The Oxford Hotel-hub of a steel spiderweb
Located just a block away from “Union Station” on the corner of 17th and Wazee sits the historical masterpiece, The Oxford Hotel. In the late 1800s when the mining town of Denver brought the network of railroads to a central location, visitors, workers, and our soldier made this hotel their home away from home. The structure of this hotel was so well thought out that even the kitchen was located so that no odor could possibly permeate through the hotel, was called “the house”. Restored most recently in June of 1983 with added offices and updates throughout the hotel, The Oxford Hotel remains a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Oxford definitely has a welcome feeling to it. There is decorative art throughout the place that shows the history well. As well as the artwork, the “Cruise Room” cocktail lounge features hand carved panels by well-known artist Alley Henson. As well as this feature, the art deco neon and chrome bar feature are very much appreciated by all who stop in. Just a few feet from the Cruise Room sits one of Denver’s best restaurants, according to the New York Times, McCormick’s Fish House & Bar. This restaurant serves some of the best quality fish prepared so many different ways it makes your mouth water to just scan the menu. They also offer a variety of appetizers and things to satisfy any craving. While waiting for your food you can enjoy a smooth glass of wine, or cocktail of your choice. The bartenders here certain know their way around the bar. McCormick’s also offers catering service for any event, big or small, you might be hosting at The Oxford Hotel certainly making it unforgettable.
Just around the corner, but still in the same building, is the Il Fornaio Italian Ristorante. This wonderful restaurant serves up regional selections in an authentic setting. You have to try it; it is definitely a unique experience. If neither of these eating establishments suite your needs, which I can’t see, there are many other places to go just blocks away. Very close by you can find everything from Mexican, to Chinese, to Italian; whatever your taste may be. The nightlife is outstanding within a few short blocks as well. You will not be bored while staying here.
The rooms at the Oxford Hotel range in price and size as with any luxury hotel. A guest has the choice of the Classic Rooms, Art Deco Rooms, and Victorian Deluxe Rooms. This hotel even offers special packages for special occasions. For example, Valentine’s Day you can get yourself a package deal anywhere from $219-340 plus, depending on what all you wanted. These rates would include for you: accommodations, CD of classics, book of love poems, chilled champagne, rose petal turn-down service, and overnight valet parking. Now, who could not fall in love with all those perks?! Plus, every room has comfortable beds made up with 400 thread count cotton sheets. These are just a few ways The Oxford Hotel shows how much they care about their guests and how they want to take care of them the best way possible.
That is not all the hotel has to offer. The Oxford Hotel also has numerous meeting and party rooms. They can host anywhere from 12-200 people depending on your need. The property has one of the best fitness facilities I think I have seen. It has a wide variety of cardio equipment, a separate room full of the best weight machines and free weights, plus it has a studio in which they hold Yoga and Pilates classes you can take part in. Once you have worked up a sweat, you can go back upstairs and relax at the Oxford Club Spa & Salon. The Spa offers a wide variety of massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, waxes, microdermabrasion, and even bronzing. You can purchase a single or combo package. They offer a wide variety of each of those services as well, from your mud treatments, to herbal steams, deep tissue, and everything in between. If you really need to relax, experience “The Works” or “The Half-Day Works” at The Oxford. These spa packages include your massage, facial, manicure, hair treatment, and makeup application. The best part is, if you are a guest at the hotel, you can enjoy a 10% discount on everything at the Spa & Salon.
What are you waiting for? Get to The Oxford Hotel and check out this unique place. It is definitely a one of kind, unforgettable experience. One of the best ways to experience a stay in Denver.