The Art, a Hotel
From the moment you walk into The Art, it's easy to see how the hotel is so different from anything else in the city. Everywhere you look, the space is overflowing with world-class modern art, from a painting by abstract-expressionist Sam Francis to a fish lamp created by famed architect Frank Gehry. The upstairs lobby is home to wall-to-wall windows and the property's Fire restaurant and patio; don't miss the huge outdoor fire pit with city views. Each of the 165 guestrooms has prints or lithographs, and the contemporary spaces use light-colored birch wood with small, bright pops of color to let the art take center stage. Splurge on the museum-view suite for some of the best panoramas in Denver, and enjoy being just steps away from the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, and the History Colorado Center. Culture aficionados, this one's for you.