7 of the Best Affordable and Cheap Hotels in Denver

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated November 16, 2021

Among Denver’s vast selection of accommodation options are a number of excellent hotels that would suit those on a tight budget.

(Photo: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Cherry Creek)

Known as the Mile High City, owing to its elevated position 5,280 feet above sea level (which happens to be a mile high) Denver is one of the American west’s fastest-growing cities. A metropolitan atmosphere, combined with its proximity to world-class skiing, makes it a mecca for cultured Coloradans and adventurous travellers alike. Here are 7 hotels across the city that won’t break the bank.

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Cherry Creek

Situated in the affluent residential district  of Cherry Creek, a few miles south of downtown Denver, this affordable hotel features smart and stylish guest rooms, along with amenities including a restaurant, bar, shared lounge, sun terrace, business centre, and fitness centre. There’s also 24-hour front desk and free WiFi in all areas, while guests can enjoy à la carte and American breakfast options every morning. High-end fashion boutiques, eclectic eateries, relaxed cafes, chic cocktail lounges, and small contemporary art galleries are all on your doorstep. From $170.

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Element Denver Downtown East

A short walk from Colorado Convention Center, this downtown hotel is well-positioned for business travellers and those attending trade fairs and other events. Modern guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with a shower, and a seating area. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a business centre, fitness centre, bar and communal lounge. Hearty à la carte breakfasts are available daily. Those arriving in their own transport can make use of private on-site parking and there’s also free WiFi throughout the hotel, plus vending machines selling drinks and snacks. Notable nearby attractions include the Denver Art Museum and Colorado History Museum. From $146.

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(Photo: Element Denver Downtown East)

Hyatt Place Denver Downtown

Also very close to Colorado Convention Center, guests at this hotel in downtown Denver have an indoor pool, a stylish bar, a business centre and a fitness centre at their disposal. Guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, a seating area, and a desk. For recreation, there are a number of popular landmarks and attractions within a short walk away, including the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Art Museum, and the United States Mint. From $135.

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Comfort Inn & Suites Denver Northfield

Located in the Denver neighbourhood of Northfield, 8 miles southwest of downtown, this hotel is ideal for those keen to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. All guest rooms contain a TV and private bathroom and some also have a seating area. Amenities include a business centre, meeting rooms, fitness centre, 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. For those seeking a spot of retail therapy, there are a large number of shops to explore nearby, including a bustling mall. From $97.

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(Photo: Comfort Inn & Suites Denver Northfield)

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

Another hotel to be found in the upscale Cherry Creek district, the Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is just 15 minutes on foot from Denver Zoo, perfect for family day outs, as well as the endless shopping opportunities of Writer Square. As for the hotel itself, it has an indoor pool and hot tub, a café serving daily breakfasts, a gym and a business centre. Guest rooms feature cable TV, and are well appointed with a sofa, chair, fridge and microwave for those who wish to store or prepare their own food. Free WiFi is available in all areas including guest rooms. Also within walking distance is the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. From $112.

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Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown

Nestled in the vibrant downtown neighbourhood known as Lo-Do, this chic but inexpensive hotel combines a great location with stylish design aesthetics and plenty of amenities. Among them are a well-equipped fitness centre, business centre, ATM, concierge services, dining room serving à la carte breakfasts, snacks and drinks machines, and 24-hour front desk. Guests can also avail themselves of free WiFi throughout the property. Guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, fridge, coffee machine, and private bathroom. Lots of trendy boutiques and sleek restaurants and lounges can be found nearby, and in summertime the beaux arts-style Union Station hosts concerts and a weekly farmers’ market. From $178.

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(Photo: Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown)

Super 8 by Wyndham Denver Central 

Set five miles north of downtown, this two-star hotel is the cheapest option on our list. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor heated pool, a business centre, laundry facilities, and an on-site convenience store. Guest rooms come with free WiFi, a seating area, a work desk, a flat-screen, and coffee-making equipment. There’s also 24-hour reception and continental breakfasts are served each morning. For local excursions, the western boundaries of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge are less than a 20-minute drive away. From $76.

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