The Curtis Hotel

, Denver, United States
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The Curtis Hotel

, Denver
3 star

Rooms: 337

1405 Curtis Street - Denver - Colorado - 80202 - United States Hotel Website | | 303 571 0300
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8/10
Wish I could stay again & again...
Submitted by: Scott in 02/07/10
  • Age Group: 4150
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Adventurer
This is a great little hotel. Each floor is themed and fun. The lobby, 'Corner Office' and my room were neatly done in something of an art demo style. Everyone I encountered here was friendly and helpful. Only drawback was the waitstaff at breakfast were a little slow given the fact I enjoyed the breakfast buffet.

The only problem I encountered was the guy mopping the elevator area at 8:30 AM.

Lots of people complained about slow elevators and room keys that didn't work. I encountered none of these issues. Enjoy your stay here. It's a great place and only 2 blocks from the 16th street shuttle.
5/10
Mixed Review
Submitted by: Judy Brenneman in 14/06/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Location is superb, especially if you're interested in theatre related activities and the downtown museums (e.g., Denver Art Museum, History Museum). Front desk folks were excellent. Swimming pool is best feature of the entire hotel (actual swimming! yes!) The appetizers at the evening happy hour deal were not very good, very little variety, and wines by the glass seem to be limited selection. The beds were *not* comfortable - better than the floor, but just barely (even our college-aged kid was stiff and creaky in the morning). Restaurant was average; better light/salad/vegetarian options would have been nice.

Historical Traveller Reviews of The Curtis Hotel

Hotel for a younger crowd

from iliketosleep
Although this hotel is in a great location, near 16th Street Mall, Lodo, Coors field, etc., I would not recommend staying there to anyone who likes to sleep at night! If you are a party animal and plan on staying up all night long, it would be a great place to stay. The walls are paper thin! You can hear EVERYTHING that goes on in the room next to you, even the whispers! Yes, it is really THAT bad! Brace yourself for a fire drill at 2 in the morning since the median age of most visitors is about 21 and some kids think it is funny to pull a fire extinguisher off of a wall and make the alarms go off. The staff was very unorganized when the fire alarms went off, and people were all over the place, trying to figure out if it was an actual fire. I will not be staying at The Curtis again

Curtis Denver Sucks!

from mamckean
I travel a lot and have never experienced such horrendous customer service.

Example: I called for room service as advertised in the room (food from the menu I found listed on the room menu) and the front desk said it was not available and was rude when I asked for clarification about what I could get (apparently nothing). I was amazed how they treated me on the phone, and I went down to the front desk to clarify the situation and the front desk agent immediately called security rather than talking to me! I have never been so surprised and minimized in my travel experience. I am a frequent flyer and traveler and never will stay here again...service was inexplicably rude, immature, and unable to deal with the basic situation.

Side note: The hotel is themed. If you like elevators that chant "big hair 80s floor" to you when you get out and you do not mind when things advertised in your room are unavailabile and the front desk blames it on you, this is your place!

Mixed Bag...

from TXdano
I agree the Curtis is seemingly a good value for its overall quality, service, appearance, and location. However, I'll echo some of criticisms already made about noise. The doors for each room are apparently unable to be closed without a fairly thunderous slam. That, combined with a significant gap between the floor and door forces you to hear pretty much everything going on out in the hall. I usually rely on a fan setting on the AC to drown out things like this, but their units don't have a continuous fan setting.
The quirky style, nice rooms, friendly staff, and ideal location would make it a great hotel in my book, if it weren't for some glaring basic noise problems.

