Four Seasons Hotel Denver Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Four Seasons' central location, attentive staff, and ultra-luxurious rooms make it one of Denver's top hotels. It offers all the features you'd expect from a property of this caliber: a year-round, heated outdoor pool, large fitness center, several well-equipped meeting rooms, and upscale spa.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The 202-room, sophisticated luxury property has a prime downtown location, upscale rooms that are the largest in Denver, and a popular steakhouse. The large spa is first-rate, as is the privately-owned fitness club, which guests can access for free. Only the Four Seasons and Brown Palace Hotel can compare.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center Rating: 4.0 Pearls
At a staggering 38 stories, the business-oriented Hyatt Regency is almost a city unto itself, with over 1,100 rooms, a large fitness center, a lap pool, and three dining venues. Rooms are upscale, if chain-like, and some offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Plus, it is a 10-minute walk to the Convention Center, which makes it particularly convenient for business travelers.
Grand Hyatt Denver Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This four-pearl business chain in Denver's Central Business District is perfectly pleasant, but lacks wow factor. The decor in the 516 rooms is mostly generic, with a few subtle Colorado influences (such as muted checkered pillow covers and Colorado themed pictures), and views are of the city or the mountains beyond. The hotel's restaurant, 1876, serves quality contemporary American cuisine, and the indoor pool, though on the small side, adjoins an outdoor deck with a Jacuzzi. Round-the-clock amenities include a modern fitness center and a Kinko business center. The hotel also offers 57,000 square feet of meeting and events space.
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown is a mid-range property in downtown Denver, near the Colorado Convention Center and 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. Its 221 rooms are large and clean, if generic, with adjustable beds, ergonomic desk chairs, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There is a coffee shop and a decent contemporary fusion restaurant, as well as a 24-hour business center and meeting spaces, which should appeal to business travelers. The indoor pool, though unexceptional, is nonetheless a nice extra for a hotel of this caliber -- and an amenity that the nearby Curtis Denver Hotel lacks.