Review of Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek in Glendale, Colorado
You know what they say about real estate? It’s all about location, location, location!!! The Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek hotel in Glendale is less than twenty minutes away from Downtown Denver and nestled next to the Cherry Creek trail. Staying on the Cherry Creek trail affords you the opportunity to relax and stroll along the bubbling rapids every evening. This is our unbiased review of Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek in Glendale, Colorado.
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The Cherry Creek Trail
The Cherry Creek Trail parallels the Cherry Creek and is a part of the Colorado Front Range Trail. The easy, accessible path features fresh cottonwoods, willows, and grasslands. It is currently 17 miles long and will be 24 miles once it is complete. While some areas are rather dull, the area by the Staybridge Suites is lovely. This path is concrete and about 8-feet wide with room for bikers, joggers, and walkers. Hold tight for the bikers! While they are not discourteous, they do demand their place on the road. If you are looking to go for a long walk, traverse to local Four Mile Park.
We truly enjoyed the hospitality, spacious accommodations, and spectacular location. The hotel featured amenities like an evening reception several days a week, a hot breakfast daily, a fitness center, a laundry room, a fire pit, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub. The hot tub is available in the winter, which was a nice perk.
The breakfast was easy to grab on the way out to sightsee or engage in business. If you did not have time to sit and enjoy, there are bags available to take it with you. With hot breakfast meat, eggs, waffles, and continental options, you can find something to suit your taste. They even feature the ability to snag a breakfast sandwich on your way out (not gluten-free, unfortunately).
On Monday through Wednesday, the hotel features an evening reception with wine, beer, soda, and appetizers that can often double as dinner. Each evening provides a different feature food like chicken wings, pizza, baked potatoes, quesadilla, sandwiches, and salads.
The hotel is across the way from a Target which provides our groceries and supplies for our full kitchen! Within Target is a liquor store, which makes it basically my favorite Target of all time. The store is huge and has nearly everything you could ever possibly need. It’s within walking distance, but we usually buy too much to walk the bags back!
There are multiple delicious restaurants nearby, especially Next Door eatery that features unique dishes with the option to be gluten-free or vegan and an expansive craft cocktail menu. There is also Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria with authentic Cuban sandwiches, platters with rice and beans, plantains, and empanadas. They also have a happy hour during the week from 3 to 6 P.M.
If neither of those delicious options floats your boat, just a few minutes down the street are Modern Market with fresh, local meats and veggies that adorn pizzas, sandwiches, dinner plates, and salads. Modern Market is our absolute favorite chain restaurant that we have ever experienced, so if you have not yet experienced Mod Market- GO! If you download the Modern Market app through this link, you’ll get $3 towards your first purchase. The app lets you order ahead, get $10 in food after you spend $100, a free Birthday meal, and bonus awards. There is also a Smashburger down the street that offers beef, turkey, and black bean burgers that can be adorned with a ridiculous assortment of toppings. My favorite is Colorado: Grilled green chilies, melted aged cheddar, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, and mayo sans the bun.
If you are concerned about your fitness in ways that the hotel gym can’t rectify, Orange Theory Fitness offers a free first class and single priced classes. Mudra Yoga Studio has a decent vibe and is a mile away and offers drop-in kids yoga ($15 per class) and adult classes ($17 per class).
For Adults Only
The hotel is adjacent to a dispensary called Emerald Fields. Full disclosure: Yes, there are recreational marijuana shops are everywhere in Denver. No, I do not partake! There is also a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s on the same block that touts itself as “one of the top gentleman’s clubs in the nation”. Honestly, I never became annoyed by the club’s clientele or proximity until 11 P.M. on the weekend waiting for sixteen people to turn left into Shotgun Willie’s while I just wanted to crawl into my bed after a long day at work.
We stayed in a clean, 2-bedroom suite with one king bed, one queen bed, a living area, and a kitchen. Our room was clean and well maintained. However, the kitchen appliances are very basic and gave the room a dated appearance. There is a full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, and cooktop. There is no oven which hindered some of our culinary pursuits!
The kitchen features a full-size fridge, microwave, sink, dishwasher, and coffee maker. There is also a cooktop with burners that you can use to make a meal, however, there is no oven. The lack of a full kitchen was a bit of a disappointment but the kitchen and nearby restaurants make up for it.
The two-bedroom suite features two full bathrooms and below is bathroom #1 off of the King Bed Suite (or bedroom #1). The bathroom is basic and utilitarian but sparkling clean.
This is Bedroom #1 with a king bed, closet, chest of drawers, and a work area that I littered with my laptop and books! The windows bring in light during the day but can be obscured with blackout curtains for early mornings.
This is the living area that is sufficient for four guests but seemed a little small for six or eight. The dining table only seats four, the sitting area only seats three to four, and the breakfast bar (not pictured) only seats two. If you are staying near capacity in this suite, you may run out of space.
Below is the dining table that only seats four guests. This seemed a little small for a room of this size.
This is bedroom #2 with two double beds. The second bathroom looks exactly like the first. They are well stocked with towels.
Our Review of Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek in Glendale
The review of Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek in Glendale covers the important basics of the amenities and drawbacks. While we really enjoyed the cleanliness, hospitality, and location of the Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek, there were a few drawbacks. If you are looking for a room to sprawl out, look elsewhere.
The Staybridge Suites Cherry Creek is a beautiful place with the ideal scenery. The staff were friendly and greeted us by name, the breakfast was convenient, and the evening reception featured delectable local foods and adult beverages. If you are feeling cooped up in your suite, hit the local trail.