The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Central Business District, Denver, Colorado

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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.

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 Scene

Deeply luxurious, with Colorado flair

The Ritz-Carlton is a name synonymous with luxury, and this location has incorporated Colorado elements to help guests immerse themselves in the mountain way of life. The street entrance is lined with running water and pebbles for a soothing Colorado feel (sans the kitschy log cabin decor). The restaurant, Elway's, is named after Denver Bronco's player John Elway, and provides guests with uniquely Colorado whiskey, beer and wine, and local fare. Even the spa treatments are Colorado influenced: the Hops and Honey Pedicure includes real hops in the treatment along with a flight of Denver's own Great Divide Brewery beer. The Ritz-Carlton also named all of the spa treatment rooms after Colorado waterfalls and the meeting rooms after Colorado mountain passes.

The room decor is warm and upscale, and the west-facing rooms are not to be missed: Sweeping views of the continental divide and Rocky Mountains are some of the best in the city. Most rooms, however, have views of Denver's other downtown high-rises.

 Location

On the northern edge of the Central Business District, close to most major city attractions

The Ritz-Carlton is located on Curtis Street, between 18th and 19th, in the northern part of the Central Business District and within easy walking distance of LoDo.

 Rooms

Huge and luxurious, with plush beds and deep soaking tubs

The Ritz's rooms are the largest in the city, starting at 550 square feet, and capping out at over 3,000 square feet. They're all upscale, with plush beds, big soaking tubs, and separate walk-in showers.

  • 400-thread-count Frette linens, feather beds and down comforters
  • Free daily newspaper
  • iPod docking alarm clock
  • Cappuccino/coffee/tea maker
  • Individual pin-point reading lights above the bed
  • Frette bathrobes
  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Standard Deluxe Guest Rooms are around 550 square feet. Upgrading to a One-Bedroom Suite gets you almost twice as much space.
  • Club-level rooms get a separate check-in, free Internet, free breakfast, snacks, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages
  • Some rooms have views of the Rocky Mountains but most overlook the city

 Features

Luxury spa and free access to a state-of-the-art fitness center

The Ritz-Carlton Spa features eight treatment rooms, including a couples room with a private suite and bathroom, and a Vichy wet treatment room. All the treatment rooms include Tempurpedic beds and choice of aroma therapy essential oils.

 Food

Elway's Steakhouse and Bar, and 24-hour room service

Elway's is an upscale steakhouse on-site, named after Denver Bronco's player John Elway, and open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Its specialties include USDA hand-cut steaks and offerings from its sushi/raw bar. It has an award-winning wine list, with 1400-plus bottles of red wine, most of which are on display. Special beer and whiskey pairings from local breweries and distilleries are offered throughout the year.

  • 24-hour room service

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • 1881 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202

Room Types

  • Club Deluxe Guest Room
  • Club Luxury Suite
  • Club One Bedroom Suite
  • Deluxe Guest Room
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Luxury Suite
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Ritz-Carlton Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 202
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Central Business District, Denver
Address: 1881 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202
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