About LakewoodJust west of downtown Denver, Lakewood is a sprawling suburb with excellent views of the Front Range Mountains. In the early 2000s, the site of a demolished, 1960s-era shopping mall was transformed into Belmar, a retail and residential development designed to be a pedestrian-friendly village with a central plaza, outdoor cafes and a movie theater complex. William Frederick Hayden Park, on Lakewood's western fringe at 1000 S. Rooney Rd., offers a network of trails and 360-degree views from the summit of Green Mountain; phone (303) 697-6159.
In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.