Historic downtown hotels frequently follow the story line of the town, and The Hotel Denver is no exception. It is not just a place to sleep, but a place to absorb the current culture and the colorful past of Glenwood Springs. For seventy two out of 100 years, the Hotel Denver has been owned by local families. During the early years, the Boscos and Kendricks built the hotel from a hodgepodge of stores and bars to the downtown icon it is today. For the last 24 years, the Carver family has reversed the trend of look-alike hotels with look-alike rooms, and have embraced the hotel’s own authentic past.