Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn

1207 Pennsylvania , Denver, CO 80203 USA (Show map)


Discover Denver "A Journey through Architecture" A gorgeous, romantic Denver Bed And Breakfast nestled in the quaint Capitol Hill Neighborhood in downtown Denver, this national and state historical-registered inn is a short walk to the State Capitol, gourmet restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping and more. Elegant 1891 Victorian mansion with 8 individually decorated guest rooms and suites. All equipped with cable TV, refrigerators, complimentary beverages, hair dryers, telephones, desks, and private baths. For added romance, you may select a room with a whirlpool tub for two, a fireplace or private balcony. Hot Gourmet Breakfast is served for two hours and evening Colorado wine are included in the rates. The Mansion is within easy walking distance to the State Capitol, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, US Mint, Convention Center, Larimer Square, many museums, restaurants and shopping. The Mansion is within a short drive of all major sports venues including Coors Field and Mile High Stadium. Business Meetings and Special Events Welcome!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9


5 on August 15, 2016

We had an amazing weekend at this B&B. Cozy accommodations with historic charm, and the best breakfasts I have ever had in my life. The next time I visit Denver, this will be my first and only choice.

Wonderful 2 days there.

5 on April 29, 2015

The aroma of breakfast will wake you up gently each morning. It was quiet for being in such a large City. Excellent B&B! I sure hope to visit again.

Elegance, charm and the Rockies to boot

5 on April 10, 2015

This is a great place to stay. Historic, elegant architecture, beautiful interior woodwork, in a great neighborhood and the meals are first rate, maybe the best chef in Denver. Many thanks for your great hospitality, a visit to remember.

Excellent Experience

5 on September 23, 2013

Gourmet food each morning, convenient location, spacious and quite rooms. The hosts are warm and engaging and quick to offer suggestions, advice or service. This is a great place to stay in every way. We will certainly be back! Jerry and David

Don't miss this amazing gem!

5 on September 20, 2013

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Capitol Hill Mansion while in Denver for our daughter's wedding and we had the best time staying at the Inn. The owner, Karl, and his daughter, Bailey, are hospitable beyond words! Our daughter and future son-in-law joined us for breakfast one morning and our daughter and her maid of honor joined us for breakfast the 2nd morning. We enjoyed a wonderful gormet breakfast outside in the "secret gardein" as our daughter referred to it. The Inn is in pristine condition and the rooms are beyond comfortable. Our room, on the 3rd floor, had a small balcony that was charming. The location is so convenient to all of the cultural offerings of Denver but yet affords a great "neighborhood" experience, as well. The atmosphere is so laid back and the other guests seemed to be seasoned "B and B" travelers, as we are, too. But even if this is your first "B and B" experience, you will be very comfortable and will never go back to impersonal hotels again :) Don't miss this gem! Our daughter, who lives just 2 blocks away, said that she and her husband are going to stay there sometime just to be part of this historical masterpiece!

happiness in Denver

5 on August 06, 2013

loved everything about this gorgeous gem! Do yourself a favor and stay here! Great location, excellent family staff, and great rooms!!! Thank you!

A Night in a Silver Magnate's Mansion

4.6 on June 26, 2013

For Bed & Breakfast lovers, this is as good as it gets. You will enjoy the well kept rooms and the Western hospitality of Carl & Bailey. Capitol Hill is family owned and operated and it has the feel of a home away from home.

Gorgeous downtown Denver pampering!

5 on June 01, 2013

Never have I stayed at a cleaner, friendlier, more comfortable bed and breakfast. The food is the best and the service and staff are incredible. In fact, we've all become good friends! Carl & Bailey understand what it takes to run an exemplary bed and breakfast!

work or play

4.8 on May 31, 2013

As a writer, I often need a quiet escape to plow through a manuscript. Capitol Hill Mansion is perfect... lots of places to work, close to great coffee, and one of Carl's breakfasts will feed you for the day. Amazing. If I'm not working, it's a great getaway for me and my husband!

