Recent renovations to all guest rooms have kept the Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park amongst the top hotels in the city, with modern features like flat screen HD TVs, iPod dock stations and granite countertops. The full service property occupies a sizeable site next to I-70 exit 285 (Pena Boulevard) - 12 miles from the airport, 12 miles from the city center & 14 miles from the Denver Tech Center - and amongst its many facilities are a restaurant/lounge (open for breakfast, lunch & dinner), a gift shop, fitness center, pool/whirlpool, and over 6,000 sq ft of meeting/event space. Like the other Marriott property opposite (the Residence Inn), a free shuttle is provided to the airport, 24 hours a day, departing every half hour.
The full service, 248 room DoubleTree Denver Southeast enjoys a peaceful location at the Iliff Avenue exit of I-225, beside Heather Ridge Golf Club in a residential part of the city, close to several other golf courses & city parks, plus the more extensive natural landscapes of Cherry Creek State Park. The international airport is 18 miles north, all along freeways, while Denver Tech Center is 6 miles south. The on-site restaurant/pub (Fitzgerald's) is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner & evening drinks, and also provides room service until 11 pm. 14,000 sq ft of meeting space can accommodate events of up to 400 people. Guest rooms are available with microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed and living area.
Formerly Red Lion Hotel, the new Radisson Denver Southeast opened early 2014, conveniently located by the Parker Road exit of I-225, right next to the parkland and waterside scenery of Cherry Creek State Park. The 478 room/suite hotel is also just a short walk from the terminus of the H Line of the light rail system (Nine Mile Station), enabling easy travel to other area attractions. Features include a spacious lobby, an outdoor pool/whirlpool, a fitness center and 25,000 sq ft of meeting/event space. The onsite, American-style restaurant (Aspens) serves breakfast, lunch & dinner, while drinks & snacks are available from the lounge bar.
The Residence Inn of Aurora provides some of the highest quality accommodation near Denver International Airport, catering for both long stay guests and one night visitors in a beautiful, well equipped, four story building of 124 suites that all contain a full kitchen and separate areas for working, living & sleeping. A free 24 hour shuttle is operated to the airport, 12 miles northeast. The hotel benefits from the usual Marriott high standards of cleanliness and customer service; its above average amenities include free full breakfast, free evening social hour (Mon-Thu), indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, gift shop, and basic meeting facilities.
Like all Denver Airport hotels, the Hilton Garden Inn provides a complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to the terminal buildings, 12 miles northeast; the six floor, 157 room/suite property is part of a large group of hotels by the I-70/Pena Boulevard intersection, 12 miles from downtown Denver. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening drinks & room service are available on-site at the Great American Grill restaurant/bar, while the main other facilities include a 24 hour business center, a well-equipped fitness center, an indoor pool/whirlpool, the Pavilion Pantry convenience store and meeting space for up to 400 people.
SpringHill Suites Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus
13400 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011
May 2011 saw the opening of a new Marriott hotel in east Denver: the 153 room SpringHill Suites Aurora/Fitzsimons, providing all-suite accommodation with modern decor and in-room amenities of a microwave, refrigerator, executive desk and sofa bed. The hotel is part of a quiet, semi-residential neighborhood along Colfax Avenue, opposite the Anschutz campus of University of Colorado Hospital; 15 miles from Denver International Airport and 8 miles due east of downtown Denver. Features include free hot breakfast, free wi-fi, an indoor pool/whirlpool, fitness center, business center and meeting space.
Recently converted from another brand, the Clarion Inn Denver International Airport has a conveniently-reached location right next to the I-70/Airport Boulevard intersection on the north side of Aurora, part of an extensive business district that also includes a few restaurants; more can be found on the north side of the interstate, together with many more hotels. But guests have an even easier choice of dining from the on-site Ambassador Cafe, open all day. The full service, 157 room hotel also offers free transport to the airport, an indoor pool, fitness center and business center. Rooms are available with kitchenette facilities.
Open summer 2009, the new Denver property from the expanding Cambria Suites brand from Choice Hotels is an exiting addition to the range of full service Denver airport hotels; located along 40th Avenue in Aurora (12 miles from DIA), the handsome, modern hotel features an atrium lobby, lounge/bar, bistro restaurant (open for breakfast & dinner), 24 hour convenience store, indoor pool, and good facilities for business & meetings. The 150 oversized rooms offer enhanced amenities like LCD TVs, refrigerator & microwave, plug and play technology & pillow-top mattresses, and they look out over a quiet, partly residential neighborhood one block from interstate 70.
