GETTING AROUND THE MILE HIGH CITY
Transportation to the Westin Denver Downtown
The Westin Denver Downtown is in a central location, allowing conference attendees easy access to many of the excellent restaurants, museums, independent bookstores, coffee shops, and stores in the area. To make your way to the hotel for this exciting event, consider the following available options. For additional information, please visit https://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit.
- Rental Vehicles: The conference hotel is approximately 27 miles from the Denver International Airport (DEN)—a 35-minute drive. The hotel has two parking options for hotel guests: 1) on-site parking is $35.00 USD per day and 2) valet parking is $45.00 USD per day.
- A Line Commuter Train: Traveling to downtown Denver, the commuter train will “run every 15 minutes during peak travel times.” Tickets may be purchased for $9.00 USD per day “and includes unlimited rides on the A Line during a single business day.”
- Denver Super Shuttle: This shared ride service is available for approximately $30.00 USD one way. Reservations are required in advance. To book a ride, visit https://www.supershuttle.com.
- Taxi Service: From the airport to downtown Denver, there is a flat rate of $55.57 USD (the airport access fee already included). Additional fees may be incurred for multiple stops, if electing to share a cab.
- RTD Bus Service: The RTD public bus service offers transportation to the area for a nominal fee of $9.00 USD for a one-day pass. Buses will “depart approximately every 15 minutes during peak hours and drivers will help you load and unload your luggage. All buses are wheelchair accessible.”
Besides walking and exploring all that the Mile High City has to offer, one of the best ways to move around downtown Denver is to use RTD’s Free MallRide shuttle bus, which stops at every corner on 16th Street between Civic Center Station and Union Station. Available to passengers seven days a week, this shuttle service “starts running at 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays, and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays” and “continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:21 a.m.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MallRide map, please visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/FREEMallRide.shtml.
In addition to the FreeMallRide service, RTD offers Free MetroRide during the “weekday rush hours (5:15 am-9:00 am and 2:30 pm-6:30 pm) and provides convenient connections to bus, light rail, and commuter rail.” Free MetroRide provides its passengers access to 18th and 19th streets in downtown Denver with fourteen select stops between Union Station and Civic Center Station. Look for RTD stops with a “white canopy and/or marker with a map of the route and downtown area.” For more information on this free service or to review the Free MetroRide map, its drop-off locations, and schedule, please visit the RTD website at http://www.rtd-denver.com/FreeMetroRide.shtml.