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Hotels in Denver near 16th Street Mall

16th Street Mall Introduction

Boasting over 300 stores and 50 restaurants, the mile-long 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver is a big draw to the city. Opened in 1982, it originally stretched from Market Street to Broadway. In 2002 it was extended to Union Station and has become the city's main shopping and entertainment district. Nearby is the art deco Paramount Theater and the modern Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, and it's just a few blocks north of Denver Art Museum. There are plenty of sports bars, boutique coffee shops, and restaurants within a few short steps, as well as Tiri's Garden Farmers Market.

Hotels near 16th Street Mall

There's a wide range of hotels near the 16th Street Mall, including mid-range and high-end chain hotels. Some of downtown's 4-star and 5-star hotels have indoor and outdoor pools, rooftop terraces, and stylish bars and restaurants. There are several budget options in downtown, located a mile or so from the mall. Some of these offer outdoor pools, free breakfast, and local area shuttles. July and August is Denver's busiest time, so you'll find the best deals on hotels during the colder winter months. However, the city is also a popular convention destination which can push room prices up.

Where to stay near 16th Street Mall

Downtown Denver is a popular neighborhood to stay in. It's proximity to 16th Street Mall and the Colorado Convention Center makes it attractive for both business and leisure visitors. Capitol Hill and North Capitol Hill districts are Denver's cultural center and home to 8 museums. It's within easy reach of the Colorado State Capitol, the Fillmore Auditorium, and the sprawling City Park and Denver Zoo, which makes it attractive to families. If you're traveling on a budget, head to Midtown near the South Platte River, I-25 and Speer Boulevard where you'll find several affordable hotels and inns.

Things to see near 16th Street Mall

Take in a show at the 1930s art deco-style Paramount Theatre, a 4-minute walk from the mall. Or see a modern arts performance in the Boettcher Concert Hall or the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, both at the Denver Performing Arts Center, which is an 11-minute stroll away. Denver Art Museum is 0.7 miles south of the mall, or catch a basketball game at the Pepsi Center sports arena, 1.1 miles west of 16th Street. Traveling with kids? Why not visit the 19th-century Denver Zoo, an 80-acre wildlife attraction in the historic City Park, 2.7 miles east of the 16th Street Mall.

How to get to 16th Street Mall

Easy to reach by car, the 16th Street Mall is 1.6 miles from I-25, and there's paid parking lots within steps of the shops. The 16th Street Mall also has its own free transportation called MallRide, which traverses the 16-block area. You can also use it to access Union Station, where the Amtrak comes in, as well as the Colorado Convention Center and Denver Performing Arts Complex. Denver International Airport is 27.8 miles east of downtown, and a direct train runs into Union Station. There's also a Light Rail Train network which criss-crosses the city, and stops moments from the mall.

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