Close to the Action: Hyatt Place Denver Downtown

Convenient location. That’s the first selling point of Hyatt Place Denver Downtown, one of the newer hotels recently opening in the Mile High City. But then, upon check-in, this Hyatt property offers so much more, from location to price point to classy and comfortable Denver digs.

Photo credit: Hyatt Place Denver Downtown

With a new hotel boom and properties sprouting up all over Colorado, I’d had my eye on the 21-story Hyatt Place Denver Downtown since I peeked inside right after its November 2015 opening. With tickets to a concert at the Pepsi Center, well, that was just another reason for me to pack my bags and head to downtown Denver for an overnight stay.

Downtown Denver Arrival and Check-InPhoto credit: Hyatt House Denver Downtown

The Hyatt Place Denver Downtown has location wrapped up in a pretty package. Joining the new openings of Denver hotels, The Hyatt Place shares an address and building with the new Hyatt House at the corner of 14th and Glenarm. And that’s what I like about this hotel location, close enough to get to the action, but far enough away to be a bit quiet.

Located near Denver’s LoDo and theater district, I’m talking just steps from the FREE 16th Street Mall Ride, a 3 minute walk from Colorado Convention Center, and 15-minute walk to Colorado State Capitol. And our walk to the Pepsi Center was just 20 minutes and a less than 5 minute Uber Ride.

We arrived mid-afternoon, pulling up to valet (additional $39 charge per day) on 14th street. We walked through the mid-lobby entrance, providing access on the left to Hyatt House and to the right Hyatt Place.  Comfortable overstuffed sofas and chairs were scattered amongst the lobby area, creating living room type atmosphere.

Staying left, the decor continued with wood accents and gray and white walls, but with more contemporary blue hues. I am totally loving the new local art theme of hotels, and this property went with the skiing theme, including painted skis and snowboards throughout the dining area.hyatt-place-denver-art

The reception desk was located through the doors on the corner of Glenarm. Again, cubby holes of sofas and couches created a casual atmosphere. No lines for check-in, so we quickly made our way back toward the elevators, located off the mid-lobby.

Extra Roomy Rooms

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We were attending the concert with a group of friends, but we were the only ones overnighting in Denver. When we checked into our hotel room, we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the the standard room — SUPER SIZE! We even invited our 5 friends to joinView from the top of Hyatt Place Downtown Denver. Photo Credit: Diana Rowe us in our room for pre-concert drinks, and we had plenty of room to host our group of 7.

Very European contemporary, the rooms feature free WiFi (fast and easy to log in too), flat-screens, desks and coffeemakers. We also had a mini-fridge. The bathrooms are also roomy, and separated from the living room/bedroom area.

Some rooms offer views of the Rocky Mountains (as did ours). Our room looked west onto 14th Street toward the Colorado Covention Center, as well as the roof of the Denver Athletic Club (DAC).

From our window, we actually looked down on an late afternoon rooftop wedding at the DAC.

Choose an upgrade and gain access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and evening snacks. Suites add living rooms with dining tables, plus kitchenettes.

Amenities at the Hyatt Place Denver Downtown

Breakfast is one of those meals that is either grab-and-go, or I’m really wanting a hot breakfast. But in either case, I prefer booking hotels that offer FREE breakfast.

And boom, given to you on a platter, is the complimentary morning Kitchen Skillet, serving hot breakfast items, hot coffee or tea, fresh fruit, oatmeal, and more. The buffet line is toward the south section of the hotel, with plenty of tables for seating.

We slept in (after late night concert shenanigans), opting for later breakfast, but the food was still hot and fresh, although coffee was depleted. A request to the staff resulted in the coffee being refreshed, as well as the front desk receptionist offered to make me a specialty coffee (which I gladly accepted).

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Other options include the Gallery Menu upscale restaurant, the bar, and a 24-hour coffee shop. Grab ‘n Go case next to the bar seating features new sandwiches & greens from our Gallery Menu and bottled beverages.

The Coffee to Cocktails bar serves Starbucks® specialty coffees & teas, premium beer, local craft brews, wine and cocktails. After our concert, we did hang out here with our friends and received great service for our after-dinner drink even when not seated at the bar.

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Other amenities include an indoor pool, a complimentary 24/7 gym and a spa, as well as 35 meeting rooms. Other amenities include 35 meeting rooms.

And of course, with their prime location near everything downtown Denver, guests are minutes from dozens of restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Rates start at $123. Book online with the hotel or try one of the booking sites such as Travelocity or Hotels.com.

Photo Credit: Hyatt Place Denver Downtown

For purposes of a review, I was a guest of the Hyatt Place Denver Downtown, but opinions expressed are my own.

Photos courtesy of Hyatt Place Denver Downtown and Diana Rowe.

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