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Reviewed February 14, 2015

My partner and I took a vacation and decided Denver would be a good place to visit. The room was definitely worth the money. Booked on Expedia and got the room for 75 a night. The breakfast was amazing. Fresh cooked eggs to order, and the waffles were good as well. The pool by far was the best. Heated year round. The hot tub was amazing as well. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2015
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RaeLinM, Manager at Best Western Denver Southwest, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2015

Thank you for visiting Denver!
I think our hotel is amazing, we have the best pool in the area, comfortable rooms, and a great breakfast. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would stay here again. I hope see you soon.

Best regards,

Rae Lin Murray

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Reviewed February 3, 2015

This Best Western was renovated to have a dinosaur theme, in honor of its location near "Dinosaur Ridge"-- a location where Colorado's fossil (the first in the world!) Stegosaurus was discovered. The hotel looks like a regular Best Western, but there's a Stegosaurus statue and sandbox to dig up fossils! We didn’t go in, but it looked like kids might enjoy that.

The lobby has beautiful stone tiles and antique wooden and glass cases-- it looks like a classic study from an old movie. There are books, casts, fossils, and decorations about dinosaurs in the lobby-- so it's very cool. It is slightly stunning to see such a beautiful lobby-- looks like it belongs in a museum. We saw more than one person taking a gander at all the artifacts; think Night at the Museum! There are paintings and wallpaper of different dinosaur scenes around the hotel-- in the stairwells and outside. The front desk even had a scavenger hunt paper of sorts—it told all about the paintings and fossils that you could locate, including their time period and other facts.

The employees—both front desk and housekeeping, were polite, helpful, and friendly. There were a handful of people waiting at check in and the young man handled it calmly. The property seemed well-maintained, clean, and non-smoking.

Alright, for the Neutral:
A nice thing about booking with BW is that they usually have continental breakfast. There was yogurt, hot chocolate, juice, and cereal available-- so it means you don't have to go out for breakfast. To be honest, the food wasn't that high quality. To me, the coffee was bland and burnt tasting, the eggs were from a box, and the waffles were dry. There was a small selection of pastries and fruit. It left something to be desired, in the flavor department.
There is a cool looking pool that slopes down and was apparently heated. We didn’t get a chance to try it.

And the negative:
The rooms were VERY narrow for 2 queen beds. The furniture seemed newish and clean, but the bathroom was also very small. You could barely get in the toilet/shower room to close the door. It’s only a 2 floor hotel, but there were no elevators. If you have a person booking with mobility problems, be sure to book on the first floor.

Overall:
We stayed at this hotel because we'd heard about it from a comic called The Oatmeal. We visited Dinosaur Ridge (took the tour) and Morrison Natural History Museum-- which was an OUTSTANDING museum, if you're into dinosaur stuff. This place was kind of the icing on the cake of cool dinosaur stuff to go with a themed weekend. Good for kids, families, maybe even a school trip to the area for sure.

Room Tip: I believe all the rooms are identical! However, no elevators!
  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled as a couple
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RaeLinM, General Manager at Best Western Denver Southwest, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2015

Thank you for the review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's always great to know that people enjoy the dinosaur theme as much as we do. Next time I hope you get to visit us on vacation so you can have time to enjoy our beach front entry pool.

Best regards,

Rae Lin Murray
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303-989-5500

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Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very adequate mid-level suburban hotel. Easy access to the Denver area UNLESS you need to go a distance at rush hour, which will be true at any hotel. Otherwise, the title says it all. And, since TripAdvisor apparently requires that reviews be at least 200 words - like a school term paper - let me see. The décor in the lobby area is unique with a dinosaur fossil theme. Interesting and surprisingly well done. I'm reaching for downsides, but that would be unfair. The hotel is a good value.

  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled on business
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RaeLinM, General Manager at Best Western Denver Southwest, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2015

We have an easy access off the highway 285 also known as Hampden. We are a great hotel and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Best regards,

Rae Lin Murray
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303-989-5500

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Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

My favorite Best Western so far. Hotel is decorated with dinosaur fossils, which is a fun background. Rooms are modern and big. Breakfast is great - Eggs made to order and yogurt among with all the usuals. Restaurant on-site that we didn't get to try. Bathroom was small, but this wasn't a problem for us.

  • Stayed: January 2015
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RaeLinM, Manager at Best Western Denver Southwest, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2015

Hi Adam,

We are very excited to hear that your stay with us was great. It puts a smile on my face to read that we are your favorite hotel with Best Western. This summer we will have tour guides to go over our fossils so we hope to see you soon!

Best regards,

Rae Lin Murray
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rmurray@bestwesterndenver.com
303-989-5500

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Reviewed January 1, 2015

This hotel does not have an elevator so I had to carry my 50 lb suitcase up/down a flight of stairs. They have no vending machines only ice on the first floor. There was a lot of hallway noise and questionable guests. The pool wasn't clear and the staff wasn't helpful. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. They accept dogs so there were a lot of dogs there, mine included. A plus was they had an empty lot next door you could run your dog. For the price I have had better.

Room Tip: Stay away from the rooms near the stairs.
  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled solo
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RaeLinM, Manager at Best Western Denver Southwest, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2015

I see that you stayed with us in October, I do apologize that your experience then was not what you expected. Things have changed since then and we have a wonderful staff that are willing to carry your luggage for you. The staff I have now are very helpful with wonderful customer service. if you are ever in the area again i hope you will stop by. We love animals so we are pet friendly and yes, we have a huge dog run. Our Pool was down at that time and has been clean and clear for awhile.
If you would like to talk more about for stay you can give me a call or email me.

Best regards,

Rae Lin Murray
Operations/ Sales Manager
303-989-5500
rmurray@bestwesterndenver.com

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