Romantic Weekend Getaways in Denver, Colorado

Denver, the Mile High City, provides an excellent backdrop for a romantic getaway.Denver, the Mile High City, provides an excellent backdrop for a romantic getaway.

Located near the heart of Colorado, Denver sits nestled at the base of the Rockies, and provides a surprisingly mild climate throughout most of the year. The region provides an average of 300 days of sunshine, as well as a tourist-friendly downtown and a variety of activities, spas, fine dining options and shopping. Each year Denver hosts millions of tourists, and there are several top-end hotels that provide weekend specials and packages to make travel less stressful and more affordable.

Loews Denver

A classic European-styled boutique hotel with 183 guest rooms and suites, each complete with luxurious appointments and panoramic mountain views. All rooms have been outfitted with free wireless Internet, in-room safes, CD players, flat-screen television and satellite channels. Pillow-top mattresses, spa-style bath, luxury linens and balcony are also standard. For couples looking to getaway over a weekend, the Loews Long Weekend package provides a 30 percent discount on a three night stay when arriving Thursday through Saturday. The discount applies to all guestrooms, suites and spa treatments. All guests have access to on-site dining, fitness center and full-service bar. Nearby, guests can arrange hiking, biking, hot air balloon rides, horseback trips, golf and tennis. Several museums, galleries, restaurants and shopping centers are within 2 miles of the hotel.

Loews Denver 4150 East Mississippi Ave. Denver, CO 80246 303-782-9300

Hotel Monaco Denver

Located in the former Railway Exchange Building, the Hotel Monaco is a luxury boutique hotel in downtown Denver. Ideal for business or leisure travel, guests are just blocks from fine dining and shopping, and the hotel features several thousand square feet of event and meeting space complete with top-end audio-visual equipment. For weekend getaways, this Conde Nast award-winning hotel offers the Weekend Seclusion package. This package is intended for two, and includes deluxe accommodations, full breakfast for two each morning, overnight valet parking, free movie rental and late check out. Rooms include pillow-top king-size mattresses, luxury linens, private balcony and spa-style bath. All guests have access to an on-site fitness center, high speed Internet, and on-site fine dining.

Hotel Monaco Denver 1717 Champa St. Denver, CO 80202 800-990-1303

Brown Palace Hotel

A Denver staple since its opening in 1892, the Brown Palace has played host to celebrities, tourists and business travelers from around the world since the early days. The hotel features 241 individually designed and decorated rooms and suites, a nine-story atrium lobby and more than 50,000 square feet of event space. The hotel specializes in romantic getaways, and couples looking to make a visit to Denver a special one have several options. The Royal Romance package includes a candlelit couple's massage, champagne and petal turn-down service. Breakfast for two at Ellyngton's or through room service, as well as valet parking, are also included. Guests are within minutes of horseback riding, hot air balloon trips, golf, cycling, hiking and tennis.

Brown Palace Hotel 321 17th St. Denver, CO 80202 303-297-3111

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