My first visit to Magnolia Hotel Denver was nigh on 8 years ago. I recently re-visited in 2016 after another multi-million dollar renovation. How time flies, but what I’m happy to report is that the 2016 renovation upholds all the things that I loved about the Magnolia Hotel Denver all those years ago — and added some classy room upgrades.
My Review of Magnolia Hotel Denver
Way back in 2008, I penned this review of the Magnolia Hotel Denver, and I’m happy to report that a recent 2016 stay has me falling in love all over again for this downtown Denver hotel.
Downtown Denver is a buffet of amazing hotels, from impressive luxury brands stretching to the Mile High skyline to business-centric, extended stay hotels. A few years back I discovered this historic and affordable boutique hotel, quietly tucked off the downtown Denver beaten path. I knew then this property could be Downtown Denver’s Best Kept Secret: Magnolia Hotel. (But I can’t keep secrets, so read more of my 2016 review at Hotel-Scoop.com.)
I’d heard Harry’s Bar was a local “hangout” for businesspersons on their way home, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I was able to enjoy the fascinating people-watching and HUGE appetizers (14 mini-hamburger sliders with mango salsa!) at Harry’s Bar, a part of Magnolia Hotel Denver.
This summer the 246-room property completed a $7 Million renovation from top to bottom, including new paint, carpet, furnishings, bedding, décor and fixtures throughout. Bathrooms were redone with oversized Kohler porcelain sinks, marble tile and new fixtures. The Magnolia has a new, enhanced linen package that rivals the world’s finest hotels—guests are already raving about the incredibly comfortable bedding.
Historical elements including the architecturally alluring 11-and-12-foot tall ceilings with crown molding and oversized original windows make the guestrooms and suites open and inviting.
Consisting of a top-of-the-line Sealy mattress, a mattress topper and mattress pad, 300-thread-count sheets, a triple-sheeted down blanket and an accent throw, plus two white goose down-filled pillows and two poly-filled pillows, the deluxe bedding ensemble ensures a restful night’s sleep. New furnishings include contemporary dark wood tables, dressers and nightstands in classic, clean lines, along with oversized sofas and chairs. Historical elements including the architecturally alluring 11-and-12-foot tall ceilings with crown molding and oversized original windows make the guestrooms and suites open and inviting. The rooms are again funky, and perfect for both pleasure and business guests. Business guests will particularly like the oversized safes, with enough space to secure your laptop!
Probably the best part are the nooks and crannies, reminiscent of the 70’s, located throughout the downstairs in the Magnolia Club. Their “Mag Time” concept offers complimentary hot American buffet breakfast, evening happy hour, and a bedtime fresh-baked cookie and milk buffet, amounting to extraordinary value.
Harry’s Bar is a great spot for hanging out with the locals, and Magnolia Hotel Denver is a fun hotel, Old World meets funky yet classy 70s. After a recent stay in 2016, my visit confirms that Downtown Denver’s best kept
After a recent stay in 2016, my visit confirms that Downtown Denver’s best kept secret IS the Magnolia Hotel. Welcome Home!