What We Love
- Farm-to-table fare at The Nickel
- Right next door to the Denver Center for Performing Arts
- The hotel is pet-friendly with no additional fee
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Valet parking costs $39 per car, per night
- Most great downtown restaurants, including the The Nickel in the hotel, are hard to get into without dinner reservations
- You don’t need a cab or rental car to see downtown or LoDo, but you will need one to go anywhere else
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Until the mid-1990s, the 1911 Denver Tramway Building, on the corner of 14th and Arapahoe Streets, was falling into disrepair, the coffered plaster ceilings crumbling. But its potential was clear; located in the center of the emerging Downtown district and full of history, the building was waiting for the right opportunity. After it was remodeled in 1997, the structure became the Hotel Teatro, Denver’s version of boutique luxury, and it was updated again with a 2007 renovation. Entering the lobby, which is filled with photographs and costumes from the Denver Center for Performing Arts next door, guests are greeted by friendly staff eager to share their love of the Mile High City. The lobby is cool and subdued and gives off a sophisticated vibe with rich colors and silk damask couches.
Bed & Bath
The 110 rooms have high ceilings and oversize windows for taking in the neighborhood. Superior Queen Rooms are big and airy at 330 square feet and Deluxe King Rooms are 500 square feet with a small sitting area. The beds are comfortable, made up with duvets instead of standard hotel linens, and the bathrooms have deep tubs and rain forest showerheads. Hotel Teatro even has a “bath butler” who will come 24 hours a day and run a bath, fill it with Aveda oils, offer you scotch or champagne and leave you to soak, turning down your bed on the way out.
The symphony is just down the street from the hotel, as are a couple of world-class theaters. And The Nickel restaurant is great for a quick pre-theater dinner, with chef Chris Thompson serving modern farm-to-table American fare.
In the Area
As the name implies, Teatro is in Denver’s fine arts hub. See the symphony, opera or a play at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. The Denver Art Museum’s building is itself a work of art, with an extension designed by Daniel Libeskind. The Tattered Cover, just a couple of blocks from Hotel Teatro, is one of the best independent bookstores in the country — four floors and plenty of comfy seats — and the cafe has great cappuccinos and pastries. Enough with culture, it’s time to drink. Grab a seat at The Corner Office for the humming cocktail hour (try one of the extensive list of martinis) and a dangerously rich lobster mac and cheese. Spend sunny Denver days window-shopping and people watching at the pedestrian-only 16th Street Mall.
How to Get There
Everyone had such a great time at our company holiday party! We didn't stay in the rooms, but the food was great, the venue was great, and the staff were so attentive. Nothing to complain about. We had an absolute blast. Erica was able to help us organize everything to the very last detail and had impeccable communication whether it was email or phone. We stayed in the Study room - gorgeous! Especially with all the holiday decor! They went above and beyond to make this party a success! Thank you for helping coordinate this. A beautiful job!
This was our 2nd stay in 6 years and we can’t wait to get back. The staff was so kind, accommodating, and giving. We were especially impressed with MacKenzie who catered to us with professionalism and was overwhelmingly magnanimous. The bell captain folk were also exceptional! And the room was the perfect retreat. Finally, we were late and had to catch a quick dinner and the restaraunt folks got us in and out with aplomb!
Everything from checkin to check out was done at the highest level of excellence in service, personability (incredibly friendly staff, full of smiles, help, and warmth), comfort and response time.
When i checked in i was greeted before i shared my name (they must have a schedule of when folks arrive, and anticipate names). I was quickly checked in and walked through a short tour of the lobby, and then to my room.
The room was cozy and elegant (got a complimentary upgrade to the Queen bed suite).
It's right in the heart of downtown, and the free 2-mile radius shuttle means that a multitude of dining jems are within your sphere of exploration, without having to indulge further on Ubers or Lyfts (the hotel does pick up as well).
When i checked out, I had a late flight and a full day of work, and the hotel concierge encouraged me to leave my bags at the front desk and return when i was ready to head to the airport (for my midnight flight back to NYC).
Overall, an incredibly impressive experience. Whenever i return to Denver for business or leisure, I will be staying at the Hotel Teatro!
A little rough around the edges even after recent remodel but a big step up from the chain hotels. We came for a concert at Fine Arts Complex so it was just a 3m walk. Weather was nice during day so we enjoyed walking around downtown.
After traveling a long 13 hours, me and my husband finally arrived to our weekend honeymoon getaway at the Hotel Teatro...The staff has been nothing short of amazing but, one employee Brittany stood out to me. She was very engaging, welcoming, sweet, kind, and genuine...and that’s something rare these days. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL!!!!