LA Times stops in at Union Station

The Los Angeles Times took a train to Denver for a night at The Crawford Hotel at Union Station.


The hotel has 112 guest rooms, all different in configuration or décor. We had booked a Pullman-style guest room, an appropriate transition from our Amtrak sleeper because the Pullman Co. was once the preeminent operator of sleeping cars. Other options include Loft, funky, creative suites in what had been an unused attic, and Classic, high-ceilinged rooms with expansive windows and Victorian furnishings in what once were offices.

Appropriately, the Pullman rooms overlook the tracks. Built in previously empty mezzanine space, they feature wood accents recalling old-fashioned Pullman cars and framed memorabilia. Some rooms have queen beds tucked into nooks, reminiscent of berths on the old trains.

So many places to eat and drink and so little time. We had a cocktail in the stylish Cooper Lounge, on a balcony overlooking the Great Hall. At the next table was Dana Crawford, the doyenne of historic preservation in downtown Denver who lent her name to the hotel.

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