As the oldest hotel in downtown Denver, the Oxford Hotel is one of the city's landmarks. From hand carved art deco panels to bow-tie bellmen, stepping into the hotel will throw guests back in time. It is centrally located on 17th Street in the historic Lower Downtown area (LoDo) with close proximity to many of the city's main attractions. As such, the establishment has been popular with couples or families seeking a weekend city getaway and business travellers alike.
Designed by architect Frank E. Edbrooke, the five-storey hotel first threw open its doors in 1891 with much fanfare. The building had epitomized the opulence of the Gilded Age with the latest technology of that era, including its own power plant that powered steam heating, electric and gas lighting. It has witnessed the rise and fall of Denver and lived through historically significant periods, such as the Prohibition and World War Two. Notable guests who have walked through its lobby include Theodore Roosevelt, Dalai Lama and Hillary Clinton. In 1979, the National Register of Historic Places officially recognized its historical significance
Throughout the years, the hotel has rejuvenated its infrastructure and operations to upgrade its facilities with 21st century comforts, while staying true to its unique heritage. A replica of the original door archway now fronts the hotel's entrance to welcome guests into its extravagant interior. Hand carved art deco panels have been carefully preserved, while the carpets were carefully replicated based on its original design. Guests are welcomed to immerse in the luxurious charm of the hotel rooms, or simply to have a great night out sipping a tipple at the hotel's award-winning cocktail bar.
1.Rooms & Suites
4.Weddings & Meetings
Romantic Getaways in Colorado: Oxford Hotel in Denver
- Rooms & Suites, Photo: Oxford Hotel
- Dining, Photo: Oxford Hotel
- The Spa, Photo: Oxford Hotel
- Weddings & Meetings, Photo: Oxford Hotel
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Oxford Hotel