The Best Western Denver Southwest Hotel is a mid-range property with a unique dinosaur theme inspired by paleontological explorations in the region. The lobby and restaurant are decorated with replica fossils, there's a triceratops statue out front, and the pool's shape mimics Colorado's Cretaceous Interior Seaway shoreline. Set in suburban Denver, the 117-room property is located about midway between Downtown Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheater, putting guests within a 15- to 20-minute drive of shopping, dining, entertainment, and hiking. Guest rooms are modern if somewhat corporate, with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. The free daily breakfast buffet includes eggs made-to-order, and there's a small bar with TVs where guests can unwind with a cocktail. The hotel is a good choice for families who want a quiet setting within a short drive of local attractions. However, service, housekeeping, and Wi-Fi in the small business center are somewhat inconsistent, perhaps due to ongoing renovations.