Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Denver, steps from 16th Street Mall and minutes from Denver Center for the Performing Arts. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 230 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Continental breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 8 meeting rooms available for events.
How to Get There
I arrived early — a little before noon — and there were no rooms available in which to check in, despite my reservation. Fair enough, I was several hours earlier than is normal for check in.
So I left my bag and attended to the business that brought me to town in the first place. That kept me out until 11:30pm, when I returned to complete my check in and learned that the only room available was on the “first” floor.
The first floor is directly off the lobby and below street level. Technically, there is a window but it starts six feet off the ground and is about two feet high.
Basically, it’s a $300 a night basement. Why they’d bother having rooms that anyone would be disappointed to be put in is beyond me, but they’ve lost a customer.
This hotel is located downtown in Denver’s former Colorado National Bank building. Historical and gorgeous. Turn of the 20th century meets modern luxury. Beautiful rooms and elegant public seating areas. While my husband attended conference meetings in one of the bank vault meeting rooms (I was envious), I spent time in the excellent hotel gym, numerous lounge areas, and at local Denver sites. Highly recommended.
A lot of hotels fail to appreciate the importance of that first interaction, particularly for travelers, like myself, who have come a long way and are invariably tired. I had contacted the hotel prior to my arrival (twice actually) to request a quiet room and when I went to check in there was no such room set aside for me, in fact, quite the opposite. The front desk clerk could not have been less concerned and she indicated she would call me when a room was ready (this was check-in time so I was not early). Of course, that call never came and when I returned to the hotel there was still no room set aside for me. At that point, the concierge and another front desk staff member worked to find a quiet room and they found me one -- it was definitely quiet, on the top floor but it was an interior room that overlooked a building, barely any light at all. The room itself was fine, nothing spectacular, pretty ordinary and definitely not an upgrade despite my status. But it was quiet. The lobby is quite stunning but it was not lively at all as many hotel lobbies are these days, plenty of space to work though if that is important to you. I did not eat at the restaurant but stopped into the bar within the restaurant one night and that bartender was quite good, the lobby bar was surprisingly empty. Location is fine but there are many hotels in the area and I think next time I would likely try another.
Gracious, welcoming, and helpful front desk staff (especially Meghan). They set the stage for the continued enjoyment of our stay. The hotel was once a historic bank with many interesting features that you can still see. It is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, the convention center, and the performing arts center. In our case, we were able to easily take a walk to the Buell theater.
The Bar/Lounge area is comfortable with the opportunity to enjoy live music and a cocktail in the evening. Good food at the Range restaurant (which by the way is a 'partner' restaurant to the Performing Arts center offering a discount to same day theater patrons). Rooms are comfortable and nice. I like a firm mattress for my back, my wife likes plush, where we both really liked the comfort of the bed at this hotel. Between the staff and lobby area, we would rank this hotel higher than the Brown Palace.
The hotel does lack a swimming pool if that is important to you, and it does not offer in-room safes (they do have a safe at the front desk). Although we did not have time to use the exercise room during this stay - it looked nice, spacious, and well equipped with modern equipment. Parking is more expensive than what I am used to, but for valet in downtown Denver, probably about right. Public self-parking is available in the area ranging from $20-$35). It should be noted that they do valet your cars across the street in a covered lot in view of the hotel.
Beautiful hotel. Comfortable bed. Nice location. Great amenities. Thre only drawback for me was the perfume smell in the room. It was very overwhelming. If I was highly allergic it would've been a no go.