Denver, United States

Catbird Hotel

Price per night from$125.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD125.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Art at heart

Setting

Hey! Ho! RiNo!

Pay no mind to the hotel’s Industrial surroundings; it’s all fun and games at playful Catbird, a mile-high stay putting a contemporary spin on mid-century design. Wrapped around a wedge-shaped building that fits right into cooler-than-thou RiNo, Denver’s art district, the hotel’s art-peppered interiors reflect the area's punk-rock roots. Its rooftop bar – a true catbird seat, at exactly one mile above street level – makes a fine spot for aperitivi overlooking the Rocky Mountains, sunset yoga or late nights around the fire pit. Get cosy in front of your in-room projector, give your Zoom calls an enviable uplift in the funked up lobby, or dive into the hotel’s boredom-banishing treasure trove of to-borrow toys and tools.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

165, including ten suites.

Check–Out

12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £118.42 ($145), including tax at 15.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of $30.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a made-to-order breakfast.

Also

Created as an ode to the archetypal eccentric aunt, the hotel’s 47-piece art collection features the work of under-represented local and international artists – 214 if you also count the handmade ceramic sculptures by local artist Mary Mackey in each room.

At the hotel

Boutique, playroom, cruiser bikes and Vespas (as well as cameras, skateboards, games, sports and music equipment) to borrow. In rooms: Fully-equipped kitchen, coffee, TV, drop down projector screen with HD projector.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are alike with a modern take on mid-century design and smart, multifunctional furniture. The Catbird Studios have everything you need for a cosy city break, but those looking to stay a little longer should opt for the Catbird Executive studio with its spacious lounge and dining area, or the Catbird Penthouse which features its own private terrace overlooking the city.

Spa

There’s no spa, but guests can stretch their way into nirvana at Catbird’s Wellness Wednesdays, where a guided vinyasa-style sunset flow is accompanied by live DJs and rooftop views over downtown Denver. For more traditional pumps, head to the fitness center where you’ll find Peloton bikes, treadmills and water rowers.

Packing tips

There’s very little you could pack that you won’t find to borrow in the hotel's encyclopaedic playroom: from cruiser bikes, Vespas and skateboards to cameras, games, fishing rods, sports and music equipment.

Also

There are two accessible room categories on site; the Catbird ADA Studio is fitted with flashing alarms and light signals on phones for those with hearing impairments, and the Catbird ADA Flat has a roll-in shower.

Pet‐friendly

Welcome for a one-time fee of $75. See more pet-friendly hotels in Denver.

Children

Welcome. Pack and Plays are available for small children, and there are sofa beds in most rooms for older kids.

Sustainability efforts

Worthy of mention; there’s a strong focus on recycling throughout the hotel, energy is preserved with automatic lighting and there’s water dispensers on each floor, too. They also have a green roof, helping to purify the air, stimulating biodiversity and regulating the temperature indoors.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Set up directly in front of your pull-down projector for a big screen blowout.

Dress Code

The best thing about eating in? Doing it in slippers.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant as such, but with fully-equipped kitchens in each room – not to mention an on-site market selling artisanal ingredients and a vast selection of specialist tools to borrow (Vitamix blenders, panini press, air-fryers, rice cookers, waffle makers etc) – guests are free to indulge their Chef’s Table fantasies.

Hotel bar

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot so seethingly cool that simultaneously never takes itself too seriously. But somehow, the hotel’s indoor-outdoor rooftop bar The Red Barber continues to ride out that sweet spot. Inside, curvy pink banquette seats snake below a sage green ceiling, while outside – mamma mia – the mile-high vantage point boasts stellar views of the city and her Rocky Mountains. Gather around the firepit, lounge on the lawn or take a swing on one of the coral-pink hammocks, craft beer in hand. The cocktail menu is a riot of concoctions (we love the Blonde Bombshell, made with plantation rum, Aperol, lemon, agave and Dry Dock Brewing Blood Orange Blonde) which taste even better during the daily happy hour (from 4pm-6pm). Come Thursday, put your general knowledge to the test at the hotel’s Trivia night, or, come weekends, get grooving as local DJs hit the decks.

