Acoma House Hotel: Embrace the Heart of Denver’s Art

Acoma House Hotel is the most unique hotel in Denver.

Acoma House Hotel, in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle district, is an art lover’s dream. Why? Not only is the hotel a quick stroll to the city’s top galleries, but each of its guest rooms is a masterpiece. Bold, popping walls feature the works of artists mostly from Denver.

It’s a great newcomer to Denver’s wonderful assortment of accommodation

Acoma House Hotel Background

Opened gradually throughout 2023 as each room was completed, the Acoma House Hotel is the brainchild of Christine and Michael Eisenstein. They wanted to make it one of the most Instagram-able spots in Denver and I think they have succeeded.

The couple bought the property in 2019. Christine, who has a background in design, chose all the lighting, décor, and staging items after the artists were finished.

Located in a two-story, century-old building that was originally a boarding house, the hotel offers 24 guest suites. No two are alike.

Pick Your Décor and Atmosphere

You can go online before booking to see what suits your taste. Pop art? Whimsey? Abstract? Romance? Sea creatures? Botanicals? Geometrics? Animals? You’ll find it.

There are QR codes beside each guestroom entrance door in the Acomo House Hotel.

As you enter through your room’s bright pink door, you’ll notice a QR code. That’s where you can find out about the artist commissioned to bring the room alive. 

Some of the Artists

For instance, Marissa Napoletano is the Denver-based artist behind Suite 112. Check her QR code and you’ll find she does everything from floral illustrations to large-scale murals. Her specialty? The intersection between realism and fantasy.

Different art reigns in each room at the Acoma House Hotel.

Kaitlin Ziesmer is a fine art painter and illustrator who uses bold colors. She combines human and natural elements, often with a dash of nostalgia. In Suite 207 her signature creations feature parakeets wearing crash helmets and goggles.

If you fancy the life aquatic, you’ll enjoy Suite 104 by Patrick Maxcy. Born and raised in Florida, Maxcy creates quirky underwater creatures such as an oversized, nautilus with a tentacle wrapped around an espresso.

For an aquatic theme, check out Suite 104.

Suite Details

The larger units feel like one-bedroom apartments. An open-concept lounge, dining area, and kitchen comprise the main room. From there doors lead to the bedroom and bathroom. You can easily make meals in the kitchen since it is decked out with full-sized appliances. You can even entertain since multiple place-setting tableware, plus cooking utensils are provided. A dining or kitchen table is provided with four chairs. The living room area is outfitted with a comfy sofa and upholstered furniture.

Larger suites are like one-bedroom apartments with full kitchens.

The bathrooms in the larger suites are equipped with small claw-foot tubs. For a shower, you’ll need to climb into the tub and activate the shower head. Rubber mats for traction are provided.

Other guest rooms are referred to as having “oversized studio” dimensions. These units feature kitchenettes and come in different configurations. Most have a sitting area and walk-in showers.

All the Acoma House Hotel’s guest suites have high ceilings, super-fast fiber Internet access, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and Queen or King pillow-top beds. Amenities like shampoo and conditioner are provided in refillable bottles.

Acoma House Hotel Amenities

Need to do some laundry? There are washer and dryer machines in the basement. In addition, there is a storage room with lockers where you can stow extra bags.

Walking Distance to Art and History

A great thing about this hotel is that you are within walking distance of some of the most loved attractions. These include Civic Center Park, Colorado State Capitol, and History Colorado Center. 

Art aficionados will appreciate the proximity of the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Plus, you can walk to the Molly Brown house, once home to “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

Acoma House Hotel – Atypical Aspects

There are a few unusual aspects to the Acoma House Hotel. Staff is minimal and there is no physical front desk..

There is no elevator or staff to help with bags. If you have mobility issues, the first-floor suites are your best option. 

To get into the building, you’ll need a push-button code. And a push button code to get into your room. These are provided when your online booking is confirmed.

If you have questions, the reservation team is available by phone from 9 am until 9 pm.

Plus, there are no food and beverage services on site. The ample kitchen facilities in each suite make up for that. You just need to plan and stock your refrigerator.

Acoma House Hotel Rates

Smaller suites start at around $150, larger ones start at $225. These may change depending on the season. You can make your reservations directly through the hotel website, or check an online booking site like Hotels.com to see if you can get a better rate.

 

Hotel feature by Toronto-based travel writer Maureen Littlejohn. Photos © Maureen Littlejohn. Visit Denver arranged for her stay as she researched a larger piece. As always, her thoughts and opinions are her own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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