Recently renovated (formerly a Hampton Inn), the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Aurora is well connected to all locations in east Denver by I-225, including the international airport (19 miles), Denver Tech Center (7 miles) Buckley Air Force Base (4 miles) and Aurora Mall (1 mile). There are other shops and restaurants even closer, at Aurora City Place and Abilene Street Market. The 4 floor, 129 room hotel is well maintained and charges quite low rates; its main amenities are a fitness center, outdoor pool, business center, one meeting room, guest laundry and the free Express Start continental breakfast.
With a convenient location alongside I-225 near to restaurants, shops and the stores of Aurora Mall half a mile north, Best Western Gateway Inn & Suites is a popular stop for visitors to this part of east Denver. The hotel is 17 miles southwest of the international airport and 6 miles north of Cherry Creek State Park. Facilities are fairly standard for a low to mid range property, with free continental breakfast, an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center the main amenities. There is also a free cocktail hour on weekday evenings. The 4 floor building has 67 rooms, each containing refrigerator & microwave.
The 82 rooms & suites at Fairfield Inn Denver Aurora are all large, clean and equipped with a microwave, refrigerator & the extra comfortable Marriott bedding. Those facing east are the quietest, as the west side of the building overlooks I-225 - the hotel is right next to exit 5 (Iliff Avenue), close to Olympic Park, Heather Ridge Country Club and Cherry Creek State Park. Denver International Airport is 20 miles north. Guests at the Fairfield Inn can also take advantage of the free hot breakfast, free internet access, an indoor pool and hot tub. For meetings there are two rooms, the largest seating 75 attendees.
The Fairfield Inn is the first hotel near the recently opened Southlands fashion/entertainment/shopping center, at the southeast edge of Aurora beside E-470. All the many shops and restaurants are within one mile, and there are various golf courses, country clubs and city parks a short drive away. The 4 floor hotel has 131 refrigerator/microwave-equipped rooms & suites, an indoor pool/whirlpool and a business center. Wi-fi and breakfast are complimentary.
One of a group of hotels serving Aurora and the I-225 corridor, Comfort Inn Southeast is a medium sized (62 room - all with refrigerator/microwave) building next to the Iliff Ave exit of the freeway, on the opposite side to Heather Ridge Country Club. There are many restaurants close by. The Comfort Inn receives some of the better reviews for hotels in the neighborhood, on account of its helpful staff, good quality free deluxe continental breakfast, clean rooms and easily-reached location. Leisure amenities are limited to an exercise room and premium cable channels on the TV.
Aurora's Sleep Inn has a peaceful location next to a new residential development along 40th Avenue, close to the Airport Boulevard exit of I-70, and a 12 mile drive from Denver International Airport - free 24 hour shuttle available. Rooms are comfortable but basic; some have a microwave and refrigerator, while the hotel offers free continental breakfast, guest-use computer, and indoor pool and sundeck. There are a few restaurants within walking distance.
Days Inn Airport is one of the closer hotels to Denver's international airport (12 miles), served by free 24 hour shuttle. The inn is fairly new and has 95 decent sized rooms, well furnished, plus facilities of a hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry and an indoor pool - in view from the small dining area where a basic free continental breakfast is provided (waffles included). I-70 runs past just to the north (exit 285), and the surroundings are mostly mixed commercial/rural, though with several restaurants and gas stations nearby. Downtown Denver is 12 miles west. Rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator.
The Travelodge is a central Aurora motel, part of a business/commercial district on the east side of I-225 at the 6th Avenue exit, within one mile of such locations as Del Mar Park, Aurora Hills Golf Course and TowneCenter Mall. The place is large, with 146 guest rooms, in a two floor, exterior corridor building formed of several connected blocks, enclosed by ample parking space. Some of the south-side rooms overlook a sheltered outdoor pool. Wi-fi and continental breakfast are complimentary. There are several restaurants adjacent.
Motel 6 Aurora is one of the more modern properties of this budget-priced chain; guest rooms are brightly decorated, stylishly furnished, and contained within a new-looking, interior corridor building. Facilities are still limited though; just wi-fi, free coffee, coin-operated laundry and an outdoor pool. The motel has a quiet setting, 250 feet back from the access road; a side street close to the Iliff Avenue exit of I-225. This location is 11 miles from downtown Denver and 19 miles from the international airport.