Located about a 4-minute drive from Denver city center and Capitol Hill, the Ramada Inn Downtown Denver is suitable for travellers who prefer a well-priced and centrally located hotel with an outdoor pool and on-site dining.
This non-smoking hotel has 150 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering one king or two or three double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an in-room safe, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a mini-fridge and a microwave are also available upon request, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, a meeting room, a pool table, guest laundry, free parking and a complimentary area shuttle (please contact the hotel for details).
On-site dining is offered at The Ramada Cafe, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Room service is available. Pets are permitted for an additional $100 deposit per stay.
The 16th Street Mall can be found about a 6-minute drive northwest of the hotel, while the Colorado Convention Center is a 5-minute drive west. The Denver Coliseum is roughly a 12-minute drive north, and Denver International Airport (DEN) is about a 35-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $100 deposit/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 6, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, value and location.
The hotel's staff were praised by numerous guests, who characterized them as accommodating, friendly, professional and helpful in providing directions.
Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as reasonable, affordable, inexpensive and budget friendly, and cited the hotel's free area shuttle as greatly adding to the hotel's overall worth.
Several lodgers complimented the hotel's location, and found it to be close to Denver's downtown, as well as restaurants, pubs, The Filmore, Coors Field, Pepsi Center, Ogden Theatre and highway access. It should be noted, however, that a few patrons had complaints about the location (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms, the location and noise transfer.
While the majority of guests found their rooms to be clean and comfortable, some reviewers had complaints. They reported poor/slow Wi-Fi connectivity, dated decor and furnishings, worn carpets, cigarette odours (despite the hotel's smoke-free policy) in guest rooms and some plumbing issues.
Although numerous lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to Denver's downtown and local attractions, a few reviewers were disappointed with its location. They found the area to be somewhat rough or rundown, and reported some homeless people in the area. It was also mentioned by a few guests that the hotel was farther from the downtown than the hotel's name implies.
Noise transfer was mentioned by a few reviewers, who reported noise in rooms facing Colfax Ave., well as noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the courtyard.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 70% recommendation rate from 1,329 reviews. Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 from 931 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #76 of 144 Denver hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 338 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 6, 2013 to verify some information.