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.

Cancelation

We require an initial deposit of one night's rent plus tax in order to reserve a room, and we allow cancelations up to 72 hours in advance of your check-in date.

Payment

Guests will be charged a payment of the first night in order to reserve a room. The rest of the bill will be charged when guest check in. We do not accept cash.

Children & Extra Beds

All children under 2 years stay free of charge and children under 12 are charged $10 per night for extra beds. The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.

 

Smoking

No smoking or other use of tobacco products is permitted in any part of the building. We are 420 friendly, though we ask that you smoke outside on the patio.

Pets

We charge a $20.00 service fee for guests with pets. Pets may not be left unattended in the hotel room. The maximum number of pets in a room is 2. 

Late Check In

Guests checking in after 8 pm will need access with a code. Please check your email prior to arrival for code information.

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.

Parking

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

 
 

Train

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

Bus

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.

Shuttle

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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1820 E Colfax Ave. Denver CO 80221