Staycation: Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel

Our pick for the perfect holiday staycation spot: Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel.

Courtesy of Renaissance Denver Center Hotel

Why go now?

The Cyber Holiday Shopping package (starting at $289 a night) is available Nov. 22 through Dec. 30.

What you get

Downtown Denver isn’t exactly a holiday shopping mecca; the big department stores of the good old days don’t live here anymore. This tongue-in-cheek shopping package allows guests at this festively decorated historic property to “enjoy holiday cyber shopping from the comfort of their hotel room.” The deal includes complimentary valet parking, wi-fi, and in-room breakfasts with build-your-own mimosas or Bloody Marys, a $100 Amazon gift card, and “a list of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, to help recoup the damage.” That last part is, hopefully, just for giggles.

The extras

You’re just a block from the hustle and bustle of 16th Street and the free shuttle to Union Station, but the Renaissance has the most wonderful lobby in town. Its roots as the Colorado National Bank shine through its marble work, and 16 Allen Tupper True murals line the tops of the soaring walls. Plus, there’s the Teller Bar, the Range restaurant, and several inviting seating areas. You can do your cyber shopping here, gazing at the 28-foot Christmas tree, with the aid of your cell phone and a Little Brothers Manhattan, made and bottled in house. Cheers to the good new days!

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel
918 17th St.