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Denver, Colorado, is one of the coolest cities in the United States. Known as The Mile High City due to its location almost a mile above sea level, Denver is home to great music, a thriving performing arts scene, hip places to eat and drink, and a buzzing student community. If you’re visiting Denver, you’ve probably got plans to see the Brown Palace, Denver Art Museum, Capitol Hill, and the nearby Rocky Mountains, meaning you’ll be needing a place to crash after. We’ve rounded up a selection of our best picks for where to stay in Denver:

By Teri Virbickis

Best Hostels

Ember Hostel

From a jacuzzi to comfy beds and an awesome social atmosphere, Ember Hostel has it all. The hostel is located in Cap Hill, which is a short walk from the State Capitol and some of the best bars in downtown Denver. The surrounding area is filled with historic mansions and there are plenty of nearby cafes, restaurants, bars and thrift stores. The hostel prides itself on showing its guests a good time, with a cozy fireplace and lounge area for those looking to relax, or a 12-person jacuzzi for those looking to party and pre-drink before a wild night out. The hostel’s bunk beds are comfortable and there are in-bed plug outlets, private lighting, and privacy curtains. What’s not to love?

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Hostel Fish

With a free guest happy hour, Hostel Fish knows what it takes to be one of the most popular budget options in Denver. It’s a hostel for those looking to socialize and party, and there’s a full bar with weekly beer-pong tournaments, pub crawls, drinking games, and an epic happy hour where guests can have two free drinks each. Sounds pretty good to us! The rooms are clean with comfortable beds and there’s speedy WiFi. The hostel also has a guest lounge and outdoor terrace where you can kick back and make some new friends. Hostel Fish is located in downtown Denver, meaning all the best bars, music venues, and restaurants are right on your doorstep.

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Best Hotels

Crawford Hotel

The Crawford Hotel is one of the city’s most elegant places to stay and is classed as a 4.5-star hotel. It’s known for its outstanding service, stylish interior, and great location inside Denver’s Union Station. This means that the hotel is close to the LoDo neighborhood, which is filled with bars and restaurants. Each room features unique artwork and elegant furnishings. There are also great extras such as an in-room iPad, a Nespresso coffee maker, and access to a gym.

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The Art, a Hotel

As the name suggests, ‘The Art, a Hotel’ is an artistic, modern hotel located just a five-minute walk from the Denver Art Gallery. The hotel has its own curator, a gallery, and art at almost every turn. Its most impressive feature is a stunning light art installation that guests see as they enter the hotel. The rooms are beautifully decorated and come with extra amenities such as an espresso machine and toiletries. There’s also an onsite restaurant if you don’t fancy leaving the hotel to eat.

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Best Vacation Rentals

Capitol Hill Condo

This stunning Capitol Hill condo is located just three blocks from the Denver Art Museum and the Capitol building. The condo is set in a historic early 20th-century house and features traditional wooden floors, a clawfoot bathtub, and tons of period charm. The condo can sleep up to six people and is ideal for families visiting Denver.

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Renovated Historic Apartment

This stunning apartment comes complete with a hot tub and a large decking area, and can sleep up to eight guests. The apartment is set in a renovated historic building and has period features that include stained hand-carved carved stairs and much of the original building detailing still on display. The apartment has spacious bedrooms and boasts a great location, just a ten-minute walk to Lower Downtown, plus, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes close by. The apartment’s owners have also said its a 4/20 friendly rental, if that’s what you’re in town for.

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Curtis Park Apartment

This high-end apartment oozes elegance and style. It’s located in the city’s beautiful Curtis Park neighborhood and is set in a 1886 carriage house that’s been recently renovated. It’s spacious and light with tasteful decoration. The apartment is right by tons of bars, restaurants, and cafes and has an unbeatable location. Its owners also provide little extras to make your stay that bit more special, such as bathrobes and a welcome packet with recommendations and snacks. It can sleep up to four guests across two bedrooms.

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Where to Stay in Denver: Hostels, Hotels & Vacation Rentals
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