6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, Colorado 80019 USA
Stationed perfectly at the edge of the Front Range, the brand-new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora invites you to find sanctuary just minutes from Denver International Airport. Our hotel with a rustic, alpine charm features well-appointed rooms and suites plus more than 486,000 square feet of convention space for your Colorado vacation or business adventure. Appreciate tranquility in our relaxed, cabin-style environment with all of the amenities you deserve. Dine formally or casually at restaurants serving steak and American, Asian and Italian fares before retreating to cozy accommodations with luxury bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and prompt room service. No matter what time of year, indulge in the treatments at our luxurious spa, the shopping at our diverse stores, the adventures at our indoor and outdoor water complexes, and the picture-perfect views of the nearby mountains and nature. Enjoy a retreat like no other when reserving a stay at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
The conference room block is now closed and any reservations must be made through the Marriott.com website at the prevailing room rates.
Note that the hotel is sold out for the nights of Tuesday, April 2 – Friday, April 5. If you are looking for a Tues-Friday room, please book an alternative hotel for back-up and email KHutchins@gaylordhotels.com at the Gaylord in order to place yourself on their wait list. You will be contacted directly by the Gaylord should a room open up for you at the Gaylord Rockies.
As of 3/12, there is still availability for these nights at these nearby hotels:
- Courtyard Denver Airport
- FairField Inn & Suites Denver Airport
- SpringHill Suites Denver Airport
- Residence Inn Denver Airport/Convention Center
All are all within 2 miles of the Gaylord Rockies and are located on Tower Road. If you select to stay at one of these other area hotels, the best transportation option will be to use Uber or Lyft.
- Enhanced high-speed internet access is included with your room at the Gaylord Rockies as part of the resort fee included in the room charge.
- Complimentary wireless network access will be provided by OLC in the conference area. Connection instructions will be available when you pick up your name badge at the conference registration desk.
The Gaylord will NOT be calling you to help you make a reservation – any solicitation like that is a scam. We do our best to halt any of this activity and appreciate any reports of this happening. Follow the Gaylord Rockies link that we provide above to make your reservations online to get our special conference rate.
Your support in staying at the OLC contracted hotel helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. OLC contracts for the best possible room rates for its events and is required to guarantee a predetermined number of sleeping rooms. If the organization does not meet the contracted room block, the hotel can charge an attrition fee, which will result in higher registration fees at future conferences. Therefore, we encourage you to book your room through our block at the conference hotel.
*All reservations made after the blocks are filled and/or after the deadline will be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate and availability is not guaranteed.
Beware of Room Block Poachers: This is the practice of companies posing as an agent or representative of an organization offering hotel reservation services. They may offer a hotel room at a lower cost, and have an official sounding name such as “Exhibition Housing Management”. “Poachers” will immediately charge your credit card, sometimes with a “service fee,” and in many cases will not make a reservation. Be advised that this is NOT an official service, nor is it sanctioned by OLC. No attendee should be contacted about hotel reservations except by someone from OLC. If someone outside of OLC contacts you, we urge you to ignore them and report them immediately to OLC.
Guests can take the RTD A-Line station from the airport to the 61st and Peña stop which is just 1 stop from the airport. From there, Gaylord Rockies will have a shuttle that will make 3 round-trips every hour to transport guests to the hotel. The shuttle will run from 6am-11pm daily, 365 days a year. Guests will need to purchase a ticket from the airport to the 61st and Peña stop, which is currently $9, but the shuttle from the stop to the hotel is included in the resort fee. Pick up and drop off location of the shuttle will be from the hotel’s Tour Bus Lobby Entrance.
- Super Shuttle; fee: 25 USD (one way)
- Estimated taxi fare: 20 USD (one way)
The hotel is about 9 miles (15 minutes traffic dependent) from the airport.
Hotel Parking Information (subject to change):
- Self-Parking: $29.00, inclusive of tax
- Overnight Valet Parking: $39.00, inclusive of tax
There is a lot to do in and around the Denver and Aurora.
Here are a few ideas and links to get you started.
