The Teatro: One of Denver's Most Romantic Hotels

Hotel Teatro
••• The lobby, or study, in the Hotel Teatro. Hotel Teatro

Denver’s Hotel Teatro is one of the city’s most beloved places to stay, for its luxury, its history and its proximity to the Denver Center for Performing Arts. It’s directly across the street.

The Teatro also one of Denver’s most romantic hotels.

When you first walk in, you are embraced by what must be the coziest lobby in the state, with a crackling fireplace, tall ceilings lined with blue bookshelves and scattered nooks with couches, chairs, and tables to make your hangout.

Order breakfast from the Nickel, the on-site restaurant, right to the lobby. Sip coffee or fresh orange juice next to the fire or with a view of the busy city streets.

The service at Teatro is impeccable, which adds to a relaxed, taken-care-of feeling. The concierge reaches out multiple times before your stay to take requests to make your stay more comfortable. Where do you prefer your room is located? Close to the elevator or farther away? Would you like dinner reservations? Are you celebrating anything special? These are just a few of the questions your concierge asks to personally curate your stay.

This boutique hotel has a long list of awards to back up its reputation, including being named one of the Top 10 Hotels in the World by Expedia, and one of the Top 50 City Hotels of the US by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Zagat called it the highest-rated Denver hotel.

It’s one of Denver’s most awarded hotels and even knowing that the Teatro will still exceed your expectations.

Speaking of Love

Beyond the service, location, and awards, it’s the details that come together to make the Teatro a romantic getaway in the city. The beds are among the most comfortable in Denver. Bathrooms feature deep, jetted tubs, Indonesian sandstone floors, a marble double vanity and (in some suites) a floor-to-ceiling rainforest shower.

Room service here is offered 24/7.

Choose from a variety of different room sizes and styles. The junior suite has two full bathrooms, French doors, a separate living room, cherry wood finishing, free wifi and, in many rooms, beautiful views of the city. 

The history the building beholds makes it a true Denver gem and an important part of the cityscape. The building itself was originally built in 1911 as the tramway building. You can still see the original decor in the entrance, and the facade was also carefully preserved.

The Teatro features special Valentine’s Day packages, too.

For 2016, for example, the package included a bottle of Veuve Clicquot with champagne glasses (that you got to keep) delivered to your room and a three-course in-room meal, specially chosen for its aphrodisiac qualities: a half dozen oysters, crab-stuffed avocado, a banana split with whipped cream and chocolate-covered strawberries.

A Night on the Town

If you want to share the bottle and don’t want to drive, the hotel offers all guests free transportation within a two-mile radius of the hotel. That covers a ton of great restaurants, as the Teatro is located right in Denver’s heartbeat, walking distance to both the Convention Center and Larimer Square.

Larimer Square has plenty of great restaurants (if you can find a table on Valentine’s Day weekend). If you planned ahead, you’ll be delighted to dine at Panzano Italian Restaurant, which rolls out a special Valentine’s Day menu. For dessert, share a Budino di Caramello: butterscotch pudding with salted caramel and whipped sour cream.

That beats a box of mystery-filled chocolates.

For a romantic, quirky night out on Larimer Square, stop by the Green Russell, a dim, old-fashioned speakeasy located hidden behind a storefront. You’ll have to put your name in and wait. Guests are only allowed in occasionally, which adds to the allure. Inside, you’ll find expertly mixed cocktails and, if you’re lucky, they’ll bring out their rare whiskeys and feature live jazz music.  

Although a given, when you stay at the Teatro, is to plan a night at the theater across the street.

Check the calendar to find a show; the selections are far from slim.