Upon checkin, I was gratified to discover that Hotel VQ was entirely nonsmoking. It didn't take much time, though, to realize that this was (just) an ideal. Within an hour of checkin, I started to smell smoke wafting in from somewhere ... not enough to make my clothes smoky, just enough to be annoying. I called the desk and was told that they would have security check it out. The smoke didn't go away, but didn't get worse. Should point out that I have a pretty sensitive nose.
The next night, upon emerging from the shower at 12:30 AM, I smelled smoke coming into the room. It was clearly coming directly through the (closed) door to the connecting room! This smoke was much more intense than the night before. Again, I called the receptionist, who asked a number of questions to ascertain the room number from which the smoke was coming. She said they would be charged the $250 fee for smoking in a room. After a half hour of trying to fall asleep, I called the desk again. The receptionist said she would call that room. Didn't hear the phone ring, though I could hear guests' voices through the wall. Woke up again about 3 AM and the smell was gone.
Otherwise, the in-room wireless has been out of order for two nights in a row, due to a DNS server problem. Wireless does work in the lobby, however.
Others have commented favorably on the free shuttle. My experience has been less favorable. Wait times till pickup have been 18 min., less than 5 min., 30 min., and 16 min. (avg. 17 min.).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vq Hotel Denver
- Red Lion Denver