The dilemma. Two back to back flights out of Denver International Airport. The first one from Disney World in Orlando returning with my grandkids on a Sunday evening, followed by an early Monday morning international flight to China. With less than 8 hours between the two flights, driving to my suburbia Denver home to catch 3 hours of sleep was not an option. Hello Woolley’s Classic Suites, Denver Airport, one of the newest hotel debuts in the Mile High City and near the Denver Airport.
My grandkids and I landed about 9:30 pm and navigated DIA to the luggage pick up. The travel gods were in our favor as our luggage dropped out of the baggage carousel upon our arrival. The plan was to take the complimentary shuttle to Wolley’s Classic Suites where their parents (my daughter) would pick the kids up and I’d check into the Denver airport hotel. I picked up my car at offsite airport parking and made my way to the hotel located at the corner of I-70 and Pena Boulevard, in record time. After transferring the kids and the luggage, I checked into the hotel about 10 pm.
The hotel lobby is impressive, open, welcoming, and with elegant features, relaxed seating, warm colors, and an atrium just off in the distance.
Another guest was in front of me, so I waited a few minutes, before the front desk checked me in. I had pre-packed my suitcase for China, planning to transfer personal items from luggage from the Orlando trip. That meant I had to unload all suitcases and take them to the room. Unfortunately I wasn’t offered any assistance, even though there was another employee at the desk. Tried, I grabbed the bell cart and unloaded my 3 suitcases and a backpack, and pushed the cart to the elevator to my room.
To get to the elevator, pass a super sized atrium with endless ceiling, more relaxed seating for the restaurant. The atrium is known as the inner sanctuary, with year-round “outdoor al fresco” patio dining and water features, channeling the European classic hotels.
Accommodations & Amenities
The glass elevator offered a view of the relaxing atrium, but honestly I was so tired that I barely noticed until the next morning. The cart and I rolled our way to my room a few doors from the elevator. I piled my luggage inside the room, returned the cart, and then got a look at my suite for the next 6 hours.
The rooms are huge, oversized suites, ranging from 525 to 580 square feet, likely one of the largest at Denver’s airport corridor. (The VIP suites are 1,150 square feet). My room was a king suite with a foyer, featuring a closet, small wet bar with coffee, refrigerator, and microwave. I’m not sure why I was surprised, but the décor and bedding is totally upscale. I was seriously ready to shower off the thousands of mile of airplane travel and sink into the bed.
Oh the bathrooms! Wow: marble raised bathtubs, floor-to-ceiling glass enclosed showers, and double vanities. Marble and granite are the focus, and the bathroom is also oversized. The bathroom will be perhaps the most welcome amenity to road-weary travelers.
After scheduling a wake-up call and a shuttle with the front desk, clean and relaxed, I climbed into the bed, and literally sunk into the amazing padded king size bed.
Although my short stay didn’t allow me to take advantage of all the amenities, this high end hotel is packed full of hotel amenities for the guest. Complimentary cooked to order breakfast, free WiFi, free airport transportation with dedicated shuttles, Colorado’s only Hertz Rent-a-Car self service 24/7 kiosk, indoor saline pool, business center, fitness center, and guest laundry facilities. A full service gourmet restaurant, Jardin, is also on-site. Oh and did I mention a complimentary daily manager’s reception?
Return to Denver’s Wolley’s Classic Suites
After the long haul from China and landing at the Denver airport, I called Woolley Suites with the number provided by the front desk. The front desk said he’d call me back with an estimated time of arrival of the shuttle. I was tired and immediately thought the worse — another long wait, but as promised, I received a call back within a few minutes alerting me that the driver was en route, ETA 10 minutes. True to their word, less than 10 minutes, and I was loaded as the only passenger and transferred to the hotel to pick up my car. BONUS: free airport transportation AND free parking with hotel stay.
Why Woolley’s Classic Suites is the Perfect Denver Airport Hotel?
What sold me on Woolley’s Classic Suites is its convenient location about 10 minutes from Denver International Airport and FREE parking with hotel stay. DIA parking costs can rack up quickly, with rates edging toward $10 per day, even on off-site lots. For a weekend trip, that’s not so bad. But if you pay to park at DIA for more than a handful of days, a stay at the Woolley’s Classic Suites is almost the cost of parking and would include dedicated shuttles, FREE breakfast, FREE evening manager reception, and a stress free airport stay.
DISCLAIMER: Woolley’s Classic Suites provided accommodations for my review; opinions expressed are my own.