The Brown Palace Hotel

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

321 17th St., Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States

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Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 57% more than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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  • Couples87
  • Solo86
  • Business82
  • Denver's Snob Capital


    My time was spent at the Churchill Lounge only, not the hotel. After enjoying a good meal and trying to enjoy a good cigar, the lounge filled up. I was asked to move to accomodate another person fitting into the bar. The only seat left in the place was jammed behind a pillar - no view, no room to move. Bartenders need to get a clue - you don't ask someone to move seats when there are no options - it's just rude. The expectation is that you should be HAPPY to accomodate - you know - to help someone else out. If you say no, you look like a horses patoot, if you DO move, you're in a miserable location - no win. Thanks for making my last night in Denver truly a misery in order to accomodate your friends - that's customer service for you. One can only assume this is an attitude to be found throughout the hotel. Best of Luck.

    Directions: Downtown

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    Queen of the West


    For those interested in history and who appreciate fine old things.....stay at the Brown Palace!

    Unique Quality: Impressive atrium---before atriums were in style! I'm told there are definitely ghosts in residence. The food in all the restaurants is wonderful.

    Directions: One block off the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver.

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    Very Classy


    I recently stayed at the Brown Palace on a business trip. Very classy, a bit posh, but as historic as it can get in Denver

  • Denver's Finest


    I'm sure their web page will have a better history, so grab a look at theirs.

    Unique Quality: This historic fixture cannot be missed if you visit Denver. Please explore the hotel, look up in the lobby toward the stained glass, look out on the socialites having tea and chocolates, ask the desk staff and they'll tell you everything you care to know about their palace. Try the food in one of their restaurants if you have the time and dress, it's wonderful!

    Directions: Northwest corner of Broadway and 17th

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    Denver's oldest hotel


    Hotel has a 9 story lobby with a stained glass ceiling, 230 rooms and 4 restaurants, one of which has won an award from Wine Spectator.

    Unique Quality: Brown Palace, not shown in the photo, opened in 1892, is Denver's oldest hotel. Upon opening, it was advertised that the hotel had every feature that could be desired by anyone staying at a hotel. Brown Palace featured a private library, bowling alley and billard tables. There is also a crematorium built into the basement of the hotel. There is no record that anyone used it and it was apparently eliminated as a result of remodeling in 1923.

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    Top of the line hotel


    This is the most top of the line exquisite hotel in all of Denver.

    Unique Quality: Located in the heart of downtown Denver, this hotel rolls out the red carpet for all guests. The best foods, best services, plenty of high quality suites.

    Directions: Heart of Downtown Denver

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    The Brown Palace


    Can't remember--my company paid! I think it's in the mid $200s though.

    Unique Quality: Wonderful old style hotel with beautiful rooms. I used to stay here when I lived in San Francisco and would come here for business.

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    The Brown Palace



    Unique Quality: For those who want to experience the finer side of Denver and expect to be pampered when staying in a hotel, then this is the place. One of the oldest buildings in Denver, it has been called home to several of the rich and famous, including President Eisenhower and the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Inside, the stain-glass ceiling and enormous crystal chandelier are the calling cards for the hotel. I truly enjoyed the Churchill Room - a cigar room where you can have a smoke and try one of their many fine single malt scotches.

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The only place to stay in Denver

by TripAdvisor Member wildstop

I stayed at The Brown for 4 nights beginning June 8.2006. This was not my first stay. Everything has always been perfect. The staff has fulfilled every request. The bed and bath linens are beyond compare. The evening turn down service is so lovely. The staff is courteous and well informed. ( I don't care to have people fawning over me). The service has always been first class when I have stayed there. The Brown Palace is unique and once you have stayed there you can't go anywhere else. When staying there, I can relax as I can at no other hotel. When traveling, I find you attract the kind of attitude that you give off. I always expect the best at The Brown Palace and I receive it.

Just Okay

by TripAdvisor Member dburkett

I stayed at the Brown Palace for two nights in August. I wanted to stay at this hotel in particular because it is on the national historic register and was touted to have a lot of charm and character. While this hotel is definately not your run of the mill hotel, it was less than overwhelming. Its interior design is very unusual. All rooms open to an 8 story rotunda. At times, a piano player entertains for all to hear...which was charming at first but the doors to the rooms don't block the noise. I had to turn up the television volume to hear it over the piano. The hotel has a lot of potential but it is just lacking that "special something". I heard other guests complaining that the hotel wasn't maintained well. To that end, I noticed a lot of short cut-type repairs or "upgrades" to the hotel that were in stark contrast to the period in which this hotel was constructed. If you aren't prepared to take the stairs to your room or have the patience to wait, don't stay here because the elevator is slow. In fact, one of the two was out of order during my stay.


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Denver international airport

by jackshirt

Hi Arriving in Denver 05 Nov.Two guys [retirees],lookin for a hotel near the airport with a bar to relax after along flight.not expecting proper ale but willing to be educated.Oh reasonable room rates.......cheers

Re: Denver international airport

by uk2usa

Denver International Airport is fairly new and about 10 miles or so outside of Denver. We were there two years ago and there were not many/any hotels near it. We stayed at a hotel near the old airport. Most of the hotels in that area run free shuttles to the new airport.


Re: Re: Denver international airport

by jackshirt

Hi have been to denver a couple of times before,but didnt notice if the hotels had a barThis time will be traveling with a friend who will be expecting to have a beer when we arrive from the uk.cheers

Re: Denver international airport


Brown Palace is nice!! Believe there is a bar in there.
....Try Breckenridge Brewery.

Re: Re: Denver international airport

by jackshirt

Hi that sounds helpfull will certainly try it,is the hotel close to the airport?........thanks

Re: Re: Denver international airport

by Robin12265

The Brown Palace is downtown - not at all near the airport.

There are many new hotels out by the airport - most are more economy oriented so they do not have dining or bars.

On Tower Road there are quite a few hotels within walking distance of a Bennigans - which has a nice bar area, and many types of beer to choose from. (Food is quite good to!)

I would suggest checking with your local travel agent and specifically look for hotels on Tower Road.

Good Luck, and enjoy your stay in our chilly, but friendly city!


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Address: 321 17th St., Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States