Hotel at a Glance: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Denver Tech Center
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Denver Tech Center is located 1.5 miles from downtown Centennial, where you can catch the light rail to Denver, and 4 miles from the corporate offices that comprise the Denver Tech Center. Comfy Studio suites are ideal for an extended stay, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure. They offer many of the comforts of home, with kitchenettes, small sitting areas, and a choice of down or foam pillows.
- Free hot breakfast: Selections include eggs with sausage or bacon, waffles, and biscuits.
- Stay fit in an updated fitness center stocked with cardio equipment, free weights, and yoga mats.
- Outdoor grilling area: Guests can host a barbecue on the hotel's gas and charcoal grills and picnic tables.
- Distance to downtown Denver: about a 20-minute drive.
Centennial, Colorado: A City of Young Professionals in the Denver Metropolitan Area
Centennial is a relative newcomer to the Denver metropolitan area—it was incorporated in 2001—but it's already made waves as one of CNN Money's 50 best places to live. Young professionals and families make up its core population, who enjoy the city's pedestrian- and bike-friendly Centennial Link Trail and Centennial Center Park, where kids frolic on a playground with a splash park. In the summer, the park hosts live music, outdoor movies, and a farmer's market. A few miles west of town, The Streets at SouthGlenn is a nice place to spend an evening, with plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as a 14-screen movie theater.
Getting to and from Denver is a cinch on the RTD light rail. The one-hour ride deposits you near Denver's trendy Lower Downtown Historic District—LoDo to natives—where you can check out the up-and-coming restaurants, boutiques, and nightclubs of Larimer Square or hop on a free bus to the pedestrian-friendly 16th Street Mall.