Going to a unique and quirky little town like Denver and staying in a chain hotel just seems wrong on so many levels. At least to me it does. So you can sense my hesitance staying at the Embassy Suites in Denver, but the second I walked in the door and headed up to the massive atrium lobby to check in, I was pleasantly surprised.
As a matter of fact, the only Denver hotel to crack the Top 25 list of hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor was the Embassy Suites Denver, coming in at #22 thanks in part to its great location to all things Denver. The hotel, which was built in 2010, boasts a 14-story sky curtain and serves free cooked-to-order breakfast in the mornings – just two of the bonuses of this great Colorado property.
The hotel easily accommodates both business and for-fun travelers offering a great gym, spa services including an indoor saline swimming pool and a quiet and easy to access business center which offers guests complimentary WiFi and printers.
My room, although sadly only for one night, was an incredibly spacious two-room suite with plenty of space for me to sit down and write and even host a local friend for a girl gab session while I was in town. The hotel has a great food and bar vibe filled with tons of intrepid travelers, but the best part (like the TripAdvisor list indicated) is the location – just blocks away from all the sports complexes in Denver and walking distance to so many amazing restaurants and bars that the city is highly credited for.
Another perk of this business-centric and chain hotel, staying at the Embassy Suites in Denver still nets you HHonors points. Kudos to the Embassy Suites brand for letting this hotel really stand out in a city that does the exact same thing.
Jayme Lamm is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Houston focusing on travel writing and is in a full-court press writing her hugely opinionated sports column, The Blonde Side. Be sure to follow Jayme’s travel and sports adventures on Twitter @jaymelamm.