Good morning everyone, happy Friday. Last week, my girlfriend and I had a late night flight into Denver International Airport (DEN). Due to a slight delay, we landed after midnight. If you’ve ever flown into DEN, you know the airport is in the middle of nowhere, with no hotels closeby. That was true until recently when the Westin Denver Airport hotel opened. Nightly rates were $300+, so I opted to use 12,000 SPG. Thankfully, the hotel is attached to the main terminal, so I was able to get from the gate to our room in 25 minutes.
According to the DEN Airport website, the Westin Denver International Airport has 519 guest rooms, 35 suites, and was “designed to resemble a bird in flight—its curved roof mimicking the concave shape of Jeppesen Terminal’s white peaked roof.” Underneath the hotel, is the RTD train that connects DEN airport to Denver’s Union Station. The one-way trip takes 40 minutes, costs $9 per person and runs pretty frequently. In this post, I will share how to get to the hotel from the various terminals and show photos of our room. Enjoy!
The Westin is connected to the main terminal. Depending on what airline you fly and what gate you park at, the journey should take 25 minutes, or less. We flew Southwest Airlines and the plane parked at Terminal C. I forget what gate we parked at, but it was a short walk to the terminal tram. We took the tram from terminal C to terminal B to terminal A and to the main terminal.
When you get off the tram at the main terminal, look for signs for the Westin Hotel. They are all over the airport, you cannot miss them. Once you walk outside of the terminal, you will see the beautiful hotel. Follow the signs to get to the hotel lobby.
We checked in quickly and the front desk agent gave us our room keys. She also said that I could open the door to our room with the SPG app. I was excited to try it, but it didn’t work for me, so I was glad I had physical plastic hotel key cards to use. We landed at 12:11am, got to our gate at 12:16am, and got to our room at 12:41am. From gate to hotel room, it only took us 25 minutes. If you land at terminal A or B, your time should be a few minutes shorter. If you checked bags, your wait might be a bit longer.
We had a very comfortable king bed waiting for us in our room. The mattress was a Westin Heavenly Bed and my girlfriend could have slept on that bed all day. There was a ottoman/chair and a desk/chair in the room.
Nice TV and a few closets for storage.
Inside the closet, there was a safe, mini fridge, and plenty of storage.
The bathroom was spacious and modern. The shower had an overhead shower and a hand-held wand.
Here are the views from our room on the 14th floor. At night, you can see the planes take off and land. During the day, you can see the trains come and go, as well as the cars and buses drive by. The view is pretty nice and relaxing.
The hotel is on the pricey side, but if you have SPG points (soon to be Marriott points) or free night certificates, this is a super convenient, very modern hotel. If you have any questions about the hotel, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!