Holiday Inn Cherry Creek Makes a Holiday in Denver

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Holiday Inn Cherry Creek Makes a Holiday in Denver

When looking for a perfect hotel for a one night, one day vacation in Denver for four adults, one teen as well as one baby, the hotel’s pool fit into my decision-doing. The Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek’s pool was one of its selling points. So were the room options, lobby that has a stone fireplace, two on-site restaurants as well as the proximity to the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Walmart across the street was another plus on our quest for a pair of ski pants.

On a family vacation of just one day as well as one night, perfection may not make or break a not bad time, nevertheless the idea can help. In general, This specific stay was perfect, despite a couple of quirks which we rolled with since we helped create them. The staff was super accommodating, friendly as well as busy–as in I’m not sure when there weren’t at least one or two guests at the reception desk checking in, checking out or asking for some service.

The lobby hangout spot connected to the reception area

During our stay, staff were bustling about helping that has a wedding as well as a day before brand-new Year’s Eve event for a Mongolian dance group. The result of the diversity of guests as well as hum of activity within the lobby added energy we enjoyed. I felt we were part of humanity which included a wide range of ages as well as ethnicity, as well as all in an upbeat mood.

Standard double queen

Despite the fact our checked-bag didn’t arrive, as well as my son as well as I were separated on the leg of our flight coming from Detroit to Denver by the airline–something which should not have happened, the Holiday Inn’s cheerful staff as well as willingness to let us check-in early washed away travel woes. Although we could check in early, only one room of our two rooms was available. In a visiting mood, all six of us piled into our standard double queen room as well as managed to eat a lunch of Taco Bell eats without dribbling lettuce, cheese as well as chips over bedding.

My daughter, son-in-law as well as grandson’s wait for their standard king room ended in vain. When they did check in when the room was ready, they had two queen beds instead of the king. definitely, not which big of a deal even though they could have checked in earlier when we did as well as had the same room.  Besides, the desk clerk had tossed in two breakfast buffets for them at no cost. (see later details about breakfast)

By 5 pm, with the last of Taco Bell gone, as well as the baby’s nap finished, we headed out for the holiday light up at the Denver Botanic Gardens even though my son didn’t have his warmest winter coat.  Travel hint: Do not put a winter coat in a checked bag. Fortunately, a sweatshirt as well as his hockey jacket sufficed.

Later, back at the hotel, I was concerned which the airline had not yet delivered our wayward bag as well as trotted down to the reception desk to ask if the airline perhaps had called. No, the idea hadn’t, nevertheless there was the bag. As the idea turned out, the bag was delivered before 5 pm nevertheless no one told us. Not the front desk. Not the airline. Still, the staff was friendly–as well as busy, as well as the bag had arrived with all its contents. No sense crabbing–time to eat.

Flagstone, the restaurant as well as bar connected to the lobby/reception area

Because looking for a place for dinner seemed like way too much work, we stayed at the hotel to settle into a meal at Flagstone’s the hotel’s restaurant/bar. This specific turned out to be a great option. The specialty here is usually Southwestern comfort cuisine. the idea was definitely, definitely not bad–flavorful as well as lovely. I had the Alameda Street Tacos, opting for one of each: carnitas (pulled seasoned pork), shredded chicken, as well as barbacoa (spicy shredded beef) served with three different sauces, as well as a cup of Hatch green chili soup. The flavors brought back memories of living in brand-new Mexico. Splendid.

Flagstone’s menu does include standard burgers, wings as well as salads, as well as an extensive bar menu. To drink local, there are several craft beers or Coors.

within the morning, after a not bad night sleep–beds were comfortable, the room was clean as well as had what we needed, particularly a free Wi-Fi to keep the teen happy, we headed to the buffet at Eggcetera, the hotel’s restaurant which only serves breakfast. The buffet includes: made-to-order omelets, bacon, sausage, biscuits as well as gravy, fresh fruit as well as more.  The buffet is usually not included within the hotel cost unless you add the idea in for a fee. I paid the extra when I booked our room at My daughter as well as son-in-law had the military discount which I booked through the Holiday Inn Denver -Cherry Creek website because the idea was cheaper for them.

Oh, yeah. The decision to stay here because of the pool worked out well. My son as well as a friend of his who lives in Denver were quite affable about trying the idea out. The pool is usually huge for a hotel pool. Enclosed by a pitched glass ceiling which gives a greenhouse feel as well as adds light to the room, the pool is usually kid as well as adult friendly. For non-swimmers, there’s plenty of seating. Before my son as well as his friend took their dip, a grandfather watched over two grand kids who had the pool to themselves.

The courtyard is usually connected to pool as well as main hotel hallway

In warmer months, the outdoor courtyard with its fire pit is usually accessible to the pool by connecting doors, nevertheless within the winter, which door is usually locked. I did go outside to the courtyard though a hall coming from the lobby, nevertheless the nippy weather sent me back inside. Strings of lights at night create a wonderful ambiance. In warm weather, This specific might be a perfect hangout spot.

A granite counter as well as artwork within the bathroom

A few details: Room keys double as pass keys for the elevator so if you don’t happen to have your room key on you, you can’t access the up feature of the elevator. Also, the parking is usually free, nevertheless awkward due to narrowness of spaces as well as cement pillar placement. We parked on the top floor of the above ground garage since the underground garage might have been a tight fit for my daughter’s truck.

Room amenities include: a Keurig coffee maker, hairdryer, individual reading lamps (my husband said we should get these) as well as plenty of outlets. The decor is usually aesthetically pleasing with sleek modern furnishings as well as an earth tone palate. I normally don’t take photos of lamps, nevertheless I though the accent lamp next to the Keurig coffee maker was particularly swanky for a less expensive hotel. The bathroom artwork as well as granite counter also caught my eye.

The spacious, substantial workout room is usually off the pool. Another hotel perk is usually the free shuttle which will take guests up to a three mile radius coming from the hotel. We could have used This specific service for our trip to the botanic garden, nevertheless drove instead.

Room rates coming from hotel’s website are $162 for a one bed king to $ 176 for a suite. Mountain view rooms run a bit higher. The rate was nominal for us because I used a room discount which I earned coming from all our stays.

Post as well as photos by Jamie Rhein

Holiday Inn Cherry Creek Makes a Holiday in Denver
Holiday Inn Cherry Creek Makes a Holiday in Denver