Denver's Top Hotels for Fans of Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse and Nightlife



There are so many good choices for hotels near the Pepsi Center that location is hardly a consideration. All 10 hotels on this list are within a mile or less of the Pepsi Center, but each one offers something just a little different, and that's just as it should be because while fans may love the same sports team, they don't necessarily love everything else the same. For some fans, hotel choice is about amenities to enjoy when it's not game time. For them, there's the Crawford Hotel, The Westin Denver Downtown and The Oxford Hotel. Still other fans spend their discretionary income on tickets to the big game and they're looking for a hotel that comes in under budget. For them, a good choice might be Hilton Garden Inn or Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Speer Boulevard. And for the fans who love being eco-conscious as much they love their team, Embassy Suites and Springhill Suites are just the ticket thanks to LEED certification that helps guests reduce their carbon footprint. And Best of all, because the Pepsi Center, Sports Authority at Mile High and Coors Field are all within close proximity to one another, all of these hotels give any sports fan a superb location. 


Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown is proof that you don't have to bust the budget for a convenient location exactly where you want to be, which in this case is in the middle of downtown, a stroll from LoDo and a short drive from the Pepsi...  Read More


Hampton Inn & Suites Denver--Speer Boulevard is a nicely affordable choice for guests who want to be near the Pepsi Center, which sits just under a mile away. While its location on the other side of I-25 makes it less ideal for walking to a...  Read More


It's a nice stroll or quick drive to the Pepsi Center, just under a mile away, and accommodations are all in spacious two-room suites so bring the kids along. Best bets for views: the 26 corner suites (rooms ending in 01 and 31), which typically...  Read More


On the 16th Street Mall, the Courtyard Marriott Denver Downtown is less than a mile from the Pepsi Center and under 10 blocks from Coors Field, making it an ideal choice for sports lovers, whether their game is basketball, hockey, lacrosse or...  Read More


Located less than a mile from the Pepsi Center and across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Curtis is a cheeky ode to Pop Art culture. The retro-hip hotel completed a renovation in 2014 and still makes you smile with its...  Read More


Hotel Teatro is about there-quarters of a mile from the Pepsi Center and in the heart of Denver's performing-arts district. It's the romantic choice for sports lovers. A renovation in 2014 resulted in several engaging new spaces. Among the most...  Read More




While it's not the closest hotel to the Pepsi Center, rumor has it that visiting basketball teams often choose to stay at the Westin Denver Downtown. This AAA Four Diamond hotel has much to offer guests whether they're athletes or not, including...  Read More


Nicely located between the Pepsi Center and Coors Field, the Oxford is for sports lovers, history lovers and spa lovers, as well as for anyone who appreciates timeless luxury and style. Opened in 1891, it's is on the National Register of...  Read More


The Crawford Hotel
Photo courtesy of Crawford Hotel

The city's second-closest hotel to the Pepsi Center, The Crawford is also near Coors Field. The uber stylish Crawford opened in July 2014, retrofitted into Denver's renovated Union Station, which reopened to much fanfare that same month. This is...  Read More


The first LEED Gold-certified hotel in Denver, SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown is just a three-point shot from the Pepsi Center where the Denver Nuggets play. But it's also walking distance from Coors Field, giving baseball lovers an...  Read More


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Meet Christine Loomis

Christine has written about every aspect of travel, from romance and adventure to family and wellness. She is also lucky to have had three major home states through the years: New York,...  More About Christine

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