SME is fine, Alpine express is the other. Personally, I would see how much a private coach would be. It can take a very long time to actually get to your hotel during that week with all the stops they have to make. The Holiday inn is a nice place, its on the s/e side of town so its not walking distance to anything but you can take there shuttles to downtown. Rex's is on-site and that's a good restaurant. Next season Republic Air is not servicing the DEN-HDN shuttle so we are all hopeful the flights will be much more regular (meaning they will actually fly and not cancel).
Feel free to hit me up with any questions. Glad to hear you are heading up.
Who will be servicing that route then? Another one of UA's regional carriers?
It costs over 300 dollars one way for a private coach. If we were able to find another group going to the same hotel the same time, maybe we could split the cost and both get a faster ride. Does anyone ever do that?