Spring Evening

5 on May 02, 2013

We had a lovely spring evening with a walk to the nearby Denver Art Museum. The Inn is beautiful, the owners very nice and the food was delicious. I really appreciated how clean everything was, and they didn't miss a thing in making the stay a pleasant one. Good job

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Rooms & Rates

The Paintbrush Room

Convenient to the parlor and dining room, this room has a king-size bed which can be made into two twin single beds, and a walk-in shower. It is one of the coolest rooms with overhead fan as well as an air conditioner. Handicap accessible. First floor. If you require two (2) beds, please contact Capitol Hill Mansion for arrangements.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

The Bluebell Suite

Away from the other rooms with a private outside entrance. It has a king-size bed and a sofa bed, a separate solarium sitting room, and a walk-in shower. First floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Shooting Star Balcony Room

A favorite for honeymoons and anniversaries, it occupies the Victorian Turret and has a balcony with a view of historic homes across the way, a whirlpool tub and separate brass and glass shower. The bedroom has a floral mural above the headboard of the queen-size bed. Second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $229 - $229

The Forget-Me-Not Room

A Country French four-poster canopy queen-size bed, an oak secretary, curved glass windows, walk-in shower. Second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $154 - $154

The Gold Banner Suite

A view of the Rocky Mountains from the bedroom. It has a queen-size brass bed, a triangular whirlpool tub/shower for two, a separate sitting room with a gas log fireplace. Second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $229 - $229

The Pasque Flower Room

iew of the historic homes of the neighborhood. Built into the Victorian Turret is a six-foot round whirlpool tub for two with standup European-style hand shower. There is an antique queen-size bed. Third floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $229 - $229

Snowlover Balcony Room

The balcony has a view of the city and snow-capped Rocky Mountains. It is further distinguished by a 28-foot mural of a snow-dusted alpine forest. There is a queen-size bed and tiled shower. Third floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

The Elk Thistle Suite

Separate from the other rooms, it faces west with a view of the State Capitol and the Rocky Mountains from the sitting room which also has a gas log fireplace and a sofa that can be converted to a second bed. The bedroom has a queen-size bed. There is an antique clawfoot tub/shower. Third Floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

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Location Type

Downtown Denver, CO, Downtown


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 28 miles

Directions to property:

From Denver International Airport Airport exit boulevard (Pena Blvd) to I-70 West. Exit Colorado Blvd. south (left). Turn right (West) on 13th Ave. toward downtown. turn left (South) on Pennsylvania one block to the inn on the right at the corner of 12th St. Parking is at the back of the inn.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, US Mint, Elitch Amusement Park, State Capitol, Larimer Square, Colorado Covention Center, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Secretarial services, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Cable TV, Complimentary beverages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Denver Broncos, Imax, Rockies Baseball

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  • Check In:: 3:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Non-Smoking Inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children Friendly
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No Pets Allowed
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum Stay is one night
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposits: Full payment is required to confirm a reservation. Major credit cards, personal checks, travelers checks, money transfers may be used for payments. Major credit cards may be used to guarantee payment for reservations made less than 14 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation/refund policy is a liberal one. If you cancel or change your reservation by 6:00 PM at least fourteen days prior to your arrival date, there will be no charge. Otherwise you will be charged for each night of your reservation which is not resold. When canceling a group reservation of three or more rooms, 14 - 30 days notice may be required for a full refund.
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Carl S. Schmidt II & Bailey C. Surface

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

I was born in San Antonio, Texas. I came to Denver from Corpus Christi, Texas, gulf coast area, where I graduated from Corpus Christi State University with a degree in Business. I owned and operated a resort and had a successful tax and accounting practice in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, Texas. On December 4, 2001, I purchased the Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn.

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  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan

Signature Dish

Jalapeño Cheddar Egg Soufflé
8 - 10 slices of jalapeno cheddar bread, cubed 8 – 9 Colorado grown green onions chopped (minced scallions) 12 ounces or 1 ½ cup grated cheddar cheese or smoked jalapeno Edam 8 large eggs 2 – ¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon of ornate onion salt or onion powder Chopped fresh cilantro 2 jalapenos chopped Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika or Hungarian Sweet Paprika Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray six individual 8 – 10 ounce casserole dishes or ramekins with cooking spray. Divide bread cubes, scallions, jalapenos, cheddar cheese among ramekins. Mix eggs, milk, salt, pepper, cilantro, and ornate onion salt or onion powder. Pour into ramekin dishes. Sprinkle with sweet paprika, and jalapeno jack cheese. Bake in oven for about 14 - 15 minutes until puffed and golden brown, Center should be set. (I like it when the center is a little wobbly or egg is a bit wet.)


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