See Everything When You Stay at a Downtown Denver Hotel Near Coors Field
When it comes to seeing the best of Denver, you’ll find the perfect starting point at the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown. We are ideally located on the city’s famous 16th Street Mall and within walking distance of Denver’s top attractions. Get inspired at the city’s renowned art museums and galleries. Experience the beauty of the Denver Botanic Gardens or discover the history of the U.S. Mint on a group tour.
If you’re not sure where to start, our friendly staff is always happy to help suggest fun things to see and do in Denver. Check out some of our favorite destinations below:
Union Station (0.6 miles walking or 0.7 miles by car)
Encompassing 14 city blocks, this historic neighborhood has been transformed in recent years into one of Denver’s trendiest urban centers, complete with extensive shopping, contemporary art installations, and innovative eateries ranging from sidewalk cafés to chic bars and fine dining. The centerpiece of this stylish neighborhood is Union Station itself, a 100-year-old railway station that has been converted into an upscale shopping and dining destination. As one of the premier hotels near Union Station, the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown is conveniently located just a short walk from this vibrant neighborhood.
Denver Zoo (2.9 miles by car)
Get up close and personal with some of Denver’s most exotic inhabitants at the world-renowned Denver Zoo. Located just minutes from our downtown hotel in City Park, the Denver Zoo is passionate about caring for animals and creating extraordinary experiences for visitors of all ages. Along with viewing an array of incredible creatures from aye-ayes to zebras, guests can take advantage of the zoo’s extensive programming, including wildlife encounters, bird feedings, and private tours.
Denver Art Museum (0.9 miles walking or 1.1 mil by car)
With a mission to inspire creative thinking and expression, the Denver Art Museum captures the spirit of the Mile High City, even when showcasing artwork from around the globe. Explore the museum’s acclaimed collection of paintings, textiles, sculpture and photography along with impressive traveling exhibitions that explore the enduring beauty of artworks from ancient times to modern day. Should you wish to delve even deeper into the art world - museum tours, curator talks and special lectures are also available.
U.S. Mint Tour (0.7 miles walking or 0.9 miles by car)
Get a behind the scenes look at how the United States Mint produces the coins we use every day during this intriguing 45 minute tour. Along with the history of the Mint itself, visitors learn all about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins. Please note that while the tour is free, reservations are required and space is limited, so try to sign up in advance. Private tours for larger groups with more than 16 people can also be arranged independently through the U.S. Mint.
Denver Botanic Gardens (2.8 miles by car)
Located in Denver’s Cheesman Park neighborhood, this stunning 23-acre park features North America’s largest collection of cold temperate plants from around the world, and boasts a conservatory, seven themed gardens and a sunken amphitheater that hosts concerts during the summer months. The Botanic Gardens also feature rotating exhibitions featuring nature-inspired artwork, in addition to educational programs for adults, children and families looking to learn more about gardening and our natural world.
Clyfford Still Museum (1.2 miles by car)
A striking example of what one incredible talent is capable of, the Clyfford Still Museum celebrates one of the most important painters of the 20th century with an extraordinary look into artist’s works, life and legacy.
EDGE Gallery (2 miles by car)
This famous contemporary art gallery is dedicated to artists working outside the domain of commercial art venues. By acting as an independent exhibition space, EDGE provides artists more freedom to explore, experiment and intrigue audiences with their unique vision.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (3.7 miles by car)
Ignite your passion for nature and science at this inspiring museum. From prehistoric journeys to space odysseys and a hands-on discovery zone, visitors will learn all about the inner workings of our planet. The museum also features an IMAX Theater, planetarium, and an extensive library along with special events held throughout the year.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (1.4 miles by car)
Showcasing one of the most admired public displays of decorative art in North America, the Kirkland Museum boasts over 3,500 works from virtually every important art movement from 1875 to 1990. Discover stunning works from over 80 artists, covering everything from Art Nouveau to Postmodernism. You’ll also find an impressive collection of regional Colorado art and the original studio of artist Vance Kirkland, whose paintings are prominently displayed.
Molly Brown House Museum (1.3 miles)
Chronicling the unique activism, philanthropy and passion of Margaret “Molly” Brown, Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum is among the most visited historic sites in Colorado. For more than 43 years, this museum has introduced visitors to the legacy of this captivating woman, who survived the sinking of the Titanic and went on to become a pivotal figure in Denver’s history.
Reserve your stay today at one of the best downtown Denver hotels near the Denver Zoo, Union Station, the Denver Art Museum and more!