A Quick Trip to One Block of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Where can you find, Indian food, a good night’s sleep and breakfast in one block? In Glenwood Springs, of course. 

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Hotel Denver and Amtrak with construction happening on the corner east Grand Avenue.

We ventured farther than one block on our summer trip to Glenwood Springs. We went to the hot springs pool because it is tradition, but we didn’t go anywhere else. 

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You see, I experienced a mind-numbing migraine while in town, but this didn’t keep us from exploring the block we were staying on; 7th Street to the north, 8th Street to the south and Cooper Avenue to the west and Blake Avenue to the east. 

Denver Hotel

This was our second stay at Hotel Denver, and our room, #333, is a beauty. First, it is spacious, with a king bed and a sitting area that includes a couch and cocktail table. Two huge picture windows look down on the train depot and out across the Colorado River towards the hot springs pool. 

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The view from Room #333.

My favorite aspect of the room is the bricked-in window which adds some mystery to the place; the brick must have once been the outside wall of the original building. The bathroom is small but features two sinks.

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The lobby of Hotel Denver.

Despite the hotel’s age, more than 100-years-old, the room has plugs right above the couch for charging devices. At historic hotels, I usually have to crawl around seeking an outlet and usually end up charging my phone in the bathroom. 

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Room #333

Every room at Hotel Denver is distinctive and this makes staying here an adventure every time. Each space tells a slightly different story and a stay here is a walk into Glenwood Springs’ colorful past. 

Dinner in Glenwood Springs

After soaking the afternoon away, we walked via the people bridge, back to Hotel Denver and got ready for dinner. Masala & Curry is literally around the corner from the hotel. We went there on the recommendation from a friend who lives in nearby New Castle. 

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On the wall at Hotel Denver. Take some time to look around this historic property.

Unfortunately, we ended up taking our meal to go because a migraine began to develop immediately after we ordered. It’s a bright open space and I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to experience it fully. 

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Lobby at Hotel Denver.

Thankfully, reheated Indian food is delicious. We had lamb curry the next evening at home. Portion sizes are generous and there is plenty for two people with naan bread appetizer and one entree. 

Breakfast in Glenwood Springs

We are very partial to Daily Bread in Glenwood Springs. We’ve been to this breakfast joint many times so we decided to mix things up a bit. Local on Cooper is a newer breakfast and lunch spot that’s located next to Marsala & Curry. 

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Outside of Local on Cooper.

Orders at the front and the food is delivered to the table. This is a airy, modern place with subway tiles and plants as decor. It’s an excellent place to wake up with a great cup of coffee served in a diner mug. Actually, Local on Cooper has a sort of modern diner feel.

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Ryan had fantastic pancakes and I had the Croque Sandwich which I hadn’t realized came on a croissant. I’m not usually a fan of croissants but it was super tasty for just $8. This is an excellent stop for an affordable breakfast in Glenwood Springs. 

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Yum and just $8.

Because of migraine interference, this trip didn’t go exactly according to plan, but we love Glenwood Springs. We’ve been coming to town together for more than 20 years and Ryan’s been visiting for his entire life. It’s one of those towns where we feel right at home, even when we try new things and there’s something special about that.

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And we have proven that you don’t have to venture off one block of town to have a good time.

Thank you to Hotel Denver for hosting our stay.

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