The Westin Denver Downtown
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Today marks my first official experience on a tour bus. I can't say it was enjoyable, because it took me a long time to actually fall asleep, and again to stay asleep. The issue was not necessarily the bus, but more that I had aggravated my right shoulder in the work I had been doing that the muscle was tense and sore. This made for a very long …
... mine. The most striking thing about the field area has to be the Rockpile. It is a section of seats in center field that also serves as the batter's eye. They are like upper deck seats but in the outfield which means they aren't great seats but at $4 they are the cheapest ticket in the majors. In front of the Rockpile is a fountain that shoots water on every Rockies home run. But it is more than a fountain, with some rocks and ...
... the snow. It was certainly cold and we quickly clambered aboard our warm train again.
But maybe the best of all was the descent into Denver at the end of the first leg of our journey. We were in the dining car having an early dinner with Paul when the mountains suddenly parted and we saw this huge plain thousands of feet below us. And in the middle of the plain we could see the high rise buildings in downtown Denver, still miles away. It was just like looking ...
... way. She will soon belong to another man. A man that I fully expect will love and cherish her as I do. What a wonderful trip with one of the best travel companions ever. Not a single complaint. At times when I was feeling a little down and ready for the trip to be over, not that she could tell, she kept smiling and was so excited to get out and see the next new site. What a joy she is!
Now, for the answer to ...
... and I have tasted one or two over the years. It was a mixture of fresh strawberries (pureed), Absolut Vanilla and Creme de Cacao liqueur. Heaven in a glass. I could have nailed another couple had it not been for the cost.
I thought I had better get back to the apartment to get changed so I could head out for dinner so I found a bike and started peddling.
Once I got back to the apartment I did a load of washing, got ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Denver Downtown
Go further than two blocks...
To the reviewers complaining about Downtown Denver ("get something going on the mall") you should take the time to do even a little research about the city you are visiting. (Or even talk to the Concierge!) Four blocks south of the Westin Tabor Center (a free shuttle stops in front of the hotel) is a district called LoDo--for lower downtown--which is the largest and liviest entertainment district for a thousand miles. There are literally dozens and dozens of bars, night clubs, and restaurants of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Safer in Chicago? Hah! The Westin in Westminster? Nice hotel...if you like staying in an office park. I staged a wedding at the Westin Tabor Center on 11/6, and the nearly 200 out of town guests who attended are still raving about the hotel and the city.
The best hotel downtown
I have stayed here many times, and it is by far the nicest hotel downtown. I have also stayed at the Hyatt, the Marriott, and a few others, and the Westin with its location, and heaved beds and great pool, definitely beats the competition. The heaven beds alone put Westins above the rest!! The hotel is very nice and has the best location on 16th St. I'd highly recommend it.
Heavenly Beds...now can we get something going in the Mall?
Spent two nights here in early March. Westin gets my vote for most improved chain overall. I love those heavenly beds, showers, toiletries. My room was subdued in color, calming, and sleek. It might have needed one more chair because it is pretty austere...but I liked it very much. Glad to see they haven't removed the minibars as so many properties have. Service and front desk personel all excellent and must say that the buffett breakfast was one of the best and most substantial offerings I've seen in a long time. Also had a really good lunch at the Palm on the ground level of the hotel. That being said, the Tabor Center is sad--the shopping just mediocre with very little to excite you. I noticed a substantial number of homeless sitting around the food court. It's a shame because it takes away from the hotel itself.
16th Street and the Westin
The Westin Tabor Center is by far one of the better downtown Denver properties. Yes, there are newer, nicer Westin's - but this one remains consistent as far as quality, and of course the phenomenal beds. The location on 16th Street mall can't be beat. As I write this review, I'm in the process of moving to Denver, and will be occupying a loft on the 16th Street Mall. Another review suggested that 16th Street is a "seedy" area. I have yet to find a nicer downtown pedestrian area in any city I've visited - 16th Street is both statistically and practically very safe as well as a lot of fun. Keep your wits about you just as in any other big city - but don't be afraid to enjoy downtown and 16th Street Mall both - it's worth it.
Great hotel. Like everyone says the beds are like heaven. it's located right on the 16th st. mall so if you are not a shopper this may not be for you. The pool was also awesome with great views. Service was a bit uptight but after dealing with some of the guests I saw check in I can see why. Rooms nice size with a decent view. i would come back. Seems way underrated at #52 in all of Denver?!?
Great beds but a high price
Stayed 7/2003. I did not get a great price because I had to move in a hurry from another hotel, so it was expensive but worth it for the bed.
I had not slept the previous night because of an uncomfortable bed and was willing to pay anything. I think it is very overpriced but those Westin beds are great. I have the same problem here as in other Westins I have stayed in. Many have a cold, railway station like lobby and the food/restaurant choices are VERY poor and not of hgh quality. As a side, if you take you laptop this has a good high speed internet connection but it will cost you.
FYI on my recent trip to The Westin Tabor Center in Denver, Co.;Arrived at approx. 8PM, 7/14/03 and assigned room 1214, room hot and turned a/c up to max., no apparent response, called 'Service Express'(no numbers for maintenance, room service, front desk,etc, only service express) took 12 to 15 rings and was advised it would take 20 minutes to start to cool. Went to dinner. Upon return screw fell out of door lock and A/C still poorly operating(no change). Next morning found shower temperature almost impossible to adjust and hot cycle scalding. Again finally got service express and told them to change my room while I was out, and they did to room 1514.Arrived to room 1514 on 7/15/03 at approx. 10:30 PM and found note and bottles(warm) of ale for inconveniences but no TV remote. Called service express 3 times and let it ring 15 to 20 times, 3rd time picked up and told they were 'busy', not sorry just busy, asked for remote..never came. Had to turn desk lamp off by unscrewing bulb. Other than that FINE!
Great hotel if you get a good price
Stayed over Memorial Day weekend and had a great time. Brought my 8 year old daughter and we stayed in room 402 which had a patio that lead to the wonderful pool.Good service but parking was $24 day. Try and get an Internet rate if you go.
Pretty good but.....
I thought the hotel was very good, but just ok by Westin standards. Sometimes I feel those wonderful beds hide flaws elsewhere in the hotel. I have stayed in many downtown area and I am from Chicago but my complaint was not of the hotel but the downtown streets of Denver. I love Colorado and Denver's surrounding areas, but the downtown was the lowlife capital of the world. I am in my late 20's and even got freaked out by the amount of fights and gangbangers that walk the streets of 16th street. I may of picked a bad weekend, but I love Chicago and feel safe in this bigger city. Take this as some advice if you are going on a trip to Colorado. Stay at the Westin Westminster about 15 minutes north.
Not bad if you get a deal
I managed to get a $80/night internet deal for this place and it was a good deal--but checking recently the prices seem closer to $150/night, and I'm not sure it's worth it.The room was spacious and well appointed. Great shower. Big tv. Went and swam in the indoor-outdoor lap pool which was pretty cool, Even though it was cold out, you could still swim. Small workout area. Outdoor hot tub had leaves in it, but maybe because it was winter. Ordered room service which was prompt and tasty, not too pricey. Valet parking was a little too expensive, hated having to tip the guy every time I grabbed my car. But, standard for downtown.Forgot my cell phone charger in the room and they found it, but took like 4 weeks to send it to me. Overall, not bad, but look for deals.