STAY: The Crawford Hotel
After our successful road trip to Denver from Vail, CO our group pulled up to The Crawford Hotel – Denver Union Station where we would be staying that evening. This historical station dates back to 1881. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, it combines Denver’s main transport hub with hotel accommodations. Some of the building’s original features, such as the ornate iron staircases, high ceilings, brick walls and Victorian design, exuded the feel of luxury.
The staff was exquisite and the perks were endless. The room had a rustic chic feel with wood floors, brick walls, and glam decor. Our in-room mini iPad welcomed us with an individual message, which made us feel right at home! We were given a complimentary scoop of ice cream from Milkbox Ice Creamery, a cup of coffee from Pigtrain Coffee Co. and a select craft beer from the Terminal Bar during LoDo Hour.
It doesn’t end there! We also had an espresso maker in our room, Voss water in the fridge, high-end bathroom toiletries, plush bathrobes and much more!
The three hotel floors overlooked The Great Hall at Denver Union Station, which made us feel right at home in the hustle and bustle of downtown Denver. We were within walking distance to anywhere we wanted to go. We spent the evening exploring Downtown Denver and instead of walking back to the hotel in the brisk Colorado air we were provided courtesy transportation back to the hotel in none other than a luxurious Tesla™. Talk about riding in style!
From the plush bathrobes to the free complimentary amenities I was overly impressed with it all. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend The Crawford Hotel to anyone planning on visiting Denver.
To start the evening out in Denver we walked to Machete Tequila & Tacos where we were greeted with friendly smiles and a welcoming vibe. Located in the heart of Downtown Denver, across from the Union Station, the restaurant offers authentic and delicious Mexican fare. There was a great crowd and seemed like the place to be for dinner. In addition, the place was perfect for a quick bite before our night out on the town.
This fairly new Mexican restaurant offers hand-crafted margaritas and street-inspired tacos. They didn’t disappoint! Our group wasn’t new to Mexican food; in fact, it’s one of our favorites, which means we’ve enjoyed a number of Mexican dishes in our day. We started with the Guacamole and Quesos Fundidos. You’d be missing out if you didn’t order the guac, it was delicious. Drinks are made with freshly squeezed juices, on the spot muddled veggies and fruits, and agave nectar to name a few. Our food was artistically crafted and delicious built from loads of from scratch ingredients.
At Machete we enjoyed beer, signature margaritas, tacos, quesadillas, and one of the best chile relleno we have ever had! The presentation was great and the service was amazing. Great music, astounding food, awesome vibe, hip atmosphere, and friendly staff.
We left full- and I’m already looking forward to planning my next visit as I’m already craving their amazing food. Click HERE to view their full menu.
Needless to say, this trip was one to remember and set the bar high for a quick road trip to Colorado. After all of the week’s escapades, I was definitely wiped out but incredibly thankful that I was able to enjoy such an excellent assortment of entertainment and cuisine.
Stay tuned for more of my adventures, and if as fate would have it you’ll be traveling to Colorado in the near future, consider these destinations approved and recommended by me!
What are some of your favorite spots in Denver?