The Best Hotels in Colorado
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Colorado’s hotel scene is as varied as its attractions. Whether you’re visiting the state to experience the ski resorts, hike in the Rocky Mountains, or check out the dining options in downtown Denver, there’s a hotel to suit your needs. Choose from slope-side spots with mountain views, hot tubs, and outdoor pools; city stays within walking distance of the Denver Art Museum; or mountain resorts with fitness centers and shuttle service to the gondola.
330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
When it opened in 1889, the Jerome lured New York City socialites and European aristocrats with its mix of rough-and-tumble mountain swagger and “modern” amenities (plumbing and electricity). In December 2012, the 94-room property...
315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Discreetly tucked away down Dean Street in the heart of Aspen, the St. Regis is a bastion of mountain town luxury. Fresh from an interior remodel (completed in 2012) the property brings urban sophistication to the Rockies. Every guest room...
355 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Limelight has a storied past. The property was originally the Ski and Spur Bar, serving outlaws and skiers. In the 1950s, new owners dubbed it “the Limelite,” and it became a popular nightclub. In 2005, a brand-new lodge went up on the site,...
675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Little Nell exudes understated mountain-town luxury. This five-star property has Aspen’s most coveted location, set at the base of Aspen Mountain, just steps from the Silver Queen Gondola. Interior designer Holly Hunt refreshed the rooms...
1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Vacationing families and travelers looking to mix a little pleasure with their business will find plenty to love at the Four Seasons, which occupies 24 floors of a 45-story skyscraper downtown. First, there’s the...
1717 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Kimpton Hotels are known for their playful energy—think nightly social hours, colorful design schemes, and pet-friendly amenities. Located within easy reach of downtown’s museums and theaters, as well as restaurants and shopping in LoDo and...
321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
With more than 125 years of history under its belt, the Brown Palace Hotel is one of Denver’s quirkiest landmarks. It was the country’s first fireproof lodging—built with terracotta floors, cast-iron railings, and onyx paneling...
1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Downtown Denver’s most playful hotel, The Curtis offers whimsy in spades. Guests are encouraged to unleash their inner child with board games, toys, and old-fashioned candy in the lobby, while each level riffs on a different pop-culture genre,...
1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Opened in 1891, the city’s oldest hotel is a throwback to a bygone era. Individually decorated guest rooms combine old-fashioned details, like claw-foot tubs and antique wood headboards, with modern amenities like USB ports and Bose sound...
1280 25th St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
The first hotel to arrive in Denver's up-and-coming River North Art District (RiNo), The Ramble brings even more style to the increasingly trendy neighborhood. Accommodations in the 50-room boutique hotel feel both design-forward and homey thanks...
1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Located near the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, Coors Field, and the restaurants and shops of the LoDo district, the Ritz-Carlton delivers its customary luxury with a bevy of local touches. Starting at 550 square feet, the largestguestrooms in town...
118 Lost Creek Ln, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Perched above Telluride in Mountain Village, Lumière combines boutique design with the full service of a ski resort. Even the smallest guest rooms—which are still generous at 386 square feet—feature luxurious bedding, Sub Zero...
568 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Before you even leave for Telluride, the staff at Madeline Hotel & Residences can help you arrange itineraries, transfers, and equipment rentals or book activities like snowmobile tours and alpine hikes. Once you arrive, however, you might be...
231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If you’re coming to Telluride to be part of the action, the New Sheridan might be for you. The town’s social hub for more than a century, the historic hotel features two dozen rooms and suites, done up in elegant but updated Victorian...
199 Cornet Ln, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
The Hotel Telluride is close to town and the slopes but just removed enough from the action to feel like a tranquil mountain getaway. Here, the warm lobby welcomes guests with a large fireplace, comfy couches, and board games, as well as a...
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