Just Completed a $5 Million Renovation

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.

Remodeled from the bedrock to the rooftop the entire property is brand new and just minutes away from downtown Denver.

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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


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.

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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

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"I NEED ABOUT TREE FIDDY." It was at that moment that Gerald noticed this cute little girl scout was about 5000 feet tall and from the paleolithic era.

Bernard was almost as surprised as the dinosaur to discover that the time machine worked, though his formal British upbringing had trained him to act casually in even the most unusual situations. Cordelia, as usual, had grown bored of his constant tinkering.

He: "You know, we used to call them brontosauruses. It means "terrible lizard" don't you know. And I suppose they are terrible, they certainly do smell terrible, and they're ugly too." Dino: *Glares* She: "Well now I hear they want to be called brachiosauruses, as if changing their name is going to make them any less terrible. And you're right about the smell, simply horrid!" *fans face* Dino: *Glares* He: "Well what are you looking at you big ugly brute?" Dino: *CHOMP! CHOMP!* The end

"Not that I don't appreciate our time together, Gerald, but this is the 6th time we've been to Jurassic Park this Summer. It just doesn't seem as magical this go-round."

Action? I have seen more action when he is lacing his spats.. Now run along and get eaten or something.. At least that might be worth the fifty cent admission they got from us.

"Don't worry m'dear, the beast is only curious. Couldn't hurt a fly" "From where i'm sitting, it looks as if he'd take us both out with just one bite!"

Manners, please! A lady does not cross her knees, and a gentleman never slouches! These are prehistoric times, not uncivilized times.

It's a little known fact, but dinosaurs still live and walk among us. Even less known is they can use their gaze to hypnotize people into not noticing them.

While it earned points for originality, the adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" wasn't very faithful to the source.

Dinosaur - How dare you bore this poor woman that way. I say begone with you rapscallion. Good day sir. I SAY GOOD DAY.

"What did you call me?!" "Sigh. A dinobore" I'll get my coat

i say darling! poor people have the oddest taste in pets.

"Spare change, spare change" "Don't give him any, dear, it would only encourage him"

Chance run-in with the crazy ex.

Excuse me madame, but are you aware that your ankles are showing?

"Lady! Putting your hand up isn't going to hide that your breath is worse than mine!"

That sauropod has just been stepped on by a much larger dino, obviously.

"Wh....what are you people doing in my lavatory?! At least flip the 'occupied' sign"

Do you know what dat Loch Ness Monsta said? He said, " I need about tree fiddy!"

Noah sold his ark to some idiot named Ken and is just straight chillin'.

The Loch Ness Monster is a liberal leftist conspiracy orchestrated by China!

You know that second hand smoke is making dinosaurs go extinct, right?

"Tut, tut, my dear, the wizened Oriental fellow in the Katmandu market warned you about feeding it after midnight."

Its so nice to see Hillary getting some fresh air but does she have to walk here?

"Dinosaur..... Dino-saaauuuurrr..... Nice WOODY sounding word there, not all tinny like litterbin......."

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On their way to soak in matching tubs and watch the sun set, Dick suffered a massive case of RD..."Reptile Dysfunction". Betty was not amused.

"Oh no! It's a set of actors from some B-movie! That's the third set this week! "You know what boys? I'm sick of this! This is *our* swamp! We don't have to put up with this kind of crap! We used to be dinosaurs, for crying out loud! Let's get 'em! Kill the actors!" "Attack, my iguana brethren! For the swamp! For the swamp!"

This is what it looks and feels like to be a level 1 character in most mmorpg games. Trying to save yourself and your girl with your wooden stick you found in your first battle and getting your ass handed to you by a bunch of tiny frogs and lizards.

"Sir! Have you heard the good word about our Lord and saviour Reptilacus?"

"Oh no, those poor humans are being attacked by mosquitos. Quick, let's jump over there and help get those nasty little blood-suckers off of them."

This is the flip side, of what happens when you spend too much time in Tijuana eating BBQ iguana... Karma ya know ..... "I wish I was in Tijuana.... eating BBQ iguana"

"I told you the 5 star reviews on Yelp about this resort were a lie, Tom! They were all written by 'Ann Phibian!'

Shirts of guy and girl is torn in almost same amount. But world is going crazy about woman exposing more than reptile should have torn.

"She told him not to feed them... now the Hell Iguanas From Saturn will feast on their flesh!!" Hell Iguanas From Saturn, a William Castle movie.

The artist has unrealistic expectations of the female form?

Beverly Garland swore to seek revenge on the costumer who insisted a bra would ruin the line of the blouse.

Jim had been looking for an intimate spot to take his tinder date. The swamp didn't turn out as good as he had expected, despite the apparent privacy it provided.

"What about the LOUS?" "Lizards of usual size? I don't believe they exist."

Couple mauled by vicious iguanas during a romance novel photo shoot.

I've had it with these MotherF*in Iguanas in this MotherF*in Swamp...

"When you buy those pheromones from the back of popular mechanics."

This is definitely the weirdest romance novel cover I've seen today...

Aww, look at those lizards trying to help those people cover up when their clothes are falling off! How sweet!

He says: "Okay so I WAS wrong...we did need lizard repellent after all!"

A cover artist completely misunderstood the drama of Tennessee Williams.

"Say '15 Minutes could save you 15% on car insurance' again, bro. I dare you!"

Rejected movie poster design for Night of the Iguana

Look the mammals are shedding their skins! Let's help them guy's!

He doesn't know it yet, but she stole the Sacred Iguana Totem and they'll stop at nothing to get it back!

They thought they got a killer deal at the leather store. They were right!

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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.

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