We really wanted to like The Curtis... BUT

from livel
Our overall impression is that the staff is great, eager and ready to work and please... but the building isn't ready for guests quite yet. No restaurant, just room service. The 'Five and Dime' isn't a store- just an alcove of a few items- very disappointing. The decorating is sparse at best. The themed floors really aren't except for an annoying elevator recordings and a few photos. The rooms are very small- no real theme to the room- just a small 'regular' hotel room'.... no sitting area and only an amoire- no closet. No night table or clock on the left side of our kind bed. They do not replenish shampoo, conditioner and soap each night. The double queen rooms are bigger than the king- from our experience.
The biggest downfall is how NOISY this hotel was. DEFINITELY ask not to be next to the elevator or the ice maker. People are loud and obnoxious and why The Curtis has any guest room facing the elevator is beyond me. We asked to be moved, but they couldn't move us. The loud 'PING.... going down!" kept us up all night in addition to the loud people getting on and off... It was unreal. When people walked by our door it was as if they were in the room with us, as others have noted in other reviews. FInally to get more than two hours of sleep between the people, the elevator and the train and car noise, we turned on the fan and stuffed a towel under the gap in the door- Not exactly what I call a relaxing night at The Curis. Oh, and we had a room with a connecting door- it was obvious that our headboard was on the same wall as the headboard of the people next door- UHG.
I'm really surprised to see people saying this is the most unique hotel they have ever stayed at- it's really pretty ordinary with a few quirky games around and decorations. Great concept but it's falling short right now.
It COULD be fabulous... which is what we were hoping- but it's not there yet-
Add to the interior decorations, get new doors on the guest rooms, increase the insulation in the walls/ceilings, decrease the obnoxious $24.00 valet parking (or the lovely 18.00 option to park your own) fee and you've got something. The location is great, the staff was great for us, room service good but this hotel as a whole is not really as advertised.
I hope they work on it. We might try it again if we can be guaranteed they've done something about the noise issue and can get on a high floor to minimize the street noise.
Off to a good start Curtis, but we wouldn't come back if it stays as is...

The Potential to be Stellar

from anthau
I'm not sure if I can add anything to the other reviews here, so much
as to say that the good and the bad are both true, but the good trumps.

Of the negatives, the one which I agree with is the need for better sound-proofing. The gap underneath my fiancee's and my room door was visible, and we could hear everything from the hallway in our wing.

The restaurant and the rest of floors 2 & 3 are still under construction (which for us meant that we had to smoke on the street, instead of on the coming smoking porch). We stayed Saturday and Sunday nights. Continental breakfast seems no longer offered, though Daz Bog coffee was available in the lobby (it's near and dear to our hearts that they provide coffee from a local chain instead of Starbuck's). Sam's No. 3 restaurant is a half block away, though, so a delicious if greasy breakfast is right there; for more continental fare, the cafe at the Buell is even closer.

The 16th Street mall is a block and a half away, so when we wanted a late-night snack, we found the Rialto Cafe which, though pricey, had a delicious sirloin and gorgonzola salad, though the warm roasted chicken salad was too busy.

The real delight food-wise is the Red Square restaurant in Writer's Square. Granted, we had the benefit of having a friend who accompanied us who is tight with the staff, but our meal there would have been delightful (Max is a master of sauces) even if the cook and the owner hadn't each sent our table a round of vodka.

The Curtis staff is remarkably friendly, especially the doormen / valets. The real magic of The Curtis is that they have figured out how to be a top-shelf hotel without the pretension. We have every faith that they will iron out the few kinks, and plan on making The Curtis our home away from home.

A new (and fantastic) approach to hotels!!

from MarchTravels
The Curtis is by far the most unique hotel I've ever stayed at. The website gives you a pretty good desciption of what you'll experience
- and it's memorable!!

Arrival: The sign on the street that says, "Dude, where's my car" signals that the valet is ready to park your car. Upon entering the lobby we knew we had entered a totally different type of hotel. The whole staff shouted Hello! Welcome! and on the front desk was a game of scrabble.

The Room: We were on the Chick Flick floor (each has a unique themed
floor) which was decked out with posters of Thema and Louise. Our room was spacious and very well appointed. The hotel is brand new (newly rennovated) so everything is very trendy. The flat screen TV was a favorite of my husbands. I particularily enjoyed the Beetle alarm clock with remote control. There was also a bobble head doll above the toilet that said, "We always get our man." Turndown service was provided each night and candy (Tootsie Rolls, Bottle Caps and Pop Rocks) was left on each pillow.

