Magnolia Hotel Denver
818 17th St., Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States
Upscale on a budget
17th and Stout location.
Service: impeccable. The concierge is the best I have ever encounterd. They gave great suggestions, were always friendly, and really made us right at home. The rooms, I felt, were reasonably priced considering they were fabulous. I paid about $162 (including tax). I got the best rate by booking right through their website.
We arrived earlier than check - in and they found us a room that was availible, plus we had a friend who met us at the hotel and they were able to give her a room that was close to ours.
Facilities: The room was so clean you could, literally, eat off the bathroom floor. It had a soaking tub and the hair dryer dried my hair in second (no small feat!)
The bed was extremely comfy with the right amount of blankets, and fluffly feather pillows.
Amenities: Happy hour all night in Harry's Bar. The bartenders are fabulous.
Milk and cookies b/w 8pm and 10pm. Nice continental breakfast that has more than just bagels and pastries. They had healthy things like granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt.
Denali that will take you around town. We would tip around $5.00. It was much cheaper than taking cabs everywhere.
Unique Quality: The gym was AMAZING! FOr a hotel gym... All of the treadmills and ellipticals were equipped with flat screen televisions.
Also, had Pilates balls, mats and a sizable weight set.
Directions: The Business district, but close to everything.
Very nice hotel in a great downtown location
Pull up to the front of the hotel and have valet park your vehicle for you. Valet guys were great, friendly and fast to help get your luggage out of your car and park your car for you. Hotel has a nice lobby area with a gas fireplace and seating. Check in was quick and front desk staff seemed nice enough. I had the room with a King bed and the room was really small, but then again it was in the city but I've stayed at the Comfort Inn a few blocks away and they have larger rooms. The bathroom is nice, almost as big as the room with the bed. Large downstairs area where they have continental breakfast and tons of seating. Tables for eating at and lots of cushy chairs and couches all over the place with a relaxing water feature with rocks and running water. Newspapers and magazines lying around to read are handy when you want to just sit down and relax for a few minutes. This hotel has several conference rooms. I was here for a week to attend a class with my company and we had one of the smaller conference rooms. Overall, the hotel is very nice and the rooms are decorated with what I call a New York Modern decor to them with the smallness of those New York hotels as a reminder.
In room coffee maker, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, teas, bathrobe, iron and ironing board and they also offer a dry cleaning service.
The hotel wants to charge you for everything including $10 daily wireless internet access, movies, $10 to listen to music on the Television for 120 minutes.....Hotel valet parking is steep at $24 per day!
Unique Quality: Harry's Bar is attached to the hotel. It is a small bar, modern feel, lots of metal and a more contemporary feel to it. They have pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Variety of liquor and wines to choose from. If you are a hotel guest you get happy hour specials all the time if you show your room key. Room service is offered from the hotel, or you can order room service from The Broker Steakhouse across the street. I loved the cushy couches in the lounge area downstairs.
Directions: Corner of 17th and Stout Streets. You will need to turn right into the hotel from 17th Street. It looks like you are pulling into a parking garage, once you go in you will see the entrance to the hotel.
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The Magnolia Denver is in a great location so if you are looking for a nice hotel central to many downtown attractions this is it. We walked the 1/2 block to the 16th st. Mall for dinner at the Rock Bottom Brewery which was excellent. 1/2 block in the other direction was the Rocky Mountain Diner where we enjoyed a great lunch. The kids went to see Tom Petty at the Pepsi Center and took a rickshaw ride back to the hotel. A REI flagship store is a short drive and worth taking an hour out of your day to visit. Our room was clean and spacious and the staff was helpful and curteous. The valet's recomended a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park via Estes Park and Boulder and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip!
You have to stay in a suite to enjoy this hotel. The price is amazing for a suite, and I have had my share of expensive suites at other hotels! The suites are large, living and dining areas with a fireplace, full kitchen, separate bedroom and a good size bathroom with a HUGE tub! The tub is what sold me. The decor is not bad, but not great either. Its good for the price though. The fireplace is gas which is a nice touch. The full kitchen is great too, especially when you get tired of eating out, you can grab a few things and make something there, or just keep a few essentials in the fridge for times when you need to just "grab or snack" something, or place your left-overs in to have the next day. THe cocktail hour is nice, wine beer and finger foods, all for just a little tip each drink! Breakfast in the morning is good too, the area is nice and clean and the food is not bad for being comp! They have cookies in the evening after the cocktail hour which is nice. The staff was wonderful (that can make or break your stay too)! The first day we were there, the front desk told us about the cookies, but said we were going to be out real late and would not be back until after 3 a.m.!! When we arrived back to the hotel, there was a basket of cookies in our room! When the staff pays attention like that, you can not help but want to go back!
