The Magnolia Hotel Denver

, Denver, United States
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4 star

Rooms: 246

818 17th Street - Denver - Colorado - 80202 - United States Hotel Website | | 303 607 9000
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Reviews - The Magnolia Hotel Denver

9/10
Fun Escape
Submitted by: Donn Hopkins in 12/05/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Next visit we will have more time enjoy this wonderful hotel. Great down town spot!
8/10
Quaint yet right off of 16th Street Mall
Submitted by: Bree Shupe in 03/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The hotel was very nice - nice reception hour and very clean. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

Historical Traveller Reviews of The Magnolia Hotel Denver

Disappointing

from A TripAdvisor Member
From the pictures and reviews, I expected a botique-feel hotel with upscale furnishings. Instead, I got a very basic room with laminate furniture, worn bathroom fixtures and soft bed. The staff wasn't rude, but not helpful, either: I felt invisible. It was clean and adequate, but at the price point, I expected better.

Perfect for weekend w/girlfriends!

from Essie
I stayed at the Magnolia with 2 girlfriends for three nights beggining 10/6. The Magnolia has an excellent location-just 1 block from the 16th street mall where there are lots of shops and dining options. We stayed in a one-bedroom suite and it was very roomy with high ceilings, a small kitchen, dining room table, two couches, nice bathroom and a good-size bedroom. The only complaint would be the walls are a little thin. There is a very nice happy hour (free beer, wine, martinis, etc) in the downstairs lounge area that has comfy chairs and tables. Later at night there are complimentary cookies and milk-yummy. In the morning there is a simple, free continental breakfast buffet. There is valet parking for $23.00 per day or self parking for a little cheaper. Harry's, the hotel bar, is excellent and stays open late-the servers are very friendly. I would stay at the Magnolia again and would highly recommend it to others.

Two strikes...

from debra0907
This was our second stay at this hotel, both times with problems.
Last year, we booked a room with two double beds. When we checked in, they told us they were sold out of the rooms with two beds, so they "upgraded" us to a suite. Well that sounds good, but the sofa bed they said was the second bed was the most uncomfortable bed we've ever slept in. To make matters worse, when we checked out they charged our credit card twice, and it took 4 days, and a call to the manager, to correct the problem.

Well, this last weekend (oct. 1-2, 2005) we again booked a room with two double beds. We checked in at 3:00 and they told us the room wasn't ready, and to check back. At 4:30 we checked back and the room wasn't ready. At 5:00 it STILL wasn't ready, so they offered us a suite. At this point it was last year's nightmare all over. We told them we would wait for the double room, and guess what? Now they tell us, they're sold out of double rooms. So we settled for a suite again, and once again had the horrible sofa bed. In fact it was so bad, the person sleeping there didn't even pull out the bed, and instead just slept on the couch. It was once again a very bad experience. We paid by check when we left, so at least (hopefully) we won't have the credit card nightmare!

Loved the Magnolia

from suki49
As soon as we arrived at this hotel we could tell we were in for something special. The staff were friendly, the room large and comfortable and the bed luxurious. The guests lounge with candlelit fountain was not only the venue for a lavish breakfast but also hosted a complimentary cocktail hour every evening. Returning to the hotel late in the evening we were also provided with a selection of cookies and milk, hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Would stay there again if we go back to Denver.

Some nice things, but service was blah

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here for 14 days during a relocation to the area so I got to know the hotel all too well. Overall, it's a modernly decorated hotel that has some nice touches to it like the eating area, nice work out room (no pool though), and a decent breakfast buffet.
The room itself is pretty small, and since i was staying for a long time I asked if there was an opportunity to get a room with either a better view or a bigger room ( I had stayed there one month prior and got a bigger corner room). Without even looking at his computer, the front desk just said 'No'. Despite my second attempt, I just got a shrugged shoulder response and then a second 'No'.
The room service that I ordered regularly continually just messed up. Forgetting utensils, my drink, leaving off parts of the meal, etc. It was frustrating.
My room had two lights that were out that I requested be replaced as the room was pretty dark most of the time, especially with an inner view of simply other hotel rooms and very little sunlight. I never got anyone to come and take care of it though during my two weeks.
It's in a good location, granted, and for many the modern decor might be appealing. As for me, the Marriott City Center less than 1/2 a block away is the smarter option in the future.

