Travel & Lodging
What, you’ve never used Expedia?
We’ve blocked out rooms at The Curtis Hotel — two queen beds for $139/night. The Curtis is right downtown; all of the floors have different themes; the bar downstairs, The Corner Office, has a workplace-hookup theme.
But all of downtown Denver is really accessible — if you can find a better rate somewhere else, do it (this link to Yelp might be helpful). And meet us at The Corner Office. We’ll be there.
(You can book your stay online: www.amyandadamgetmarried.com/hotel)
One of the reasons we chose Denver is that it’s incredibly easy to get around in. Most of downtown is based around the 16th Street Mall, which is a car-free street with a free shuttle that runs back and forth at all hours of the day. You can definitely be here for a weekend without renting a car.
The airport is about a half-hour out of downtown:
Super Shuttle shared van: $19 for the first guest; $9 for additional. The deal is that you share a van with nine other people, and the driver drops you off at your destinations in the order that’s convenient. Buy tickets on Level 5 of the airport, near the “water feature.” We don’t remember what that is.
SkyRide: We’ve never done this, but this is the cheapest way to get from the airport into downtown. It’s a service run by Denver’s public transportation agency, the RTA, and it’s just ten bucks one way. You’ll need to have exact change. The buses pick up on Level 5 of the airport (West Terminal: Door 510; East Terminal: Door 511). Take the AF line (it’s purple on the map) to either the 19th and Arapahoe stop (you’ll walk six blocks to the hotel, if you’re staying at The Curtis) or Market Street Station (you’ll have to board the free shuttle, which will cut down your hotel walk to a couple of blocks). http://www.rtd-denver.com/HowToRideSkyRide.shtml
Hotel shuttles: Some of the downtown hotels offer an airport shuttle. The Curtis, sadly, isn’t one of them. If you decide to stay elsewhere, be sure to check to see if one’s available.
If you do rent a car, parking is do-able but can be expensive downtown. The Curtis has indoor parking available, attached to the hotel. Overnight Parking is $20/ 24 hour period for self parking and $26/ 24 hour period for valet parking. Other lots are plentiful and bargains can be found.