Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Inn at Cherry Creek welcomes guests through its unpretentious front door

By Claudia Carbone

Tucked into the fashionable neighborhood of Cherry Creek North, The Inn at Cherry Creek welcomes guests through its unpretentious front door  in the middle of the block on Clayton St. One would never guess that inside the simple red brick facade is a charming European-style boutique hotel, with luxury amenities and services that rival the fanciest downtown accommodations.

All 33 guest rooms include everything discerning visitors desire for a comfortable night's stay: distinctive furniture, elegant decor, luxurious terrycloth robes, cable TV, irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, desks, phones and free Wifi. Deluxe rooms have fireplaces and soaking tubs, while the Terrace rooms open  to furnished  patios. A small lobby with tastefully appointed cozy groupings hint at the stylish hotel's understated  elegance.

With its prime location in the heart of Cherry Creek and five minutes from downtown Denver, the Inn caters to business travelers, offering two suites, three  completely furnished corporate apartments with daily maid service and in-unit laundry room, and meeting rooms. The executive suite, also the bridal suite, has a 600-square-foot private terrace for parties up to 50 people, such as rehearsal dinners  or business cocktail receptions. The apartments, rented  monthly, also have small furnished  balconies for a breath of fresh Colorado air.

Three  meeting rooms with complete A/V setups can be used separately or combined to accommodate up to I50 people.  The Garden  Room opens up to The Terrace, a lovely roof top veranda for al fresco parties. With parking at a premium  in Cherry Creek, underground overnight parking at only $10 is a welcome convenience.

The Weber is the Inn's on-site restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

The cozy bistro exudes ambiance that carries outside as a sidewalk cafe in summer  months. Under the warm glow of pendant lighting, diners can enjoy quiet conversation  without the din of large dining  rooms. Sunlight  peeks through  floor-to-ceiling windows for cheery breakfasts. 

Menus offer a nice selection  of popular items like Benedicts for breakfast; soups, salads, sandwiches for lunch; and seared salmon for supper.  Portions are good­ sized and service is friendly.

Every last Friday from May through September, the Inn hosts a public Beer Garden  on the terrace with German fare and suds for $5 per item. Live bluegrass music plays from 5-9 p.m.

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