The Crawford Hotel, a Family Weekend Getaway in Denver, Colorado
Built in 1881 and renovated in 1914, Denver Union Station is a historic landmark in downtown Denver, Colorado. The Crawford Hotel captures the history of this well-known location and offers modern amenities and a compelling atmosphere for on-the-go travelers. The property has a convenient location near the famous mountains, making it easy for guests to enjoy hiking, biking, or jogging.
The more urban-minded guests will delight in the variety of shopping and dining options just a short distance away. Guests can plan a spa getaway, as the location features the well-known Oxford Club, Spa & Salon. Whether you are a nature lover or a city slicker, the Crawford Hotel offers the best of both worlds. Photo: The Crawford Hotel
»The Crawford Hotel Rooms & Suites
Guests can select from a variety of options with the rooms available. The nicely arranged rooms are perfect for the vacationer or the business traveler, and modern comfort is a priority for the hotel. Each floor offers accessible rooms containing roll-in showers.
Drawing on the building’s history as a train station, the Pullman Guest Rooms are reminiscent of high-end sleeper trains. The Loft Rooms are located in the attic of the Union Station building, paying homage to the historical importance of the place. The Superior Loft offers spacious vaulted ceilings with exposed beams for a unique ambiance. The Deluxe Lofts are similar but contain an additional hundred feet of space. The Premium Loft contains an opulent bath area with footed tubs, hearkening back to the building’s earlier times. The bathroom also boasts a rain showerhead.
The Classic rooms feature décor that echoes the Victorian origins of the hotel but they maintain modern comforts. Tall ceilings and windows illuminate these artfully decorated rooms. Guests can choose from the Superior Classic, the Deluxe Classic, the Premium, or the LoDo Suite for an upscale and roomier option. The Crawford Suite is perfect for special occasions, as it is one of the most spacious options. It features tall ceilings, a Butler's pantry, a separate living room, a dining room, and a powder room with a footed tub and rain showerhead.
Room amenities include an in-room iPad mini with hotel app, widescreen LED television, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room dining, in-room spa services, coffee/ espresso maker, rain showerheads, and laundry services Monday through Saturday. Dogs 60 pounds and under are welcome with a $50 pet fee, limiting two per room.
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»Dining at The Crawford Hotel
In-room dining is available through Snooze, an A.M Eatery and the Kitchen Next Door Community Pub. The Snooze is famed for having the best breakfast in town, with playful brunch items such as the Green Eggs and Hamwich or Pineapple Upside Down pancakes. The Kitchen Next Door specializes in organic and farm-to-table cuisine, and, known for being one of Denver's best organic restaurants, it is family friendly and also offers a great pub atmosphere for a night out with friends.
There is also a large variety of eateries close to the hotel. Guests can indulge in a casual dinner at ACME Burger & Brat and top it off with a refreshing cone at the Milkbox Ice Creamery. After lunch at the Mercantile, guests can pop over for a cup of coffee at Pigrain Coffee Co. There is something to please the palate of any guest staying at the Crawford Hotel.
Happy hour is rich and plentiful at this location. The Terminal Bar has a reputation beyond that of a hotel bar, and with over forty Colorado craft brews, it is a boon for the local artisan. This bar is located in the original mailroom of Union Station for added historical appeal.
For guests seeking a more luxurious atmosphere, the exciting Cooper Lounge fits the bill. Known for its high-end cocktails and wine list, this locale is one of the premier up-and-coming hot spots in Denver.
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»The Crawford Hotel Spa
Guests are invited to indulge and relax at the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon. The spa offers a variety of services, including in-room massage and a la carte services. The club offers daily scheduled classes in yoga, spin, or cardio so guests do not have to miss their workout while traveling. Guests can relax after their work out with a facial or mani-pedi.
The Spa and Salon is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. In-house guests can enjoy 24-hour key card access to the fitness room with their reservation.
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»Family Friendly Services
Parents and those traveling with children will never run out of things to do in the area. The Children's Museum of Denver offers a child-friendly environment for learning and fun, while the Downtown Aquarium contains a variety of exhibitions including a mermaid show.
The Denver Zoo is a favorite among visitors to the city and will not disappoint families who choose to visit. Children and adults alike will also enjoy the Denver Firefighters Museum, the Museum of Nature and Science, or the Elitch Gardens Amusement Park.
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»Weddings & Conferences
The Crawford Hotel is the perfect location for destination weddings and other special events. The hotel makes it clear that all types of weddings are welcome, including those within the LBGT community. Wedding blocks and contracted rates are available with packages, allowing for ten or more guest rooms per night, and spaces are available to accommodate groups ranging in size from twenty to one hundred and fifty.
Denver Union Station is a popular choice for receptions. The catering team can accommodate arrangements and requests with regards to catering and cocktail choice, going out of their way to ensure that every detail is perfect for the special day. Many of the spaces and meeting rooms available are flexible with accommodation for everything from formal receptions to corporate meetings. Seating can be arranged to accommodate the needs of the guests.
Spa packages are available to treat the bridal party to custom hair-dos, spa days, or groomsmen services. The on-site location services include nail treatments and facials, and style technicians are able to add the final touches of glamour or appreciative pampering for the wedding party.
Packages that include room blocks feature a comp room with every thirty paid rooms, a $10 valet discount, catering for meetings and receptions, and conference rooms available on a 24-hour availability schedule. Audio, Wi-Fi, and AV services are also available, including a 70" flat panel screen.
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The Crawford Hotel offers a variety of eco-friendly amenities. The hotel offers Tesla courtesy transportation for up to a two-mile radius as well as two Panda bicycles. Valet service is only $39 a night, and guests can enjoy key-card access to the fitness center. There is a $15 nightly service charge. Check in begins at 3 pm and check out is at 12 pm. Guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the spa and fitness classes.
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There is never a shortage of things to do in the areas surrounding the Crawford Hotel. In the warmer months, guests can take part in the annual Chalk Art Fest. Artwork comes to life in Larimer Square where guests can watch or participate in the festival. The Cherry Creek Art Festival takes place over the weekend of July the Fourth. This event helps to elevate new artists and features a variety of mediums. Both collectors and those simply perusing will enjoy this event. During the months of June through September, Denver features Civic Center Eats every Tuesday and Thursday. A variety of food trucks bring their flavors to the center of downtown while locals and visitors alike find their best-loved foods and discover new favorites.
The cooler time of year does not disappoint either, and this season offers a selection of local events that are fun for everyone. The Downtown Ice Rink is open from November to February, and skate rentals are only $2. The Christmas Market channels the spirit of a European holiday with the Christkindlmarkt Market. With seasonal mulled wine, crafts, and cookies, this festival is the perfect addition to a winter holiday vacation.
There is no shortage of events for the sports lover visiting Denver. Guests can visit the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium and cheer on the Denver Broncos – the Broncos stadium is only a five-minute drive from the hotel. Hockey lovers can take in a game at the Pepsi Center or enjoy a baseball game while watching the Colorado Rockies, with tickets starting at only $4.
Nearby malls offer a shopper’s paradise with the downtown 16th Street Mall, the Denver Pavilion, Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Mall, and Antique Row. Every first Friday of the month guests can stroll through the Santa Fe Art Walk, featuring local galleries that stay open late, food trucks, live music, and plenty of atmosphere thanks to the beautiful mountain sunsets. Weekends feature the fresh produce of the Farmer's Market, where guests can shop or peruse the fare while snacking on something from a food truck and listening to the live music. There is always something to do while visiting the Crawford Hotel.
Room rates start at $228 per night.
Contact: 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 720-460-3700, website
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