The city of Lakewood takes significant pride in its outdoor areas. It has more than 80 parks, making outdoor activities an extremely popular pastime. At Bear Creek Lake Park, people love to participate in all sorts of recreation, from fishing and hiking to dirt biking and water-skiing.
When to Visit Lakewood, Colorado
Because of Lakewood's proximity to Denver and the Rocky Mountains, skiers and snowboarders flock to the area during winter months. Hotel rates usually go up, unless you're visiting for winter sports, heavy snowfall and winter storms make this a particularly inhospitable season. Spring and fall are typically the best times to visit Lakewood, both for the weather and for the slightly less crowded atmosphere. Fall brings festivals and events in nearby Denver, so room rates might see a bit of a hike, but summer is typically more crowded and more expensive than spring or fall in Lakewood.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Lakewood, CO:
Lakewood, CO: Prices by Star Rating Class
Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Lakewood, CO. Browse these line graphs to evaluate the least expensive time to make a reservation in Lakewood for your upcoming travels.
Luxury Hotel Options in Lakewood, Colorado
4 Star Average Prices: $175.25
Though Denver has more examples of resort-style luxury, you can find some comfortable luxury hotel options with definite pampering potential when you stay in Lakewood.
At the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, located at 360 Union Blvd. in Lakewood, you'll find a long list of amenities that previous guests have been excited about. Customer reviews describe the hotel bar as a great place to grab a drink and the rooms as spacious and clean. Decor at the Sheraton Denver is modern and understated, with colors and fabrics that add a calming effect to each guest room. Free Wi-Fi, a free area shuttle, a health club, an indoor pool, ski storage, and a delicious restaurant are some of the amenities you can expect at this 3 1/2-star property.
The Hyatt House Denver/Lakewood at Belmar is a three-star suburban hotel featuring the simple, clean lines of ultra-modern styling. Wood floors and paneling feature prominently, mixing with whites and grays to give you a color palette that matches the nearby snow-capped Rockies. Hyatt House is centrally located in Lakewood, and offers fantastic amenities that will make your stay extra convenient, including a small grocery store, dry cleaning services, two meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour business center. An indoor pool, a terrace, and free breakfast all add comfort to your visit.
If you need opulent luxury, head to Denver to stay at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection. It's only about five miles from Lakewood, so you won't be far from your activities there, and you'll love all the upscale decorations and amenities at this 4 1/2-star property. This 1892 hotel has a historic feel and the amenities you crave for ultimate luxury, such as a full-service spa, a steam room, a hair salon, a cafe, and a town car service.
Affordable Options in Lakewood, Colorado
3 Star Average Prices: $135.33
Your most inexpensive Lakewood option is the Motel 6 Denver - Lakewood. Room rates for rooms with either one queen bed or two double beds start below $60 per night. Amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free parking, laundry facilities, an outdoor pool, and a pet policy. Unlimited Wi-Fi is $4.95, and guest rooms come equipped with full kitchens.
In nearby Wheat Ridge (which is about 10 minutes from Lakewood by car) you'll find a few more low-cost hotel options that fit nicely into your vacation budget. The Super 8 Wheat Ridge/Denver West and the Motel 6 Denver West Wheat Ridge - North both offer nightly rates that start below $60. At either hotel, you can expect laundry facilities, free parking, a pet policy, and a 24-hour front desk. In addition, the Super 8 offers free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and concierge services.
All three properties offer rooms with in-room accessibility. The Super 8 and the Motel 6 Denver both offer accessible bathrooms, and the Motel 6 Denver has roll-in showers available, too.