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Mid-range hotel with a kid-friendly, pop culture twist
The Curtis maintains the level of quality one would expect from a DoubleTree by Hilton, but with a pop culture twist. Every floor is a different theme -- the 14th floor, for example, is TV Mania. The 15th floor theme is Mad About Music, and excerpts and pictures from different decades of music line the halls, including old Glenn Miller and Aretha Franklin posters, and specifically themed rooms, like the British Invasion Suite.
In most rooms, however, the theme is toned down, and the overall effect is modern and a bit generic. The only hint of the overlying floor theme is a picture or two framed above a couch or next to the bed. Kids will likely enjoy the stay here -- if not for the bombardment of bright colors and shapes, then for the ability to check out their favorite board games at the lobby, and listen to the elevators chime in a pop culture reference at every stop.
The Curtis is located in downtown Denver's Central Business District, within walking distance to many major attractions. It's right next to other major Denver luxury hotels, including the Hotel Teatro and the Four Seasons.
The 16th Street Pedestrian Mall and the Colorado Convention Center are both a short walk away. Other frequented downtown attractions include the Denver Mint, the State Capitol Building, Coors Field, and Denver's renowned microbreweries.
Rooms are modern, but chain-like, with extremely subtle allusions to the floor's theme -- usually, a framed picture or two. The bathrooms are on the small side, and have granite countertops and (in most cases) walk-in showers.
Not only does the Curtis offer games on loan -- Boggle, Candyland, and Clue (to name a few) -- but they have a Nintendo Wii set up in the lobby, and have been known to hold Guitar Hero tournaments.
An on-site American restaurant and a Starbucks
The 336-room Curtis DoubleTree by Hilton may be a mid-range hotel, but it's fun and kid-friendly, with themed floors -- including the TV Mania floor and the Floor of Champions -- and a great downtown location. Rooms are modern but a bit bland, and walls are thin.