I was so disappointed when I opened the door to our tiny, dark, one-window room, which cost almost $300 inclusive. I guess all the 'friendly staff' who gave other reviewers great service were off that day, as our check-in experience was chilly, bordering on negative. We needed to change clothes for the Bronco's game, and when we found our room wasn't ready, I got a bit stressed when the desk clerk said to come back later and "it MIGHT be ready..." The very elderly (80-something yr old?) bellman limped so badly we felt awful making him carry our heavy bag, but he seemed irritated when we tried to assist him. I am all for supporting and employing our elders, but this just isn't working - for him or the customer. One of the other doormen told us to walk the opposite way from Invesco Field and take a long bus ride, when in fact it is more expedient to go toward the stadium, right behind Union Station and take a quick little tram that drops you right at Invesco. (Shouldn't he know this?) The hotel limo will not take you to the stadium, by the way.
Our room was in an inner courtyard, which I knew going in, but didn't expect the "courtyard" to be only about 15 ft across to the other rooms, with an huge silver metal air vent practically taking up our entire "view", black soot-covered rocks at the bottom which showed through our window, and shards of broken glass to add a bit of "sparkle'. I had to shut the curtains, which rendered our tiny room even more claustrophic.
Some of the deco items in our room may have been nice in a museum, but served no function and frankly, weren't in the best shape. The deco desk clock wasn't working, the bureau opened up to various velvet lines narrow shelves, probably used for a jewelry store - who knows? All it did was take up valuable space in an already cramped room. The art deco desk was jammed in next to our bed as an end table.
Morning coffee in the nearby hallway/business center was very good, as was the internet connection and we liked the printers for printing our boarding passes.
I thought I was into historic buildings - but I learned my lesson at the Oxford. Next time I will just take the $15 historic tour and stay in a nice clean spacious room with windows and a view.
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- The Oxford Hotel is Denver's oldest and most historic hotel - located in Denver's popular Lower Downtown neighborhood. Offering luxurious charm with modern day amenities, you'll find no two rooms alike at this independent hotel. ... more less
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