October 1, 2015
As part of our celebration of 100 years, we present to you, our guests favorite rooms at The Hotel Denver and some historical tidbits not widely known about them!
Room 304 – Showcases panoramic views of Glenwood Canyon, the pool, the Colorado River and even the Adventure Park. This room embraces all of the reasons you came to Glenwood Springs. High arched windows and original wood floors have delighted guests since 1922, when this section of the hotel was added.
A close second in the list of favorites is Room 204, which is directly below 304 and has the same fantastic views, original brick walls and hardwood floors as well.
Room 442 – The Penthouse, features a private patio on the fourth floor overlooking the train station and the Colorado River. This is arguably the best room in Glenwood Springs.
Room 330 – Our newly renovated Colorado Room features two full bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, and even a chandelier to top it all off.
Room 301 – Has been renovated recently as well. It is a beautiful L-Shape room with two queen beds, a lovely seating area with two queen Anne chairs and floor to ceiling windows featuring a view over the city to the western mountains.
Room 312 – Is small with a big impact. If walls could talk, this room could tell of being in the original 1905 section of the building as part of a second-rate rooming house above a grocery store. Overlooking the train station, your view will also include the Hot Springs Pool and the magnificent Colorado River. The original brick walls, high windows and antiques will take you back in time, but with High-speed wireless.
Other Fun Facts to enhance your stay…
When Kiefer Sutherland was filming Flashback in 1990, he signed the back of an art print hanging in Room 215. It was found several years later.
French doors open to a bedroom in Room 210. The doors were uncovered inside the drywall at the end of the halls near 328 and 228 and re-used. Bricks salvaged from the old Rex Hotel were used in 216 to patch the old wooden floor, and for wall sections in the loft meeting room.
Unfortunately we could not come up with a way to display it but a brick wall in 305 has an old marketing sign painted on the bricks, proclaiming “Glenwood’s Modern Hotel”. It must have been painted before 1922, as an addition would have covered it at that time.
Rooms 224 and 222 have windows to the atrium where a collection of prohibition-era stills are displayed. Prohibition was influential in the development of The Hotel Denver, as it allowed several bars to be acquired toward expansion of the hotel. Rumor has it that in Garfield County, just as much liquor was served during Prohibition. It just happened to be illegal.
Yet to come; we have acquired the original encaustic from the Hot Springs Bathhouse, circa 1888. It will, in some fashion, be used in hotel rooms. We have also acquired the exterior cornice work from Durango’s 1904 City School. We’ll find a new home for it in the hotel – somewhere!
Now that you know a little more about some of our favorite rooms and some of the fun historic facts that are featured in our rooms we can’t wait to hear from you. Be sure to call our reservation agents early for the dates you are wanting so that we can guarantee you the specific room request in one of our fantastic lodging options!
Roxie fills you in more about all of this in her latest Tips and Tricks video!