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Best Marriott Bonvoy In Denver, Colorado: Marriott Vs Meridien, Ritz-Carlton Vs Sheraton


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We review the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Denver, Colorado, Marriott vs. Ritz-Carlton vs. Le Meridien vs. Sheraton, and those close to Denver Airport ATL. Whether you are traveling as a couple, a family, or as a single business traveler, I conclude which hotel is best to earn and spend your Marriott Bonvoy points.

There is now an overwhelming number of Marriott Bonvoy hotel options in Denver where you can earn and burn hotel points. The Ritz-Carlton Denver and the Brown Palace are both excellent and are probably your best luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Denver. Some alternatives are similarly good, and we have picked out the best below. The Hyatts are also very decent hotels in Denver for spend or point redemption stays, and we have reviewed the best Hyatt hotel in Denver separately.

1. The Ritz-Carlton Denver

The Ritz-Carlton Denver is nestled in the bustling lower downtown neighbourhood. The hotel is the city’s longest-running AAA Five Diamond property, boasting luxuriously enhanced guest rooms, suites, meeting space, lobby, and spa oasis.

The hotel offers the city’s largest guestrooms, an unparalleled and exclusive Club Level, and ELWAY’S Downtown, an elevated dining experience.

Book a Club Room, which features free access to the club lounge, which is the best club lounge in Denver, for up to 2 guests. This club lounge features continuous culinary presentations throughout the day (breakfast, light snacks, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and sweets), all in a comfortable lounge setting with distinctive Denver views and personalized service. This is the best hotel club lounge in Denver.

This Ritz-Carlton is a category 6 Marriott, costing on average 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy per night if you book your stay by redeeming points.

2. Brown Palace

Brown Palace is always a great luxury hotel option in Denver if it’s in your price range and is your style. It is located about 6 blocks away from the convention center but is ideal for leisure travel.

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and has been synonymous with extraordinary service since its opening more than a century ago, in 1892.

With 241 distinct guestrooms and suites, including our new Signature Inclusive rooms, amenities include twice-daily maid service, plush terry robes, complimentary Wi-Fi in Lobby, and pure artesian water from our own well.

The hotel also boasts six unique restaurants and bars, a boutique spa, and nearly 20,000 ft² of meeting space.

It is worth noting that this hotel is not taking redemption bookings at the moment, so you can’t book in on points. You can either book a cash reservation or search for another Marriott Bonvoy property.

3. JW Marriott at Cherry Creek

If you’re looking for an alternative to downtown, there are excellent Marriott properties in Cherry Creek, the JW Marriott, Moxy, and the Jacquard. Cherry Creek is a fun, upscale neighborhood about 10-15 min outside of downtown, with great restaurants, shopping, walking trails, etc.

JW Marriott at Cherry Cheek is our favorite pick in Cherry Creek and is a Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. It is definitely one of the best Marriott hotels in Denver.

This JW Marriott can be found right next to the upscale Cherry Creek Mall, which offers stores like Nordstrom, Nieman Marcus, Apple, Elway’s, etc. This gives you loads of options for dinner, lunch, and breakfast should you wish to eat out. If you eat in the hotel, the restaurant and bar are vibrant places to hang out.

A highlight of this hotel is the Concierge Club Lounge, which is open 7 days a week and the lounge has hot and cold food, free drinks, and plenty of staff checking on everyone. This features in our review of the best hotel club lounges in Denver.

If the cost of this Marriott is too high for your budget, the Renaissance (near the old airport) is cheaper and a decent hotel with a nice concierge lounge. It’s certainly not up to the JW Marriott Cherry Creek standard, but it’s cheaper.

4. Moxy Denver Cherry Creek

Again in a similar location of Cherry Creek, the Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is a stylish hotel with a stunning terrace, which comes complete with a fire pit. This is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 property and consequently costs around 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to redeem a night’s stay.

Cherry Creek is known for its hundreds of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and spas. Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is a boutique hotel that celebrates style. They say: “There’s a drink waiting for you with your room key and someone at the bar that wants your number.”

