Are you in need of a getaway, but you don’t want to travel outside of the US. Are you into swanky hotels, crafted cocktails, and are a self professed foodie who loves to explore restaurants in different cities? If so, then you want to keep reading. I’m giving you all the details on The Ramble Hotel in Denver, Colorado, including the location, food, visuals, and the pros and cons of lodging at this new boutique hotel.
When working on my travel preparations for Denver, I knew that I wanted to experience the city from the perspective of a parent who is getting away from the kids and wants to enjoy some of the experiences that I was awarded pre Harper and Ivey. With that said, I wanted to stay at a gorgeous hotel that had amazing food and cocktails on premise. After going back and forth through so many amazing options, I decided to book The Ramble Hotel.
The website says that the hotel is in the RiNo district, but apparently the locals beg to differ. The RiNo district is a trendy artsy area that has recently arisen through gentrification in the inner city of Denver. To be fair, the RiNo district clearly had a mecca that was filled with art galleries, restaurants, and cafes, and where The Ramble is located seemed to be where RiNo is expanding to. I think at the end of the day, it’s tomato tomato.
I can say with confidence that I felt safe and would have no problem walking outside at night alone. I enjoyed the area, especially because it was a quick Lyft ride to shopping and entertainment. However, there were plenty of restaurants and bars nearby if you didn’t want to stray too far.
I booked the room directly through The Ramble Hotel website because at the time their prices were comparable to the others that I saw online. When booking, I had a hard time determining what type of room that I wanted because when looking at the photos, they all pretty much looked the same. After stalking other peoples photos on Instagram, I decided to go with a Corner King room and I was extremely satisfied with my selection.
When we arrived it was late in the evening, so the hotel lobby and bar was packed. Turns out that the restaurant inside of the hotel called Death & Co. (original location in New York) is a neighborhood hotspot that has dapper vibes and delicious craft cocktails. Perfect for parents who are looking to relive their past lives of oysters, poutine, and moscale mules. I will admit that the hotel lobby feels like a smaller space when it’s packed and can be a bit overwhelming. However, I do think that the staff keeps this in mind because we were quickly checked in and off to our room. Which btw, is unlocked by real keys. I thought that this was a special touch, and I am obsessed the with the leather keychains that the keys were on.
Food & Cocktails
Speaking of Death & Co, it was really cool to have such an iconic restaurant at our access during our stay at The Ramble Hotel. With that said, I actually kept taking advantage of the morning menu because we explored different restaurants in the evening. They don’t have a huge coffee drink section, however they do the basics well!
Every morning I had a vanilla latte with cinnamon and a breakfast sandwich. Their traditional Breakfast Egg and Cheese Sandwich is so delicious! It has a twist to it because they add pickled onions. However, the show stopper was their Duck Confit Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Just order it and thank me later!
Although you could easily order a cocktail at the bar, I loved the special touch of the hotel having a well stocked bar and cocktail book for you to use during your stay. Just in case it’s a question in your head, no, the alcohol in the room is not free.
The decor is phenomenal! It’s a romantic hipster vibe that is full of rich browns, warm blues and greens that definitely makes a statement. There’s tons of leather, gold accents, yet hints of femininity throughout the hotel. In the room, I felt cozy and at home. I honestly, did not want to leave.
Each room has at least one large window that let’s in tons of sunlight. Perfect for a few cute photos of you relaxing in your gorgeous room.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel for anyone who is traveling without kids. Compared to the other hotel options in the area, The Ramble Hotel is a bit pricier, but you see where your money goes as soon as you arrive at the hotel. To conclude, I’m giving you my top pros and cons of that I wish someone would have mentioned when I was researching this hotel.
- The hotel is located in a location that allows you to either stay and enjoy or you can quickly explore nearby areas.
- Stepping into The Ramble Hotel immediately puts you in a different mind frame. Although you can stay at this hotel for a work trip, I truly think that you would get the best experience if you were staying their for leisure.
- Amazing cocktails and food on site.
- This hotel gives an experience like no other. It’s more than just a hotel to lay your head.
- No room service.
- The hotel is only 3 stories. While it’s nice to have a beautiful view of the neighborhood, you have to be very conscious of your privacy.
- The bathroom door is a barn door. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but not practical for more than one guests in the room. Bring air freshener or candle to be on the safe side.
- Because the hotel is so new, housekeeping isn’t there 24 hours. However, housekeeping does a superb job!