Mysterium 2022 will be held in Denver, CO on August 12-14.
Our hotel will be the Holiday Inn Denver East in the Central Park neighborhood of Denver. The Mysterium rate of $121/night includes complimentary parking (see parking section below). Room options are one king or two queens. Our discounted rate covers the nights of Wednesday, August 10 – Sunday, August 14 inclusive.
Rooms may be booked through the IHG website until July 20, after which the rooms may be released to the public and there will be no guarantee of availability.
For both attendees staying at the hotel and visiting for the day parking will be free. We are still working with the hotel to determine how vouchers will be distributed.
Closer to the event we will provide suggestions for food and activities near our hotel and in the Denver area.
RTD Light Rail
Denver’s transit system serves the airport, Union Station, and several points in the city and suburbs. Fares are based on distance, and you must purchase a ticket before boarding a train. There are no turnstiles or gates; Denver uses a random ticket check system with fines for failing to hold a ticket. For more information, visit the RTD website.
If you’re flying in for Mysterium, you will most likely be arriving at Denver International Airport (https://www.flydenver.com/), which has flights from numerous cities in the US and Canada, as well as a handful of intercontinental destinations. To reach the city from the airport, the best options are light rail or car rental. In any case, say hello to Blucifer as you leave.
The A Line serves DIA. Once you’ve taken the train to the terminal and grabbed your checked bag (if any), do not go outside to the passenger pickup area. Instead head back into the center of the terminal and follow the signs to the Westin Hotel and light rail. Exit the building and take the downard escalators directly in front of you. Once you reach the platform, buy a ticket at one of the vending machines. An airport ticket is $10.50 and it will be good for the remainder of the day for unlimited rides on any line, so hang onto it once you arrive. Take the A line to Central Park station. From there it’s about a mile to the hotel. You can either walk or take the hotel-provided shuttle. We’ll have more information about arranging a shuttle pickup closer to Mysterium.
If you are renting a car from the airport, then once you’ve taken the train to the terminal and grabbed your checked bag (if any), head outside to the transportation area and walk out to Island 4. Board the shuttle for your car rental agency. Note: there are a couple toll roads in the Denver area, but you will not need to take them to reach Mysterium’s location, so if the rental agency asks if you want to pay for a toll pass, you can decline. If you are planning to stick around afterwards, you may need one, depending on your destination. The main toll roads are E-470 and the Northwest Parkway, which you’d take back to the airport if you were to come from the South (in the direction of Colorado Springs) or North (in the direction of Boulder and Fort Collins).
Denver’s Union Station is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr, which travels through gorgeous scenery, particularly between Grand Junction and Denver. Once you arrive, the easiest way to the hotel is via light rail. Follow signs to the A Line and buy your ticket. The fare is $3, and a ticket is good for 3 hours. Alternatively, if you plan to ride multiple times, you can purchase a day pass for $6 good for unlimited rides for that day. Take the A Line to Central Park station. From there it’s about a mile to the hotel. You can either walk or take the hotel-provided shuttle. We’ll have more information about arranging a shuttle pickup closer to Mysterium.
The address of the hotel is 3333 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207. See the Parking section above for details on parking during Mysterium.
This likely won’t apply if you’re coming from the East, since you’ll simply be crossing the Plains, however, if you are unfamiliar with driving in mountainous terrain, there is an important note to keep in mind on your way to Denver. Occasionally, road closures occur due to rockslides or other events. If so, follow the detour signs provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Do not follow your GPS, even if the route it gives seems faster. CDOT will send you on paved roads or well-maintained, safe, gravel or dirt roads. There have been incidents of mapping software sending drivers on dangerous 4-wheel drive trails that should not be attempted without an appropriate vehicle and experience on such terrain.
Room and Ride Sharing
The best way to coordinate a ride or to share a hotel room is the #looking-for-people channel on our Discord server.
Altitude and Climate
Denver is called the Mile High City for a reason (no it’s not because pot is legal*). While it’s not a high enough elevation that altitude sickness will be a concern, it is high enough that you will likely feel the effects of alcohol more than you normally would. Until you know how you’ll adapt, it’s recommended you refrain from drinking for your first 24 hours. Also drink plenty of water – more than you might think you need. Finally, the sun can be pretty intense, so sunscreen is essential if you’re spending any significant amount of time outside.
*And regarding that: no, do not even think of bringing it to Mysterium. Take a look at our policies page for a reminder.