Enjoy Modern Comforts & Historic Charm Near Denver’s Union Station
Built in 1881, Denver Union Station is a historic landmark and a modern transportation hub, connecting locals and visitors alike to Denver International Airport and other area destinations. This 100+ year-old building is located in Denver’s popular, LoDo (lower downtown) neighborhood, and offers an eclectic array of world-class restaurants, bars, shops, and special events in addition to acting as the city’s main railway station.
In 2014, Denver Union Station reopened after a $54 million renovation, which modernized the building, highlighted its historical architectural details, and added several popular Denver restaurants and shops. Today, this popular destination is one of Denver’s top attractions, and is ideally located just half a block from the historic Oxford Hotel.
Along with an exceptional LoDo location near Union Station, guests at The Oxford enjoy exclusive destination amenities that extend to several Union Station establishments, including:
  • 25% Off food and non-alcoholic beverages at several Union Station restaurants, including PigTrain Coffee, Milkbox Ice Creamery, ACME Delicatessen, and Terminal Bar
  • 20% Off at Bloom by Anuschka
  • 10% Off at Bloom’s Flower Kiosk
Union Station is also a working transportation hub, offering trains to and from Denver International Airport every 15 minutes via the A Line. Tickets are $9 each way. 
Denver Union Station Dining
Whether you’re craving a classic cocktail, a high-end dining experience from award-winning chefs, or a quick bite on your way to the Denver International Airport, you’ll find it all at Denver Union Station. Sample sustainable and creativily prepared seafood at Stoic & Genuine or make a reservation at Mercantile Dining & Provisions, farm to table dining at its best. Savor Colorado craft beers at the Terminal Bar, Union Station’s original ticket window, or head upstairs to the Cooper Lounge, a 1930s inspired cocktail lounge.
Union Station Shopping
You can find some of Denver’s boutique shopping at Union Station. Find your new favorite book or pick up a magazine at Denver’s favorite bookstore, the Tattered Cover. Pick up a sweet-smelling bouquet for you or a loved one at Bloom’s floral kiosk, or stop by 5 Green Boxes for unique gifts and “frippery, finery, and fun.”
Denver Union Station History
Denver Union Station was first opened in 1881, under the name Union Depot, to connect the city of Denver to the Transcontinental Railroad through Cheyenne, Wyoming. With the Silver Boom in the Rocky Mountains, and the growing popularity of Denver as a destination, The Oxford Hotel opened its doors in 1891 to accommodate those looking for a luxury hotel in Denver. In 1914, after years of rapid expansion in Denver, it was reopened with its current name, Denver Union Station. For more than 100 years, the Station has stood the test of time. From its infancy during the silver boom, to its Golden Age offering 80 trains per day, to today’s modern hub with transportation, dining, and shopping, Denver Union Station remains a top Denver attraction.
If you want to learn more about Union Station’s unique history, special guided tours are available.