Denver Airport Guide
In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Denver Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!
Announcements notified the stranded travelers of pads and blankets available at the baggage claim area. - SThagard
photo credit: Dbenbenn / Wikimedia
Did this before i ironically moved here and became an expert on the place. Not a good overnight airport but it is a really nice regular hours airport.
Airport hotels are far and require decently long drive plus waiting for them. Prices were high
I was only napping short overnight but i was woken up twice asking why i was there by staff other than that i rarely saw anyone except a few random cleaners. I did overnight here but it was empty and not pleasant. Food was hard to find only one junky 24 hour food in terminal A so you probably will have to ride the train. When i overnighted it was empty and creepy here staff acted like they had never seen anyone overnighting here. Not a very pleasant experience. Close by SLC is a much better airport for over nighting and is a close by hub so if you have to overnight i would try to do it on Delta in SLC. Much better experience there in every way compared to DEN. DEN is too empty overnight, creepy and staff dont seem to like you doing it. The three terminals separated by train add to making it seem even more deserted.
I would try to avoid overnighting here unless you have a really short overnight and can stay awake it is very clean and regular hours has tons to do.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Denver airport either by purchasing a day pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):
- American Admiral's Club - Location: Concourse A, Airside, north end of the A gates. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 50.00) • Admiral's Club Membership.
- United Club - Location: Terminal B, airside, East Wing, Gate B44. Hours: 530am - 930pm. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 50.00) • United Club Membership.
- United Club - Location: Terminal B, airside, West Wing, Gate B32. Hours: 530am - 930pm. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 50.00) • United Club Membership.
USO Lounge - The USO offers a lounge to members of the military and their families. Amenities: video games, TV lounge, toiletries, snacks, sleeping area, computers, library, and a child care area. Location: Terminal A (East Terminal), Concourse A. Hours: 6am - 10pm
Free WiFi is available at Denver Airport. Connect to the "DIAFREEWIFI" network.
If sleeping at the Denver Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Westin Hotel at Denver International Airport - This 519-room hotel is due to open in November 2015 as part of Denver International Airport’s new on-site Hotel & Transit Center.
- Hyatt House Denver Airport - (5 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle service from 4am to Midnight. For airport pick-up, call (303) 628-7777 upon arrival at the airport.
- Red Lion Inn & Suites Denver Airport - (5 min from the airport) Free 24-hr airport shuttle service available.
- Best Western Plus Denver International Airport Inn & Suites - (5 min from the airport) Free 24-hr airport shuttle service.
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver Airport- (5 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle service (must pre-book 24 hr in advance. Airport pick-up is available every 15 and 45 minutes after the hour at Door 512, west side of the terminal, island 3.
- Embassy Suites Denver International Airport- (5 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle available from 4am to 12:30am.
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Denver Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.
- Airport Scavenger Hunt - It always nice to discover an airport that has created fun activities to keep travellers occupied. DIA has a Scavenger Hunt for each of its terimals. From looking for gargoyles to counting how many shops sell coffee at the C Gates, you may have some fun. [ Check out the available Scavenger Hunts. ]
- Art at DIA - There are a number or exhibitions and scultpures throughout the airport.
- ATMs / Cash Machines - Yes - Cash machines can be found throughout the airport (landside and airside).
- Baggage Carts - available for a fee.
- Business Center - Offers internet, phone & fax machines. Location: B Gates on Mezzanine Level
- Car Rentals - Advantage • Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • E-Z • Enterprise • Fox • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty. Location: Courtesy shuttles depart from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 4. You can compare car rental rates on the Auto Europe web site.
- Cots - In the event of bad weather or delays, this airport has a supply of cots for stranded travellers. A site visitor shared this tip: "In the business center in the middle of the “B” Terminal (not sure of other terminals), there’s a cot located in the far cubical which is the widest cubical. Saw it earlier and now someone is using it to sleep. I don’t have time to check the other similar cubicles or terminals, but I would assume they’ve placed them in those locations as well." Thanks Jeff!
- Currency Exchange - Location: Airside, Center Core, B Gates • Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5.
- Drinking Water - Need a refill? Go the center of each Concourse and you will find water bottle filling stations.
- Food & Drinks - There are many food and beverage concessions at the Denver Airport, but only a few of them are open 24 hours. I've listed them below:
»Jeppesen Terminal: Burger King (East Side, Level 6)
»A Gates: McDonald's (A Center Core) • vending machines
»B Gates: vending machines
»C Gates: vending machines
- Information Desk - There are four Information Booths. Locations: Center Core of A, B and C Gates • Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5 • Arrivals Area
- Luggage Storage & Lockers - not available
- Massages: Chair or table massages. Location: Near Gate A49 and B Gates on Mezzanine Level
- Mobile Charging - Locations: Airside, A Gates • B Gates • C Gates. In addition to the outlets available in all concourse they have dedicated battery charging stations that offer seating and work surface spaces.
- Prayer Rooms - An Interfaith Chapel and Islamic Prayer Hall is located in the Jeppesen Terminal (level 6). Hours: open 24 hours
- Showers - not available
- Smoking - Smoking is not permitted except in these designated areas: Aviator's Club Smoking Lounge (Jeppesen Terminal, Level 6, West Side) • Mesa Verde Smoking Lounge (A Gates, Mezzannine Level) • Smokin' Bear Lodge (C Gates, Center Core).
- Spa - Xpress Spa. Manicure/pedicure/massage, etc. Location: Airside, C Gates, Centre Core. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM.
- Video Games - Comfortable booths where users can play the games on their own or against others online. Location: ZooX Public Internet Kiosk Systems, Jeppesen Terminal, A, B and C Gates. Rate: 15 cents per minute at a $3.00 minimum.
The airport is open 24 hours.
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Last Updated: 08 June 2015
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