Sports and Travel

With the Superbowl in sight (in the super-glam city of Indianapolis, no less), do-or-die playoff games mean serious crowds, crazed fans and tons of hotel reservations for the aforementioned. We checked out this weekend’s schedule and made our own picks — for sleeping, that is.

The Cruise Room Bar at the Oxford Hotel; Denver, CO

Top Spot to Sleep: The Oxford Hotel

Why: You don’t need to worry about Fido, packing your iPhone charger or getting around the downtown district when you camp out at the Oxford Hotel. Bose docks are in every rooms, pets are welcome and complementary towncar service is offered within a 2-mile radius. After you watch Tim Tebow put on what’s undoubtedly going to be an interesting performance, you can grab a drink at The Cruise Room Bar, the oldest in all of Denver. Read More »


A view of Downtown LA, where the famous Staples Center is located

A view of Downtown LA, where the famous Staples Center is located

Sports are everywhere you look this time of year: football is just starting, baseball and MLS soccer are going into playoff mode, and before we know it, basketball and hockey will be in full swing, too. As a New York fan and resident, it pains me to suggest escaping to the warm weather of the Southern California to get your sports fix, but there’s no denying the convenience of having so many great arenas centrally located in or near downtown. And whether you’re traveling just to see your team or you’re hoping to catch a game as part of a larger trip, these are the hotels you’ll find most convenient.

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