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Our History


The Holiday Chalet was originally built in 1896 for Henry and Mary Bohm of the Bohm-Allen Jewelers firm. It was then purchased by Mary Bohm's father, Noah Hayden Griffith, shortly before his death in the flu epidemic of 1918. 

The widow Griffith, in search of additional income to support her family, converted the mansion into an apartment house and gradually expanded the rooms. A sunroom was added to each apartment, as well as closets with French doors, purportedly the first interior French doors in Denver. The Griffith family resided at the apartment house from 1922 to 1952.  



During World War II, however, the apartment house was restricted by a rent freeze and when property taxes were raised again in 1952 it stopped being a viable source of income for the Griffiths. This is when the decision was made to convert the property into a hotel.


The Holiday Chalet remained in the Griffith family for the next 52 years, drawing guests from all around the world. In 2004 the hotel was purchased by Crystal Sharp, a local fashion designer and business entrepreneur, who maintained the hotel for the next 13 years. 

In 2017 the Holiday Chalet was purchased by Suites IQ and is currently under new ownership.



On, reservations are 100% refundable if cancelled at least 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations made in the least 30 days before check-in date. No refunds for cancellations made within 72 hours of check-in date.


Guests will be charged the full amount of the stay upon booking. We do not accept cash.


For Safety and Liability reasons, we do not provide cribs, cots, or foldable beds.



No smoking or other use of tobacco products to include vaping is permitted in any part of the building. 

Dog Friendly

We charge a $25.00 service fee for guests with a dog. Dogs may not be left unattended in the hotel room. The maximum number of dogs in a room is 1. 

Self Check-in

We currently only offer self check-in.  Guests will receive their access information the morning of their arrival.  



From the Airport

Take 86th Ave to Peña Blvd. Follow Peña Blvd to get onto I-70 W. Take exit 275B, make the first right onto E 46th Ave, and then another right onto York St. From York St. make a right onto E Colfax Ave. and look for the Holiday Chalet on the corner of Colfax Ave. and High St.

From Union Station

Head south on Wewatta St. towards 15th St, Turn Left onto Speer Blvd, and use the left two lanes to turn left onto W Colfax Ave. Look for the Holiday Chalet on the corner of Colfax Ave. and High St.


We do not provide parking, although free street parking is available around the hotel. Parking on either High St. or Williams St. is recommended.


Publc Transport


Use the rail service, known as the A Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station. The cost is $9 each way.


From Union Station, walk to Gate B8 and take bus No. 15 straight to the Holiday Chalet on Colfax Ave and High St. The cost is $2.60 each way.


The Denver International Airport provides shuttle services that can take you straight to the Holiday Chalet. Visit their website to learn more.

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