Denver Hotel and Travel Information

July 6-8, 2011
Denver, Colorado

Transportation • Hotel • Things To Do in Denver • What To Wear

Transportation Information

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport website

Car Rentals

Advantage Rent A Car

(800) 777-5500

Alamo Rent A Car

(877) 222-9075

Avis Rent A Car

(800) 230-4898

Budget Rent A Car

(800) 527-0700

Dollar Rent A Car

(800) 800-3665

E-Z Rent-A-Car

(800) 277-5171

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

(800) 261-7331

Fox Rent A Car

(800) 225-4369

Hertz Rent A Car

(800) 654-3131

National Rent A Car

(877) 222-9058

Payless Rent A Car

(800) PAY-LESS

Thrifty Car Rental

(800) 367-2277


Flat rate charge to downtown Denver: 54.75 USD  (one way) 

Denver Yellow Cab

(303) 777-7777

Freedom Cab

(303) 444-4444

Metro Taxi

(303) 333-3333

Union Taxi Cooperative

(303) 922-2222

Shuttle Service

Commuter shuttles, also known as shared ride services, operate regularly from DIA. Individual operators may provide pre-arranged, on-demand, and / or charter services for locations within the Denver Metro area and other locations within the state of Colorado. Some providers may also provide service to locations outside the state. Please contact a shuttle provider directly for more information on fees and destinations served. Commuter shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 3, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).

List of commuter shuttles at DIA

Public Transportation

skyRide Public Bus Service

Public bus service is scheduled and provided within the local metro area by the Regional Transportation District (RTD). Please contact RTD directly, or visit their booth in the Jeppesen Terminal, for information on specific routes, schedules and fares. Riders must have exact change. RTD buses pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 5, outside doors 507-511 (east side) and 506-510 (west side).

Driving Directions to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

From East

  • Take Interstate 70  or Interstate 76 West to Interstate 25 South. 

  • Take the exit for Colfax Avenue.

  • Turn left onto Colfax Ave and travel 1.3 miles.

  • Turn left at Court Place, travel two blocks to hotel.

From North

  • Take Interstate 25 South.

  • Take the exit for Colfax Avenue.

  • Turn left onto Colfax Ave and travel 1.3 miles.

  • Turn left onto Court Place, travel two blocks to hotel.

From West

  • Take Interstate 70 or 76 East to Interstate 25 South.

  • Take the exit for 210A W. Colfax Avenue.

  • Turn left onto Colfax Ave and travel 1.3 miles.

  • Turn left onto Court Place, travel two blocks to hotel.

From South

  • Take Interstate 25 North.

  • Take the exit for Colfax Avenue.

  • Turn right onto Colfax Ave and travel 1.3 miles.

  • Turn left onto Court Place, travel two blocks to hotel.

Parking rates for hotel:

Valet, Overnight: $28
Self, Overnight: $24.00

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Hotel Information

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

This year’s Forum will be held at the:
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Reserve your hotel room now. 
The ECS group room rate is $139.


Hotel Reservation Procedures:

  1. You are responsible for arranging all hotel accommodations and cancellations. Rooms at the National Forum rate are limited, so book as early as possible.

  2. You will need to make your own hotel reservations directly with the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The toll-free room reservations phone number is 1.800.325.3535 . Ask for the "Education Commission of the States" room block to ensure you receive the group rate of $139 + 14.85% tax. All reservations must be made no later than Friday, June 10, 2011 in order to obtain the ECS group rate. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

  3. If you would like a confirmation number for your reservation, please ask the hotel reservations department for one when you make your reservation.

  4. Reservations will not be accepted without a credit card number. The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel requires a one-night deposit by credit card. Your reservation will be guaranteed for late arrival.

  5. In order to get the ECS group room rate, you MUST reserve your room by Friday, June 10, 2011. After this date, room reservations are on a space available basis and not necessarily at the ECS group room rate.

  6. In the event the ECS room block at the hotel fills up before Friday, June 10, 2011, please send an email to

Hotel Room Cancellation Procedures:

  • To cancel your reservation, please call the hotel main number at least 72 hours prior to your arrival date.

  • If you fail to cancel your reservation within 72 hours of arrival date, you will be charged for one night's room and tax.

Hotel Amenities

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is completely smoke-free and rooms may include:

  • Iron/Ironing Board

  • Ergonomic Desk Chair

  • Suites Available

  • Connecting Rooms Available

  • In-Room Movies

  • In-Room Safes

  • TDD

  • Cribs

  • Coffee Maker

  • Hairdryer

  • Accessible Shower and/or Bath

  • Radio/Alarm Clock

  • Dual-Line Speaker Telephone

  • Air-Conditioned Room

  • Cable Channels

  • Wireless Internet Service Provided in All Guest Rooms ($10.72 per 24 hours)

  • Online In-Room Dining Ordering

  • Online Amenity Ordering

  • Smoke Detectors in Room

  • Turndown Service

  • Desk

  • Voicemail

  • Starwood Preferred Guest Room<

  • Bathrobes Available Upon Request

  • 24-Hour Room Service

  • Knock Light (Hearing Impaired)

  • Closed Caption Programming

  • Maid Service

  • In-Room Video Games

  • Make-up/Shaving Mirror

  • Rollaway Beds

  • Disability Accessible Room

  • Refrigerator Available (Charge)

Some of the amenities above may not be available in all rooms. Charges on certain amenities/services may apply.

Hotel Restaurants & Lounges

If you would like to go out, here is a list of more popular downtown Denver restaurants.

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What to wear

Denver is typically hot and sunny in July, but there is always the chance for thunderstorms so wear appropriate clothes for any outdoor events or travel days. The air conditioning in the summer can keep most buildings quite cool so business-casual attire with a light jacket or sweater is recommended for all events in the hotel

For questions or assistance, please contact:

Karen Kepler, Associate National Forum and Event Manager
 or 303.299.3621

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