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The Crawford Hotel Monogram Detail We pride ourselves in being one of the newest and best Denver hotels. To find out more about the Denver Union Station project and updates on The Crawford Hotel, please see our presence in the following Press Releases and media.
Contact Julie Dunn at or 303.522.2659 for media inquiries.

Rated #1 Hotel in Denver on Trip Advisor for 11 months, 2018-2019

Rated one of the Top 11 Business Hotels in the World by CNN

Rated one of the 10 Best Hotels of the Year in 2015 by Forbes

Rated #4 hotel in the West by Condé Nast, 2015

Rated #10 Hotel in Colorado by Condé Nast, 2017

Rated #17 Hotel in Colorado by Condé Nast, 2018

Rated #3 Best Hotel in Denver by U.S. News & World Report, 2018

Rated in Top 15 Hotels in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report, 2018


The Crawford Hotel in the Media


Denver ABC7: 9 Secrets of Denver Union Station and The Crawford Hotel
Get an insider look at Denver Union Station and The Crawford Hotel with Denver ABC7.
This article shares some lesser-known facts about Union Station's architecture and historic artifacts. 

The Telegraph UK: Travel Destinations
The Telegraph gives an excellent review of The Crawford Hotel rating it 9/10 stars. The article mentions that The Crawford has "the world at its feet" and that "the luxury hotel overlooks the Great Hall where world travellers and locals generate a dynamic vibe." 

Livestrong: The Best Walking Routes in Downtown Denver
Livestrong talks about the outdoorsy charm of the Mile High City and how easy it is to get around downtown with the city's biking and walking trails. The article talks about how The Crawford Hotel is a classy hotel located inside of Denver Union Station and sits in an ideal place for a long pedal or run since two of Denver's major trails intersect near the station. 

Rachel Ray Every Day: Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons' Guide to Denver, Colorado
Gail Simmons knows her way around the Colorado capital and lets you in on some of her Denver favorites including The Crawford Hotel! Simmons mentions that The Crawford makes Denver Union Station even more special because it combines modern luxury with over 100 years of Colorado history. She also mentions that The Crawford is the most welcoming respite for weary travelers. 

New York Times: On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles
The Crawford Hotel is highlighted in this New York Times article as the place to stay when planning a ski trip to Denver. The article talks about the Winter Park Express train connecting Denver Union Station to Winter Park during the ski season. The Crawford is the perfect choice for guests looking to stay in the city and commute to the mountains for a day trip. 

Thrillist: The Ultimate Denver Travel Guide
Looking to explore Denver? This Thrillist guide has everything you need to plan the perfect vacation to the Mile High City. The Crawford Hotel is featured as one of the best places to stay when visiting the city. The article highlights The Crawford's stellar location inside of Denver Union Station and the luxury accommodations. 

US News: Best Hotels in Denver
U.S. News & World Report ranked the best hotels in Denver based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. The Crawford Hotel ranked #4 and earned the gold badge. 


Visit Denver: Artsy Places to Stay in Denver
The Crawford Hotel is mentioned as a must-stay hotel in Denver for art lovers. Thanks to the vintage postcards and blueprints as well as the 600 piece collection of modern art, The Crawford has art for all tastes.

MODWedding: Luxury Denver Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Crawford Hotel
MODWedding chose to highlight The Crawford Hotel as one of Denver's premier locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Lauded as "one of the most perfect places for a modern day wedding", The Crawford Hotel has the facilities to turn any dream wedding into a reality. 
Westword Magazine: The Ten Best Hotels in Denver for Food and Drink
In this article from Westword Magazine, the best hotels in Denver for dining and imbibing are highlighted. The Crawford Hotel's location in Union Station makes it paradise for those looking to have a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

La Presse: The Crawford Hotel: A Train Station Where You Want to Hang Out
This article from Canadian writer Emilie Bilodeau explains the history of Denver Union Station and the revitalization it went through to become what it is today. Ms. Bilodeau highlights the bustling atmosphere of Union Station and The Crawford’s appeal to families, business people and anyone else.

