JW Marriott $$$
150 Clayton Ln., Denver
COST: Over $250 per night
After years as a drop-in destination neighborhood, Cherry Creek has finally made itself into a vacation destination with the addition of the 196-room JW Marriott on the rim of the Cherry Creek North shopping district. This luxury hotel includes suites with surprising views of the Rocky Mountains to the west.
Second Home Kitchen, the hotel’s new restaurant, has the feel of rustic elegance with stone walls and polished wood ceilings. The perks extend to canine guests, with special pet-friendly services available.
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