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
- 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stretch of 17th Street with a nautical wink: The hotel’s Cruise Room bar opened up the morning after Prohibition was repealed and is modeled after a bar on the original Queen Mary ocean liner, and the McCormick’s Fish House serves the best seafood in a culinary scene dominated by red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
I was there for four nights. Excellent and unique hotel, with good rooms and friendly employees. I strongly recommend it to anyone travelling to Denver, business or leisure. I am a frequent traveller who really appreciates hotels with its own personality. Bar and restaurant also remarkable, with good atmosphere and excellent food and drinks.
The Oxford has a mystique of its own and arriving has always been welcoming but this time was even better because of Andre “The Giant” greeting us at check-in. Incredibly friendly, welcoming, accommodating and just fun, Andre was a wonderful beginning to our stay at the Oxford. The hotel itself is traditional and stately and always very comfortable.
The hotel is amazing. Christmas decorations are beautiful. From the minute you step onto the curb, you are transfixed by the elegance and the best doorman ever. Stewart greets you immediately, remembers your name for your entire stay and takes personal care of you the entire time! He is so attentive, charming and knowledgeable about his city. He is a gem and The Oxford is so lucky to have him!
Class, style, accommodating, very friendly service, and all with an historic, art deco charm that you seldom see elsewhere. There are unique accents everywhere of rich, style details from the amazing hotel lobby, even the elevator, and to the amazing ladies room! (I heard the men's room was as well defined.) Our room was spacious, elegant, and comfortable with the biggest bath towels I've ever found in a hotel. These things matter! After dinner drinks in the Cruise Room was like taking a trip back in time.....such ambiance. Thank you! We will be back!
My sister and I spent just one night there for our annual Christmas outing in town. The hotel was already beautifully decorated for the Holidays.
Our room was on the inside but no matter, it was charming and the beds were so comfy!
Everyone at the hotel was fantastic, I can't remember all the names, but Andre the Giant was hard to forget! Wonderful staff, all.
Everything you could want is in walking distance; we ate and drank in the Cruise Room, and used their driver Dan (great guy!) to take us to the Bellco Theater and pick us up after.
Great evening, thank you Oxford Hotel!