Grand Hyatt Denver Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This four-pearl business chain in Denver's Central Business District might lack the wow factor, but is perfectly pleasant and a great value for its location and the amenities offered. It has 516 mostly generic rooms, with a few subtle Colorado influences (such as muted checkered pillow covers and Colorado themed pictures), and city or mountains views. 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.
Warwick Denver Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Warwick Denver’s 219 rooms are large and bright, with flat-screen TVs and balconies. The hotel is located on the southwestern outskirts of downtown, on a grassy, tree-lined street that's still just within walking distance of major attractions. The large rooftop pool (a Denver rarity) adds to the value.
Hotel Teatro Rating: 4.5 Pearls
This 110-room luxury boutique, located in a historic building across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, provides more bang for your buck than the other 4.5-pearl hotels. It has sophisticated (if smallish) rooms, two of the city's best fine dining restaurants, a grand marble lobby, and theatrical costumes displayed on the walls. It may lack some amenities you'll find at larger luxury properties, including a spa and pool, but the price is more than right for what you get.
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.