Where to Stay
Stay in Lower Downtown (LoDo) to be close to the action; most downtown hotels offer deep discounts on weekends. For travel-planning help, contact the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.denver.org or 800/233-6837).
Hotel Teatro. Well appointed - and wired - for business travel, this sleek, contemporary boutique hotel near the performing-arts center is impeccable. Don't miss breakfast at Bistro Jou Jou ($). Ask about free downtown car service and weekend packages. 111 rooms from $255. 1100 14th St.; www.hotelteatro.com or 888/727-1200.
The Luna Hotel. This small hotel in a restored 19th-century brick building has a cool vibe, low-key modern decor, and a great LoDo location. Ask about full-moon discounts and use the valet parking to avoid garage hassles. 19 rooms from $169. 1612 Wazee St.; www.thelunahotel.com, 866/724-5862, or 303/572-3300.
Westin Tabor Center, Denver. Big (430 rooms), handy (it's on the 16th Street Mall), and newly renovated ($8 million), the hotel has an indoor/outdoor pool and a new gym. Reward yourself post-workout with one of the 25 types of vodka served in V's Lounge. From $119. 1672 Lawrence St.; www.westin.com or 303/572-9100.