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B & B in Downtown Denver -Safe !!

post #1 of 15
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I am looking at staying at the : -
Queen Anne B & B - Crn 21st & Tremont Place - opposite *Benedict Fountain Park* in the Clement Historic District.
2 block east of the Light Rail stop - 20th/ Welton.
North/East of Downtown.
Has anyone stayed here or know the area. Is it safe to walk after dinner from the Light Rail stop 20th / Welton in this area. Or should I just get a taxi that time of night ? Thanks
post #2 of 15
There isn't much in Denver that you have to worry about being safe. 20th and Welton should be fine. You'll get some bums here and there but it's generally well lit and plenty of traffic.
post #3 of 15
My daughter and son-in-law live two blocks away on Pennsylvania and 19th. They haven't had any problems in the two years they've lived there. Much of that area is in the midst of some interesting restoration. Use common sense and I'm sure you'll be fine.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks very much for your reply. Any suggestion on ski shops in Downtown. The Denver Pavilions look good - but are there any ski shops in there ?
post #5 of 15
I think your confusing Denver with NYC. It's also okay to look at strangers in the eye and say "howdy".
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Snowbunny2
Thanks very much for your reply. Any suggestion on ski shops in Downtown. The Denver Pavilions look good - but are there any ski shops in there ?
What are you trying to do at the ski shop? If you want gear work done you should take the stuff to a mountain shop if you want quality work done. There are some exceptions in the metro area, but this is good general advice to tourists.
post #7 of 15
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Just looking at new ski pants etc.
post #8 of 15
REI is great and close by but might be near the end of their ski season so I don't know how great of selection they might have. Really I would suggest looking up at the mountain stores this time of year. BTW I live a few blocks from there and Denver downtown is nothing to worry about, even the bums are polite.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks Dan5252. That is what I want to hear. I am planing for next January 07. REI how do I get there ? Light Rail ? or taxi.
post #10 of 15
I would try the Gart sports store on Broadway. They have great prices. All of their stuff is currently 70-90% off. My personal experience is that Denver can be a dangerous place at night. Avoid Colfax ave, and be careful in Lodo late at night on the weekends.
post #11 of 15
I've stayed at the Queen Anne Inn and it is lovely. You'll really enjoy it. And, yes, it's as safe as any city at night is going to be. For good Mexican food nearby, try Tosh's Hacienda.

You are pretty close to the REI flagship store where you are. You should be able to walk a couple of blocks to the light rail station to get downtown. From there you can take the 16th Street Mall shuttle to the north end and walk a couple of blocks to the flagship store. There is an EMS store downtown as well. There's also a used/seconds gear store right up the street from REI (Wilderness Exchange) that's great if you're looking for cheap stuff. It's amazing the stuff they get in there. Not much for clothing but all kinds of equipment. I've gotten some super-cheap base layer stuff there, too.

The Garts Sports Castle downtown is a bit farther away... you'll probably want to catch a bus from downtown to get there.

If you have some time and can find transportation, Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder is Mecca. Seriously, it's one of the best mountaineering stores in the world, has an extensive selection of appropriately-priced outdoor clothing, and is worth visiting just because of its extensive collection of antique mountaineering gear.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone on all the information. This has been great, I can now get to really plan my trip for next year.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by mountaingirl1961
I've stayed at the Queen Anne Inn and it is lovely. You'll really enjoy it. And, yes, it's as safe as any city at night is going to be. For good Mexican food nearby, try Tosh's Hacienda.

You are pretty close to the REI flagship store where you are. You should be able to walk a couple of blocks to the light rail station to get downtown. From there you can take the 16th Street Mall shuttle to the north end and walk a couple of blocks to the flagship store. There is an EMS store downtown as well. There's also a used/seconds gear store right up the street from REI (Wilderness Exchange) that's great if you're looking for cheap stuff. It's amazing the stuff they get in there. Not much for clothing but all kinds of equipment. I've gotten some super-cheap base layer stuff there, too.

The Garts Sports Castle downtown is a bit farther away... you'll probably want to catch a bus from downtown to get there.

If you have some time and can find transportation, Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder is Mecca. Seriously, it's one of the best mountaineering stores in the world, has an extensive selection of appropriately-priced outdoor clothing, and is worth visiting just because of its extensive collection of antique mountaineering gear.
EMS is closed.
The Wilderness Exchange is now located on the Corner of 15th and Platte. Very easy to find. It overlooks the back parking lot for REI. In fact it's worth looking there first for any gear you might want before checking out an REI. Otherwise you might end up returning the stuff you just bought at REI.
Take the mall shuttle to Union Station. Walk over the bridge just West of the station, walk across the park across anouther bridge over the South Platte river, make left at the road (platte st). The Wilderness Exchange is just off the corner on your right at the stoplight. Just continue across the street and the huge building is REI. Can't really miss it.
For Garts you'll want to catch a bus that gets you to 11th and Broadway. Probably the closest place for good ski deals to downtown.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Snowbunny2
Thanks everyone on all the information. This has been great, I can now get to really plan my trip for next year.
Hey Snowbunny, I told ya you'd get some great info from the fine folks down the hill. I hope you have a great trip!
post #15 of 15
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Thanks again - Breckview / mountaingirl1961 / and everyone else.
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