Magnolia Hotel Denver
What We Love
- Free breakfast, wine/beer hour, milk and cookies, downtown transportation and WiFi
- Location in the 13-story former American National Bank Building, a downtown Denver landmark dating to 1910
- Boutique style and service with the scale and amenities of a big-city hotel
What To Know
- Magnolia caters to the style-seeking business traveler, so expect the corporate crowd
- Downtown location a short walk to the Colorado Convention Center, Denver Museum of Art, Coors Field, the Pepsi Center and the Sports Authority Field
- The unique circular fitness center is open 24 hours a day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A downtown Denver stalwart in the landmark American National Bank building, this 246-room sleep has been a business-traveler favorite since opening in 1996. Though large in scale, the hotel has the look and personality of a smaller boutique hotel, with a playful mismash of chairs, sofas and colorful table lamps in the lobby, and a clubby common space known as the Lounge for guests to watch sports, play pool, or graze on international comfort eats (pizzas, sandwiches, salads and more). Guestrooms are large by city standards (the smallest start at 350 square feet), with one king or two queen beds, flat-screen TVs and big tubs in the simple bathrooms. Enormous suites have separate living and dining areas, plus fully equipped kitchens. Save one evening for a drink and dinner at Harry’s Bar and Grill, a popular post-work pick for both guests and locals, with signature dishes like the Just Perfect burger, Street Tacos and “grown-up” mac and cheese. Work off any over indulgence in the 24-hour fitness center, a unique circular space with all the work out essentials.
In the Area
Denver is one of the country’s most bike-friendly cities, so it makes sense that it’s B-cycle system is a model bike-sharing program. There’s a station on 17th Street, so you can simply grab a bike and go. Best of all, rides under 30 minutes are free. The Denver Art Museum’s building is itself a work of art, with an extension designed by Daniel Libeskind. Adjacent to DAM, the new Clyfford Still Museum is an ode to the reclusive Abstract Expressionist and one of the nation’s premier single-artist museums. After all that culture, it’s time for a drink, and nobody does beer better than Denver. In 1988, long before Denver became a hot spot for the microbrew movement, Colorado’s current governor, John Hickenlooper opened the city’s original brewpub, the beloved Wynkoop Brewing Company. More must-guzzle suds are at Great Divide Brewing Co.’s excellent tap room, where 16 taps pour seasonal and year-round brews. No food is served, but the city’s best food trucks congregate just outside, allowing you to pair a hoppy Hercules Double IPA with a selection of gourmet grub.
How to Get There
I can not say enought good things about the Magnolia or Chef Christian. Amazing.
Both Chef Christian and Laura made sure i had one less thing to worry about. My DD is on a very strict five day rotation diet and they both made sure we were able to stick to not only the correct portion size of protein secondary to kidney function, but the right ratio of veggies. Before our trip began and i left our home state, Chef Christian had the rotation down. We simply picked up where i left off and our daughter was healthy and happy. The food was very flavorful which is no easy feat on her diet. So, very appreciative of Chef Christian. He also gave us his personal number so i could call ahead and let him know our ETA. They also washed all her dishes and silverware for me. On our return home, i only had one icepack. Chef. Christian had two for us and all three of our meals for the remainder of our tirp and one for breakfast hte next day. Tota peace of mind. The rest of the hotel staff was jsut as great. But Chef Christian is amazing.
I've stayed here many times and keep coming coming back for more. I've gotta admit, I love the place. The hotel staff are always friendly, efficient and attentive to issues/needs. Could eat the eggs benedict from downstairs at Harry's for breakfast every day. The style of the open areas and guest rooms is elegant with relaxing, transitional design choices that feel fresh but fit well with this historic property's original features. The rooms have large windows that look out onto beautiful downtown architecture. The beds are really comfortable with just right pillows and comforters. Tasty room service delivered by friendly staff. Centrally located so you can easily hit home base throughout the day while enjoying the walk-friendly shopping, food and entertainment of 16th street mall. There's a steady flow of noise coming from the street below with a train running just outside and the general bustle of downtown. The guest rooms have pretty loud fans moving the air around, and to me it's like a big white noise machine but I could see it being a little annoying when trying to watch a movie. I prefer the sound muffling effect it has on other hotel guests or noise from the street below. The TVs in some rooms are in need of upgrade, and sometimes the cable runs badly/pixelated. All said, if you appreciate a classically cool yet modern hotel in the thick of Denver's downtown, this place has such a sweet vibe, super comfort and a prime location.
Very Nice downtown hotel....Hotel staff is wonderful and was upgraded to a larger double queen room....Close to everything...Shopping and dining nearby. 16th street mall was perfect and on Saturdays have outdoor markets.
Great location for staying downtown. We easily found places to eat, walked to the theater and a variety of shops. We had a group of 7 and had a last minute cancellation and ended up with an extra room from Expedia we could not cancel so they upgraded us to a suite which was great for everyone to gather in. The offer free shuttle within the downtown area which was also great.
When we checked in at 3, our rooms were not ready. We came back 2 hours later and only one room was ready. They gave us a suite to have so we could wait until our other room was ready. The suite was nice but were surprised to find no towels in the bathroom. Had to call front desk and ask for some. This was one of the things as to why our room was not ready, that it had not been checked. This should be a given when having to clean a room.