Located in Denver’s “most walkable district”, you can also grab one of their rental bikes if you want to see it all. Stunning views of the Rocky Mountains make it clear that you’re in the heart of a world-class neighborhood.

Designed for modern fun, this hotel is all about its comfy bed, excellent Wi-Fi streaming to a 50-inch TV, and fun downstairs in the restaurant.

5. The Jacquard, Denver

Your third excellent option in Cherry Creek is The Jacquard. Named for famous French Inventor Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented the automated looming process and ushered in affordable fashion, The Jacquard gives you the perfect home base for exploring all of Cherry Creek’s charmingly independent boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

Contemporary yet comfortable accommodations enjoy the best of downtown Denver—less than a 15-minute drive away—and the Rocky Mountains just beyond the city. Those beautiful mountain views can be seen from the rooftop pool—enhanced all the more with a smashing handcrafted cocktail at our rooftop bar.

At Jacquard’s signature restaurant, Narrative, you can share freshly reimagined local favorites. Or soak up the sunny rooftop patio culture while enjoying panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.

Neither Brown Palace, the Moxy, or The Jacquard hotels in Denver have club lounges. If you want a Marriott Bonvoy hotel with a club lounge in Colorado, there are also club lounges at the Denver Renaissance (which is closed on weekends), at Denver Marriott Tech Center, at Denver Marriott City Center, Ft. Collins Marriott, Denver Marriott West and Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows, as well as those outlined below. All these lounges are closed on weekends, where you get some kind of breakfast alternative in the main restaurant.

Boulder Marriott’s M Lounge is open for breakfast every day, but evening light bites are only available from Sunday to Thursday nights. The Colorado Springs Marriott has an executive club lounge, which is only open at weekends in the summer and is closed for the rest of the year on weekends when you get a full buffet breakfast in the restaurant as an alternative.

It is also worth noting that within Vail, the Marriott Mountain Resort does not have a club lounge.

6. Le Meridien Denver

Le Meridien Denver has a superb rooftop bar and gets good reviews. It is less than a block away from the main Denver convention center but be warned. It has very small rooms and a W-style bathroom that feels like it’s almost in the bedroom.

That said, this is probably the best hotel choice near the convention center. It’s a very new, clean and modern hotel. The style and furnishings in the lobby, bar, and rooms are great. Just be prepared that the base rooms are not large. The standard King room is tiny and has an open bathroom with a toilet behind a pocket door. The sink is literally in the room!

7. Renaissance Denver

Renaissance Denver is a great hotel in an old bank building with great restaurants and bars and about 4-5 blocks away from the Convention center. The Denver Renaissance Downtown City Center is one of the few Marriott hotels with an M Lounge, which is open 24/7 with breakfast only on weekends. However, it does not serve evening snacks on Friday and Saturday nights (you get evening snacks for the rest of the week).

8. Courtyard Denver

The Courtyard Denver is in an old building right on the 16th St Mall and offers a surprising amount of character, and it is about 4 blocks away from the convention center in Denver.

9. Sheraton Denver Downtown

The Sheraton Denver Downtown is a category 5 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. It is made up of two towers that are literally on two different blocks, connected by either a skywalk or the conference center in the basement. The club lounge is at the top of the “Tower” block. If you book a club room or are an elite member who gets free lounge access, you will probably be assigned to the Tower building with the lounge because it’s an annoying distance between the two buildings if you have to change blocks to get to the club lounge. Other guests may be assigned to the Plaza block.

Be warned, if you don’t get an upgrade, the Tower rooms and bathrooms are tiny as this is a 1950s-built hotel with the same footprint guest rooms.

The gym here is great, with plenty of equipment and machines and free weights. Platinum recognition is very good at this hotel. Platinum Bonvoy members usually get upgraded to suites at the top of the Tower building and get welcome plates with fancy snacks.

If you are there for leisure or the club lounge, the Tower building is also better as it hosts the pool, gym, and lounge. If you’re there for a conference, the Plaza building is more convenient.

The club lounge is nothing special in the evenings, but morning offerings are very good, with fresh-squeezed juice and chorizo breakfast burritos along with the usual options.

