In November, 2017 I took on some travel for a client of ITX out in the Denver area and got the opportunity to make my residence for 4 days at the Drury Inn & Suites in Westminster, Colorado. I’d never actually stayed in a Drury hotel before in all the times I’ve been out and about away from home, but was pleasantly welcomed by what became a “home away from home”. Rooms when I was staying were in the $99/night range for dual queen or single king bed.
Right off the bat, the hotel is pretty easy to get to off of Colorado highway 36, just off the Church Ranch Blvd exit. I flew into Denver International (DEN) so it was roughly about 30-some miles away from the airport, pretty much like most things in Denver are. The drive from airport to hotel wasn’t too bad, traffic was minimal most of the time. I’d been to Denver metro a few times and traffic was never “bad” at least in my experience.
The hotel itself was very pleasant, it’s bright and white with medium wood accents in the decor, very modern. Staff upon entering the property even as late as I arrived seemed very helpful, awake and ready to help me even though I was a bit groggy and disoriented from a long day of flying.
Elevators are very fast, they got me to the 4th floor quickly where I swiftly sunk into bed. The beds are pretty standard, were very comfortable and had the typical 2 hard, 2 soft pillows per bed. The room had the following other nice amenities which I assume are standard:
- Coffee Maker (they give you 2 decaf and 2 regular + 2 styrofoam cups)
- Desk with office chair (a nice one too, not the cheap ones with armrests that bang into the desk!)
- Very easy to use alarm clock
- Ironing board & Iron
One thing about the room that you don’t find much these days any more is the pre-filled soap/shampoo/conditioner dispensers mounted on the shower wall, which my room had. Sorry folks, you can’t steal the bathroom soaps!
My room was a 2 queen room, which I think was setup for handicapped folks as the bathroom was HUGE and had a lot of hand rails. If you’re interested, it was room 402. The view was absolutely gorgeous on the 4th floor, where you can see the mountains off in the distance.
The internet was good, for the most part it was fast enough for my needs although I didn’t try to stream video or download massive things while I was there. I *am* an IT guy by trade however so whatever weight that carries; The internet was good. Full disclosure however, there was a period at about 1am one evening during my 4 day stay where the internet went dark and I couldn’t get online, it was off long enough for me to get fed up with it and go to bed. I’m really not certain if that’s a regular thing or not.
Security was good. All outside doors lock where you need your key to get in all the time. Front door is locked after 10pm I believe. The room I was in DID NOT have a safe.
During my stay I did not have the opportunity to partake in the following other cool things that the hotel has, so I don’t have any thoughts on them:
- Pool & hot tub
- Daily Happy Hour
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Fitness Center
- Business Center
Around the area
There are many places to get things done in the area such as eat, shop and even take a nice walk. On the back side of the property there are some short walking paths in a nice well-maintained little prairie area. Out and around the hotel, there are multiple shopping centers around for food and entertainment. Right across the street there are many chain restaurants like B-Dubs and Panera Bread, as well as a 7-11 right in front for your snacking pleasure.
Just about anything you need is within a mile or two from the hotel, if not directly across the street or down the street.
Check out was as simple as check-in. Actually it was slightly easier as they have a drop box as you leave the building where you simply drop your key and leave.
Overall, I’d most definitely stay here again and would recommend it to both business travelers and families alike. The pricing was very affordable for what they have there and it really was like a home away from home, I felt very welcomed and at home while staying here.