It’s time for spring and summer adventures.

Celebrate the warm weather with us at Colorado’s favorite dinosaur themed hotel. We are thrilled to have you with us as you explore the wonders of spring and summer in Colorado. Whether you are exploring our beautiful outdoor trails, enjoying an epic show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater or visiting the Mile High City for shopping and sports, the Best Western Denver Southwest promises an ideal retreat for your Colorado adventure.

Let us know how we can help you plan your spring and summer vacation.  


The Tallys

Spring is in full swing at both Red Rocks and the Dino Hotel!

We are only 11 minutes away from the beautiful, iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. Come play games, eat at our weekend food trucks, make some ornaments at our craft station, or read a book or two. Enjoy street art with sidewalk chalk, a kids cereal bar, hot sauce station, and much much more!

Other fine amenities include:
. Year-round hot tub
. Hot breakfast
. Colorado’s only petrified wood bar
. Dino dig pit
. Curiosity cabinets
. Museum- quality displays
. Fossilized front desk
. Vintage pine, mahogany and marble lobby.
. Dinosaur Hot Sauce Station during breakfast.

Denver’s Dino Hotel

Enjoy our tranquil setting near the Rocky Mountain Foothills with easy access to Colorado’s natural beauty and the Mile High City’s world famous attractions.

Recently remodeled from the bedrock to the rooftop the entire property is just minutes away from downtown Denver.

Natural History Brought To Life

  • Dinosaur Skeletons
  • Prehistoric Murals
  • Stegosaurus Statue In Front of Hotel
  • Jurassic Dig Pit for Kids
  • Life Sized T-Rex Painting
  • Paleo Joe’s Bar and Grill
  • Heated Pool &Hot Tub
  • 100% Smoke Free
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast


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Come In and Check us Out, We love to Show Off our New Digs

Greg & Meredith Tally

Did you know?

dinoplackThe Best Western Denver Southwest is just a stone’s throw from the geological and paleontological goldmine where the Great Plains meets the Rocky Mountains.

To celebrate the natural beauty of the area as well as the romance  and adventure of the classic 19th century fossil expedition, we’ve renovated from the rooftop to the bedrock and relaunched as a dinosaur-themed hotel that will bring out the explorer in all of us.

Our ultimate goal is to create an immersive experience that echoes an old explorers’ club.

Our Reviews on Trip Advisor Speak for Themselves!

“Great price, great hotel.”

My favorite Best Western so far. Hotel is decorated with dinosaur fossils, which is a fun background. Rooms are modern and big. Breakfast is great – Eggs made to order and yogurt among with all the usuals. Restaurant on-site that we didn’t get to try.

“Classic Business hotel with a Colorado twist”

The lobby has beautiful stone tiles and antique wooden and glass cases– it looks like a classic study from an old movie. There are books, casts, fossils, and decorations about dinosaurs in the lobby– so it’s very cool. It is slightly stunning to see such a beautiful lobby– looks like it belongs in a museum.

Adrienne G, Denver, Colorado
“Great value; Great Stay Near DEN”

Breakfast service was terrific. Love the omelettes and the heated outdoor pool. The bartender on Wed night was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the local brews; played great music and very friendly. Beds and TV are top notch. Thankfully no more bedspreads. A great place for us when we are in the DEN area.

Steven M, Gillette

So many dinosaurs to see at The Dino Hotel!

We’ve collected fossils, dinosaur casts, specimens and original art to bring prehistory to life. Join us on an epic journey through the Age of Dinosaurs and beyond.