At The Curtis, we like to say we’re “two blocks from everywhere”, as our downtown Denver hotel is perfectly located steps from Denver’s most popular attractions, including the famous 16th Street Mall. For those unfamiliar with this local landmark, the 16th Street Mall is 1.25-mile outdoor pedestrian-friendly promenade designed by celebrated architect I.M. Pei, that is home to 300+ stores and over 50 restaurants and bars. Whether you are looking for James Beard Award-winning chefs, lowkey burger joints, or local watering holes – the 16th Street Mall is right up your alley.
Visitors looking to enjoy the incredible restaurants and shops that line the Mall will find the perfect home base at The Curtis. We are ideally located directly across the street from Denver Center of the Performing Arts (DCPA), and just a short nine-minute walk (0.4 miles) from Denver’s 16th Street Mall. Fun fact – If you walk up Curtis Street toward 16th on the NW side of the street (Near the Federal Reserve), the sidewalk grates become interactive and generate noises as you walk past them. 16th Street also connects visitors the Civic Center Park, LoDo and Larimer Square as well as Commons Park.
Along with great shops and restaurants, Mall patrons will encounter a number of unique surprises throughout the promenade, like colorful outdoor pianos anyone is invited to play and street performers including multi-instrumentalist Matt Kamp, and the Brothers of Brass, who specialize in southern funk and jazz. From eclectic boutiques and street performers to dozens of outdoor cafés, it’s easy to see why the 16th Street Mall was listed as the #1 place for people watching in Denver.
Free MallRides & Additional Transportation
If you don’t feel like walking, no worries – Denver offers Free MallRides via fully-electric vehicles. Each of the air-conditioned vehicles has 18 seats, two wheelchair spaces, and can hold a maximum of 88 passengers. The MallRide runs up and down the entire 16th Street corridor, check out the map for more information. You’ll also find B-cycle stations near if you prefer to explore the area on two wheels.
When night falls, horse-drawn carriages and local pedi-cabs transport guests up and down the street under strings of twinkling lights.