Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Denver has experienced major growth in recent years, and it's considered one of the hottest places to move to in the country at present. That means a tougher market for finding good hotel deals. There's still variations in the market and opportunities for a bargain, however, and knowing where and when to go helps tremendously.
The city has a few major clusters of hotels. The biggest and most popular is in the heart of downtown. Here you'll find mostly upscale chains like Hyatt Grand and comparable local properties, with a small handful of midscale and borderline budget chains like Ramada and Days Inn mixed in. You can expect even the midscale properties to hover around $100 USD in this area, however, especially on weekends. Luxury properties generally go for $200-250 a night here at rack rate.
You'll find similar clusters a little out from downtown along Interstate 70 starting in Stapleton and along Highway 2 in Washington Park. This is a similar mix of mostly midscale and luxury properties. Expect to pay a little more than you would in most of the rest of the country, but prices are often significantly more favorable out here than they are in the middle of downtown. Very good luxury rooms can be had in this area for around $100 a night.
Unfortunately, pricing doesn't get much lower throughout most of the Denver metro area, even if you're willing to drive tens of miles from downtown. Even going way out into more rural areas usually doesn't shave much off the bill, so it's better to time your trip as favorably as possible and hunt for the best deal using the search tools.
Denver is always pretty busy these days, given the hot economy and real estate market. The peak season for tourism is the warm and comfortable summer months, which are more mild and pleasant than in much of the country. There's also something of a peak in winter, when tens of thousands of skiers and snowboarders pass through on weekends en route to fresh powder in the mountains. Fall and spring tend to have the slowest weekend tourism, though the absolute best hotel rates will probably be seen on winter weekdays.
Denver's big events and festivals are strongly concentrated in the summer and fall months. Major events that are a lot of fun (if you can get an affordable rate) include the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Colorado Brewer's Festival in June, the Greeley Stampede from late June to early July, the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Crested Butte Wildflower Festival in July, the Colorado State Fair from late August to early September, and A Taste Of Colorado in early September.
you don't have to have extremely warm clothes if you plan to hike, you'll see amazing sites and warm up!
Such an incredible place. There really is something for everyone!! I can’t wait to return
From Fort Collins to Estes Park, Boulder, Denver, and Durango, Colorado is sure to provide year round activities from skiing to shopping, Recreationally Partaking in the Mile High City, or Seeing an Avalanche game!
Downtown is the place to go to for the best food and drinks with different neighborhoods each with their own unique style, such as LoHi, RiNo, LoDo