If you want an alternative to this hotel, the Westin on the other end of the 16th Street mall is your other choice, with a great location, nice gym, nothing amazing for a Westin but a good property. Still, this Westin doesn’t have a club lounge or pick the Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center, which we prefer and is one of Denver’s best Hyatt hotels.

10. Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel

The Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel has access to the light rail system that can take you downtown so that you avoid traffic and parking in the city. It is quite far out of town but is in good shape. It has particularly nice Skyview rooms with a wall of windows that arch over to give you a view of the sky.

This hotel has a nice, if fairly standard, club lounge with breakfast and evening food. In the evening, you can choose from a selection of cheese, cold cuts, veggies, and fruit with a hot option like egg rolls. Wine and beers are available for purchase within the lounge.

There are other members of the Sheraton side of the Marriott Bonvoy hotel brand in Denver and throughout Colorado, but most don’t have club lounges. There is a St Regis in Aspen without a club lounge as well as a Westin in Aspen, again with no club lounge. The Westin in Westminster doesn’t have a club lounge either.

The Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas in Avon, Vail, is also missing a club lounge, as is the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs.

11. Sheraton Denver West Hotel

The Sheraton Denver West Hotel is a category 4 Marriott Bonvoy hotel situated in Lakewood, and reports suggest that the hotel is average. Still, the club lounge is good, with complimentary wine in the evening. The rooms are pleasant, but the bathrooms are very small.

The location should be the decision-maker when choosing between the Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel vs. the Sheraton Denver West Hotel. These hotels are around 25 miles apart, the Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel being more convenient for the city center. At the same time, West is closer to skiing and some conference facilities.

12. Denver Marriott Westminster

The Denver Marriott Westminster is a well-decorated hotel located in Westminster, Colorado, just 15 minutes north of Denver and a 10-minute drive south of Boulder. The surrounding area is urban, with loads of office buildings and hotels.

This hotel has an M Club executive lounge with plenty of snacks and breakfast. At weekends and holidays, rooms with club lounge access get a coupon for a full buffet breakfast for two in the restaurant. The club lounge breakfast is more than adequate with whole fruit, cut melon, some processed sealed biscuits and bars, muffins, pastries, fried potatoes, sausages, and a made-to-order egg station offering omelets.

While not an overly exciting Marriott, the lounge is good and nicely decorated, and the fact that you have an omelet station, as well as hot options at breakfast, makes this one of the best lounges in and around Denver.

13. Aloft Denver Downtown

Aloft Denver Downtown is a Category 4 and offers modern suites with on-site dining, live music, modern rooms, and free Wi-Fi in downtown Denver. The Aloft is average, a little noisy, but only about a block away from the main conference center, so convenient if you are traveling for a convention.

14. Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park

Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park is a moderate Marriott with a pleasant club lounge and a good breakfast buffet. It is a nice hotel for being near the airport. At weekends and holidays, rooms with club lounge access get a coupon for a full buffet breakfast for two in the restaurant.

15. The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is not in Denver but is very much in Colorado and is definitely one of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Colorado.

The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch is located in Beaver Creek, a mountainside destination in Avon, Colorado. It is just a few minutes from Vail and is part of a gated community. This year-round Five-star accommodation features a luxurious spa and ski-in/ski-out access.

Guests with club lounge access enjoy exclusive amenities. Some room types include private balconies with Colorado Mountain or Vail Valley views and in-room fireplaces (you should request one of these where possible), all of which embrace Rocky Mountain luxury and the adventurous, pioneering spirit of the American West. It is the perfect resort to enjoy being outside in the mountain air with campfires.

There is a delightful pool heated throughout the year and plenty of hot tubs to relax in. There is also an expensive resort fee at this resort, but it is currently completely waived for Globalists.

The Ritz-Carlton Club level lounge at this Bachelor Gulch hotel features an almost endless array of beverage and culinary offerings throughout the day. Continental Breakfast, Light Snacks, Hors d’Oeuvres, Desserts and Cordials. Specialists from The Ritz-Carlton Spa also host weekly one-hour chair massage sessions exclusively for Club Level guests.

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