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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We spent 3 nights here for a weekend of concerts. Our room in the 11th floor had A/C that worked and comfortable bed. The shower was huge. My only complaint was the shower was a bit lacking in water pressure. The sink area was very large and it would have been great if the hotel had used all that space for 2 sinks.
Cookies are served every night - yeah!
You can easily park here and never drive to any of the sporting events in Denver. If you fly in and don't want to seal with a car, take the A line from the airport to Union Station and walk about 6 blocks to the hotel.
This was a lovely hotel location near 17th and Stout street in Denver. The location was great. Only one block from the 16th street mall and about 12 blocks from Union Station and also from Coors Field. The service at check in was top notch and the rooms our group had were all clean and spacious. The main issue my husband and I had was the incredibly loud street noise until the wee hours of the morning. On Saturday night I literally only slept about three hours. Even with the fan continually on and the provided noise reducer activated the street noise was ridiculously loud. We were located on the 17th street side on a lower floor whereas other members of our group were in an interior room and they noted they did not have any issues with noise. So unfortunately based on our inability to sleep much during our stay I can’t rate the hotel more than three stars. If we stayed again (which we would? We would always request an interior room.
The Magnolia is an old hotel that needs updating. Location is great but I stop there. We had to go through three rooms before we found one acceptable. The A/C rattled very loudly in the first, the second one had a bathroom that was dirty and looked like an animal had been sheared in it. The front desk finally put us in a larger room which was adequate. Sadly, I will consider other hotels in the future even though I try yo stay in Marriott Bonvoy hotels.