Hotel Monaco $$
1717 Champa St., Denver
COST: $150–250 per night
Part of the Kimpton Hotels chain, the Hotel Monaco features a riot of colors and patterns in the lobby; this playfulness in decor continues in the 189 rooms. But check that vibrant sofa again and you might spot Hercules, the hotel’s canine greeter who welcomes both people and their four-legged traveling companions.
There is a 24-hour fitness room available to guests, an Aveda Spa and Salon, and Panzano, a restaurant featuring Italian fare.
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