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1820 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218-2605
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#19 of 54 Specialty lodging in Denver
Location
2.5
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3.4
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3.1
Value
3.5
Our hotel is a fully-restored Victorian, brownstone mansion originally built in 1896 for prominent Denver jeweler Henry Bohm of Bohm Jewelers. Elegant period décor along with high ceilings, hardwood floors, intricate moldings, private baths and kitchens. From our eclectic Capitol Hill location visitors enjoy Denver's best sight-seeing, shopping, music, art, and nightlife all within minutes of our front door-the neighborhood described in the Jack Kerouac classic, On the Road. The Holiday Chalet enjoys the benefit of an exciting, high-energy central location within the vibrant heart of the city amid an eclectic mixture of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The creative spirit in our neighborhood appeals to artists, architects, designers, writers and musicians alike. However, enveloping warmth, charm, comfort, and security within the hotel also make The Holiday Chalet a convenient home away from home for business and leisure travelers alike.
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Free public parking nearby
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Free internet
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Michelle C wrote a review Aug 1
4 contributions2 helpful votes
IF you're looking for a unique stay near the heat of Denver, this is your place. The room had plenty of space to sleep, a beautiful sunroom for remote work and soft, great-smelling sheets and towels. The owner was amazingly attentive and helpful with all our needs.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in Room 3 which easily could have slept 6 or 7 people.
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M Jensen wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed in the Albert 1 Suite and it was beautiful and clean. The location is prime for any day time walking to museums or 10 minute uber rides to the stadium. I read a few poor reviews about how the parking was rough and people bothered by the fact there's homeless people, but that should be expected for any centrally located major city stay. We were able to park our car in a residential area one block away for 4 days, unbothered and walked within a 3 mile radius of the hotel without being bothered so I don't get the reviews being upset that homeless people simply exist or that there isn't a parking lot. It was cheaper to stay there and closer to the stadium than any motel 6 in the area and those places can honestly be sketchy, in my opinion. Not to mention, the actual premise was very secure because you have to have passcodes emailed to you that day to even open the doors to enter in the place. The staff was super awesome to us as well, which really made me want to come back. We added on more days to our stay and after calling them, they made it possible within about 10 minutes to have our passcodes transfer over days and not have our rooms disturbed. Highly recommend. If you're trying to get close to downtown and have a more private stay than your basic hotel, definitely check it out!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Renee C wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
I stayed here a couple of days. It is quiet, clean and a awesome hotel!. The hotel rooms are beautiful! Love the Victorian style rooms. The owners are friendly and helpful. I will stay here again soon.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ranganath W wrote a review Jul 2022
Colorado55 contributions25 helpful votes
Since 1922 travelers have been treated to a stay at The Holiday Chalet on Colfax in Denver. On the street the everyday poor greet you with a smile as they pass by. The working young pass by on electric scooters with a polite “excuse me” giving a taste of real America.. Up the steps and enter another world Down the Street is the best food in Denver at Petes Cafe. The manager of the Chalet goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is elegant. A workman rebuilding the courtyard shared stories of his Rodeo days and he has the muscles and champion belt buckle to back up his stories. What a charming experience. We experienced a far more rich cultural experience filled with awesome memories of a great time rather than a dry routine stay at a Best Western Plus or Holiday in Express. This place is gives a deep rich experience. It is not a bland stay at some nameless hotel..
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Expect real life and locals onthe street passing by. Great experience if you have an open mind.
