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

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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.

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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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The Dino Hotel sponsored an original comedy horror retelling of, "War of the Worlds," set to air Halloween on the Revival League Podcast at: soundcloud.com/mst3krevivalleaguepodcast .

Kevin Smith got an advance listen, and here's what he had to say: "Hello MSTies, Friends & fellow Soda Jerks!
As you know, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival League Podcast Team have been dropping subtle hints at a secret project that they’ve been working on for some time now. There have been no clues as to what that project would or could be, other than it could be the largest & most intensive MST3K fan project since season 11. Finally, that secret project is going to be revealed & unleashed upon the world!

This year, on October 31st, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival League Podcast Team is proud to present an original retelling of H.G. Wells’ historic masterpiece The War of The Worlds! “They” are coming and we ARE doomed. Our world, lush & vibrant with life, will never be the same again as a new threat approaches to harvest all of its resources; including mankind. Gather your family around the radio for, what could be, our last moments together as a species and hear the reports of the Martian Invasion as they occur across, not only the Country, but the entire world!

Recently, I was privileged enough to be given the opportunity to privately listen to upcoming The War of The Worlds special. Being a long-time radio show & Americana fan, I was already quite enthused to listen to the show with everyone else on Halloween, but to be given an opportunity like this was quite an honor. Not to mention a welcome excuse to stay up late and listen to a production like War of The Worlds in the setting that it truly deserves, in the dark & quiet. I rested myself on the couch, plugged in my earbuds & let the show begin!

I cannot begin to express how impressed I was this production; but, of course, I’m going to try!

First, congratulations need to go to the entire RL Podcast Team for a knock-out smash production! Really, they hit the ball out of the park on every level! The task of a retelling a classic story is a very daunting one and often underappreciated; however, Ryan & Greg took the intimidating task and crafted a perfectly authentic period piece! Whether it be the character’s dialogue, the slang from the era, the sponsor messages (this IS radio, folks), the humor or, of course, the impending terror, this is a wonderful amalgam of old-timey and modern era that melds perfectly together! The production is exactly what the Revival League Podcast Team promised: authentic, funny & scary!

But how does it sound?!

AMAZING!

Radio is a rather unique art as its canvas is your imagination. The success & quality of the show is completely dependent on its ability to produce a performance so real that you’re able to see exactly what is being described by the performers & foley artists. Greg dedicated countless hours of any free time he could be afforded to finding and creating a massive enough sound library to make sure no element was missing from the production ambiance & tone. Once compiled, Ryan took to the extensive and, seemingly never-ending, task of editing and mixing thousands of different music reels, sound archives, foley effects and, most importantly, the most chilling Martian effects that you could possibly imagine (seriously, you will not hear anything like this anywhere else)! This was a labor of love that everyone poured their hearts into to ensure that this production sounded the very best that it possibly could. The overall soundtrack is like a roller coaster for your ears, it will make you feel nostalgic & bubbly at times, it will make you laugh, it will terrify you and it will leave you smiling the whole time and leaving you wanting to do it again. I won’t lie, they got me a few times! I’m not happy about it, but their tricks got me about a foot off of the couch a couple of times. (Thank you, Greg & Ryan.)

Performances are only as grand as their cast and War of The Worlds is no exception. The Revival League Podcast Team are also joined by the talents of Erica Rodriguez, (Captain) Deana Dolphin, Erik Koski, James Rohling, Ron McAdams & Special Guest Star Zach Thompson! Each performer excelled at their character’s accents, period lingo & situational dialogue momentum. The panic and terror within their deliveries were just as emotionally impacting as the adrenaline rush of hearing the Martian War Machines! But let’s not forget the funny! Each joke was an absolute hit and was perfectly timed & delivered. If that wasn’t impressive enough, it starts to become impossible to decipher which performer is speaking lines because each of them were THAT good at believably voicing multiple characters! If the goal of any actor is to believably become someone else, then the cast of War of The Worlds have achieved that goal and will continue to excel!

War of The Worlds is a fresh take on an old-timey piece of American history that is going to set chill, unease and laughter to your Halloween. Its authenticity will make you believe that you are truly listening to a 1930s radio broadcast. You will believe we are in danger. And you will not want to leave the speaker. Friends, this Halloween, gather your loved ones near, tune in & look to the skies. I hope you’ll enjoy the Mystery Science Theater Revival League Podcast Team production of The War of The Worlds with me!"

(Rawr!)- (‿◕)_.·´¯)_.·´¯)\ムム/
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The Dino Hotel sponsored an original comedy horror retelling of, War of the Worlds, set to air Halloween on the Revival League Podcast at: https://soundcloud.com/mst3krevivalleaguepodcast .