Well-designed; not yet well-executed
The room and general ambiance at the Magnolia were lovely, but the [very young] staff needs more training. Their was a general lack of concern and courtesy, with a few specific examples: (1) When I arrived, my Hotels.com reservation hadn’t yet made it into their system, and the desk clerk didn’t seem very concerned about leaving me standing rather a long time while he disappeared into the back; (2) The bill slipped under my door during the night had duplicate entries for the same room-service charge, didn’t include the parking charge, and included a room charge—even though I had booked through Hotels.com; (3) When I called housekeeping to request a bathrobe, I found that they only SELL them for $60; (4) I had to wait 15-20 minutes for my car to be brought ‘round in the morning.
This being said, the room was nicely furnished, comfortable and quiet.
Not Perfect but Worth the $
We stayed at the Hotel for the first time in December 2005 for three days. When booking by telephone I booked a 1 BR deluxe King suite. I was assured that the bed would be King and that the suite size was 660 square feet with kitchen. When we arrived however, the suite was as described but with only a Queen bed. Rather than accepting this room we contacted the front desk who had the belhop tour us to the standard room that had a King bed. This was not a very large room however. The manager then came and took us to the next size larger suite (about 850 sq feet) but this also had only a Queen bed. There actually existed NO King (bedded) suites in the hotel that were true suites. These were apparently being renovated for use in a few months. We thus settled for the use of this "upgraded" suite which had a larger living room and kitchen.
The remainder of our stay was pleasant. The maid service, bellhops and parking attendants were all excellent. We only went once to the 1 hour wine reception but the host behind the bar was wonderful!
The breakfast was quite adequate each morning.
Despite our problems with reservations our stay was very pleasant and I would not hesitate to book there again.
The suite I got was HUGE - even had a conference table in it! Location is excellent, staff is nice, and the cookie service at night is lovely. Very quiet hotel, good room service. Careful if you have kids staying there, free porn appeared on my TV every night.
Magnolia Hotel Was Great
We stayed at the Magnolia Hotel on December 22nd. It met our every expectation. The room (a suite) was wonderful. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows were the best! The cocktail hour was very relaxing and the hot cookies and milk at the end of the evening were great. If you are looking for a great restaurant in Denver try Rioja. It is great! This is the 3rd hotel that we have booked on a recommendation from Trip Advisor and we have been pleased each time. Enjoy!
We had a great time @ The Magnolia hotel! We arrived early by about two hours and they let us check in to our suite. The pictures on the site are true to the suite we stayed in. The tub was wonderful to soak in after walking everywere and the whole place was spotless! The lobby and lounge were great! They even had a Happy HourBar set up downstairs which I think was free at certain times(don't forget to tip the bartender). The staff was very helpful in finding places to eat and enjoy the evening. The Magnolia was central to all the touristy stuff but also close to out of the ordinary shops and galleries.The Airport tram is within walking distance(about 8-10 blocks ot take the trolley/bus) but we got a private ride to the airport from the hotel door to the airport for about $50 and it took only 15-20 minutes w/no traffic.
The price for the suite is worth it for more than one night and we definately plan on staying there again!
Lots of added extras
Seeing from previous reviews that the strength of this hotel is its suites, that's what I booked and I wasn't disappointed. The accommodation was not in any way spectacular: furniture and decor were basic and lacked style. But the joy of not being confined to one cramped room cannot be overstated: the separate living room had sofa, armchair and dining table and there was even a small kitchen with cooker and fridge. The real strength of this hotel, though, was the extras thrown in. The included continental breakfast was more than adequate: cereals, bagels, toast, yogurt and fruit, as well as juice, teas and coffee. There's a happy hour in the evening, and later on they even lay on free cookies and milk, all in the same lower ground location next to a pleasant water feature. The hotel's location couldn't be more convenient: in one direction the 16th St Mall (much as that is overhyped), in another direction the LoDo brew pubs, a few blocks in another direction the restaurants and bars of Larimer Square, and just up from those, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In none of these cases need you do anything but walk. Be careful with parking in the street: even at weekends it seems your car will be towed if it's still there at 2am. Overall this is a good place to stay: not a stunning bargain - for three nights our bill came to just over $500 - but you do feel that they're making an effort and that you're getting a lot for your money.
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Magnolia Hotel Denver
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Address: 818 17th St., Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States