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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I was in town for a conference and Hotel Teatro was a few blocks away. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and had everything you needed. There was no noise from the adjacent rooms. The only down side was that the gym is quite small.
This lovely boutique hotel is located within walking distance of many historic spots like Larimer Square, the train station, and Larimer Street with shops and excellent restaurants. Our room was clean and quiet with a comfortable bed/pillows and beautiful linens. The bathroom was well appointed with a large rain shower and separate tub.
We ate in the restaurant twice: once for lunch and then the following morning for breakfast. Both meals were excellent. We'll definitely stay here again the next time we're in Denver.
My wife and I recently spent three nights in Denver, and had chosen the Hotel Teatro
based some of the online reviews. Interestingly, the Hotel Teatro presents itself as a
boutique hotel, which my wife and I would whole heartily agree with! While it provided a very good location for our walking excursions to discover all the varied
neighborhoods within Denver, the Hotel Teatro was a highlight of our trip.
It is very well maintained and appointed, but the most important thing we both enjoyed were all of the very friendly and helpful people who we dealt with who worked for the hotel. There was always a smile, offers to provide any assistance or help at any time, as well as the many times we heard 'thank you'.
We would also recommend that when you do stay at the Hotel Teatro that you meet Matthew Slavsky, who was exceptional in all of our dealings with him as their Concierge. He clearly loves what he does every day, which makes him a joy to deal with.