Kevin Smith got an advance listen, and heres what he had to say: Hello MSTies, Friends & fellow Soda Jerks!
As you know, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival League Podcast Team have been dropping subtle hints at a secret project that they’ve been working on for some time now. There have been no clues as to what that project would or could be, other than it could be the largest & most intensive MST3K fan project since season 11. Finally, that secret project is going to be revealed & unleashed upon the world!

This year, on October 31st, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival League Podcast Team is proud to present an original retelling of H.G. Wells’ historic masterpiece The War of The Worlds! “They” are coming and we ARE doomed. Our world, lush & vibrant with life, will never be the same again as a new threat approaches to harvest all of its resources; including mankind. Gather your family around the radio for, what could be, our last moments together as a species and hear the reports of the Martian Invasion as they occur across, not only the Country, but the entire world!

Recently, I was privileged enough to be given the opportunity to privately listen to upcoming The War of The Worlds special. Being a long-time radio show & Americana fan, I was already quite enthused to listen to the show with everyone else on Halloween, but to be given an opportunity like this was quite an honor. Not to mention a welcome excuse to stay up late and listen to a production like War of The Worlds in the setting that it truly deserves, in the dark & quiet. I rested myself on the couch, plugged in my earbuds & let the show begin!

I cannot begin to express how impressed I was this production; but, of course, I’m going to try!

First, congratulations need to go to the entire RL Podcast Team for a knock-out smash production! Really, they hit the ball out of the park on every level! The task of a retelling a classic story is a very daunting one and often underappreciated; however, Ryan & Greg took the intimidating task and crafted a perfectly authentic period piece! Whether it be the character’s dialogue, the slang from the era, the sponsor messages (this IS radio, folks), the humor or, of course, the impending terror, this is a wonderful amalgam of old-timey and modern era that melds perfectly together! The production is exactly what the Revival League Podcast Team promised: authentic, funny & scary!

But how does it sound?!

AMAZING!

Radio is a rather unique art as its canvas is your imagination. The success & quality of the show is completely dependent on its ability to produce a performance so real that you’re able to see exactly what is being described by the performers & foley artists. Greg dedicated countless hours of any free time he could be afforded to finding and creating a massive enough sound library to make sure no element was missing from the production ambiance & tone. Once compiled, Ryan took to the extensive and, seemingly never-ending, task of editing and mixing thousands of different music reels, sound archives, foley effects and, most importantly, the most chilling Martian effects that you could possibly imagine (seriously, you will not hear anything like this anywhere else)! This was a labor of love that everyone poured their hearts into to ensure that this production sounded the very best that it possibly could. The overall soundtrack is like a roller coaster for your ears, it will make you feel nostalgic & bubbly at times, it will make you laugh, it will terrify you and it will leave you smiling the whole time and leaving you wanting to do it again. I won’t lie, they got me a few times! I’m not happy about it, but their tricks got me about a foot off of the couch a couple of times. (Thank you, Greg & Ryan.)

Performances are only as grand as their cast and War of The Worlds is no exception. The Revival League Podcast Team are also joined by the talents of Erica Rodriguez, (Captain) Deana Dolphin, Erik Koski, James Rohling, Ron McAdams & Special Guest Star Zach Thompson! Each performer excelled at their character’s accents, period lingo & situational dialogue momentum. The panic and terror within their deliveries were just as emotionally impacting as the adrenaline rush of hearing the Martian War Machines! But let’s not forget the funny! Each joke was an absolute hit and was perfectly timed & delivered. If that wasn’t impressive enough, it starts to become impossible to decipher which performer is speaking lines because each of them were THAT good at believably voicing multiple characters! If the goal of any actor is to believably become someone else, then the cast of War of The Worlds have achieved that goal and will continue to excel!

War of The Worlds is a fresh take on an old-timey piece of American history that is going to set chill, unease and laughter to your Halloween. Its authenticity will make you believe that you are truly listening to a 1930s radio broadcast. You will believe we are in danger. And you will not want to leave the speaker. Friends, this Halloween, gather your loved ones near, tune in & look to the skies. I hope you’ll enjoy the Mystery Science Theater Revival League Podcast Team production of The War of The Worlds with me!

(Rawr!)- (‿◕)_.·´¯)_.·´¯)\ムム/

Coming this Halloween: An original comedy-horror radio play of "War of the Worlds," written and performed by the Revival League Podcast Gang! Featuring Zach Thompson from, "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return." Keep Watching the Skies, Citizens!

(Rawr!)- (‿◕)_.·´¯)_.·´¯)\ムム/
...

Coming this Halloween: An original comedy-horror radio play of War of the Worlds, written and performed by the Revival League Podcast Gang! Featuring Zach Thompson from, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return. Keep Watching the Skies, Citizens!

(Rawr!)- (‿◕)_.·´¯)_.·´¯)\ムム/

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.

View our Collection of Dinosaurs