Denver, United States

Halcyon, a Hotel In Cherry Creek

Rates per night from$149.25

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 (USD149.25), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Industrial glam

Setting

Creekside in the city

Sleek and modern, Halcyon, a Hotel in Cherry Creek is just minutes away from downtown Denver. This red-brick stay is on a boutique-lined leafy street, and each light-filled room has unique artwork above the bed, a spacious, subway-tiled bathroom and a cocktail cabinet. Put a record on your vertical player and hunker down in your room, grab a cup of Intelligentsia coffee and a pastry from the Kitchen Counter before exploring the neighborhood, or head to rooftop pool for a dip and cocktails with a view. Choose from two in-house dining options – Asian or Italian – or take your pick from Cherry Creek’s bevy of restaurants and bars.

Smith Extra

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Smith guests get the $30 nightly amenity fee waived, as well as two signature drinks and a dim-sum pick at Departure Restaurant & Lounge

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

154, including 11 suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in is 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $149.25, excluding tax at 16.91 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $35.07 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates generally include Continental breakfast; à la carte items in Departure Restaurant range from $9 to $14. Gourmet pastries and muffins, fresh fruit and hot drinks are served at the Kitchen Counter throughout the day.

Also

There’s a glee-inducing gear garage with scooters, skateboards, bike cruisers, longboards, GoPros and board games available for guests to borrow. Hotel guests also get a pass to nearby Pura Vida Fitness, where you can pop into spin, pilates, TRX and even aerial yoga classes.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, gear garage laden with outdoor and indoor toys – Piaggio scooters, New Belgium cruiser bikes, Kota longboards, Leica cameras, Osprey daypacks full of hiking gear, board games and a vinyl library –, Kitchen Counter stocked with Intelligentsia coffee, tea and pastries, 24-hour fitness room, free transportation within Cherry Creek by Range Rover, filtered chilled, sparkling and hot water dispensers. In rooms: Gramovox record player with vinyl selection; personal cocktail bar; Nespresso coffee machine; TV with Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Pandora; a day pass to local Pura Vida Fitness Day and one to the Denver Botanic Gardens too.

Our favourite rooms

We love the wide-enough-for-two window-seat sofas in the Halcyon Rooms, and the bedroom and deep soaking bath tub in the Loft Suite.

Poolside

The heated rooftop pool looks out over the downtown skyline and the Rocky Mountains in the distance; it’s open year-round from 8am to 8pm. There’s a hot tub area at one end of the rectangular, eight-meter long pool, and alongside the bank of surrounding sunloungers, cabanas have billowing white curtains for a little privacy; there’s a poolside bar, and floats to borrow, too.

Packing tips

Bring hiking boots and Patagonia jackets for daytime, and heels and something that subtly sparkles for nighttime.

Also

Each room has a vertical Gramovox record player and a selection of vinyl, thanks to a partnership with Denver’s coolest record store.

Pet‐friendly

For $75 a stay, your pampered canine companion will be treated to special snacks, toys and a Halcyon-branded bandana. You’ll also get a dog-owner’s guide to the neighbourhood and a voucher for 25 per cent off at a local pet boutique. See more pet-friendly hotels in Denver.

Children

Welcome. There are no specific child-friendly activities, but young Smiths are very welcome to splash about in the pool or browse the gear garage for board games and suitably-sized bicycles.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

In Departure, make a beeline for a booth near the buzzy cocktail bar; ask for a corner table or sit at the bar to catch the action at Quality Italian.

Dress Code

Feel free to breakfast with your hiking boots on, but brush the dirt off your shoulders (and all the rest) for evening meals.

Hotel restaurant

There are two restaurants at the hotel: Departure Restaurant & Lounge and Quality Italian. Chefs Gregory Gourdet and Khamla Vongsakoun concoct modern Asian dishes – ranging from sushi to dim sum and wok-fried specialities – in Departure Restaurant & Lounge. Try the kushiyaki skewers, shiitake bao and beef-i-filled samosas. There’s an impressive array of sakes and whiskeys at the restaurant’s dramatic central cocktail bar. Start with housemade ricotta drizzled in Colorado honey at Quality Italian; for mains, order the fresh pasta, apple-glazed Niman Ranch pork chop, or the grilled branzino with pesto rosso. Save room for afters of burnt-marshmallow stracciatella gelato, cannolis that are prepared in front you, and more-ish glasses of limoncello. Continental breakfast is served at the lobby’s Kitchen Counter, and the à la carte option is served in Departure Restaurant & Lounge.

Hotel bar

There’s a bar in both restaurants, and daily happy hour by the lobby’s Kitchen Counter from 3pm to 10pm. The poolside bar serves from 11am until late; enjoy your bird’s-eye-view with a cocktail and a side of sushi.

Last orders

Catch Continental breakfast from 6.30am to 9am (à la carte in Departure until 10am). Departure opens for dinner from 5pm to 10pm, and Quality Italian is open daily from 11.30am to 10pm.