If you plan to go downtown, the same hours will apply for the shuttle running from the hotel to the 61st and Peña stop on the A line. (Gaylord Rockies will have a shuttle that will make 3 round-trips every hour to transport guests from the train station to the hotel. The shuttle will run from 6am-11pm daily, 365 days a year. ) Once at the 61st and Peña stop on the A line, there are different options of passes you can purchase, depending on your plans for the day or where in particular you are heading. For a reference point, from the 61st and Peña stop to Union Station (i.e. if you are going to Coors Field downtown) it is just 6 stops on the A line. Please see RTD’s website for all information and options.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
7711 E. Academy Blvd.
15 miles SW from Hotel
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy
35 miles SW from Hotel
Broncos Stadium at Mile High
1701 Bryant St.
19 miles W from Hotel
Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Ave.
19 miles from hotel
2001 Blake St.
17 miles W from Hotel
United States Mint
320 W. Colfax Ave.
20 miles SW from Hotel
Molly Brown House
1340 Pennsylvania St.
18 miles SW from Hotel
Activities available onsite at the Gaylord Rockies include:
- 24-hour Fitness Center
- Relache Spa and Salon (appointment required)
- Arapahoe Springs Resort Pool and Lazy River (indoor and outdoor pools open year round; Lazy River open May-September)
- Biking Trail
- Jogging/Fitness Trail
- Outdoor Courts (basketball/racket)
- Miniature Golf
- Bike Rentals
Nearby options outside of the resort include:
The Wild Animal Sanctuary
1946 County Road 53
30 miles NE from Hotel
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
6550 Gateway Road
19 miles NE from Hotel
Cherry Creek State Park
4201 S. Parker Rd.
17 miles S from Hotel
5089 Pikes Peak Highway
109 miles S from Hotel
Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 US Highway 36
78 miles NW from Hotel
Garden of the Gods
1805 N. 30th Street
79 miles S from Hotel
2300 Steele Street
15 miles W from Hotel
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd
15 miles from hotel
Lunch and dinner each day are on your own. Enjoy one of the many onsite eateries within the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
Hoping to find a peer to dine with in Denver? Feel free to use the Message Board to connect with other attendees for dining plans. We also encourage you to use our #olcdiningbuddies hashtag to connect with other conference attendees looking to make lunch and dinner plans.
For parties less than 10, you can book reservations on Open Table. For parties 10 or more, the Gaylord has a restaurant sales executive onsite, Carrie Schloss, who can assist with large party reservations. You can contact Carrie at CSchloss@gaylordhotels.com.
On-property dining options – We recommend making reservations.
Vista Montagne (Italian) – Transport yourself to Italy and enjoy our seasonally inspired Italian cuisine. Get lost in a bowl of pasta paired with a glass of crisp, red wine after a day spent exploring Aurora and Denver.
Mountain Pass Sports Bar (American) – Indulge in a casual menu featuring mouth-watering burgers, sliders, salads and draft beer. Catch a game on our 75-foot flat-panel TV and cheer on your favorite team at our restaurant.
Old Hickory Steakhouse (Steakhouse) – Join us for a memorable evening as you dine in the romantic atmosphere of Old Hickory Steakhouse, specializing in the highest quality Chairman’s Reserve® Premium Black Angus Beef, fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses, tableside desserts and fine wines.
Monte Jade (Asian) – Discover the culinary diversity of Asian Inspired cuisine at Monte Jade, where you are encouraged to share plates and conversation in our relaxed environment.
Pinyons (Lobby Bar) – Named for the Pinyon pines that grow along the Front Range, Pinyons lobby bar offers a comfortable atmosphere to unwind after a fulfilling day of adventures in the area. We offer a variety of local craft beers, cocktails, wines and more.
The Cocoa Bean (Coffee and Pastries) – Fuel up for your Colorado adventures with a daily dose of caffeine at our café serving freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee. You can also stop by for snacks and quick meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Rockies Marketplace (American; Grab and Go) – This grab-and-go marketplace offers a wide array of coffee, breakfast pastries, chef-crafted entrees, alternative snacks and more for when you’re headed out the door.
Arapahoe Springs Bar & Grill (American; Poolside) – Casual pool side dining featuring frozen libations, burgers, wraps, salads and sweet treats.
A couple of offsite options include:
Dry Dock Brewing Company
2801 Tower Road
17 miles S from Hotel
17 miles W from Hotel