In Room Review: Cambria Suites; Aurora, CO

In-Room Reviews, Staying There — By on October 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

One month ago, we sent our Food News Writer, Danielle Alvarez, to Aurora’s Cambria Suites. Here’s what she had to say about the place…

Denver was founded in 1858 when the first few flakes of gold were found in the area. Since then it has grown into a cosmopolitan city, offering the best of shopping, dining, and the arts, in addition to a convenient proximity to Colorado’s esteemed national and state parks. It has seemingly everything to offer the urbanite outdoor enthusiast and I was more than excited to visit.

The Mile High City would be the ninth stop on my road trip across the United States and back. I had already been driving for two weeks, visiting friends, family and couchsurfers, and I was ready for some multi-star lodging at Cambria Suites (no offense to my generous hosts).

Check In

I arrived there exhausted from my 6+ hour drive across the state of Kansas and into Colorado. Thankfully, Cambria Suites was easy to locate (situated near Denver International Airport and within a short drive to Denver). The courteous staff greeted at the door and quickly explained the amenities while handing me my room key. I’d received a press release from them a few days before that described the hotel as “designed for guests who want to take their lifestyle with them when traveling. If that is so, than theseguests were used to elegant treatment in a modern yet stylish setting, and for them, travel often meant work travel. I was pleased to be in the new, relaxing atmosphere and took the elevator to my room, one of 151 suites in the smoke-free hotel.

The Suite

Each suite includes separate work, living, and sleeping areas, making it feel like an apartment away from home. Luxury linens, two 52-inch flat screen LSD televisions, a small kitchenette, free high-speed wireless/wired internet, a spa-like bathroom, and MediaHubTM plug-and-play technology, are just a few of the luxuries available in each one, literally every one as the rooms have a standard design in Cambria Suites across the United States. Perhaps the only thing that the suites are lacking, is a room service menu for which I had to call down for and even then, it was not the most up-to-date version. Even still, the previous complaint is my only negative feedback; I fell asleep soundly to my favorite movie, I woke up rejuvenated, and I was able to take my time primping for the day to come with their complimentary bath products, gorgeous mirrors, and hair dryer.

Refresh

An unforgettable detail of the above morning routine is my experience with their Refresh area. With afternoon hiking in mind, I took it easy in their state-of-the-art exercise room but I could’ve easily spent hours. They had a variety of equipment in gently-used and incredibly-clean condition. I would’ve also loved to explore their indoor pool and hot tub/spa area but a shower and my daily itinerary kept me from lounging.

Reflect

Clean and refreshed, I made my way to their lobby level once again for breakfast. Their Reflect dining/gathering area was nearly empty, as I had scheduled visit during off-season and on a weeknight, so I had their hot breakfast buffet all to myself. There were many optionsthat upon first glance was exciting, but for a foodie like me, then disappointing as I discovered that each option was lukewarm and even greasy. Still, I appreciated their efforts in variety which also included fruit, cold cereals, an a la carte menu, and my favorite, Wolfgang Puck coffee.

Refill & Go

I checked out of Cambria Suites with a smile on my face and a granola bar from their 24/7 convenience store. My stay there had overall been pleasant, and if/when I do become a business traveler, I would certainly consider another one. If you’d like to win a 2-night stay at a Cambria Suites in the city of your choice, please comment below with the last domestic trip you took for pleasure. Good luck!

The Aurora hotel is located at 16001 E. 40th Circle. The hotel can be reached via phone at (303) 576-9600 or via fax at (303) 373-1498. For more information on Cambria Suites, visit www.cambriasuites.com.


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  • JoAnna says:

    It’s been awhile since my husband and I got away, but we did manage to slip away to San Diego with my sister when she was there for a conference. She spent a lot of time in workshops and presentations, but we relaxed, walked along the beach, ate lots of good food and *finally* took a vacation.

  • Meredydd says:

    Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT! Last month the trees were just beginning to change, and the canyons were deserted — perfect for hiking and biking.

    The road system in the SLC area is great, so we were able to make a quick trip to Park City during rush hour traffic for a evening hike. And downtown SLC, though undergoing massive construction, was an easy day-trip too.

  • Shay Hazen says:

    I headed down to Cincinnati, Ohio this past weekend w my cousins for the World Peace & Yoga Jubilee to see Trevor Hall perform. It was a total blast and after a night at a Clarion Inn & Suites, we enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather at King’s Island w some rollercoaster rides! We then headed back up to Columbus, enjoyed one more night away, this time at a Comfort Suites, and drove home to Cleveland in the AM – perfect Friday to Sunday weekend trip!

  • m says:

    we went to las vegas

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