DiningOut Magazine: The Great Restaurants of Denver & Boulder
In this roundup of Denver hotels with an excellent dining scene, The Crawford Hotel is praised for its access to some of Denver’s best establishments including Pigtrain Coffee, Cooper Lounge, and the new Ultreia.

The Points Guy: Next Stop: Your Room, at the World's Best Railway Hotels
Featured as one of the top international hotels that are attached to historic railway stations, The Crawford Hotel is lauded for its convenient location and 19th Century architecture. 

Trivago Room 5: Things to do in Denver
In this article celebrating some of the best places to stay, eat and play in Denver, The Crawford is highlighted as a must-stay. The local pieces from some of Colorado’s most famous artists and Union Station’s place as a trendy downtown hangout are some of the reasons that make The Crawford stand out.

N by Norwegian: Colorado Roundup
The Crawford Hotel is featured in the Norwegian Airlines inflight magazine article about the best things to do in Colorado. The Crawford’s convenient access to the trains and “all-American railroad chic” are noted as the reasons to visit.  

Schweizer Illustrierte of Switzerland: Next Stop Denver
The Swedish Travel Magazine features The Crawford Hotel and Denver Union Station in an article highlighting Denver as a must-visit in 2018 


USA Today 10 Best: Denver's 10 Best Hotels for Couples to Ignite or Rekindle Romance
The Crawford Hotel is thrilled to be ranked as the #3 hotel in Denver for romantic stays. The beautiful, and stylized rooms at The Crawford, as well as the ease of access to some of Denver’s top restaurants and the Cooper Lounge, are highlighted as the perks of romantic getaways at The Crawford Hotel. 

Modern Luxury: Inside Denver
Moden Luxury highlights the historic nature of Denver Union Station, as well as The Crawford's modern appeal. The room styles, reflecting time periods in the Station's history, are noted as well. 

Insider Families: Four Colorado Thanksgiving Getaways for Relaxation
The Crawford Hotel is highlighted as a favorite destination for Thanksgiving and holiday visits to Colorado. As the only hotel located in Denver Union Station, the Crawford Hotel has unique and direct access to The Grand Illumination.

Successful Meetings: 5 Railroad Hotels for Groups
The Crawford Hotel and Denver Union Station are included among the best renovated railway stations in America, in this article. They are both celebrated for their access to the light-rail and Amtrak, as well as the location near many bars, restaurants and event space. 

Forbes: Downtown Denver: The Right Way to Do A Histric Neighborhood
The author of this article praises Dana Crawford, the hotel’s namesake, among others for aiding in the preservation of the historic LoDo neighborhood. Union Station’s revitalization helped improve the neighborhood and had a significant impact in making LoDo the bustling city-center it is today. 

Girls Getaway: A Historic Night in a Very New Old Denver Hotel
The Crawford Hotel and its sister property, The Oxford, are heralded for the way in which the hotels capture the luxury of the past while including modern amenities. The author also mentions the Cooper Lounge as a highlight of her visit to Union Station.

The Green Prophet: The Crawford Hotel in Denver is the bees knees
The Crawford Hotel, and our unique location in Union Station, are highlighted in this article. The bees that are kept on the roof of the building, and the lively atmosphere and people who create it are noted as the best reasons to enjoy The Crawford. 

Traveling Mom: 24+ Hours of Fun in Downtown Denver With Kids
This article praises The Crawford Hotel for its convenient location near many popular attractions for children, as well as the fun aspects of The Crawford such as the trains just outside the back doors and the "spray park" just outside the front doors!


