I was in Denver for a 2-day conference this past week, usually I don't stay at Hilton's as their hotels tend to be a bit pricy and that all my hotel points are with another franchise but the sposor for the event is hosting it at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Denver Tech Center, so there I went.
The hotel is a bit far from Denver International aiport, too bad the nearby Centennial airport does not have any flight to and from my city. I wasn't impressed about Denver International Airport, took me about 20 minutes to find where my check-in luggage is and have to be shuttled to the rental car company, by the time I got to the hotel it was already well past an hour after I landed.
The hotel is easy to find, off of I-25 southbound on exit 198 to Orchard, hook a right and less than 1/4 a mile and there it is on the right hand side. The layout of the hotel is a bit unusual, I guess because it is on a hill, the front lobby of the hotel is actually on the 2 and 1/2 floor of the hotel(I know it's confusing), after checking in you walk up a ramp and you are on the official 3rd floor. My room was on the 2nd floor so I had to actually take the elevator down. The first floor of the hotel doesn't have an exit to the front side of the hotel and the second floor of the hotel exits to the ground level of the backside of the hotel (still with me?). It took me a day or so to get used to the hotel's layout.
The hotel itself is in VERY good condition, I'm not sure how long ago it was build but looks like it's brand new. The lobby is very clean, rooms are very neatly packed and the housekeeping staff is excellent at what they do. Since the hotel is located at the Tech Center it is very quite at night, my room has a backside sliding door that exits directly to the parking lot and I was never disturbed at nights by any noises. There is a flat panel TV in every room and certain HD channels plus HBO come free for the room.
The hotel also has an excellently equipped gym, has everything from cardio machines (treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines) to free weights. There are also two pools in the hotels, one inside and one outside. The hotel restauant, Zinks, has an awesome breakfast buffet bar that features just about everything on a restaurant menu, if you are a guest of the hotel you automatically get a $5 discount for the breakfast too. The lunch was great too as I had the grilled chicken sandwich and it was to die for, didn't expect that from a hotel restaurant.
Finally here are some cons about this place. First of all there isn't a hard line internet connection in the rooms, though you get good wifi coverage in and around the hotel (even at the pool) but still can't compare to a landline. The wifi isn't free either, for a hotel guest it is priced at $9.99 a day. Luckly I was in the grouped off section of the hotel for my conference and the fee was exempted but still, 10 bucks a day for internet is a bit pricy even for a Hilton in a big city. Secondly there isn't a refridgerator in the room, I wasn't expecting a full sized one but there isn't even a small one to hold drinks. Third, there doesn't seem to be an electrical outlet near the head of the beds. I'm used to charging my phone over night and also using it as the morning alarm when on travel but I couldn't leave that near the nightstand because of the lack of an outlet, so I tried using the hotel alarm clock but it didn't go off in the first morning and I was almost late to my first day of meeting. This was a small inconvenience but the last 2 nights I was there I left the phone charging on the desk and set the alarm on it, just had to get out of the bed to turn it off in the morning. Next the blankets on the bed were HEAVY. I don't know how cold it gets in Denver in winter but the blankets are overkill for the summer, it was heavy and hot to sleep under, I had to either set the thermostat to mid 60's or sleep half covered every night. Lastly I can't really talk about the price of the place because I stayed there on a group rate so it might be different than what others would pay plus the sponsors for the conference paid for everything, I wouldn't expect the rate for this hotel to be cheap but you get what you pay for.
Overall I had a good experience at the Doubletree hotel by Hilton, it wouldn't have been my first choice of lodging location due to previously stated reasons but I had a good time while there. I would have recommended this hotel to my family and friends if they want to go on a quick get away in Denver.
- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Denver Tech
- Doubletree Greenwood Village
- Greenwood Village Doubletree
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Doubletree Denver Tech Hotel is located in the heart of the Denver Technological Center, with balcony mountain-view rooms of the Rockies! Our Englewood hotel in Denver Tech Center is just 10 miles south of downtown Denver, Mile High Stadium, Pepsi Center, Coors Field, the Colorado Convention Center all of which can be reached by the Light Rail which is located 2 blocks from the hotel. ... more less
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