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
Beautiful hotel right in downtown Denver. Excellent location. The staff was super friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms were gorgeous and very relaxing. Highly highly highly recommend staying here!
Incredibly comfortable beds and rooms can get nearly pitch black for great sleep in potential. All modern amenities w antique charm and style. The restaurant had a limited menu and we chose to go elsewhere for breakfast. Bar closed early and had last call on a Friday night around 11:30.
Very wonderful property, close to many restaurants, in the theater district. Hotel provides a Lincoln Navigator and driver to anywhere within 2.5 miles, we used that service many times. All friendly staff, very helpful and professional. We had a Queen rm w/balcony on the 9th floor, 908, it was very clean and the bath was great!! Room size on the small side, but roomy enough. All renovated and modern. Highly recommended, moderately priced considering it is a boutique hotel in the Denver downtown area.
Wonderful property with a great staff. Location was ideal to walk places, and they had a town car available if need be. Room was a little noisy; heard lots of traffic outside, as well as the noise of plumbing in the walls. Overall though it was a very nice stay.
I stayed here for a business trip and stayed a total of 5 nights. Overall, I was incredibly pleased with the cleanliness of the hotel, my room, and friendliness of the staff. The restaurant (The Nickel) has breakfast, lunch, and dinner available and provided us a slight discount since we were there for a convention. Another perk was that the hotel provided a free car service within 2.5 miles of the hotel available 24/7. My only knock on the experience was that there was not available parking for our rental car through the hotel (like a voucher), WiFi was extremely slow and painful to use, and it seemed like some of the rooms other members of our party were staying in were missing outlet covers (big safety hazard).