Denver Life: 9 Valentine’s Day Staycation Deals
The Crawford Hotel is highlighted as one of the best hotels in Denver for a romance package. Denver Life celebrates The Crawford’s Date Night Package as a one of the best Denver Valentine’s Day Staycations.
U.S. News & World Report: The Crawford Hotel
Outstanding service and unbeatable location are two of the main reasons why former guests will continue to choose The Crawford when choosing a hotel in Denver.
Just Luxe: This $8k Valentine’s Day Package Features Dom Pérignon and a Fancy Shopping Spree
 The Crawford Hotel is mentioned in this article outlining some spectacular Valentine’s Day specials. The Ultimate Valentine’s Day package that the hotels offered included a $5,000 shopping spree to John Atencio Jewelers, a bottle of Dom Pérignon and more.
Traveller: The Crawford Hotel review, Denver: The US hotel that’s all class
The hotel, like the rest of the building, has an inviting newness and nostalgic embrace that’s all class. Calender highlights the relaxing rooms, upscale dining, and historic preservation that Denver Union Station offers.
Trip Savvy: Plan an Entire Vacation Without Leaving Union Station
Focusing on the entirety of Denver Union Station, Trip Savvy draws attention to the array of options that exist inside the building. The Crawford Hotel, restaurants, bars and outlets make it possible to enjoy a weekend in Denver without leaving the building.
Denver ABC 7: 7 Unique and Amazing Places to Stay in Colorado
Listed as one of the 7 most unique and amazing places to stay in Colorado, The Crawford Hotel stands out because of its distinct guestrooms, as well as the modern renovation of historic space.
Hotel Scoop: Denver Hotels: Favorites and What’s New
The Crawford Hotel’s blend of historic and modern as well as the train theme are featured in this article from Hotel Scoop. 


Forbes: 10 Best Hotels of the Year 2015
The Crawford Hotel is honored to be featured as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the world. Forbes expresses appreciation for The Crawford’s location in the vibrant and lively Denver Union Station, the upscale amenities and The Crawford’s unique rooms.
Los Angeles Times: Denver’s Restored Union Station is a Destination unto Itself
The Crawford’s use of the train station, upscale dining options and bustling lobby make the hotel and Denver Union Station a destination not to be missed. 
Trip Savvy Denver's Best Gay-Friendly Hotels
Paste Magazine: Checklist Denver, Colorado
Corporate & Incentive Travel: A Singular Sense of Place
CNN: Insider Guide – Best of Colorado Skiing
Denver Business Journal: Colorado Dominates Conde Nast Traveler's rankings of Best Hotels in the West
Contract Magazine: Denver Union Station & The Crawford Hotel
The Daily Meal:  Denver Union Station: Transportation Reimagined
Conde Nast Traveler: Top 15 Hotels in the West
USA Today: Denver's Best Hotels: From Luxury Stays to Romantic Boutiques
The Culture Trip: The 10 Best Hotels in Denver
USA Today: Denver's Top Hotels for Fans of Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse & Nightlife
Vacation Idea: Best Family Weekend Getaways
The Street: Top High Tech Hotel Around the World
Smart Meetings: Mind Games in Colorado
FOX News: WiFi, Toys & Tequila: Top Hotels with Awesome Free Amenities
USA Today: Top 10 Hotels by Denver's Coors Field
CBS Denver: Top Denver Hotels with a View
USA Today: Hotels in Denver that Welcome Four-Legged Friends
Los Angeles Magazine: The Weekender - Denver
Expedia: What's New in Denver
USA Today: Denver's Top Luxury Hotels
Saveur: The New Guard: 10 Modern Martini Bars
USA Today: Tips for the Best Sightseeing in Denver
The Daily Express U.K.: Colorado's Mile High City on the Edge
Reign Magazine: Raise the Bar
Hospitality Design: Under the Radar: Denver
9 News: Extravagant Valentine's Day Packages at Denver Hotels
Travel Weekly: Say "I Do" to Over-the-Top Romance Packages
Hotel Scoop: Downtown Denver's Best Romantic Hotels
The New York Times: Refurbished Stations from Denver to Tokyo
OutFront Colorado: Unique Places to Count Sheep in Colorado
USA Today: 10 Best Hotels in the Heart of Downtown Denver
Travel Pulse: The Only Guide to Denver You Need
CBS Denver: Top Luxury Hotels in Denver Top 10 New Hotels for 2015
Collaborate Magazine: Site Visit: The Crawford Hotel
MSN: Destination-Worthy Food Halls Across the U.S.
The New York Times: What to Do in Denver


