Where to Stay in Denver: Hotel Teatro

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

I cannot stay enough good things about Hotel Teatro. We usually go for the larger hotels (you know, the hotels with the massive Christmas trees in their lobbies in December) but will without a doubt stay at Hotel Teatro on all future trips to Denver. The staff was incredibly friendly, helpful, and professional while still providing a relaxed and calm environment. The location was also very convenient, especially if you plan to take advantage of Larimer Square’s decadent restaurant scene (which we did and you can read about here), walk to Union Station, head out to a Colorado Rockies game, or enjoy a performance at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. You can also walk to mostly mainstream shopping on the 16th Street Mall or boutiques in Larimer Square. But back to the hotel…

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

When entering the hotel, you walk up a slight incline to be greeted by a console table filled with wonderful old treasures and an old bike that must have seen fabulous rides around Denver. The design incorporates the old world charm of the original 1911 Denver Tramway Building as it has transformed into this beautiful hotel with modern amenities. 

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

To the right is the front desk and lobby. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I could have spent the entire trip in the lobby. I don’t even feel as though it should be referred to as a “lobby” because it felt more like I was lounging in someone’s very, very nice library, complete with a cafe and wooden Connect Four game.

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

There was so much to see on the floor to ceiling shelves without it feeling like an antique store. The furniture was stylish and comfortable. I did ask for the name of the designer who had created such a spectacular setting, and the hosts behind the desk readily answered my questions, showing equal enjoyment in our design discussion. (It was designed by Studio Frank, in case you were wondering 😉 .) Just look at those coffered ceilings!

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

To the right of the entrance was Nickel, a long restaurant complete with an outdoor space. Again, the service was incredible, not too stuffy, not too casual. The charcuterie that we ordered was almost too beautiful to eat. We did, however, manage to try the food, and, of course, it was delicious. My husband even asked for some olives and our server readily snuck some from the bar for him. I really cannot say enough good things about our experience with the staff at Nickel and Hotel Teatro.

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

Doors were always opened for us. The hotel provided a complimentary car service to take guests wherever they needed to be within a 2-mile radius. Bikes were also available and running routes suggested.

The rooms were cozy, clean, and comfortable. Ours came complete with a green velvet sofa and I noticed various colored sofas throughout the hotel, which was a fun touch. On our next visit to Denver, we will, without a doubt, stay at Hotel Teatro. Did I already mention that? But back to the lobby…

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

I highly recommend you keep this hotel in mind for the next time you visit Denver. Coincidentally, I have a pin for that.

Hotel Teatro Denver Colorado

** This is not a sponsored post and I have not received any compensation from Hotel Teatro or Nickel. I just really liked the place enough to write about it 🙂 This post may, however, contain affiliate links meaning that, at no cost to you, I may receive some compensation if you click and buy. Thank you!

Where to Eat in Denver

I was recently able to check a box on my Bucket List (if you missed it, here is the complete-ish list) as we headed out to Colorado. My husband and I spent 4 days in this city with a beautiful backdrop of mountains. We spent all of our time in the city, although next time, I would like to head for the mountains just to try something new. My husband was able to join me for dinner a few nights, and it was wonderful. We actually had a conversation over dinner instead of wrestling kids back to the table. We did not have a bad meal… In fact, we had several downright delicious dinners. Warning: the majority of our favorite foods and shopping occurred in Larimer Square. It was only about 3 blocks from our hotel, but I would have walked miles if needed to get to this fabulous little corner of Denver. Colorful flags fly in the wind over the street while the sun casts square shadows on the warm pavement below and strings and strings of lights crisscross over the road. It really does feel magical. And the restaurants…

Where to Eat in Denver

Corridor 44- Corridor 44 is a restaurant in Larimer Square and the menu looks fabulous. We took advantage of the happy hour. The champagne cocktail list is impressive. It appeared as though many of the drinks were traditional but rather than add club soda, bubbly was substituted. Yes- you read that correctly.  I don’t even like champagne (yes, you read that correctly, too), but I loved this restaurant.

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Cru- Well, we couldn’t go on a trip and not end up at chain, albeit a very quaint and fancy one with only four additional city locations… Sooooo… that doesn’t really count, right?! Regardless, the dinner was delicious and we enjoyed the small sitting area outside on the square. I would highly recommend the Scottish Salmon. We also shared a Shiraz flight that was fabulous.

Osteria Marco- Yes, another fantastic restaurant in the same square. When we walked in, I was immediately impressed with the tiled hostess station. Because it was rainy, we ate in the restaurant downstairs flanked by bottles and bottles of wine on all sides. The food was again amazing. Seriously, some of the best. You can choose from full meals, panini, and pizza.

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Terminal Bar- We did leave Larimer Square one afternoon to check out Union Station. The building itself was incredibly impressive. It is a working train station complete with restaurants, benches, work tables, a book store, a flower stand, and a hotel. The scene is well worth checking out. We ate at the Terminal Bar and again were impressed. The craft beer selection in Denver is amazing and we had fun trying a couple new brews. (Side note: we are not wine snobs- not even close. However, when it comes to beer… we admittedly are. When you are from Beer City, USA, you tend to get spoiled with good beer without even knowing it. Denver crafters, you also do a nice job- we were impressed.)

Dining in Denver

 

Hotel Teatro- I cannot say enough good things about this hotel (and will say even more in a separate post, so stay tuned), but for now, I will stick to the food. We sat outside and had the most wonderful charcuterie while watching all of the people going home from work or going out to eat or doing whatever you do on a weekday at 5:30pm in Denver. Inside, the restaurant and bar are beautifully decorated. While we didn’t eat a meal at the Nickel (which is regrettable), I did pop inside to take a picture and noticed a delicious-looking Bloody Mary bar. Next time…

Where to Eat in Denver

Dining and Drinking in Denver

Want to save this for the next time you dine and drink in Denver? Here’s a pin 🙂

Where to Eat in Denver

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