Budget can mean different things to different people. One thing is for sure: In Denver, budget does not have to mean lack of quality or amenities. Of course, if your only criteria is the lowest room price, you may not find what you're looking for here. But you don't need our help for that. You know the bargain brands and you can find them on your own. This list includes hotels you might not immediately think of in the "budget" category, and yet they can do a lot to ease your bottom line, hotels such as Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center and Woolley's Classic Suites near the airport.
To us, budget really means value. What, exactly, are you getting for your hard-earned dollars? The hotels on this list offer good value and some surprising amenities that actually translate to real savings. If you stay at a low-end, low-quality hotel but have to eat out every meal and rent a car, are you really saving over a hotel that's better quality and offers free breakfast and free shuttles to the places you need to go? And won't you feel better getting a higher quality experience for your money? Some hotels, including Inverness Hotel & Conference Center, are pricey during the week but offer super affordable rates on weekends when the business travelers depart. Think outside the room-rate box and it's possible to find deals that work on every level.