United Hemispheres: A Restored Train Station is the Mile High City's Hippest New Hangout
USA Today: Restored Union Station Changes the Game in Denver
Conde Nast Traveler: Relive the Romance of Train Travel at these Railroad Hotels
Dallas Morning News: Denver's Reborn Union Station is part of a Renovation Trend
Orbitz: Rooming with Denver's Crawford Hotel
The Robb Report: Sneak Peak: The Crawford Hotel, Denver
National Public Radio: Once Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying a Renaissance
Houston Chronicle: Tour Denver's Hottest New Hotel
The Denver Post: Denver's Union Station has been a 30-year Barn Raising

Press Releases

The New Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station is partnering with Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Infinite Monkey Therom to offer exclusive “Colorado Curated” Packages

The Crawford Hotel continues to partner with other Colorado local businesses to bring their guests a uniquely Colorado hotel experience. The Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Package gives guests a tour of the distillery as well as a Crawford etched bottle of whiskey. The Infinite Monkey Theorem Package provides an inside look at this urban winery with several bottles of wine to take along.

The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station now open

This 112 room boutique hotel located in Denver Union Station is now open! The Crawford provides its guests a luxury hotel experience in Denver’s lower downtown district.

Great Hall Gala celebrating Denver Union Station set to raise more than $1 million for Colorado Non-Profits

Union Station Alliance (USA) is happy to announce that the Great Hall Gala will raise over $1 million of more than 50 Colorado non-profit organizations. The Great Hall Gala will be held in Denver Union Station on July 11, 2014.

The Final Eight Retail and Restaurant Tenants are Announced

Tattered Cover, Milkbox Ice Creamery, EatMore Burgers & Brats, Pigtrain, The Cooper Lounge, The Terminal Bar, Bloom, and Fresh Exchange will all have a presence in Denver Union Station. Each of these restaurants and shops has a unique Denver history and will add life and innovation to the LoDo area.

Mercantile Dining and Provision to be added as a Union Station Restaurant

Alex Seidel, Executive Chef of Fruition, names his newest concept in Union Station, Mercantile Dining and Provision. This European-style restaurant and market concept will serve both breakfast and lunch.

Denver’s Union Station’s 112 Room Hotel is named “The Crawford Hotel”

The Crawford Hotel becomes the name of Denver union Station’s 112 room hotel. Named after Dana Crawford, Union Station partner, the hotel gives homage to the buildings historic past while embracing elements of Denver’s future.

Union Station announces the first round of restaurants to be in Union Station

Larimer Associates announce the first three restaurants that will have a presence in Denver’s Union Station. The Kitchen Next Door, with concepts in both Denver and Boulder, Snooze, and a new restaurant and market concept by Chef Alex Seidel of Fruition will all be in Denver’s Union Station.

