by Amanda Geronikos
Is it an art museum, or a hotel- or both? It’s hard to tell at this property — whose all-glass, misshaped exterior can’t be missed — in downtown Denver.
Opened in 2015, it is, indeed, a hotel, with art and artful dÃ©cor and amenities at every turn. Artistic touches include everything from original wall paintings and statues to funky room furnishings and a colorful candy bar in the lobby.
And while the swanky hotel doesn’t often see kids, it offers kids’ menus at the onsite restaurant, cribs and baby amenities for little ones, and in-room mini-fridges (not wet bars) for storing snacks. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
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- Convenient location
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the ART, a hotel has 165 guestrooms and suites, each equipped with a coffee station that includes an espresso machine and both regular and to-go cups. Rooms also have mini-fridges and cozy bathrobes. Turndown service with chocolates and bottled water is included.
Cribs are available upon request and are free of charge, as are baby amenities.
Guestrooms are equipped with one king or two queen beds. In the guestrooms that have a king bed, there is an oversized, glass-enclosed shower; in the rooms with two queen beds, you'll find a shower/tub combination. Rooms come in three variations: Canvas, with views of nearby buildings; Broadway, which, indeed, faces Denver's Broadway, and Mountain View.
Suites, of course, feature more space, including separate living areas with sofa beds, plus wet bars. They can sleep up to four guests. Suite options include the Atelier Suite (no substantial views), Museum View Suite and Mountain View Suite. The Capital Suite -- the best seat in the house -- overlooks Broadway.
We stayed at the Art for a few days while we visited the Monet Exhibit at the Denver Museum. Great location. Paul, the concierge, gave us such a warm welcome and explained where things were, what the hotel could do for us, etc. We had a great lunch and breakfast at their restaurant, The Fire, and the service was outstanding. The art displayed in the hotel itself is also fabulous. Be sure and pay attention to the art in each of the elevators. The hotel car even took us to our restaurant for dinner and picked us up afterwards. What a great stay!
We had a fabulous experience at this cool boutique hotel! Everything thing was perfect from great front desk/over-the-top concierge service, to our comfy well-equipped room with a spectacular view of the mountains. We used the valet parking ($40) and visited the Fire Restaurant and lounge for Happy hour and for breakfast. I loved this venue with floor to ceiling glass and again, striking views. The happy hour (3-6 daily) has some great values with $5 sliders and sharable plates, and drink specials including $4 pils, $ 6 wine of the days as well as some cocktail specials. There is a chic outdoor patio which would have been very inviting had it not snowed. The most unique and interesting aspects of this hotel are the architecture and art collection. Very unique! It is also stepping away from the Denver Art Museum and other fun venues in the Capitol area of Denver. We used the driver to drop us at dinner nearby which is also a nice feature. I would definitely recommend this property and would return!
There aren't any activities available onsite, but the hotel is within walking distance of a few museums, and within short driving distance of family-friendly Denver attractions.
the ART, a hotel's onsite restaurant, FIRE, uses farm-to-table ingredients in New American cuisine. Think cheese and charcuterie boards, truffle fries, grilled octopus, and Rocky Mountain trout. Burgers are also served.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and an extensive list of cocktails are available, as is a separate kids' menu for lunch and dinner. The children's menu, which doubles as an activity sheet, includes grilled cheese, chicken fingers and the like.
FIRE is open 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. On Saturdays and Sundays, brunch is hosted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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All About the Extras
The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi to all guests.
Next to FIRE, The Library is a lobby lounge with a colorful candy bar -- fun for both kids and adults!
The hotel's fitness center, located on the first floor, features cardio machines, strength training equipment, free weights- and art! Towels and fruit-infused water are also available at the gym, which is accessible 24 hours with your key card.
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The hotel is consistently busy, with even more guests during the summer months. Nightly room rates don't fluctuate much.
If you're flying into Denver International Airport, take the University of Colorado A Line (introduced in 2016) to Union Station for just $9 per person. From there, it's a quick (and cheap) Uber or taxi ride to the ART, a hotel.
You can walk to a few attractions from the hotel, including the Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, and the Big Blue Bear (named "I See What You Mean") outside of the Denver Convention Center. The hotel also offers a free car service that travels within a few miles of the property.
You'll need to utilize the bus system or your own vehicle to get to the Denver Children's Museum, Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens Theme Park and other Denver attractions.
Valet parking is available for $38 per night.
For Mom and Dad
Duck into the FIRE Lounge for a nightcap, or head to social hour (3 to 6 p.m.) on the rooftop FIRE Terrace.