Looking to upgrade your next Colorado vacation and have gobs of money to spend? Congratulations! You can afford to stay in these luxurious hotel suites, our state’s most expensive.
For the rest of us, this list gives us a peek at what we can get for three months of mortgage payments. (Answer: lots of marble baths and heated floors). Or scratch that; if the world’s ending anyway, go ahead and splurge. You might as well have one balling night with a bidet and butler service.
Here’s where to book when you’re looking to spend four — or five — figures a night on a hotel room.
Four Seasons Denver‘s Presidential Suite
Starting at $13,000
You’ll have plenty of room to spread out in this 2,235-square-foot, 16th-floor suite. (If you need more room, it can connect to a couple of guest rooms to boost your space to 3,220 square feet.) For the price of a nice, reliable used vehicle, you get a night of luxury in accommodations that include two fireplaces, a grand piano, heated bathroom floors, a bidet, a red-cedar sauna, private exercise studio, and views of the Rockies from pretty much everywhere. Oh, and a Nespresso coffee maker. That’s worth mentioning, right?
Four Seasons Vail‘s Mt. Elbert Suite
From $6,000 to $9,500
This recently renovated, five-bedroom, five-bath suite spans a whopping 4,727 square feet on the resort’s eighth floor. It’s super sleek and chic, with a dream of a kitchen, fireplaces and marble galore, and a massive walk-in closet in case you want to stay a while. (And have a colossal credit limit.) It’s one of several exquisite suites and residences for rent at the Four Seasons Vail, and all of them are just as lavish as you’d expect.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek‘s Rial Oxford Suite
Situated in the heart of posh Beaver Creek, this suite at the Park Hyatt exudes mountain luxury without going, you know, too mountain-y. The 1,760-square-root suite has a living and dining area, separate bedroom and a couple fireplaces to keep you cozy. But the best part might be the oversized terrace looking right onto the mountain.
Viceroy Snowmass‘s Four-Bedroom Penthouse
The freshly renovated four-bedroom penthouse sleeps up to 16 on its two levels. It’s got two master bedrooms (one on each floor), two balconies, four bathrooms and a room with bunk beds(!). Oh, and there’s a laundry room and fully equipped kitchen, because when you’re spending six grand a night on a room, it’s nice to know you can save a few bucks eating in and doing your own laundry.
The Little Nell‘s Paepcke Suite
$5,300 in summer
Come on — did you think Aspen wouldn’t be on this list? This one-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot suite boasts an expansive private balcony with views of Aspen Mountain, a custom game table with crystal chess pieces, heated marble flooring and walls, a personal computer system and art and furniture that probably cost more than your first house.
The Broadmoor‘s Parker Suite
The Broadmoor is known for being a pretty ritzy staycation destination, and the Parker Suite is its ritziest room. Its parlor — What? You thought it wouldn’t have a parlor? — features a marble entryway and fireplace, while its terrace opens up to views of spectacular Cheyenne Mountain. If the two king bedrooms aren’t enough for your crew, let the staff connect two more rooms to make it a four-bedroom home away from home.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch‘s Four Bedroom Penthouse
About $4,000 in summer and fall
Here’s this stunner of a suite by the numbers: 4,690 square feet, 10-person occupancy, ninth-floor locale, seven TVs, five bathrooms and one private elevator. Not by the numbers: Floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain panoramas, contemporary art-filled walls, an oversized balcony and a fully equipped chef’s kitchen for when the whim to bake strikes.
St. Regis‘s Aspen Mountain Suite
This 1,900-square-foot corner suite has all the dignified appointments you’d expect from a top Aspen hotel — wine chiller in the kitchenette, marble-clad master bath, gorgeous furnishings — but the best perk might be the top-tier butler service, which the hotel promises “can provide for any request.” If you book this suite, we implore you: Test them! For $3,499 a night, test them!
Grand Hyatt Vail‘s Talisa Suite
$3,500 in peak season
Noteworthy features of this 1,860-square-foot, two-bedroom suite include three balconies for mountain gazing and a copper soaking tub that resides in a bathroom bigger than some apartments. For the price tag you also get full concierge service and special hotel experiences, like daily champagne sabering.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa‘s Three-Bedroom Suite
$3,499 in peak season
The best part of the suite at this Avon Vail Valley property might be the vast windows wrapping the living room. Look out them and you’ll see our splendid mountains, a flowing river and all the people who are staying in lesser accommodations. If that’s not enough to make your day, you’ve got a loaded kitchen, three-and-a-half baths and enough room to sleep 12.
Halcyon‘s Presidential Suite
Starts at $2,500
Feeling like a really cool loft, this airy, two-story suite is all about contemporary design. Besides the oversized windows that look out to the Denver skyline and the marbled bath and four-poster bed, this suite has the largest terrace space in Cherry Creek North, which just so happens to be designed by Restoration Hardware, a bonus if you have a thing for Restoration Hardware.
Hotel Jerome‘s Executive Suite
About $2,300 in summer
Compared to the Aspen property’s rentable residential penthouse, which goes for upwards of $6,000 a night, the executive suite is a steal. The gorgeously appointed one-bedroom suite has a king bed, two bathrooms and a dining table for six, in case the mood strikes to throw an intimate dinner party during your stay.
Sonnenalp‘s Castle Peak Suite
$3,200 in peak season
The Sonnenalp is very Vail — lots of wood, plaid, maybe some antlers — and its largest suite doesn’t disappoint. The two bedrooms and large living room and dining area are all outfitted in its Mountain Lodge best, but the bathrooms are all glistening luxury, with heated floors, double vanities and a large tub for soaking.
The Elizabeth‘s Music Suite
$1,739 in peak season
Old Town Fort Collins may not be the first place you think of for over-the-top hotel suites, but The Elizabeth’s Music Suite fits the bill. As the name implies, there’s music to be made and played, via the baby grand piano, record player and state-of-the-art sound system. It also has a full kitchen, oversized tub and balcony with downtown views.
Brown Palace‘s Presidential Suites
Denver’s Grand Dame hotel has not one, not two, but three luxury suites, all named after presidents who visited the hotel. First up is the Eisenhower Suite, where the prez spent the summer of
1955. With its four-poster cherry bed, floor-to-ceiling marble bathroom, grand draperies and white columns, it’s, well, presidential. The Roosevelt Suite is all Rough Rider glamour (that’s a thing, right?) with wood floors, a leather sofa and a corner study. The recently-remodeled Reagan Suite is bright and styled like a 1950s ranch. No word on whether a Trump Suite is in the works.
Hotel Born‘s Presidential Suite
Starting at $1,500
When you spend the big bucks at Hotel Born, of course you get the requisite spacious, 12th-floor suite with killer views of Denver and beyond and a wet bar and a huge TV and probably a pretty nice powder room, but you also get the option of having a chef from Citizen Rail (the hotel’s wood-fired restaurant) come up to the room and make you dinner. So that’s fancy.