Room service

Have anything from either of the restaurant menus delivered straight to your door from 6am to 10pm.

Location

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Address
Halcyon, a Hotel In Cherry Creek
245 Columbine St.
Denver
80206
United States

Planes

Denver International Airport is about 45 minutes away by car; most flights from Europe have a stop on the east coast, but you can catch a direct flight from London, Madrid, and major US airports. Call our Smith24 Team to arrange flights and transfers.

Automobiles

You can hail a taxi at the airport, but if you plan on exploring the city and surrounding area, it’s best to hire your own set of wheels. Valet parking at the hotel is $45 a day; Denver streets are easy enough to navigate, and it’s a good idea to hire something with a four-wheel-drive option if you’re planning to explore the mountains just beyond the city.

Worth getting out of bed for

Head to the hotel’s gear room and borrow a bike to cycle down Cherry Creek – there’s even a tandem option if you’re feeling particularly romantic. (You can also borrow a Leica camera, a giant paddle skateboard, basket balls, a scrabble board and more vinyl for your room.) Your stay comes with a day pass, so lose time in Denver Botanic Gardens – in nearby Cheesman Park – as you wander past spiky cacti, bright shrubbery and enormous tropical flowers. In addition to the artistic floral displays, there’s a rotating cast of temporary collections too; past exhibits have included Deborah Butterfield’s minimalist equine pieces and eye-catching Alexander Calder sculptures. If you’re in the mood for a spot of shopping, there’s a massive mall just two blocks away from the hotel, and a number of outdoorsy boutiques across the street and around the corner from the hotel.

Denver’s also a gateway to the nearby Rocky Mountains. At Dinosaur Ridge, just 23 miles from city center, you can spy Jurassic bones and Cretaceous footprints; download a self-guided tour before you go so you don’t miss the Stegosaurus site. In the summer, catch a concert at world-famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, anaturally-formed setting that’s hosted everyone from the Beatles to U2. It’s open year-round for hiking – you’ll find trail loops of varying lengths – but unless you have a ticket, you won’t be able to check out the amphitheatre itself on concert days. Don your daypacks – the hotel and its gear room can help out here – and head out early in the morning for a hike in spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. Relaxed-as-can-be Boulder, nestled in the foothills, is an easy 30-minute drive north of Denver; hiking trails start from the edge of town, and central Pearl Street is lined with restaurants, hip cafés and all manner of outdoor-enthusiast shops

Local restaurants

It may look like a clapboard house on the outside, but inside Cuba Cuba you’ll find seriously tasty authentic Cuban fare. For the main event, order pan-seared fish topped with spicy mango and pineapple, market-fresh paella, or a classic Cubano sandwich, with roasted pork, ham and Swiss cheese. Sip on mint-muddled mojitos and snack on a side of plantains tossed in garlic mojo while you wait for your meal. Laidback, pub-style Cherry Cricket is just around the corner from the hotel; order locally sourced bison burgers, micro-brews and crispy mac-and-cheese bites. At upscale eatery Mercantile and Provision, seasonal, elevated comfort food is served tapas-style; order shishito peppers in a sesame-caramel marinade, house-made fennel sausage, and Creekstone Farms short rib with grits and fried green tomatoes. Tacos Tequila Whiskey does what it says on the sign; order tacos stuffed with citrus-marinated skirt steak, crispy roasted pork carnitas and grilled shitaki mushrooms with cotija cheese.

Local cafés

At Denver Biscuit Co, you’ll find southern comfort food; order flakey, buttermilk-biscuit-based sandwiches stuffed with fried chicken or pulled pork, or biscuit platters with scrambled eggs and streaky bacon. Order breakfast food all-day long at hip Vert Kitchen; choose from bircher mueslis, seasonal frittatas, and béchamel-covered croque madames. Indulge your sweet tooth with a stacked cone at Milkbox Ice Cream inside Union Station; this is Colorado, so there’s no shortage of coconut-based vegan options, too. We like their boozy shakes, particularly the rum-based coconut and almond-fudge Dignitary.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this sleek hotel in Colorado’s capital city and unpacked a bottle of their new favourite rum and dusted off their hiking boots, a full account of their Mile-High City break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Halcyon, a Hotel in Cherry Creek in Denver…

The white-marble reception desk at Halcyon, a Hotel in Cherry Creek could easily be mistaken for the counter of a your trendy local coffee shop, likely because that’s what it doubles as. Get a caffeine fix and a pastry as you check-in. Head under the white-brick archway, past the ‘gear garage’ laden with toys for hiking, biking, photography and other outdoor pursuits (there’s also a stock of board games and vinyl for rainy days). 

Put on a record, pour yourself a tumbler of Halcyon’s house rum and admire the view from your window seat. Or steam up the subway tiles in the gilt-edged rainfall shower, before snagging a seat at one of the hotel’s duo of restaurants (choose from Asian or Italian) and ending the night with a cocktail on the rooftop bar.

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