Late last year, I had the chance to spend three days at the newly opened AC Hotel Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado. As this was my first trip to Denver, I appreciated that the hotel is conveniently located on 15th and California, right off of the 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian friendly mall of restaurants, shopping and attractions. An added bonus, the AC Hotel Denver has 54thirty, the highest rooftop bar in all of Denver, providing a true "Mile High" experience and an amazing spot for a cocktail. My corner-king, mountain view room was comfortable and spacious and the expansive window overlooking the Rocky Mountains flooded my room with natural light. The room had a clean contemporary decor, plush bedding and a nod to European design where the shower and sink was located in the corner of the same room. And I have to rave about the food! All four of the AC Hotel restaurants are a foodie's dream, using hand crafted and locally sourced ingredients and every meal was excellent. And if it can't get any better, the hotel is pet friendly and smoke-free.
During my stay, the staff was really friendly and accommodating. And the AC Hotels brand ambassador Nigel Barker graciously took us to two of his favorite sights around Denver. We first went to Red Rocks National Park, owned by the city of Denver and a park that is both naturally untouched and has a rich live music background. The perfectly acoustic natural amphitheater is thought to be over 200 million years old and was likely used by the native Ute Indian tribe. It was incredibly beautiful and definitely one for the bucket list. Then, Nigel took us to the Denver Union Station. This 1868 historic train station had an array of intricate details boasting both Romanesque Revival and Beaux-Arts architecture. After an extensive renovation, it's now a transit hub, hotel and area of mixed-use development. Visiting during the holidays, the Union Station exterior was all lit up with festive red and green lights. We also toured the house of Molly Brown, perhaps the most well known Titanic survivors.
Denver is a city for everyone, in any season, and the AC Hotel Denver is perfect place to enjoy what the city has to offer. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my stay and absolutely recommend a visit. Thank you AC Hotel Denver!