I stayed here while attending a conference near-by. The hotel had just encountered an internal water main break. There was no apparent water damage in the areas I frequented, however, the water collected in the elevator well (normally dry) making it a reservoir. This took out both elevators and the top floor restaurant (no water service).
The hotel staff were making the best of a terrible situation and doing it with humor. Front desk staff is polite and helpful; the free shuttle was prompt. The stairwells had impromptu signs "You're in for the climb or life" which harks back to Red Green's line, "we're all in this together." I did not climb 12 stories to read all the signs!
Continental breakfast was moved to the lobby and staff did not miss a beat.
The rooms are basic and clean - which is what I require. Frills are just that - nonessential to my purpose.
The circular/columnar building is unique. There are no guest rooms on the "inner" side of the circular corridors. That space is dedicated to building utilities, elevators and two fire stairs. Guest rooms are around the outside perimeter.
The room is not sprinklered, however, the between-room walls are masonry. This diminishes the potential for firespread. HOWEVER, the two fire stairs lead to the interior of the first floor and to a corridor that leads to the outside. I did not notice sprinklers on the first floor; if present, they would make the fire stairs arrangement a nonissue.
If business brought me back, I would stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Vq Hotel Denver
- Red Lion Denver