I first stayed at this property 39 years ago when it was a Holiday Inn, so returning had a certain level of nostalgia. Familiar was the unusual octagon-shaped structure with the top-floor restaurant/bar with huge windows framing the picturesque Denver skyline.
Check in was a breeze assisted by friendly/knowledgeable staff. The rooms were clean and nicer than expected. The bed was very comfortable and the TV was newer with HD.
Restaurant was pretty decent, perhaps somewhat enhanced by by the incredible views.
But for me, the best amenity was the FREE, on-demand hotel shuttle that would take you anywhere within a 5-mile radius. I was there for a concert at the Pepsi Center which, no doubt, made this a valuable service for me. The driver was pleasant and the vans were new and comfortable. Unbelievably, the van was waiting outside the main entrance of the venue after the event! Very convenient indeed!
Overall, this is a very nice property with a staff working hard to keep my business. I even stayed there a couple months later for another concert with my wife. She really liked it as well and she's pretty picky.
I'll likely stay here for every visit to downtown Denver and recommend it to all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vq Hotel Denver
- Red Lion Denver