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The Digs…

Posted by auntiem10 on April 16, 2010

While in the Denver area for our One Day Work-Up (ODWU), we stayed at the Residence Inn Denver South/Park Meadows Mall. We acquired our reservation after trying the “Name Your Own Price” feature on Priceline, selecting the Denver Tech Center area, and specifying a 3-star hotel. We were thrilled when our $45 bid was accepted!

Overall, we were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations. The lobby features a fireplace and a nice den-like setting. Our room featured a kitchenette, living room area, and a separate bedroom. The kitchenette was fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave, pots and pans, utensils, a table, etc. One bag of complimentary microwave popcorn is on the table. The queen bed was very comfortable. Both the living room area and the bedroom had televisions, which is nice. The bathroom was decent-sized, and we had hot water every time we showered. Shampoo, conditioner, and facial soap are provided. Also, we were happy that there were nice blackout curtains on all the windows. Our room faced east, and it was very sunny in Denver during our stay. The hotel was very quiet, which made us happy. Just a few weeks ago while in a different city, we had to purchase earplugs at midnight because the hotel at which we stayed had such thin walls!

On Wednesday nights, this hotel offers a complimentary dinner in the lobby. When we were there, they were serving pulled pork and beans. There is a monthly calendar on the fridge in each room detailing the events.

Each morning, a complimentary hot breakfast is served. They have a station set up for breakfast burritos, with tortillas, salsa or cheese, scrambled eggs, jalapenos, sausage, potatoes, etc. There is a waffle maker, cereal, muffins and bagels, and a fruit and yogurt station. We took advantage of the free breakfast, and the food was good. There is also a pantry area in the lobby where you can pay for snacks any time of the day or night, although it is pretty pricey. I bought a bottle of water for $3. There are also a couple of vending machines located on the way to the elevator.

There is a small patio area located just off the lobby with a few tables and chairs, as well as a nice grill. My hubby is very into grilling, so he was excited to see that. I could see us grilling out on a nice day while we are in town for our IVF cycle later this summer.

This hotel is located only about 5 minutes from CCRM and is just a few minutes from the Park Meadows Mall. We didn’t go to the mall, but it looked nice and I plan to wander around inside during our next stay. The area appeared very safe, and the hotel was kind of tucked back in a little business area.

The only bad thing I would say about this hotel was that the pool was out of service during our stay. We wouldn’t have used it anyway, but that may be a detracting factor for families with children or those who enjoy swimming. You may want to call ahead to see if the pool has been repaired, if you are planning to stay here and a pool is a priority.

This hotel also has an awesome pet policy. They only charge a $100 (non-refundable) flat fee per two dogs! At other hotels, we have seen charges upwards of $250 per animal. We are waffling back and forth over whether to bring our two spoiled pooches for our cycle, or leave them at home with a petsitter, so we were happy to know that bringing them would be pretty affordable.

We would definitely stay here again for our cycle. If we bring our dogs, we will probably just book it directly. If not, we would try the “Name Your Own Price” feature again, and hope we get the same great results!

Tripadvisor reviews for this hotel: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33412-d223895-Reviews-Residence_Inn_Denver_South_Park_Meadows_Mall-Englewood_Colorado.html

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