The Curtis Denver - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Central Business District, Denver, Colorado

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Pros

  • Great central location in downtown Denver
  • Floors have fun, kid-friendly themes
  • Big Precor fitness center
  • On-site Starbucks
  • Loaner board games
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Thin walls
  • No pool

Bottom Line

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.

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 Scene

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.

 Location

In downtown Denver, within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center and the popular 16th Street Pedestrian Mall

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

Modern, generic rooms with flat-screen TVs and thin walls

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.

  • 26-inch or larger flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies
  • iPod docks
  • Smallish bathrooms with granite countertops and walk-in showers
  • Coffee/tea makers
  • No robes, even in the suites
  • Thin walls; conversations can be heard from adjacent rooms
  • Only two suites in the entire hotel
  • Bigger Better Deal Rooms have mini-fridges

 Features

A big fitness center and a fun game-centered lobby

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.

  • Big fitness center bests those at most competing hotels, with modern Precor machines: cardio machines with individual TVs, weight machines, and free weights.
  • Loaner board games for a deposit
  • 22, 347 square feet of meeting space, including the Marco Polo Ballroom, and other childhood-named meeting spaces, like the Peek-a-Boo and the Hopscotch.
  • No spa on-site
  • No pool
  • Pet friendly (small daily cleaning fee applies)
  • Valet and self-parking, both for a fee
  • Free Wi-Fi
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 Food

An on-site American restaurant and a Starbucks

  • The Corner Office focuses on regional and contemporary American food with Latin and Asian influences. The bar has an extensive cocktail menu with flavored vodkas and rums.
  • On-site Starbucks

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Room Types

  • Deluxe Corner Room
  • Deluxe Corner w/ Sofabed
  • Deluxe Guest Room
  • Junior Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 336
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Central Business District, Denver
Address: 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
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