The staff were cordial and very helpful, just like a previous reviewer suggested. We arrived for work there and I had tried getting a 2-BR suite with shared kitchen earlier in the week online, yet waited too late to secure one in time. So I had planned to use the sofabed while my colleague took the bedroom, then switch the following night. Arriving 4 hours late because of a plane malfunction, we checked in almost at midnight, with the room rate online at $71 per night.
Always one to fire a question for an upgrade, I asked if we could get 2 separate bedrooms. After a quick search in the computer, the clerk not only upgraded us, but "split the difference" between our original rate and the upgraded $99/night weekend rate up for grabs, so we got a 2 BR suite with full kitchen (full size oven and refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, and coffee maker) and living room for $85 per night!
And it included weekend breakfast buffet, which also had hot and cold breakfasts, plus cook-yourself waffle iron, juices, milk, coffee, cereals, toast (or bread), bagels, english muffins, and fruits. I didn't care for the scrambled eggs, so I swung by a store and got a half dozen. We grabbed everything we wanted the next morning and returned to our suite and customized our breakfast. The kitchen had all utensils needed, plus salt, pepper, 4 Maxwell House packs and 3 different sweeteners, and you can also grab some extra things at the buffet if you need them, like cream for coffee.
The bed was great, with a down and standard pillows and large throw pillows. Usually I have a hard time sleeping, but this bed invited me to a nice night's rest both evenings. There is also a separate washroom and a door to shut yourself in to shower and do your natural duties as well. It was right off I-20 and close enough to downtown Denver and many of the popular places to visit. I didn't at all feel anything but completely safe there. And there were some nice restaurants (a great seafood place and a Mexican one, plus a barbecue place that we hadn't tried within walking distance) nearby.
It wasn't the perfect stay like the one I had in Tampa, but very well worth the money. The drawbacks? Sheesh, I'm picky, but one thing bothered my colleague and me: The high speed internet wasn't exactly the best high speed. It was sluggish for ethernet, and was wired-only, no Wi-Fi. The port was a plug near the kitchen table, but while there were desks in both rooms, there was no availability for internet access in the rooms, which should have been made better, and still can. Otherwise, I can't really place another bad experience, except that the Tampa visit was perfect and is my ultimate place to compare. This suite didn't have quite the same space, like a walk-in closet or provision for a washroom, or a walk-in full closet. The closet in my room was roomy enough, with shelving inside the mirrored doors which was in the wash area.
That being said, for what a short-term stay person needs, this delivers, and then some, for short-term or longer term. It's another double up-thumbs, and I would stay there again. Watch out for full room rates when big events are happening in town, like Monday Night Football. While we had the $85 weekend rate, they said that the Sunday night rate would be $149 and the Monday night rate jumped to $229 for the 2BR suite.
My stay at Summerfield Suites is the second attempt to stay at "extended stay" places. It's tough doing such a search to step away from the standard hotel stay (room with bed, TV, desk, bathroom) to one that delivers all that, plus a kitchen and more space. I guess I've grown tired of regular rooms. The hard part is getting all the hits from the hotel chain with the same name.
I found Summerfield and visited their website after reading some positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The problem is that there aren't many good images of the properties on these websites, which truly is a hindrance to these nice places.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.