Golden, Colorado is the gateway to the Colorado Rockies, on the western edge of Denver. Golden was a boomtown that was made the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.
Local museums such as Golden Pioneers Museum and Colorado Railroad Museum, honor the history of the town, but telling its story. The Colorado School of Mines displays rocks, gems and minerals to demonstrates their importance to modern civilization.
Golden is famous as the home of Coors Brewery. German immigrant Adolph Coors established the brewery in the mountain town in 1873. Coors became famous with a slogan advertising that the beer was make with pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water. The brewery gives tours along with samples of the fresh brews.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a wilderness area which gives visitors a glimpse of what the mountain area looked like before the day sof pioneer settlers and miners. The park has two different campgrounds, stocked fishing ponds, picnic sites and the Panorama Point Scenic Overlook, where a view of 100 miles of the Continental Divide can be seen.
Following are some of the best hotels in Golden, Colorado.
Table Mountain Inn Hotel and Restaurant. This western inn is located in the heart of the historic downtown district, within walking distance of Coors Brewery and the Colorado School of Mines. Amenities include complimentary high speed Internet, Aveda bathroom amenities and down pillows and comforters. Dine on southwestern cuisine in the Sante Fe styled restaurant. 1-303-277-9898.
Courtyard by Marriott Denver West / Golden: Amenities include indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, full breakfast buffet, business center, exercise room and complimentary high speed Internet. Non-smoking hotel. 1-303-271-0776.
Denver Marriott West, Golden: Hotel amenities include health club, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, whirlpool. Dine on the premises at Allie’s
American Grille and Blue Mesa Sports Grill. Non smoking hotel. 1-303-279-9100.
Hampton Inn. Value priced hotel features amenities including an indoor swimming pool, fitness room and hot breakfast, 1-303-278-6600.
La Quinta Inn Denver Golden. Features free high speed Internet access, complimentary continental breakfast and outdoor swimming pool. Pets welcome. 1303-279-5555.
Quality Suites at Evergreen Parkway. Located near Loveland Ski Area. Features free deluxe continental breakfast and free wireless high speed Internet access. 1-303-526-2000.
Residence Inn Denver West / Golden: Accommodations feature separate living area and kitchen. Complimentary daily breakfast buffet is served every morning. Social hour takes place Monday through Thursday evenings. Amenities include exercise facilities, indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Non smoking hotel. 1-303-271-0909.
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