If you’re a Colorado local, you’ve heard of The Brown Palace, Denver’s most iconic and historical luxury hotel. You may have had brunch at Ellyngton’s or afternoon tea in the hotel lobby to with your girlfriends. I know I have. But what you may not know is the rich history that The Brown Palace represents, and the extraordinary service it’s provided for over 120 years.
The Brown Palace does timeless luxury like no other. Upon arrival, the bellman warmly welcomes you, then shows you to your room – opening your drapes, turning on the lights, and prepping you for the rest of your luxurious stay.
We had a full itinerary at the hotel, as we tried the best of what “The Grand Dame” had to offer.
I started our stay with a trip to the spa – which offered an indulgent experience, as you could assume.
After my massage, I met the hubs for champs and high tea, where we snack on mini sandwiches, scones and decadent dessert – all while we sipped on Veuve and our teas of choice. If you’ve never had high tea at The Brown Palace, it’s an absolute must! I went last year with my girlfriends for around Christmas and it was so magical! (Reservations book up fast around this time, so if you’re thinking that sounds like something you want to do, definitely call and reserve a spot now!)
After tea, we got to do a private tour with the hotel historian, and since it’s Halloween season, the history tour had a spooky spin, as we learned about the ghost sightings and unexplained experiences that have happened at the hotel. Let me just say, that I am NOT into the supernatural. It totally freaks me out! I was super nervous about the tour, for that reason, but it ended up being so interesting and I just adored the hotel historian, Debra. If you are in the area, I highly suggest checking this out!
We rounded off the day with dinner at The Palace Arms, where we enjoyed a 6-course tasting menu. We didn’t want to drink too much that night, so the restaurant manager/sommelier was so kind and custom paired each of our courses with small glasses of wine so that we could enjoy the combination of flavors without overdoing it.
The next morning, we had brunch at Ellyngtons, which is a brunch to beat all brunches if you’ve never been! Brandon and I actually went a few years ago, on our first anniversary, so it was fun to go back and reminisce on how much we have grown and changed since those 4 years ago.
The entire experience at The Brown Palace can’t be beat! It’s by far the best luxury hotel in Denver, if you ask me. If you’re in the area, be sure to book brunch or tea there, for your next special occasion – you won’t regret it! And, if you’re a history buff looking for a fancy schmancy place to stay on your next trip to Denver, you’ll love staying here for sure.