Denver Kimpton Monaco Hotel

Denver Kimpton Monaco Hotel

I had a short visit to Denver recently to appear on Denver’s Fox morning show, Daybreak, offering some packing tips with Bobby Laurie. Although we were only in Denver for two days we got to experience the best and the worst of Denver.

What I loved

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

I make it no secret that I seek out Kimpton Hotels wherever I travel. Not only are they big supporters of my favorite charity, Dress for Success, they’re simply a top-notch choice every time. One of my favorite touches was the bucket of beer that was included with my room package. All I had to do was call downstairs when I was ready and they brought a bucket of iced micro-brews up to my room!

Tag at Larimer Square

I am sure I missed many great restaurants at this very enchanting area of Downtown Denver, but I was very pleased with our choice of Tag. First we were seated at the kitchen, which offered an amazing view of of the grill and skill of the chefs; but it was way to warm there. We ended up moving to a cooler spot and enjoyed the best Kobe Sliders with Duck Fat Fries on Earth. You’ve also got to try their Taco Sushi!

Then for dessert, I skipped the fancy stuff and went, for the second time on this trip, to Yogurtini for the best “Cake Batter” flavored yogurt in the world!

What did not get me excited

The Denver Police

I was welcomed into Denver with my first speeding ticket in 25 years; so I am blaming it on the speed-trap set up just off of the expressway on the ramp. I expressed my frustration to the officer using a smile and sarcasm as I complimented him on his creative placement of his radar gun. He did not find it amusing and neither did Bobby and Brad who informed me that I could have been hauled in for my wisecracks. Really?

Tip: The following attorneys will assist you with fighting your Denver traffic tickets :)

Sushi Tacos at Tag…My hand was moving to get one of these, hence the blur!

Monte J. Robbins
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TSA at Denver International Airport

DIA has the most annoyingly over-zealous TSA people I have ever encountered in my lifetime. From taking 90 seconds to examine my boarding pass, to yanking it from the ticket jacket and flinging it back at me; these TSA agents got progressively more irritating along the way. The entire security checkpoint, in this massive terminal, bottlenecks into a tight little area at the top of the down escalator– scary! They’ll probably add me to a list now!

I’ll be back, but next time I may take the train in and hire a car!

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