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This Boutique RiNo Hotel Is Denver's Luxurious Hangout for Visitors and Locals

Denver Epic Stays
by Molly O'Brien Mar 26, 2024

There are plenty of awesome Airbnbs and hotels to choose from in Denver, Colorado — but this chic 50-room boutique hotel was the first hotel in Denver’s trendy, industrial, creative RiNo neighborhood. It’s within walking distance of dozens of hot breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and shops and offers easy access to downtown’s central business district.

The interior decor was inspired by Madame Rambouillet’s French Salons of the 17th century. These salons were set to offer a safe space to share ideas and create a feeling of community — which is exactly what this hotel aims to do centuries later — encourage engaging interactions for travelers and locals.

Stepping off the street into the grand marquee lobby feels like stepping back straight over to another time, in another land. In the marquee lobby bar, host to the incredibly sought-after Colorado offshoot of the New York cocktail bar — Death & Co Denver, crystal chandeliers hang from vaulted ceilings with brick wall facades covered in enormous warehouse-style windows adorned with rich velvety blue curtains.

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room at The Ramble Hotel

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There’s plenty of natural light flooding in during the day. At night, the space transforms into a sultry, eclectic feeling, intimate space for grabbing a well-made cocktail and a top-notch bite to eat. But the stunning design and architecture don’t stop there — it’s complimented by a carefully curated collection of artwork that feels timeless and exudes a sense of “relaxed elegance.”

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Room types at The Ramble Hotel

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There are a few variations of rooms to rest — each of which features rich decor, including high-quality wide-plank, hickory flooring, antique Persian rugs, and soaring, functional windows.

In the King Suite, sink into the plush, pillow-top king mattress or settle into the cozy sitting nook framed by a large window with views of the streets below for great people-watching.

In the Corner King Suite, admire views from the two walls of windows that overlook the intersections of 25th and Larimer Streets. In the Juliette King, admire sights of the hotel’s intimate courtyard garden and open the sliding glass doors out to the Juliette balcony to bring in some fresh air.

The similarly appointed Juliette Suite includes two sets of sliding French doors, a cozy reading room, and a king bed, all overlooking the intimate courtyard garden for ample peace and quiet.

A fun room variation called the “Bunkhouse” is a setup that features a cozy, private room that sleeps two in one stacked bunk bed with a Juliette balcony overlooking the courtyard below. The Salon Suite suite is a prime corner suite with a bar and lounge seating space through a comfy sectional sofa, a sleeping area with a king pillow-top mattress, and multiple windows.

Finally, those seeking to splurge can book a stay in the Pied- à -Terre room — the hotel’s largest suite, which is meant to feel like a “classic Denver loft with Parisian sensibility.” In this large room, designed to entertain, guests are basked in plentiful natural light and can admire impressive views of downtown Denver. There’s a living room space and a separate bedroom and bathroom with a walk-in closet, king bed and a large bathroom featuring a large, claw foot soaking tub.

Artwork and design at The Ramble Hotel

The Denver-based curators NINE dot ARTS curated the hotel’s artwork program, which includes works in public spaces and guest rooms. The artwork program aims to embrace the literal definition of the word “ramble:” which means “to wander, to explore without destination,” and is fitting for its location in the artsy River North district of Denver. The collection mostly comprises Denver-based artists (most of whom have studios in the RiNo neighborhood).

Dining and drinking on-site

restaurant at The Ramble Hotel

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Guests of The Ramble Hotel get priority reservations at the on-site establishments — and should definitely take advantage of the chance to visit them.

DC/AM serves as a community coffee hub operating in the marquee lobby space in the morning and early afternoon, with a wide selection of teas, espresso drinks, juices, and breakfast bites in the earlier hours. In the afternoon, the menu transitions to host lunch offerings paired with a robust cocktail menu, beer, and wine lineup.

Death & Co., which lives in the same space as DC/AM, is an institution in the drinking and dining world. Its roots date back to 2006 in New York, having expanded to Denver to showcase its experience as a “must-visit” destination for cocktail enthusiasts. Death & Co. has won many major industry awards, including “America’s Best Cocktail Bar” and “World’s Best Cocktail Menu” at the Tales of the Cocktail Convention. The creativity and passion felt at this bar are practically unparalleled and the extensive cocktail and dinner menu in the evening are an experience that’s not to be missed.

Adjacent to Death & Co. up in the mezzanine space, visitors will find Suite 6A — an intimate space that can host fun pop-up activations. Right now, it’s the Sakura Blossom Bar, which runs Thursday through Sunday evenings through April 28, featuring over 400 cherry blossoms covering the ceiling, complemented by the music of vintage Japanese records, Japanese-inspired bites, and craft cocktails.

Super Mega Bien is a walk-in-only independent pan-Latin restaurant from James Beard-nominated Chef Dana Rodriguez serving Latin American food and cocktails, offered “dim sum” style by way of wandering carts. Diners can choose from a lineup of constantly changing small plates and elaborate, shareable dishes in a fun, eccentric atmosphere.

And open seasonally from May through October, The Garden serves as a casual gathering space to soak in the sunshine and fresh air in a lively setting, serving a full dinner menu and refreshing drinks.

Other out-of-the-box amenities

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There’s a small, 24/7 fitness room on-site that features two treadmills, an elliptical, and free weights. The room has a Juliette balcony with sliding doors overlooking the courtyard garden space, meaning constant fresh air flows throughout.

The property is also walkable to multiple yoga studios (I got in my stretch and meditation time nearby at a local yoga studio while I was visiting) and other group fitness studios that the front desk can assist with recommending.

Another cool element of the property is the amenities inside the rooms themselves. I was incredibly dazzled by the room’s intense mini-bar situation. There was nothing “mini” about it. I felt like it should be renamed the “carefully curated megabar” instead of “minibar” due to The Ramble’s offering of an impressive selection of top liquors and genuine mixology tools.

There a menu in our room that showed how to make popular cocktails (like my favorite, the Negroni) and a wide selection of pretty reasonably priced bottles of liquor you could use to craft your own drinks in the suite itself.

Coffee lovers will be glad to know each guest room also comes equipped with an authentic French Press, with a perfectly roasted, ground and portioned ration of local coffee. No drink detail goes unaddressed, here (cocktail or coffee).

Another element of the property I appreciated was its use of real metal “keys” for guest rooms instead of plastic key cards. It felt like a charming and timeless way to incorporate a familiar sense of tradition and class into this ageless space.

The Ramble speaks to travelers seeking an eccentric, upscale overnight experience

garden at The Ramble Hotel

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This property is within walking distance of many favorite Denver attractions and in a fun and trendy neighborhood itself. The architecture and decor blend tradition and trendy, and the guest rooms are comfortable but inspired. Don’t miss dining and drinking options on-site — it’s a coveted experience for visitors and locals alike.

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