Last orders

The Red Barber is open from 4pm to 10pm Wednesday to Thursday, 4pm to midnight on Friday, 2pm to midnight on Saturday and 2pm to 9pm on the sabbath.

Location

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Address
Catbird Hotel
3770 Walnut Street
Denver
80205
United States

You’ll find the hotel in the trendy River North Arts district (RiNo for the cool kids), the city’s grassroots cultural hub, surrounded by cosy cafes, colourful murals and buzzy music and arts venues.

Planes

Denver International airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel. From here, you can catch a train to the nearby 38th & Blake Station, or take a taxi for around $50 each way.

Trains

38th and Blake is a three-minute walk away, serviced by the A-line light which runs from the airport, through Central Park and terminates at Union Station.

Automobiles

If you’re sticking to downtown you’re unlikely to need a car, but if Red Rocks or Mount Evans have made their onto your itinerary, wheels are your best option. The nearest place to park is The Hub, two blocks from the Catbird, with rates from $42 a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

Denver's most colourful, creative hood, RiNo, makes a great base from which to explore the Mile High city, with more than its fair share of art galleries, music venues and artisan establishments to keep you busy. Borrow a bike (or skateboard) from the hotel’s playroom and take the streets for a two-wheeled tour of the area’s 200 murals before stopping in at Foolproof, a commercial gallery with a grassroots ethos, where the work of established and early-career artists sit side-by-side. If you’re feeling inspired, pop into Modern Nomad, a warehouse market of vintage textiles and homeware that hosts weekly pop-up workshops led by local artisans. Come lunch, global food hall Zeppelin Station has everything from lobster rolls and bao buns to fresh, creamy pasta and aguachile tacos. While you’re there, stop off at the bar to sample a few of RiNo's best craft beers. Round the corner in a converted 1940s warehouse, don’t miss Exdo Center’s monthly roller skating party


Further afield, you’ll find a succession of Denver’s top hits in the affluent Cherry Creek, including some of the city’s most avant-garde architecture. Denver Art Museum, home to a global collection of over 70,000 works, is housed in a dramatically geometric structure clad with a million reflective glass times, while the Botanic Gardens 23-acre sprawl features a modernist glass conservatory and a hexagonal, honeycomb science center that resembles something from a sci-fi film. And, as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains, there are plenty of hike-happy romps to tick off too. Along the eastern slope, Red Rocks Park has trail loops of varying mileage, postcard-worthy picnic spots and a world-famous Amphitheatre that’s seen the likes of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and U2 take the stage.

Local restaurants

Haute-cuisine Beckon Denver’s formula of one table, fifteen guests and innumerable flavours is guaranteed to leave your tastebuds enlightened. Their quarterly menus are devised to fit the season and are inspired by head chef Duncan Holmes’ travels around the world. For less formal fare head to Hop Alley, a contemporary family-style restaurant serving regional Chinese dishes like wood-grilled Alamosa bass with herb salad, heirloom cherry tomatoes and lime or salt and pepper soft shell crabs with bibb lettuce wraps, charred lime aioli and pickled red onion.

Local cafés

Set in a former iron foundry, The Source Market Hall is a two-floor culinary collection of the city’s best eats. From melt-in-your-mouth pastries, wood-fired pizza, and all-American barbeque, this vast complex has it all – including a run of vintage, antique and artisan stalls should you fancy a post-pizza shopping spree. Despite technically belonging to neighbouring North Aurora, Jubilee Roasting Co epitomises RiNo’s grassroots dynamism with its funky interiors, artisan pours and adjoining run of artist's studios.

Local bars

Exploit the city’s 300 days of annual sunshine in RiNo Beer Garden’s 4000-square-foot garden while working your way through the bar’s 60 taps of craft beer from all over the country. In the heart of downtown Denver, urban distillery Mile High Spirits produce their own small-batch spirits cut with rocky mountain water. In their industrial cocktail lounge, you’ll find generous double pours accompanied by a live soundtrack of local bluegrass swooners.