the noise and a Heavenly Bed for a good night’s sleep.
If you have time to kill in between connections, check out the heated indoor pool and fitness studio, both with floor-to-ceiling views of the airfield. Ingredients café serves fresh pastries and Starbucks coffee, while Grill & Vine specializes in farm-to-table American cuisine. In the evening, cocktails and tapas await at urban chic bar, Sky Lounge. If you’re in town on business, the hotel caters to your needs with 21 event rooms. The drawback? Wi-Fi is only free in the hotel’s public spaces.
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/Airport-Gateway Park
For those prepared to leave the airport, Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/Airport-Gateway Park is a worthy alternative. It’s a 15-minute drive from DIA and offers a complimentary shuttle that can be ordered over the phone from baggage claim. The free hot breakfast is a welcome pick-me-up before early flights and if you’re in a rush, the hotel will provide an On-the-Run breakfast bag instead. Corporate travelers will appreciate the 24-hour business center, spacious meeting room and free Wi-Fi.
For families, the indoor pool and hot tub is a crowd-pleasing highlight while cribs and high chairs are available upon request. All rooms and suites come with a 40-inch LCD TV with cable and in-room movie channels; and a mini-fridge and microwave for basic self-catering. Although there’s no restaurant on-site for lunch and dinner, there are several eateries within easy walking distance. Other hotel benefits include a fitness room, a coin-operated laundry and luggage storage facilities. And if you're renting a car, parking is free.
Best Budget: TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park
TownePlace Suites is also located 15 minutes from the airport in Gateway Park, with a complimentary shuttle that runs every half hour, 24 hours a day. The hotel offers excellent value for those on a budget with Wi-Fi and a generous breakfast buffet included in your room rate. All suites – whether you choose a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom floor plan – come with their own fully equipped kitchen, allowing you to save big bucks on dining out. There’s even a dishwasher, so you don’t have to wash up on vacation.
When the weather’s nice, you can also make fun family memories cooking up a storm on the outdoor barbecue grills. Each suite comes with cable TV, a sofa bed and a dining table. Saving money doesn’t have to mean sacrificing amenities, either. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a wide choice of nearby restaurants. There’s a laundry room (great for refreshing those slept-in travel clothes) and parking for a minimal fee.
Best Business: Hyatt Regency Aurora - Denver Conference Center
If you’re flying into Denver on business, Hyatt Regency Aurora - Denver Conference Center is an excellent place to stay and host your meetings. It’s located opposite the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, and you can drive to the airport in 20 minutes. Ask the professional event planners to help organize a conference in one of 15 IACC-certified meeting rooms; or host the corporate gala of the year in the Aurora Ballroom. The latter has space for up to 1,400 guests.
Other business highlights include various meeting packages, catering services, and a 24-hour business center. Need a caffeine hit before an early morning flight? Grab a Starbucks coffee and a sandwich from the on-site café. Looking for the perfect venue for a networking dinner with colleagues? Borealis restaurant serves local favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also has an impressive wine list. The hotel has a pool, a gym, and 249 comfortable rooms. All rooms have a 55-inch TV and a spacious work station.
Best Boutique: Aloft Denver Airport at Gateway Park
Aloft Denver Airport at Gateway Park is a 15-minute drive from the runways and offers a complimentary airport shuttle. With its contemporary, loft-inspired decor, it’s a great fit for the style-conscious traveler in search of a more boutique feel. The heart of the hotel is the open-plan re:mix(SM) lounge, where you can mingle with fellow travelers at W XYZ bar, watch the game on the LCD screening wall or play a round of billiards. Self-serve gourmet eatery Re:fuel is open 24/7, so you can fit your meals in around early arrivals and red-eye departures.
There are two room types: one with a King bed and the other with two Queens. Both have a 50-inch LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, Bliss Spa bathroom amenities, and a shower with an oversized head. If you have time before your flight, make sure to check out the indoor pool or catch a workout in the 24-hour gym. On-site parking is available free of charge.
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Best for Families: HYATT House Denver Airport
Located 20 minutes’ drive from the terminals, HYATT House Denver Airport provides a complimentary shuttle to the airport and to the RTD light rail. Kids love the indoor pool and hot tub, while each of the 123 suites boasts plenty of space for a home-away-from-home feel. Use the ample counter space in the open-plan kitchen to prepare wholesome meals, then sit down to eat at the dining table. When you’re done, a dishwasher takes care of the mess so you don’t have to.
All suites also have a separate living area with a 43-inch HD TV and free Wi-Fi. The largest has two bedrooms (one with a King bed and the other with two Queens), both with their own bathroom for added privacy. Wake up to the hotel’s free breakfast, with a create-your-own Omelet Bar that’s a particular hit with the kids. You can pick up groceries and other essentials at the 24-hour H Market, or treat yourselves to a cocktail at H Bar.
Most Romantic: Woolley’s Classic Suites - Denver Airport
A 15-minute ride on a complimentary airport shuttle takes you to Woolley’s Classic Suites in suburban Aurora. From the koi pond in the lounge to the period charm of the suites (expect ornate drapes, carved headboards and antique-style furniture), the scene is set for a romantic stay from the moment you step through the door. Book the Romance Package, and you’ll be treated to Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a Chef’s selection of sweet treats; as well as a complimentary room upgrade and late checkout. You can even take the keepsake Champagne flutes home with you.
All suites come with an ultra-comfortable bed – opt for a California king – and an oversized bathroom with double vanities and a marble bathtub. Your day begins with a complimentary full breakfast buffet and draws to a close with a nightly cocktail reception in the lobby. At Woolley’s Grill & Lounge, celebrate a special occasion with locally sourced, seasonal cuisine. Other hotel highlights include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free Wi-Fi.
Best Extended Stay: Staybridge Suites Denver International Airport
Staybridge Suites Denver International Airport is a 10-minute drive from DIA. It offers an airport shuttle, free parking for the duration of your stay and a Park and Fly Package for affordable long-term parking while you’re away. This hotel is specially designed with extended stay guests in mind, making it the perfect choice for contractors working at the airport. All suites create a home-like atmosphere with a full kitchen, a dishwasher, cable TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi. There’s even a complimentary self-service laundry.
Your room rates include a hearty breakfast buffet and there are a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets within a few minutes’ walk. If you have work to do at the end of a busy day, you’ll have access to a 24-hour business center and three comfortable meeting rooms. Spend your downtime relaxing by the indoor pool, working up a sweat in the fitness center or getting to know your fellow guests at the hotel’s complimentary evening receptions.
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Best Luxury: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
Although some reviewers find Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center a little isolated, it’s ideal for those in transit to or from the airport. It’s located a 15-minute drive away on the edge of the Colorado Front Range mountains. Expect alpine luxury and amenities on a massive scale (there are over 1,500 rooms and suites, and no fewer than eight F&B outlets). All rooms offer high-quality bedding, a pillow top mattress, and a separate dressing room. Deluxe Suites spoil with a beautifully designed living room and dining room.
Spend your downtime getting a massage at the spa or relaxing in the indoor/outdoor water complexes, which include two swimming pools, two whirlpools, a lazy river and water slides for the kids. In the evening, you’re spoiled for choice – will you try seasonal Italian cuisine at Vista Montagne, premium steaks and seafood at Old Hickory Steakhouse or Asian fare at Monte Jade? Mountain Pass Sports Bar impresses with a 75-foot TV screen and draft beer on tap.
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