Accommodations/Airport Transfers in Denver/Restaurants

HOTELS

La Quinta Inn and Suites
1975 South Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 758-8886
http://www.laquintadenvercherrycreek.com/

La Quinta Inn is the least expensive option that is closest to the center and within walking distance. Please be advised that this Inn has 2 floors, but there are no elevators, only stairs that are outside and may be icy in the winter. It can also be a bit noisy with nighttime revelers. If you use a walker or a cane it is recommended that you request a room on the ground floor level.   There is a coffee shop in the parking lot and there are several restaurants nearby. A shopping area across the street features a Wells Fargo Bank and a Natural Grocers food store. During special events, we will try to arrange a shuttle to the teachings.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott  Denver/Cherry Creek
(This hotel is not within close walking distance, but is it is close to the center. There is an elevator.)
1680 South Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 691-2223
Reservations: (800) 690-9799
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-denver-cherry-creek/

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek (this is not within close walking distance, but is close to the center.)
1475 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 757-8797
http://www.courtyardcherrycreek.com/

There is also a Holiday Inn at Denver Cherry Creek, if people have points there. However, it is a much farther from the center. The phone is (888) 388-6129 and the website is http://www.cherrycreekhoteldenver.com/

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM AIRPORT TO LODGINGS

1. AIRPORT SHUTTLE

http://www.supershuttle.com/

Super Shuttle is a shared van service from the Denver airport to any address in the Denver area. It is approximately $25 each way. Contact the service directly (online or by phone) to make a reservation. They will require your flight arrival information and the address of your drop off destination. Upon arrival at the airport in Denver, check in at the Super Shuttle desk after you pick up your luggage. Provide them with your confirmation number to get directions to the pickup location outside. Once you are on board they plan their route based on each rider’s destination and drop off passengers one by one. There is no way to know exactly how long it will take from the airport pickup to your destination. (Please note that some people have experienced problems with the reliability of this service, especially going TO the airport.)

2. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (Skyride Bus from Denver airport) to La Quinta Inn, Cherry Creek, near PMC (Padmasambhava Meditation Center.)

AT route (southeast Denver) Skyride from DEN to Colorado Station, then walk to Center approx $12 each way

http://www.rtd-denver.com/skyride.shtml# click trip planner at right

Take the AT route Skyride bus from Denver Airport,( Terminal W outdoor Island #5.)   The bus driver will load your luggage under the bus for you and take it out at the Nine Mile Station.

Get off the Skyride bus at Nine Mile Station, gate H.  Walk to the Northbound side of the Metro train station by the bus stop and take the H Line “18th & Colorado” train.  Get off at  Colorado Station (Automated recordings will call out the stations).  Take elevator or stairs up to Buchtel Blvd. and it is approximately a 4 minute walk, less than .2 mile to the La Quinta Inn at the corner of Buchtel Blvd and  S Colorado Blvd.

From the La Quinta Inn you can walk to the Padmasambhava Meditation Center located at 1900 S Cook Street. It is .5 miles.

3. TAXI    Union Taxi Cooperative 303.922.2222 from airport. Approximately $65 each way, but ask in advance for rates.

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RESTAURANTS

 RESTAURANTS NEAR PADMASAMBHAVA MEDITATION CENTER

IN THE SHOPPING CENTER ON 3970 E. BUCHTEL BLVD (0.4 mile from PMC) on the corner of Buchtel and Colorado Blvd

Which Wich, $  Sandwiches/Subs 

Natural Grocers/Vitamin Village,  $ Sandwiches, frozen meals  

Pei Wei Asian Diner , $   Asian 

Mad Greens,  $    American, Salads, Sandwiches/Subs

OTHER RESTAURANTS

Dave & Buster’s  $ American,  2000 S Colorado Blvd  (0.6 mi from PMC)

Fat Jack’s Supersubs   $   Sandwiches/Sub, s 4101 E Evans Ave (0.7 mi from PMC)

Spicy Thai  $$  Thai, Asian, Chinese,  4101 E Evans Ave (0.7 mi from PMC)

Lebnani Mezza Grill  $$   Mediterranean, Pizza,  2186 South Colorado Boulevard (0.7 mi from PMC)

Blue Moon Asian Cuisine & Sushi ,  2188 S Colorado Blvd (0.7 mi from PMC)

Crown Burger  $   Burgers,   2192 S Colorado Blvd (0.8 mi from PMC)

The Retreat  $   Pub Food, Burgers, Mexican 2186 S. Colorado Blvd. (0.7 mi from PMC)

RESTAURANTS ON S. University Dr. between Evans and E. Asbury (0 .8 mile from PMC)

Jason’s Pub,  2363 E Evans

Pete’s University Park Cafe,  2345 E. Evans

Mustard’s Last Stand, 2081 S University Drive

Pita Fresh, 2075 S University Drive

Pho Saigon Star, 2045 S University Drive

ZaZa’s Pizzeria , 2041 S University Drive

Jason’s Thai Asian Bistro, 2022 S University Drive

Starbuck’s Coffee, 2000 S University Drive

South Philly Cheese Steak, 2070 S University Drive

Jerusalem Restaurant (Middle Eastern food), 1890 E Evans Ave