The famous Brown Palace, and how to get there!

Registration is now open for the 2017 INANE conference being held in downtown Denver, Colorado. The conference is being held at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 321 17th Street, in Denver, Colorado, 80202.  All the essential information you need is on the conference website, but this post sums it all up and gives a lot of useful information about where we will be and how to get there!

Accommodations: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

The conference is being held at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 321 17th Street, in Denver, Colorado, 80202. denver_co_hotels___the_brown_palaceThe Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, built in 1892, is an elegant hotel in downtown Denver Colorado. Known for fine dining and regal accommodations, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offer amenities focused on ensuring a restful and relaxing stay. The luxury hotel allows the guest to unwind in style, while also providing excellent services to address all of our meeting needs. No conference is complete without the added touch of a Spa and Salon in the facility, which allows you to relax and rejuvenate.



The Brown Palace provides an array of culinary opportunities, with 6 restaurants within the hotel, ranging from elegant fine dining to casual cuisine. Consider the opportunity to enjoy the spa, and then take part in a traditional afternoon tea complete with Devonshire cream with harps playing in the background at the Tea Room. Alternatively, if a champagne brunch is more in line with your idea of pampering, then the Ellyngton restaurant is where you will want to be. In addition to bison being grilled or the freshest of veggies, The Brown Palace has a variety of selections for your epicurean delight.


Denver is known for a vast array of museums, several of which are within easy walking distance from The Brown Palace Hotel. The Denver Art Museum presents a variety of international art throughout the year including traveling exhibits and displays. Art enthusiasts might find it even more intriguing to go to the Clyfford Still Museum, which is a tribute to the works of Clyfford Still, who is reported to be a controversial Abstract Expressionist. Another option is the History Colorado Center, which provides great insight for all members of the family, into Colorado history. Using an array of artifacts, media, and technology really helps bring the history of Colorado to life at the museum. Visits to Denver bring to mind the adventures of the well known Colorado native, Molly Brown. The Molly Brown House and Museum, in downtown Denver, provides a tribute to the  American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown. Finally, it would not be a trip to Denver without seeing the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which holds natural history exhibitions, IMAX, and planetarium shows.


Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN)

Options for transportation from the airport:

From the Denver International Airport (DEN) to Denver Union Station, a $9 airport fare (each way) will get you to and from The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in 37 minutes. A Line trains depart every 15 minutes during peak and every 30 minutes otherwise.

With Denver Union Station being only a 7 min cab ride, 15 minute free MallRide down 16th Street Mall, or a 20 minute walk from The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, a stay with us has never been more convenient.

If you are planning on renting a car or driving to Denver, here are the driving directions:

Driving Directions From The Airport:

Denver International Airport is approximately 22 miles from the hotel and takes between 25 to 40 minutes driving time, depending on the time of day.

  • Exit the airport on Pena Boulevard.
  • Drive 10 miles to I-70 west.
  • Drive on I-70 west 7 miles to Colorado Boulevard (exit 276B).
  • Turn left on Colorado Boulevard.
  • Drive south on Colorado Boulevard 2.3 miles to 17th Avenue and turn right.
  • Drive west on 17th Avenue 2.5 miles.
  • (Note: As York street is crossed, 17th Avenue becomes 18th Avenue).
  • Continue heading west on 18th Avenue to Tremont Street.
  • Veer left on Tremont Street. The front entrance of The Brown Palace Hotel will be on the left.

Directions from the Rocky Mountains and I-70 West:

  • From the foothills take 1-70 East to 6th Avenue Exit Continue on 6th Avenue Freeway East for approx. 10 Miles Turn Left at Lincoln Street
  • Continue on Lincoln Street to 18th Avenue (turn Left) Take 18th to Broadway and soft Left on to Tremont Street (follow green signs above)
  • The Grand Entrance to the Brown Palace Hotel is on Tremont Street A Doorman will be at the entrance to assist with valet parking

See you at the Brown Palace in August!

Prepared by Julia Snethen on behalf of the planning team:

Hosts: Karren Kowalski and Patricia Yoder-Wise

Planning Committee Members:

Liana Comacho
Peggy Chinn
Edna Hull
Elaine Miller
Leslie Nicoll
Julia Snethe

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