Travel Information

The Westin Denver Downtown places guests in the center of the city, near shopping, dining and entertainment. Union Station is close by, as are attractions such as Meow Wolf, Coors Field, Empower Field at Mile High, and 16th Street Mall.

Travel By Air
The best airport to fly into is Denver International Airport (DEN). The airport is a 27.2 mile trip from the Denver Westin Downtown.

Hotel Information

The Westin Downtown Denver

1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80202

Room Details
Standard room rate: $199 per night
Check in: 4:00 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m.
Pets allowed: $50 per pet

Room reservations can be made by calling 303-572-9100 and mentioning the TRFA 2023 Annual Meeting.
The deadline to reserve your room with the TRFA 2023 Annual Meeting rate is Friday, April 14, 2023.

Reserve Your Room Online

Onsite parking: $35 per day
Valet parking: $46 per day
Offsite parking is available at Tabor Center.


Things To Do in Denver

Surrounding Area
The Westin Denver Downtown is situated at the center of it all with quick access to the 16th Street Mall. At over 1.25 miles long, it has FREE shuttle rides going end to end, giving you easy access to more than 250+ stores lining the street. Public transportation downtown consists of the RTD bus, the 16th Street Mall shuttle, a light rail station that spans from Denver International Airport to the outer skirts of the suburbs, and nearby rental bike stations to get you anywhere you might need to go.
Need an introduction to the area? Walking tours are a popular attraction, and luckily, some are free! Denver Free Walking Tours offer general no-cost tours and other affordable options for specific topics like street art and audio adventures.
You can find it all in Denver, whether you’re looking for Colorado’s signature delicacy of Rocky Mountain Oysters or a familiar quick bite to eat. Here are a few recommendations, direct from a former local!
Syrup [999 18th St Ste 105] – Sweet start to the morning! Pancakes, french toast, and savory fairs with signature syrups made in-house.
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery [1701 Wynkoop St Suite 150] – Award winning pancakes for the early risers, open at 6:30am. Be warned, the line is often around the corner – it’s a part of the culture! 2 locations downtown, this one is inside of Union Station near the end of the shuttle line.
Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli [1225 17th St] – Deli sandwiches on artisan bread, soups, and casual fair for fair prices.
Modern Market [900 16th St Mall] – Health-forward quick bites, made from scratch.
Toyko Joe’s [1001 16th St Mall] – Counter-order noodle bowls and other Japanese-style cuisine, good for grab-and-go.
Cheesecake Factory [1201 16th St Mall] – Classic American eats on 16th Street, incredible interior and good vibes.
Hard Rock Café [500 16th St Mall] – Another American classic on 16th Street, houses a gift shop with authentic Hard Rock Denver merchandise. Just look for the 20-foot neon guitar!
Watercourse Café [837 E 17th Ave] – Denver’s OG vegan/vegetarian restaurant. Great for people with dietary restrictions.
Pints Pub [221 W 13th Ave] – Traditional European grub with British-inspired décor. Bangers & mash a must-try.
Saigon Bowl Denver [333 S Federal Blvd #134] – Robust soups and other Vietnamese cuisine, the best pho you’ll ever have! A hop and a skip away on Federal Boulevard.
Kachina Cantina [1890 Wazee St] – Four Corners-based frybread tacos and other southwest cuisine in an upscale setting.
Little Man Ice Cream [2620 16th St] – Serving unique flavors of ice cream out of a 28-foot-tall milk can, vegan options available and open until midnight.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory [Writer Square, 1512 Larimer St # 44R] – Chocolate! And incredibly chocolate at that. Fudge bars served by the ounce and other sweet treats also offered.
Dazzle Denver [1512 Curtis Street] – Who doesn’t love a jazz bar? Eclectic eats & cocktails fuel jazz fans who visit this supper club for the nightly live acts.
Union Lodge No. 1 [1543 Champa St] – Craft cocktails in tribute to the American bars of the late 19th century, a true speakeasy with attentive staff and fun environment.
Wynkoop Brewing Company [1634 18th St] – “Beer” is Denver, Colorado’s middle name. Wynkoop is Colorado’s First Brewpub, home to tastemakers and rulebreakers, bushwhackers and envelope pushers. For almost three decades they’ve been brewing handcrafted beer in a basement brewery underneath Denver’s largest pool hall.
Pour House on Market [1410 Market St] – Sports fans, this is the place for you. Lively watering hole with a roof bar and numerous taps, dishing up burgers and wings for game-watchers.
Colorado hiking trails are legendary! The Rockies are about 30+ minutes away by car, and though that may not be accessible for everyone, there are a myriad of trails in the city and surrounding metro area worth the exploration. For attendees with mobility accessibility needs, this website is available for navigating mobility-friendly hikes in Colorado’s great outdoors:
Chautauqua Park – The Flatiron Mountains are an unforgettable sight, a perfect view from just the park at the beginning of the trailhead. Can be crowded at times, but always worth the hike.
City Park, downtown – Not to be confused with Civic Center Park in front of the City Courthouse and State Capital building, City Park is located conveniently right next to the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Natural Science. Beautiful and accessible, home to a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., nice for a good old-fashioned walk.
The Denver Botanic Gardens – This 23-acre park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens and a sunken amphitheater. Tickets are $15 for adults.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - A 15,988-acre National Wildlife Refuge just 8 miles northeast of downtown Denver, native animal species of the southwest are abundant here.
Denver Art Museum [100 W 14th Ave Pkwy] – With encyclopedic collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world, the DAM is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago. On Tuesday, May 10th, general admission is FREE to the public! General admission tickets on other days range from $12-$19.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science [2001 Colorado Blvd.] - The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been at the heart of cultural experience in Denver. Explore the cosmos, uncover dazzling gems and minerals, see an IMAX film and a planetarium show, and get as close to a T-Rex as you dare.
The Clyfford Still Museum [1250 Bannock St] - Home to one of the world’s most intact public collections of any major artist, the Clyfford Still Museum offers nine beautiful galleries of Still’s art, historic photos, objects and letters from the Clyfford Still Archives, interactive features, views into storage and conservation areas, a hands-on art creation studio, and more.
The Denver Mint [1450 Cherokee St] – Though technically not a museum, the Denver Mint is one of only six fully-operational mints that coins the United States’ currency and serves as one of Denver’s key historical institutions. They offer first-come-first-serve ticket for 45min tours Mon-Thurs at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
The best way to find live music in Denver is through, tickets available through independent venues and third party ticket vendors.
Musicals, comedy, good old fashioned plays, drag shows and even more are among Denver’s bountiful offerings for live entertainment. Like live music, the best way to find live theatre in Denver is through!