The Oxford Hotel
What We Love
- Complimentary Escalade car service within two mile radius (first come, first served)
- Some rooms have clawfoot tubs
- 24/7 room service
- The spa, which uses local products in many of its treatments.
What To Know
- The Victorian–meets–Art Deco Oxford is Denver’s most historic hotel, a fixture in the Mile High City since 1891
- No two guest rooms are alike, and some can be a bit on the small side
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Victorian–meets–Art Deco Oxford is Denver’s most historic hotel, a fixture in the Mile High City since 1891. A witness to the city’s bawdiest decades, it sat next to a brothel during the silver boom and hosted boozy parties behind a secret wall with underground escape tunnels during Prohibition. The décor pays respect to the past without feeling stuffy. In the lobby, gilded oil paintings, ornate wainscotting and grand fireplaces preside over buttery leather sofas and chenille armchairs in warm natural tones.
Bed & Bath
No two rooms, spread across five floors, are alike, and the owner routinely adds new pieces of art and antique furniture to the constantly evolving design. Antique furniture—four poster beds in some, grand amoires in others—is complemented by all the mod cons, including free WiFi, flatscreen TVs and iPod-friendly Bose audio systems.
The Oxford holds down its stretch of 17th Street with a nautical wink: The hotel’s Cruise Room bar opened up the morning after Prohibition was repealed and is modeled after a bar on the original Queen Mary ocean liner, and the McCormick’s Fish House serves the best seafood in a culinary scene dominated by red meat. Work off your indulgences in the fitness center and then head to the spa, which uses local products in many of its treatments.
In the Area
The Oxford occupies an ideal LoDo location, within stumbling distance of the Performing Arts Complex, Union Station, Coors Field and many of the city’s famed microbreweries. Take a bite – or a sip – out of Denver’s culinary and drink scene with a Local Table Tour. Thematic walking tours include Market to Table and Patio Cocktail trips; check the calendar for what’s on offer when you’re in town. Denver’s most beloved independent bookstore, the Tattered Cover, is nearby, and has multiple floors filled with hard-to-find and locally written books.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed at The Oxford Hotel when visiting Denver, CO. The staff we were in contact with were very helpful, friendly and cordial. A shout our to Stewart, a member of the valet service. He was so helpful with suggestions.
This hotel is a beautiful antique that is marvelously renovated. The rooms are gorgeous, clean and comfortable, but it goes beyond the basics. The furniture in the lobby, the halls and in the rooms is solid, real furniture that is art in itself. The staff are all terrific. I loved the whiskey and the song bird in the lobby. The bar and restaurant on sight are superb (Cruise Room and Urban Farmer). I will not stay anywhere else when in Denver. Location is superb.
First time staying at this unique hotel...and it won't be the last! GREAT customer service! We booked one of their King-sized rooms and it was very nice. It did have a very UNIQUE shower though...so much so, that neither myself or my hubby could get it to work! We had to ask someone to come up and show us how to use it! LOL
Bed was nice and comfortable, and the room was quiet, even though the hotel is SO close to Union Station (you literally walk across the street). There was no fridge in the room, not sure if this is the case for all rooms or not?
We stayed here primarily because it IS so close to Union Station and that area is FABULOUS for all kinds of shops, restaurants, and bars. They have a BOURBON "Happy Hour: from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and you get to sample several types of Bourbon.
Downstairs, just off the lobby, is a famous bar that has been around for years and is kinda cool to pop in for a cocktail...or two!
Overall it was a very PLEASANT stay, and definitely a place we would go back to.
Perfect location - directly beside union station which means easy access to many restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Wonderful, friendly staff. Rooms are standard size- not huge, but we didn’t find ourselves crammed either. Loved the high ceilings. Cute bathrooms. Entire hotel has a very traditional feel and was very clean. We took advantage of the complimentary shuttle service (up to ~2 miles from hotel) for getting to restaurants and other local attractions. My husband loved the complimentary bourbon tasting each evening!
An interesting hotel. Unique in its way. Rooms a bit small and ours did not have any views. Staff helpful and Andre Thebiant made you fell welcome and soon remembered your room number. Hotel very close to Union Station so if travelling from airport on the train it is only a short walk. Also a short walk away is 16th St.