Denver Journals

Passing through Denver

A March 2003 trip to Denver by Foxboro Marmot

Quote: Our trip to ski Summit County included a brief stop in Denver. I wanted to comment on one weird and wacky restaurant and one hotel to avoid.

Comfort Inn Airport

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Hotel

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Because we had an early flight heading home out of Denver, I wanted to stay near the airport on the last night of our trip. I chose the Comfort Inn Airport because 1) it looked like the closest hotel to the airport, 2) an AAA guidebook had it rated 3 diamonds out of a possible 4, and 3) the rate was very reasonable. Unfortunately, although the place is fairly new, it has a look of slowly deteriorating despair about it. Surrounded by stunted landscape plantings and cars left slowly sinking into a sea of mud, the Comfort Inn Airport has lost whatever small bit of grandeur it may once have had. The light above the indoor hot tub kept going on and off, as if not quite sure that it had the will to k...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 5, 2003

Comfort Inn Airport
16921 East 32nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado

Casa Bonita

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Restaurant

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Every time we pass through Denver, we stop at Casa Bonita, one of the odder dining experiences available today. Is it a restaurant? A low budget indoor theme park? What? In a shopping mall that's seen better days on the west side of Denver is a Mexican restaurant that serves food one step above Taco Bell and one step below most other restaurants. The all-you-can-eat "deluxe dinner" costs $8.99 with unlimited refills and you'll wait in a cafeteria-like line to order it. Then someone will show you to your table. And that's where the fun begins! Nothing seems to go in a straight line. There's a maze of passages and dining spaces, ranging from a mine to a cave (plenty of stalagtites... a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 5, 2003

Casa Bonita
6715 West Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado 80214
+1 303 232 5115