Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Denver West
This comfortable hotel is less than 10 miles from downtown Denver and features all the amenities you'll need for a stay near the city's attractions. With close proximity to the light-rail service and a packed-to-go breakfast option, Hampton Inn Denver West is a convenient home base for Denver explorations.
- Complimentary hot breakfast is served each morning, with menu items such as eggs, sausage, fruit, yogurt, and pastries.
- Updated rooms feature mini fridges and microwaves.
- Splash around in the outdoor pool, or work out in the fitness center.
- Close to: downtown Denver, the Coors brewery tour, and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Denver: Mile High City in the Rocky Mountains
Modern urban life meets the Old West in the Mile High City. Founded as a mining town in the 1850s, Colorado's capital has never quite lost its rugged frontier spirit. The proximity of the Rocky Mountains probably has a lot to do with it. The great outdoors are bound to stay near the forefront of your mind with such a spectacular reminder crowding the horizon.
If you can tear your eyes away from the scenery, though, there's a lot to see in the city. In the trendy Lower Downtown Historic District—LoDo to natives—you can take a stroll through the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver or mingle with the fashion-forward crowd filling the restaurants, boutiques, and nightclubs of Larimer Square. Downtown, the pedestrian-friendly 16th Street Mall cuts a swath through the heart of the city, past sidewalk cafés, skyscrapers, and plazas filled with street performers.
For an outdoor adventure inside city limits, make your way to City Park, which houses the Denver Zoo as well as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The museum’s long-standing wildlife hall features more than 90 dioramas and taxidermal animals from around the world, including the Arctic walruses and the cheetahs that once guarded Nicolas Cage's mind.