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Reviewing the Embassy Suites Denver – Downtown Convention Center

posted by Julie May 20, 2019 0 comments

Embassy Suites Denver hotel review

Embassy Suites Denver – Downtown Convention Center

1420 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado,80202

GRADING
Overall Score: A
Staff: A
Room: A
Amenities: A
Recommended?: Yes

Overall Impression: This spacious hotel, with the usual spacious atrium characteristic of the Embassy Suites brand, is a full-service hotel next to the Denver Convention Center. Polite service, generously sized suites, and extra perks (complimentary breakfast and evening reception) make this hotel a win-win. 

The Hotel

Located steps away from the Denver Downtown Convention Center, the Embassy Suites Denver is a new 17 floor hotel that caters to both those traveling for business and pleasure. In addition to being next to the convention center, this hotel is within walking distance to popular Denver hotspots including the Pepsi Center (for NHL and NBA games), Larimer Square, the 16th Street Mall, and Union Station.

Upon entering the hotel, there is a desk with a sign that signals you to head to the 4th floor, where hotel reception is. There is a bank of four elevators nearby. Along with the reception desk, this 4th floor contains a bar, restaurant, pool, fitness center, and business center. With the usual atrium style of the Embassy Suites brand, the interior of the entire hotel is open, with guest rooms located along the outside walls.

 

Because there is an entire wall of glass on the front of the building, natural light is allowed to cascade in and illuminate the entire atrium. On a clear day, you can see a distant glimpse of the Rocky Mountains. The hotel boasts a modern decor with some natural elements, and a little bit of colorful pizzazz near the elevators.

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center

Colorful, vibrant metallic sheets decorate the elevator area.

 

Six elevators are situated near the registration desk. Fortunately, I had a good experience with the elevators; they were fast, all functional, and there were enough of them to adequately accommodate guests. The restaurant (breakfast area) and bar are on this floor, with lots of tables and seating available. I found the entire lobby area to be spacious, clean, and comfortable.

 

The Suite

Like most Hilton hotels, you have the option at the Embassy Suites Denver to get a digital key on your phone, rather than the standard plastic key card. To obtain the digital key, download the Hilton Honors app before your stay.

Upon entering the room, I saw the main sitting area, complete with a TV, couch (queen-sized sleeper sofa), a desk with chairs, phone, and lamps. I found there to be minimal overhead lighting in the sitting area, which may be challenging for those who want to read or work at the desk.

 

In the middle of the suite was the bathroom and wet bar. On one side was the wet bar with a small sink, refrigerator, microwave, ice bucket, and coffee maker. On the other side was the full bathroom, complete with a tub/shower combination, toiletries, towels, and blow dryer. The design, decor, and fixtures in the bathroom were clean and modern.

 

Also in between the sitting and sleeping areas, was a small closet. This closet contained a laptop-sized safe, an ironing board and iron, hangers, along with extra pillows and blankets.

In the back of the suite was the bedroom. What surprised me was the addition of another sink and counter in the bedroom. I genuinely loved it because it’s great place to apply makeup, style your hair, or wash up when multiple people need to use the bathroom. Along with this extra vanity, there was a chest of drawers, TV, 2 night stands, a phone, and a comfortable bed.

High speed wifi is available at the Embassy Suites Denver. Shown below are the results of the speed test that I performed while staying here. As you can see, the ping score is excellent but the download and upload scores aren’t great.

 

Note that there are various types of suites at the Embassy Suites Denver, including those that have a view of the mountains and ‘premium’ suites that have a Keurig Coffee Brewer, along with in-room snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. I did not stay in one of these premium suites.

Overall, I was very pleased with the room. Everything was clean, comfortable, and in working order.

 

Amenities

As with all of the Embassy Suites Hotels, Embassy Suites Denver provides a complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour for their guests. Breakfast is a full, hot buffet, complete with pastries, fruit, eggs, meats, oatmeal, made to order omelettes, drinks, and more. In my eyes, Embassy Suites owns the rights to ‘Best Hotel Complimentary Breakfast,’ hands down!

The cocktail hour is normally a 2 hour event held around 5:30-7:30 pm and offers free wine, beer, and snacks to guests. Due to my schedule, I was not able to attend this evening reception, but they are often packed with people.

Furthermore, you can dine at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Elements, from 11 am – 11 pm, seven days a week. Stout Street Social is also a restaurant located within the same building, on the ground floor. However, Stout Street Social is not affiliated with the Embassy Suites Denver and is an independent restaurant. Click here to go to the Stout Street Social website.

cheesecake

A yummy cheesecake with fresh berries from the hotel’s restaurant, Elements.

 

The Embassy Suites Denver has an indoor saline pool and a 24 hour fitness facility. In their gym, you can find elliptical machines, treadmills, medicine balls, free weights, benches, and more. In addition, the fitness center provides guests with towels, antiseptic wipes to clean equipment, and water.

 

Located right next to the pool and fitness center is the hotel’s business center. Here, you have access to a fax machine, computers, copying and printing services, and high-speed internet.

 

Helpful Information

At the Embassy Suites Denver:

  • Parking is rather expensive at $47 a day (only valet parking is available at the hotel)
  • Check-in is at 4 pm, check-out is at 11 am
  • The hotel is non-smoking
  • Pets are not allowed (only service pets are allowed)
  • ATM on-site
  • Concierge available
  • Small convenience shop on-site
  • Baggage hold available
  • Room service available

Final Thoughts

I was very pleased during my stay at the Embassy Suites Denver. Overall service was good, my room was clean, and their amenities were a nice addition. I didn’t rent a car while staying here and because of the hotel’s central location, I was able to walk to a lot of fun, touristy areas. My only negative experience was during my first morning at breakfast. It was a Saturday morning and attendees from a convention were checking out and managed to take over the entire breakfast area, luggage included. The few open tables on this particular morning were dirty because there was insufficient staff to clear tables for the large breakfast crowd. However, we had no problems during the other mornings with seating for breakfast.

So if you’re looking for a nice hotel in Denver with large 2 room suites, free breakfast, and a free cocktail hour, look no further than the Embassy Suites Denver next to the convention center.

Please note that I stayed at this hotel entirely on my own. I was not compensated by the Embassy Suites Denver or their parent company, Hilton, for this review.

Happy Travels!

Julie

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center

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