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welcome to the general denver hotel!

Originally built in 1928, the hotel was named in honor of General James William Denver, one of Wilmington's most adventuresome citizens.

General Denver was not only a hero of the Mexican and Civil Wars; he was governor of the "Bleeding Kansas Territory", U.S. legislator from Colorado and California, and the man for whom Denver, Colorado was named.

It was the dream of the General's son (Matthew Rombach Denver) to build a first-class hotel located between Columbus and Cincinnati. James Scudder Atkins of Cincinnati was contracted to design the hotel and A.P. Eveland handled the construction. The result was a beautiful four-story Tudor Revival structure unlike any other.

With its grand dining room, barbershop, soda fountain and tavern, the General Denver Hotel soon became the center of Wilmington's business and social life. It stands today in the heart of downtown, surrounded by the vibrant and artistic culture of Wilmington!

Please join us for a relaxing and unforgettable step back in time to the 1930s, when life moved at a slower pace; before minibars, noisy phones, and pools (but we do have WiFi). Take a ride in the oldest operating elevator of its kind in Ohio to your room - each as individual and unique as the hotel itself.

We know you'll enjoy your stay!

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General Denver Hotel
General Denver Hotel