Brown Palace Hotel

, Denver, United States
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Brown Palace Hotel

, Denver
4 star

Rooms: 231

321 17th Street - Denver - Colorado - 80202 - United States Hotel Website | | 303 297 3111
543 Traveller

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10/10
Luxury at its best!
Submitted by: Eric in 19/12/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
First I MUST say the food at all of the restaurants was AMAZING! The capitol letters aren't overkill because it was that good.
The hotel itself is great. Wonderful service, rooms & character. Would reccommend!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Brown Palace Hotel

t spend the night!

from mile high traveler
The lobby and bars are very nice and worth the price, but we didn't like our room at all. We requested a new room away from the elevators and the front desk was very accomodating. However, we discovered that the rooms are old, dusty and not memorable in any way. This place desparately needs renovation.

Many other hotels downtown offer updated rooms and better views.

Good, but could be so much better

from prospero1b
Stayed at the Brown Palace for two nights on a business visit.

The atrium is certainly impressive, but I really feel that the hotel needs some money spent on it. The bedrooms are OK, but nothing spectacular. My bathroom was cramped and old-fashioned. Yes, I know it’s an old building, but some serious spending could turn it into a truly great hotel.

Small things also spoiled the Brown, such as the lack of coffee / tea making facilities and the absence of a trouser press. There was an ironing board with an iron, but every decent hotel should have a press; they don’t cost much, so why are US hotels so reluctant to install them?

Plus points were free wifi in the rooms, a very good breakfast, a very high standard of housekeeping and a particularly pleasant, friendly and courteous staff.

I would certainly stay at the Brown again, but it is such a pity that its huge potential is not being fulfilled.

Magnificent Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Brown Palace in January 2006 when in town on business. My room was large and newly remodeled. I really enjoyed dining in the restaurants that the hotel offers. I will stay at the Brown Palace when in Denver again.

Pre-Christmas Stay

from MarieColorado
My husband and I stayed here on the weekend before Christmas. I am a huge history buff and Colorado native, so I have always wanted to stay at the Brown. It was beautiful. The superior room was nicely appointed and well sized. The bathroom was small, but is to be expected in an historic hotel. The atrium was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

My only complaint was with the service. Keeping in mind that this was a very busy weekend for the staff we tried to be patient. Now, I am friendly to the point of annoyance and I couldn't get a smile from the desk clerk. We had drinks in the lobby and had the same experience with the cocktail waitress. The pianist, though, was charming and we chated away with him. We ate dinner at Palace Arms, which was delicious. Again, we found the service snobby and uptight - not elegant.

We loved the architecture, history and room. We decided if we were going for service, though, we would do the Broadmoor again.

Need to update all rooms!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have stayed at the Brown several times now. The previous posts are all true. The atrium is open, so if someone is drunk on a floor below you, chances are you will hear them. The "traditional" rooms are old and outdated, the same with the bath rooms. The updated art deco "state" rooms are a little nicer and newer, but not worth the money. You can find a more luxurious room for half the money. Some do not have bathtubs-only showers (I need both please). The only luxury here are the presidential suites. Two of the three of them are nice (NOT the Reagan Suite, smells like leather overload and is decorated in a Californian Western contemporary), but not worth the $$$ grand per night!

Disappointed with the Grand Damme

from Hunter_Thompson
As a Colorado native, I had never stayed at the Brown Palace. For my lady's birthday, I booked the room over the internet. The price was comparable to all the other hotels in the downtown area, so I though we'd try it. The valet parking fee is $24, reasonable for the area. Parking and check in were without problems. Inside the small room, like a previous rater had mentioned, there were these black bugs. After cleaning them up, we had to deal with the non intuitive electronic thermostat. The room was at 65 degrees with the air conditioner running, and the room didn't warm up for 3 hours. It's great that there was an ironing board, iron and hair dryer in the room, but where's the coffee maker? A pot costs $8 room service, but they only brought one cup, and forgot about bringing the other one. Wired high speed internet is complimentary. Terrycloth robes with monogram are a nice touch. The linens are top drawer. At 10:30 p.m. we were awakened by a drunk knocking on the door. Three others were standing outside the door drinking, and leering over the rail at the mezzanine. A call to security was made. It would seem that there would be more controlled access to rooms at night. A complaint the next morning resulted in a tacit smile. I won't be back, but I am looking at the Comfort Inn directly across the street for half the price, next time. HST

Good stay

from admg1963
My wife and I recently stayed for three nights. Thought the hotel was very nice. Our room was a good size, though the bathroom was a bit small. Location was excellent - very convenient for the State Capitol and the US Mint. It was also an easy walk from Coors Field. Has our anniversary dinner in the Palace Arms, which we would recommend for a special occassion dinner (wear something with sleeves - the AC was set on low). For a good breakfast try Duffy's over the road on Court - excellent value.

Hated the hotel

from Ruffy
I just returned from a trip to Denver. I stayed at the Brown Palace one night and hated it. When I first arrived I was told that the hotel was overbooked and they asked if I would stay at the Comfort Inn across the street. I told them no, and was given a really worn-down room. This hotel is living on its past glory.

s history, all right.

from A TripAdvisor Member
The lobby is impressive, so go visit, check out the glass ceiling, but try NOT to stay there. The standard rooms range from tiny to small: I’m a small person, and I bump into furniture a few times, so it was literally a painful experience. The bathroom is very old (befitting a historical hotel), with ancient plumbing and mediocre bath products. Turn down service involves piling pillows on the closet floor (well, I guess given the size of the room, there is no other option).
So unless you have a strong urge to live the history, or able to afford a presidential suite, do yourself a favor and book some other hotel (well in advance).

tea was amazing

from trvlady
I didnt stay here but the tea was so beautifully served i could cry from the memory of it. what a lobby. the service was exquisite. the people around me were beautiful. it was heaven.
PS I stayed across the street at the comfort inn which was fantastic

Top Local Tips for Denver

brunch Do not miss the Sunday Brunch at Brown Palace. It is spectacular!

downtown denver hotel and food stay at the Courtyard, Magnolia, new Hyatt and make sure to eat at Rioja!

transportation I love the 16th street shuttle bus and also being downtown makes everything within walking distance

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  • Address: 321 17th Street - Denver - Colorado - 80202 - United States
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