Other Media

Family Friendly Hotels in Denver: These Hotels Make a Great Base for Exploring Denver with the Kids
Destination: Denver
USA Today’s 10 Best – Denver’s Top Luxury Hotels
Colorado Parent – Let’s Go To Union Station
Forbes Life – Hotel Test Drive: Classic Train Station Now Hip, Happening, Downtown Hotel
The Huffington Post – A Terminal Adventure at Denver’s Union Station
USA Today’s 10 Best – Denver’s Top Pet-Friendly Hotels
Hotel Scoop – Downtown Denver’s Best Romantic Hotels
Gayot – Top 10 New Hotels
Aspen Magazine Feature
Family Weekend Getaway Ideas
United Hemispheres Magazine
Colorado Luxury Winter Lodging Packages
Trivago’s Dreamiest Denver Hotel
The Crawford Hotel Pampers Pets
Prepare To Fall In Love With The Trendiest Hotels In Denver
The Crawford Hotel Offers Sparkle Package
The Luxe Life, Brilliant Cartier Package
L Style G Style, Favorite Place in Denver
8 Ways To Turn Up The Heat This Fall
Meetings + Conventions Magazine
Instinct Magazine, Three Delicious Days in Denver
Restored Union Station Changes the Game in Denver LoDo
Luxe Lavs: Denver in the Pre Ski Season
Wish We Were Here: The Crawford Hotel
Your Guide to Ski Commuter Indulgence
Denver Hotel Magazine Feature
Colorado Meetings and Events Magazine Feature
One Of Denver’s Best Coffee Shops to Work in
Union Station – The Old New Jewel Of Downtown Denver
On The Right Track – Denver’s New Hot Spot Is Also Where Town Started
What Smart Cities Can Learn from Denver
Denver’s Oldest Neighborhood in New Splendor
LoDo – Denver’s Oldest Neighborhood in New Splendor
Type A Trips: Denver, Colorado
Denver’s 10 Best Bars are Refreshingly Diverse
Union Station Home To A Wartime Heartbreaking Love Story
Condé Nast Traveler: Relive the Romance of Train Travel at These Railroad Hotels
Rooming with Denver’s Crawford Hotel
Get Involved in Government Affairs
Denver’s reborn Union Station is Part of a Renovation Trend
Dana Crawford Chats about the opening of Denver’s Restored Union Station and The Crawford Hotel
Inside The Crawford Hotel
Crawford Hotel in Union Station

Denver Union Station is Open to the Public

Denver Union Station Ready for Its Close Up
Union Station Official Grand Opening on Saturday
Revitalized Union Station Opening on Saturday
Urban Planners: How the Union Station Renovation Almost Didn’t Happen
Sleeping in at 120 Year Old Station

The Crawford Hotel is Open

Crawford Hotel Opens in Denver Union Station
Colorado Scores Best Rally of 14′ on Denver Revival
Sneak Peak: The Crawford Hotel, Denver
Crawford Hotel Opens in Union Station
Fast Casual Eatery Opening
Denver Union Station’s Crawford Hotel Opened
Crawford Hotel Opens at Union Station
The Crawford Hotel Opens at Denver’s Union Station
The Crawford Hotel Opens in Union Station
Tour Denver’s Hottest New Hotel
The Crawford Hotel Opens in Denver at Union Station
Denver’s Union Station Offers a Full Menu of Drinks and Dining
The Crawford Hotel at Union Station Opens
The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station now open
Colorado’s 112 key Crawford Hotel opens in Denver Union Station Historic Building
The Crawford Hotel at Union Station Now Open
Denver’s Renovated Union Station Has Been a 30 Year Barn Raising

The Great Hall Gala raises $1 million for local charities

The Great Hall Gala in Reign Magazine
Great Hall Gala:Memories and Assorted Tidbits from the Big Bash at Union Station
Great Hall Gala Kicks Off Union Station Opening
Denver’s New Union Station Great Hall Gala, a Million Dollar Affair
Union Station Gala Raises $1 Million for Local Charities

Pre-Opening News

1880 Train Station Converted To Boutique Hotel
Denver Union Station Hotel Set to Open
Denver Union Station Hotel Set to Open Saturday
Valet for Denver Union Station at The Crawford Hotel
Denver Union Station Is Ready to Opens Doors
What Union Station Means to Denver
Denver Welcomes a New Boutique Hotel
At Union Station the trains and the renovation run on time
All Aboard at Denver’s Union Station
Union Station developers add Tattered Cover, several new eateries
Final 8 retail and restaurant tenants announced at Denver Union Station
All aboard! Denver Union Station team announces its complete tenant lineup
Denver weekend trips for hipsters
Alex Seidel reveals details for Mercantile Dining & Provision, to open this summer in Union Station
NINE dot ARTS to curate artwork for Union Station
Denver developer Dana Crawford continues to take on big projects
Crawford Hotel unveiled at Union Station
Crawford Hotel will put flesh on old bones of Union Station
New Denver Hotel to be Named the Crawford
Dana Crawford is a landmark — and now she’ll have two landmarks named after her
Kitchen Next Door, Snooze among restaurants coming to Union Station
Larimer Associates announces restaurant and hotel plans for Denver Union Station
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