Located about a 20-minute drive from downtown Denver and a 5-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 70 on-ramp, the Doubletree Hotel Denver is suitable for business and vacation travellers who require a well-priced hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and a free airport shuttle.
This hotel has over 550 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering one king or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Mini-fridges are available upon request. This hotel is non-smoking.
One- and two-bedroom suites are also available, and feature a sitting area with a sofabed, a conference table with seating for eight and a wet bar. These suites also offer two private balconies each, with views of the Rocky Mountains.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, a business centre, 32,000 square feet of meeting/conference space, guest laundry, a gift shop and free parking. A free round-trip airport shuttle is also offered daily every 30 minutes from 4:30 am to 12 am (pre-booking required). Pets up to 75 lbs are permitted for an additional $50 per stay, and the hotel is fully wheelchair accessible.
On-site dining is offered at The Cafe (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and Characters Sports Bar, which serves dinner daily. The hotel also features a lounge and an on-site Starbucks.
East 29th Avenue Town Center offers shopping about a 12-minute walk south of the hotel, while the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science can be found 11 minutes away by car. The Denver Botanic Gardens is roughly a 15-minute drive southwestward, and Denver International Airport (DEN) is about a 25-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets up to 75 lbs permitted for $50/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 20, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, value, location and rooms.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, and found to be friendly, accommodating and efficient.
Numerous lodgers praised the hotel's value, describing the rates as reasonable, excellent and good. One reviewer noted, "it feels like you are at a grande hotel with out paying the high price".
Several guests were satisfied with the hotel's location. They found it to be a reasonable distance from the highway, the airport, shopping, downtown Denver, Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The hotel's rooms were also praised by several lodgers, who described them as clean, a nice size and well furnished, with great mountain views and comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
While the majority of reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests were disappointed with aspects of their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn furniture, difficulty with temperature control and beds that they found too soft.
Noise transfer was mentioned by a few guests. They reported noisy in-room air-conditioning units, as well as noise from guests in the hallways and adjacent rooms.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation rate from 297 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #42 of 145 Denver hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 277 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 27 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 20, 2013 to verify some information.