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
I travel to downtown Denver quite a bit for work and have stayed in multiple hotels. Last week I was able to stay at The Magnolia Hotel Denver for the first time. It was great! Check-in was a breeze, they upgraded my room based on my Bonvoy status to a very nice room with ample room, fireplace, great working area and spacious bathroom. The fitness room was large...not perfect, but certainly nice enough with treadmills, ellipticals, and a stationary bike along with dumbells and benches. There was plenty of room to do floor exercises as well. The one thing missing... A PELOTON! If they had a PELOTON bike this would most definitely be my go-to hotel of choice in downtown Denver. Harry's (hotel restaurant) had a nice vibe and good food/drink. Over all...a very nice hotel, good value. I will certainly stay here agian.
We hosted our married party at this hotel. It's really convenient to the 16th street mall and has a very urban model feel to it. I'd highly recommend the suites. It's not exactly a commercial hotel feel, but a good place to relax.
I am completely impressed with this hotel and staff. As a long time SPG Platinum I struggled making the transition to Marriott. In the process of spending down my points I choose the Magnolia Hotel Denver.
Everything was perfect, a 10/10. Check in was effortless and Jethro could not have been more accommodating and friendly. So cool that the Magnolia is pet friendly too.
Given it was Denver’s 1st snowfall we decided to order room service - something I never do. The food was really good. We ordered the Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup. They also had a craft cocktail menu for 2 which we also enjoyed.
Everyone we came into contact with was great. Everyone was friendly, professional and fun. I have to give a shoutout to all the ones I met.
Jethro, Caitlin, Jason, Dan and Selene. Marriott is really lucky to have you. You all took such pride in your hotel. It was so nice to experience the Magnolia Hotel and all if the staff we came into contact with.