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1820 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218-2605
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
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It was fairly easy to book a room. Upon arrival, check-in was seamless however keys were not easily located. Once at the room, we discovered the second room light did not work so the host brought in a floor lamp; the chandelier in the main room flickered at random times; some of the windows did not lock or latch; and the room especially the bathroom could have been cleaner. However, the bed was VERY comfortable! Despite reports of this hotel being noisy, we found it to be quiet. And despite windows not closing completely (gaps) the room was surprisingly warm. We would stay there again.
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My experience wasn't as bad as many. I was lucky that I arrived when someone was there and was escorted to my room. From the few interactions with people working there, they got the job done, but no one was what I would call congenial. The building itself has quite a personality. They've made the rooms into something quite nice, each with its own personality. (Walk through and take a peek in vacant room - doors are open - if opportunity presents itself.) Plenty of space in mine and the others I saw. As for my room, it was bigger than I needed, but it's what was available at a reasonable price. Only with the first night did I realize the big disadvantage. It was one of the rooms with an opaque glass window for half the door. It was only an issue at night as the hallway lights do not get dimmed. Thankfully I had a small "sub-room" with another bed, so I could escape the light in the future. I also found that mattress more comfortable. I thought it was handy that all beds had different feels, so one could choose the bed based on personal comfort. The breakfast is not much, but they do keep the cereal available in case you want/need a light snack anytime. That floor also has books you can take to your room and read - great variety, including kiddie books. Location/neighborhood. It's two different worlds. To the east (and south) you have the nice, local neighborhood with all the Victorian homes, a quiet area. To the north you have Colfax with the traffic and the "wanderers." There might be someone passed out on the lawn on that side. Don't get freaked out. People may be homeless or wanderers, but I experienced nothing even close to dangerous. I walked west for food. Only three or so blocks away is an up-and-coming part of Colfax with restaurants and such. Yes, parking can be an issue. It's all about timing. I didn't find a spot immediately, either time, but I did find a spot, each time, near the hotel, without much searching. With downtown as the daytime destination, this was a good location. Not wanting to search a lot and pay a fair amount for downtown parking, I opted for the bus. Denver metro has a great website to help out with routes and times. Go across the street to the north and you're at a stop headed for downtown. Get home and walk across the street from the east and you're there. TV worked fine. Internet worked. My bathroom had no significant issues, and did have counter space. Fair-sized closet for hotel room. Iron and ironing board present. Pleasant neighborhood for a walk (go south!).
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The interior was interesting and unique. The beds were comfortable, but the bathroom was not very clean and no one was there to make coffee or put out breakfast in the morning. I would not recommend this hotel.
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Even though we arrived at the time we had advised there was no one to show us our room. We were lucky that a cleaner turned up and let us in. Initially our room (no3) looked okay but on inspection there were several health and safety issues - bare wires wrapped round a water pipe, batteries hanging out of the smoke alarm, sockets with no covers on, extension leads hanging from sockets, corner leg taken off of bed, flickering lights, curtains hanging over air-conditioning unit. There was a stain on the quilt cover (possible makeup?). Drawer missing from drawer unit, one drawer didn't have a handle and the other left part of the drawer behind when opened. No coffee making facility in the room. There were drunks, drug addicts and prostitutes outside the hotel. Breakfast was on the 3rd floor but there was nowhere to sit. Consisted of cold coffee, stale bagels and fruit. On the 3rd morning we discovered a fridge on that floor with cold meats, yogurts etc but the fridge was not cold enough. There was only ever one member of staff each day (if you were lucky) who cleaned and seemed to have some responsibility for bookings. The only plus was that the young lady we dealt with was very helpful and even thanked us for not shouting at her. Glad we only had 4 nights there.
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We arrived late- 10:30 pm and was emailed the entry code for the main room and lock-box code for our room. Security- not the finest, but easy to use. Charles Room only four steps up from the entry door- no "Lobby." Room had two bedrooms- 1 king-bed with small tv, fridge & armoire, then 2nd bedroom was twinish bed with a desk- no chair or bureau. Steam heater constantly on and noisy, despite "turning" the thermostat down. Sketchy area of Colfax.... will not stay here again.
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PRICE RANGE
$108 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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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 Streets of London Pub (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Chalet?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Chalet?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Chalet?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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, Vine Street Pub & Brewery, and Voodoo Doughnut.
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 Denver Union Station (2.1 miles), Molly Brown House Museum (0.8 miles), and Landmark's Mayan Theatre (1.9 miles).