The Westin Denver International Airport is an amazing airport hotel. It is a short walk (50 yards?) to the terminal and the building is strikingly gorgeous. Its great location, scenic views and modern amenities right next to the terminal could not be more convenient.
I personally dislike having to wake up extremely early to catch a flight. It’s particularly annoying to have to plan for extra time to get to the airport, drop off the car, and grab the shuttle to the terminal. So, when we booked our early morning flight out of Denver, the Westin DIA Hotel was selected as a sensible location to stay. It was much more than that!
The Lobby/Reception Area
The reception area is located on the sixth floor. One walks through a dramatic corridor before heading up the elevator.
Before getting to the reception area, you pass the Sky Lounge Bar which is also located on the sixth floor of the hotel. The lobby bar is open every evening from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. It’s a great place to relax with a delicious cocktail and appetizer, while admiring the views of the Rockies.
With 519 soundproof guest rooms including 35 spacious, well-appointed suites, this hotel is a favorite among travelers. Our Junior Suite room was enormous, measuring 680 square feet. It came with a spacious living room and bathroom area. The room had a dramatic runway view but despite the proximity, it was dead quiet. This was surprising being that it was next to the terminal of a busy airport. No airplane noises could be heard from the interior of our room.
We mostly enjoyed the scenic views of the Rocky Mountains and Denver International Airport’s signature roof-top tents from our wall-to-wall windows. In the evening, the colors of the sunset were breathtaking, and the morning sunrise over the runway was even more spectacular. If the lights from the airport or runway are too bright, the window shutters can close to completely block the lights. We didn’t use the shutters during our stay.
Our Junior Suite bathroom had both a bathtub and a shower, a single vanity which featured the signature Westin Heavenly® Bath products, and a set of bathrobes. The view from the toilet window was of the runway.
Th Grill & Vine Restaurant is a bistro-style restaurant on the property, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining room and bar look out over the plaza between the Westin and the Jeppesen terminal, while an outdoor patio faces south over the new light rail line.
Get your coffee craving at Ingredients, located in the hotel lobby. This grab-and-go cafe features coffee drinks, snacks, pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads, and smoothies. It opens at 5am and remains open until 9pm.
Lastly, you can go to the Sky Lounge for a cocktail or appetizer if you get thirsty or are in the mood for some munchies.
If you want to get in a little exercise on your trip, then make sure to check out the fully equipped fitness center, indoor heated lap pool and hot tub with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
When it’s time to catch your flight, no worries, simply walk across the courtyard right into the main terminal. It’s that simple!
The Westin DIA is a Starwood property, we stayed free by using some of my SPG points. Next time we fly through Denver, we will definitely stay here again.
Note: The average room is around $380/night.