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stretch of 17th Street with a nautical wink: The hotel’s Cruise Room bar opened up the morning after Prohibition was repealed and is modeled after a bar on the original Queen Mary ocean liner, and the McCormick’s Fish House serves the best seafood in a culinary scene dominated by red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
Great location. Excellent and friendly professional staff, especially Andre. Classic older building, wonderful restaurant attached next door, Urban Farmer. They offered a whiskey and bourbon tasting every afternoon.
The staff is very welcoming and helpful, particularly Andre, Raina, and Camille. The location is perfect. And the amenities and extras - at the property and around town, are terrific. Recommended for business or pleasure.
First off this hotel is an old school gem. Hidden bar, Bourbon tastings, luxury bedding, leave your key with the front desk type hotel. The towncar can take you where you need to go within a couple miles of the hotel. Walking distance to all you need to see in Denver.
Will be back soon.