Earlier this month we went on vacation in Mexico, and since then, I’ve had swimming on the mind. In Mexico, I spent nearly every waking moment either in the hotel pool or in the ocean. Summer means warm days, long nights and swimming.
However, we can’t be in Cozumel, Mexico all the time, so here are three Colorado Front Range hotels that offer a great pool, plus a lot more.
The Jacquard – Denver
I stayed here while on assignment for Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. You can read that article here. The article resurfaced in one of their recent newsletters, reminding me of this amazing trip.
It was only one night, but I managed to get a pedicure, buy sandals at the Cherry Creek Mall, enjoy happy hour at Narrative, eat delicious meals at Narrative, and swim at the top of the world. That’s right, this Autograph Collection hotel, along with the incredible restaurant Narrative, features a rooftop bar and pool. Not common in the Mile High City.
I took a morning swim here, alone in the water, listening to the sounds of the city waking up far below me. It was a moment that I won’t forget. There is nothing quite as relaxing as being the only person in a pool.
While I was unable to partake in a drink at Kisbee, the rooftop bar because it was closed due to rain, the pool was a popular place to be earlier, and you can see why.
If you want an instagram worthy getaway that’s chic, modern and features a rooftop pool, look no further than The Jacquard in Cherry Creek.
For those who are unaware, Cherry Creek is a posh section of Denver known for shopping and luxury living.
SCP Hotel – Colorado Springs
This is the largest pool I’ve seen at a hotel on the Front Range. It is huge, plus it is part of one of the most unique hotels in the state. From the air plant wall at the entrance, to the hotel market featuring locally-made goods, to the co-working space to the huge gym, this is unlike anything you’ve seen under one roof.
There is definitely a community focused vibe here which immediately makes a visitor feel like a local. When we were there, we ate Cajun elotes from the Slow Downz food truck parked outside. SCP often hosts food trucks and live music, attracting guests and locals alike.
I think this building was once home to a Days Inn, but this isn’t a run-of-the-mill hotel. They do things a bit differently here. SCP means Soul, Community and Planet, and these three things are embraced here to the fullest.
Perhaps the most different part of this hotel happens at check out. You pay what you feel is appropriate. Yes, you read that right. It’s called a Fair Trade Pricing Program and payment for a stay is based entirely on what you feel the quality of your personal experience at SCP Hotel was worth. That’s certainly unexpected.
Omni Interlocken – Broomfield
Located 26 miles northwest of Denver and just 14 minutes southeast of Boulder, this hotel isn’t just for the discerning business traveler. Yes, it has a nicely appointed golf course, yes, it has a spa and yes, there are multiple restaurants. However, this place has not just one, but two grand pools.
I stayed here in 2017, while writing about staycations in and around Denver. This is definitely a staycation spot but the pools and pool area steal the show, especially during summer. With two pools, a poolside bar and grill, a poolside fire pit and hot tub, this is what summer is all about.
Also, the “Art of Breakfast” buffet at Meritage is out of this world.
A fun getaway no matter the occasion, The Omni Interlocken is perfect for the pool lover.