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Hotel Teatro 4.5

Central Business District, Denver, Colorado

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Pros

  • Central location across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Sophisticated rooms with luxe bathrooms
  • Locally-inspired restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and barrel-aged cocktails
  • Theater-themed decor includes costumes worn by celebrity performers
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Celebrity cachet
  • Free bikes available for guest use
  • 5,500 square feet of meeting and event space
  • Pet-friendly, with no added fees

Cons

  • Rooms are on the small side
  • Rooms can be drafty 
  • No on-site spa or pool
  • No self-parking -- only valet for a daily fee

Bottom Line

This 110-room luxury boutique, located in a historic building across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, has a grand marble lobby, theatrical costumes on display, sophisticated (if smallish) rooms, an artisanal American restaurant, and a cozy lounge. But it lacks some amenities you'll find at larger luxury properties, including a spa and pool. For those, you'll have to sacrifice historic character and try the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center (also downtown).

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A theater-focused luxury hotel housed in a historic Renaissance Revival building

This theater-focused hotel has a grand lobby that includes a library-like lounge/coffee shop/bar space

The 110-room Hotel Teatro is located in a beautiful Renaissance Revival building dating to 1911, when it operated as the headquarters for the Denver Tramway. Original details -- such as the grand wall-to-ceiling marble work in the hotel lobby, and the dramatic, gray-veined marble staircase -- have been preserved.

Teatro literally means theater in Italian and Spanish, and this downtown luxury hotel is perfectly situated for theater enthusiasts. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is located right across the street, and the hotel fully embraces the proximity by offering theater-night packages and one-of-a-kind theater decor. Original costumes, including a costume Annette Bening wore for the Denver Theatre Company, are on proud display on the walls. The rooms are decorated with a little theater flair as well, including old production posters and still photographs from performances. The staff is knowledgeable about current shows, and some of them have theater backgrounds themselves.

Location

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

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The Hotel Teatro is located in downtown Denver's Central Business District, within walking distance of many major attractions. It's next to several other major Denver luxury hotels, including the Four Seasons and The Curtis.

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.

  • Two-minute walk to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Five-minute walk to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall
  • Five-minute drive to the Denver State Capitol
  • Six-minute walk to the Colorado Convention Center
  • Seven-minute drive to Elitch Gardens Amusement Park, Denver Aquarium, Pepsi Center
  • 13-minute walk to the US Denver Mint
  • 15-minute walk to the closest microbrewery, Wynkoop Brewery
  • 30-minute taxi or shuttle from the Denver International Airport
  • One-hour drive to closest ski area, Loveland Ski Area
  • 1.5-hour drive to Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park

Rooms

Contemporary and upscale, but a little small for the price

The Deluxe King features understated, sophisticated decor with cool, decorative objects

While smaller than other luxury hotel rooms in the Downtown Denver area, the rooms at Hotel Teatro are understated and sophisticated, with plush beds featuring cashmere-blend pillow-tops and modern bathrooms. Large windows and 12-foot ceilings that make the rooms feel more spacious than they are. 

Rooms are decorated in pale grays, mossy greens, and warm tans and oranges, with objects like antique-style globes, bell jars, and stone Buddha statues sitting on the highly polished marble coffee tables and countertops. Most rooms have a couch and chair, a marble/leather work desk, and cherrywood furnishings.

Large bathrooms feature large separate tubs, glass showers with rainfall showerheads, granite countertops (most with double sinks), and Guild + Pepper toiletries.

All rooms come with Keurig coffeemakers, empty mini-fridges, iPod docks, 32-inch flat-screen HDTVs, and free Wi-Fi. Only six of the 110 rooms are suites.

Features

A farm-to-table restaurant, library-like coffee shop/bar/lounge, and small fitness center

The Nickel serves farm-to-table American cuisine and house cocktails mad with oak-barrel-aged spirts

The on-site American restaurant, The Nickel, serves dishes like blueberry buttermilk pancakes (breakfast and brunch), fried steak sandwiches (lunch), and molasses-glazed lamb shank (dinner). In addition to an impressive wine and draft beer list, The Nickel offers house cocktails made with oak-barrel-aged spirits. The Nickel also provides 24-hour room service.

The hotel's 2014 renovation introduced The Study -- a cozy living-room-like lounge serving coffee and breakfast in the mornings, lunch in the afternoons, and cocktails and small plates in the evenings.

Hotel Teatro doesn't have a spa or pool, but in-room spa treatments available, and there is a small 24-hour fitness center, with four cardio machines and a single rack of free weights.

Only valet parking is available, and it comes with a daily fee, but the hotel offers free car/shuttle service within a 2.5-mile radius.

Ample meeting and event space includes a wine cellar with vaulted stone ceiling, a mezzanine area above The Nickel, and an eighth-floor banquet hall with Rocky Mountains views.

Hotel Teatro is very pet-friendly, with no weight limit or extra fees. The hotel even works with a local canine massage therapist.

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Address

1100 14th St., Denver, Colorado 80202, United States

Phone

(303) 228-1100

Room Types

  • Apartment Suite
  • Chancellor Suite
  • Deluxe Corner Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Petite King
  • Petite Queen or Double Room
  • Superior King
  • Superior Queen
  • Superior Queen w/ Balcony

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