Room Service: The adjacent restaurant wasn't open yet but roomservice
was provided. It was outstanding. Not only was the food great but the
portions/price were a-typical. They even have a menu for your four legged friends!

Extras: The pool/gym weren't open so we were mostly in our room but I have to say the "extras" of this hotel were just in the way the staff treated guests, the Marliyn Monroe wake up call and the unique twists.

I'd go back in a flash and really suggest this as a place for everyone. Families, teens, girls night out or a romatic weekend away
...it has something for everyone and is just fun!

Fantastic hotel - great experience

from perseus9
From the moment we entered the hotel, we could tell that we'd arrived at a fantastic hotel. The staff were genuinely friendly and efficient. More importantly for me, every aspect of the hotel was well thought out, well built, and well maintained. The lobby had a fun library and vintage game room - i was actually looking forward to waiting in the lobby for my friends.

Then in the room, the intelligent design was obvious. Baskets of fresh, extra plush bath towels fit perfectly behind the all glass shower wall, modern wood and chrome looking bathroom vanity had seperate spaces for hand towels and wash cloths, flush cieling mount mr-16 high moisture fixture in the shower (i do residential remodels), in-cieling shower curtain bearings, and so on.

The beds were absolutely comfortable, feather pillows, flat screen tv, decent desk with immediately accessible high speed wireless. I must say, i was amazed at the value of this hotel - this was by far the best $109 room i've ever stayed in. I cant wait for them to expand the line across the country - hope they do!

Great Hotel!

from jpressler
The Curtis was a great place for our trip to Downtown Denver because of their ideal location and awesome service. The entire process was a breeze and the staff was great. They helped us with anything we needed and there was no stress upon checking in or checking out! The Curtis provides a fun, funky atmosphere and they bring a personality to your normal hotel stay. You can start by choosing your floor among the various themes including "pedal to the medal", "big hair" and more. The rooms were clean and the beds were amazing! We will definitely stay at the Curtis again for a great hotel at an amazing location!

Fantastic Service, Value, and Style

from bnzjamin
Just as pictured on the website: modern yet cozy, uncluttered and clean, with a great view. The girl at check-in was energetic and excited while warm and welcoming. I was given my floor preference and extended my check-out without any problems. The staff was helpful in finding a local restaurant and provided an easy to read map of the area. My car was ready to go exactly when I needed it. The continental breakfast was much better than expected. Fun wake up calls. Great showers but not sure if any of the rooms have tubs. Well worth even the full rate.

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from Nuclear33
Stayed at The Curtis 3/12-13.
Checked in, went to room, open 12 pack of beer sitting in bath room, half eaten food on desk, old news paper laying on bed next to empty champane bottle. Back down to lobby for another room. Furishings in room seemed new, mattress old, worn out. Floor so unlevel it felt like you were walking down/up hill. The "fun, whimisical style "consisted of a few cheesey posters in the hall, other than that just your everyday hotel room. Fire alarm at 9pm told to evacuate the building. Asked for 7am wakeup call, never got it.
No parking except $18 a day valet. because the parking garage was under construction which is where they park your car.

Top Local Tips for Denver

DCPA Hot Spot If i were in town from the suburbs or a nearby town for a theater performance, The Curtis is hands down the place to be, I could see the Denver Center for Performing Arts from my room. The fun environment of The curtis would appeal to young theater goers in town for a weekend escape.

in town for an event at the pepsi center? stay at the curtis! it takes about ten minutes to walk from the curtis to the pepsi center--we did it in wind and snow with no problems. just head around the corner and wind your way there. don't bother with a taxi if you're even a somewhat healthy adult who can read street signs <=]

Red Rocks Amphitheatre If you’ve never experienced a concert in this venue yet, put it on your life’s to do list! It’s a truly unique and magnificent natural amphitheatre set between monolithic and beautiful ancient rock formations (and yes, they’re red!) with amazing acoustics and the vista of the twinkling lights of Denver in the distance. There’s no better way to spend a summer night under the stars!

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  • Address: 1405 Curtis Street - Denver - Colorado - 80202 - United States
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