Enjoyed the free BF/cookies, but...

from Sunkissedjasmin
I stayed at the Magnolia Hotel for 7 nights in early Aug 05 on a business trip. I had EXCELLENT service from the bellhop, and enjoyed the free breakfast, happy hour, and cookies-and-milk before bed. (Although I must say that the breakfast never varied one whit during those 7 days!)

However, the room was a little cramped and the in-room fridge made weird noises that kept me up. (The hotel was booked solid by numerous out-of-town guests, so no upgrades available although the front desk staff said they would try.) I finally gave up on the fridge and unplugged it!

The only thing that upset me was the (non) service from the front desk staff when I checked early on in my stay as to whether my expenses were covered as planned by my employer. The staff claimed that they had heard nothing from my company despite me producing e-mail confirmation to the contrary. I had to get my convention planner on the phone to resolve the issue.

Other than this hitch, I enjoyed the clean boutique feel of the hotel and the short hop (1 block) to the 16th St. Mall. The concierge was helpful with suggested dining places. Try Maggiano's for great food! Don't expect phenomenal views--the Magnolia only has 20 storeys and it's mostly blocked by other taller buildings.

Thought the Magnolia was Great!

from minegirl
My daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights Aug. 5-7. When we checked in, we were immediately upgraded to a suite when they discovered they did not have a room left with two beds, even though since it was my daughter and I, it wasn't that big of a deal. The cookies and milk are a nice touch during the evenings, and their free breakfast buffet was very fresh. We parked our car and rode the 16th Street Mall shuttle bus everywhere, since we were a block away. We thought our suite was very roomy and the staff were all very helpful and nice.

A great hotel

from wildindigo
I stayed for 3 nights and my only complaint would be the room was too big (yes, too big). I was put in a suite (out of the regular room I'd requested) and it had a huge walk-in closet, full kitchen (full-sized fridge, dishwasher, oven, etc.) and the living and dining areas were nicely furnished. Like a small one-bedroom apartment. In the evening the hotel serves complementary cocktails (5-7-ish) and from 8-10p they service cookies and milk (when you walk into the lobby in the evenings you can smell the freshly baked cookies). All in all a great hotel and nice bar. Everyone was very accomodating.

Wonderful Staff!

from caldonna61
I stayed at the Magnolia over the Fourth of July weekend and was very pleased the entire time. The rooms were clean and the one room that I was in (on the 12th floor) had a gorgeous mountain view. Since it was my first time in the Denver area, I asked quite a bit of questions re: dinner recommendations, nightlife, etc. and never came away disappointed with the suggestions the staff made. One night, the concierge (Brian) went out of his way to make sure I was given first-class treatment at a restaurant he recommended (Chef's table, free appetizer, dessert). On the Fourth, I decided to take a taxi to check out the fireworks outside of Denver and the valet went out of his way to make sure I had a driver who knew the area. The free continental breakfast, happy hour (OPEN bar 5-6) and cookies at night just made my stay that much more enjoyable. The hotel is ideally located in the downtown area and is in walking distance to many sites and the buses are not hard to navigate. I will most definitely stay at the Magnolia, should I find myself in Denver again.

Great Hotel

from #1ROBYN
Good location one block off Mall. Complementary Happy Hour and evening cookies and milk are great touches. Will stay here again next visit

Top Local Tips for Denver

Close to everything Enjoy the free monorail! There is alot to see...save your feet.

Afternoon Tea We didn’t take advantage because we stopped in on our last day but the elegant Brown Palace Hotel offers an afternoon tea that might be a very nice event for the right people.

Valet Parking Pay the extra $ for Valet parking, then you'll avoid the parking garage elevator that seems to be the homeless urinal for that part of the city. We actually held our breath and held up our luggage in this spot. But it's not the hotel's responsibility, we were told, to keep this clean but it should be in their best interest to. Walk to 16th for the free shuttle to go up and down for places to dine, shop at. Make reservations if you want tea at The Brown Hotel (we were turned away and it wasn't busy - but apparently they only deal with reservations now), also make reservation if you wish to visit the Mint. No camera, purse, other bags permitted so lock them in trunk or leave in hotel safe before you go. You can get in Mint as a stand-by because of the no camera/purse/bag thing. Walking and free transit from this hotel was great to the art museum, mint, and many fine places to eat.

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  • Address: 818 17th Street - Denver - Colorado - 80202 - United States
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