Travel Diary with Hotel Teatro
With just 48 hours in the mile high city, every second counted. That’s why I stayed at Hotel Teatro because of it’s historic charm and classic cultural experience. If you are visiting a new city and you want to truly experience it’s culture, I suggest staying in boutique hotels.
Boutique hotels are independently owned hotels that typically showcase the history, architecture, and culture of the city they’re in. Plus they are unique, and I’m a big fan of supporting entrepreneurs who think outside the box. So I try to shy away from staying at chain hotels and seek out one of a kind boutique hotels instead.
And Hotel Teatro didn’t disappoint one bit.
From the moment my boyfriend Matthew and I arrived, the service was impeccable. From the warm welcome of Jordan, The Concierge, to the delightful charcuterie board that awaited us in our room upon arrival – we felt taken care of.
Our room was a dream. The 9th floor view came with a corner balcony that overlooked downtown Denver to the East and the majestic mountains to the West. Of course I dropped my bags and ran to the see the view. And maybe snapped a few pictures…. ha!
After settling in, we made our way downstairs to The Study lounge in the lobby to get double shots of espresso. I had been traveling all week and Matthew had just finished an intense week of grad school. Caffeine was a must!
Once caffeinated, we got ready for a special dinner at Beatrice and Woodsley on south Broadway. This is one of my favorite areas of Denver because of the hip restaurants and shops as well as the never ending supply of cocktail bars. Beatrice and Woodsley is hands down one of THE coolest restaurants I have ever eaten at. The food was great, but the ambience, the atmosphere, the decor is what made it so unique. It was like dining in a warm lit forest of aspen trees. That’s right, I said trees! Inside the restaurant! It was incredible and the perfect ending to our day.
Is there anything better than waking up in the heart of a city overlooking the Rocky Mountains sipping coffee?
Well maybe just one thing – brunch.
After waking up to a beautiful view, we traveled downstairs to The Nickel for brunch. The Nickel’s decor is what drew me in immediately. The high ceilings and rustic vibe made me feel like I was dining in a classic 1920’s bar in London.
Between the two of us, we ordered bottomless mimosas (oops!), persimmon french toast, chicken and waffles, an apple fritter, breakfast sausage, and biscuits and gravy. Needless to say – we left with our bellies full with no plans to eat for the rest of the day!
Before we made our way into the mountains for the rest of the weekend, there was one more room I had to explore – The Study. This library/coffee car was my favorite room in the entire hotel. The books alone drew me in, inviting me to pick one up and stay for a while.
We sipped our coffee and sat by the fire taking in the slow Saturday morning before heading into the mountains.
To any one passing through Denver or planning a Denver vacation, I highly recommend Hotel Teatro. The service, the experience, the decor – everything was top notch. It truly was a stay I will never forget.
A little more about Hotel Teatro:
As Denver’s original boutique hotel, Hotel Teatro provides the modern experience of a recent $3 million interior renovation juxtaposed with the historic details from the early 20th century traditional Renaissance Revival-style building in which it is housed. An ideal location in the heart of Denver’s music and theatre district, set against a beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop, the four-diamond Hotel Teatro is surrounded by independently owned and operated restaurants and shops.
It is easily walkable to prime Denver destinations such as the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Colorado Convention Center, Union Station, and professional sports and entertainment venues Coors Field and the Pepsi Center. Home to The Nickel, a popular restaurant offering new American cuisine created through a Colorado lens, and The Study, a cozy coffee bar and breakfast lounge, Hotel Teatro allows guests to enjoy a one-of-a-kind Denver experience.
Hotel Teatro – recently named “The Top Hotel in Denver,” in the 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, and “The Best Hotel of the West” by Conde Nast Traveler in their Reader’s Choice Awards – aims to expand its awareness beyond Denver market and elevate its profile amongst seasoned travelers in key fly-to markets, with an eye for style and an appreciation for detail.