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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
Kimpton Hotels are known for their playful and friendly feel, with signature nightly social hour, colorful design schemes, and pet-friendly rooms. The Hotel Monaco Denver fits this to a tee, in a downtown location that’s in easy reach of museums and theaters, as well as restaurants and shopping in LoDo and Larimer Square. Renovated rooms blend cool neutrals and bright accent colors, with rich leather headboards, William Morris designer wallpaper, and octagonal bathroom mirrors. Each room is outfitted with a yoga mat and a dedicated channel for guided workouts. Spa rooms have separate soaking tubs and suites have their own sitting areas and sleeper sofas. A $10 per night amenity fee covers speedy internet, loaner bicycles, discounts on drinks at Denver’s Family Jones distillery, and Kimpton’s daily free coffee and evening wine. Panzano restaurant serves Northern Italian with a surprising amount of gluten-free items—including pizza, pasta, and bread—with imaginative cocktails and happy hour specials every afternoon. The Aveda spa has a sauna and Vichy shower, and provides five-minute chair massages during the evening social hour. If the facilities at the 24-hour fitness center aren’t sufficient, passes are available to local gyms with indoor pools and climbing walls.
By Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
Funky Luxury in Denver
Downtown Denver’s Hotel Monaco recently spruced up its pet-friendly rooms with bright patterns and velvet upholstery. Playful amenities such as animal print bathrobes, on-demand Nintendo, and a pet goldfish reflect the city’s youthful vibe. Ordering the “eggs benedict” which comes served over layers of polenta, prosciutto, and fontina cheese at the groundfloor restaurant, Panzano, is an excellect way to start your day. 1717 Champa St., (800) 990-1303.
By Serena Renner, AFAR Contributor
1717 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202, USA