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Carlo G wrote a review Jun 2022
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We booked 15 days before, we paid about $ 150, “not refundable”: due to a serious health problem of my wife's mother, four days before we canceled the trip asking (also through booking.com) if they could make an exception and refund us something. They didn't answer us. After the deadline they finally showed up, saying to write to booking.com (which already helped us). Now they send us mail asking how was our stay there. Ok. Enjoy our (unearned) money, we will never book with them again
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Gail E wrote a review May 2022
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The people were really nice They have some kinks to work out The hot water took awhile The pool was closed And the keys didn’t always work But it was clean and in a good location The breakfast was good
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Stephen C wrote a review May 2022
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Picture a run down halfway house with trash on the grounds, which are overgrown and full of homeless, and rooms that aren’t up to any modern standard. It was once a grand place I’m sure, but today it looks like an abandoned house. Room was fairly clean, but with thrift store furniture, layers of paint trying to hide old damage, a small kitchen area from the 1940s, and unsafe electrical and fire safety. Staff was friendly and helpful, although none on site, and is run mostly like an absentee landlord type place. There was no cleaning or new towels or even toilet paper during our stay, the terrace was filled with junk and 2’ tall weeds, and there’s no smoke detectors, sprinklers, or any other fire control systems in the rooms. Nor is there modern electrical as well- just old 2 prong ungrounded, with broken off ground pins for the basic appliances. Bath fan had exposed wiring, bath faucet ran- so they fixed it by just shutting off the side that ran lol. We ended up leaving 2 days earlier and going to a different hotel because it was just so sketchy and dumpy.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Louis B wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful space, comfy beds, and Michael (the manager) was super helpful. However, "The property is in a questionable area," it's definitely not the best part of town, there were homeless people fighting and yelling and making loud noises late at night making it difficult to sleep (as was the complete lack of buffer sound-wise between us and the next room, filled with drunk-sounding ladies yelling and giggling)... For what I paid I guess it was OK, I just had no way of knowing ahead of time that it would be in such a challenging neighborhood.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Gryph wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution5 helpful votes
My wife and l drove to Denver for this reserved room we booked through hotels tonight because the photos looked like this would be a gorgeous room to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel parking was impossible to find, so we parked on the street (on Colfax l might add), and had to walk past some homeless that were passed out facedown on the sidewalk in front of the hotel. We continued with our luggage up 3 flights of stairs to find our room sweltering hot with only one window air conditioning unit for the 93 degree Denver heat. Despite closing the windows we heard all the Colfax commotion of people arguing, sirens blaring, and the smell of trash and urine. The room was only about 200 square feet, and nothing like it was advertised. Even for the photos of room 32 versus the Albertson (the room we thought we purchased) When we raised this concern with the staff they tried blaming it all on Expedia, Hotels tonight, or the other 3rd party booking sites for choosing the photos to advertise the rooms available. When we asked about switching our reservation the staff member l spoke to was incredibly rude basically telling us there's nothing they could do, its all the booking sites fault, and to suck it up. We checked out immediately not staying 5 minutes. I intend to speak with an attorney l work with about pressing Litigation charges because despite what the staff claimed (its all the booking sites fault). This is still false advertising, and negligence of the opposing party, regardless of what booking sites they used to post their vacancies. Only going this far because my wife broke down crying seeing the state of this room, having so carefully planned our special night. DO NOT STAY HERE Not even for 5 minutes. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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R Groo wrote a review Aug 2021
Cary, North Carolina16 contributions2 helpful votes
The property is in a questionable area. A lot of drug addicts and homeless hanging outside the front door, sleeping on the side of the building. My friend and I got hit on and approached for a date with a homeless man and his buddy. Also, questionable security at the hotel. I didn’t see a single staff person working. You get in and out with codes. Also, they had our bedroom door unlocked. Who does that? Now I have to check under all the beds. Seems like a huge security issue. Also, no AC. I won’t count this against them, but we didn’t stay the night. Given all the drama outside and no AC, us southerners fled around midnight to a hotel room downtown, one that had AC and modern creature comforts. We really wanted to like it (creepy artwork and all). We tried, but just couldn’t stay there.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$142 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Chalet
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Chalet?
Nearby attractions include Next Door Denver (0.3 miles), The Thin Man (0.3 miles), and Blush & Blu (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Chalet?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free internet access, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Chalet?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Holiday Chalet?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Chalet?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacos Tequila Whiskey, Voodoo Doughnut, and Vine Street Pub & Brewery.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Chalet?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Chalet?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Epic Escape Game Denver (0.3 miles), Molly Brown House Museum (0.8 miles), and Denver Union Station (2.1 miles).