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Golden Buff Lodge

1725 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1042 (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Seeing that the property has been removed and no beds were available, staying here was most problematic. I did have a tent in my trunk to set up on the empty lot where the motel use to exist, So camping in the dirt was fashionably hip! The heavy equipment starting at 7 am was a bit disruptive a.nd only lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very good location wi\th parking plus public transportation, large, clean rooms, excellent breakfast buffet supplied plus excellcent breakfast & lunch restaurant on premises. Staff of Colo. University students and older professionals do a great, courteous job. BEST WESTERN AND TRIP ADVISOR MUST TAKE THIS HOTEL OFF THEIR LIST. It has been sold as a tear--down!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have been coming to Boulder for 15 year and we always stay at the Golden Buff. We've never had a bad experience here. The location is perfect for us, a short walk to both the CU campus and the downtown/Pearl Street area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Golden Buff is a clean, comfortable place to stay in Boulder. The value is very good, and it is located close to a mall, restaurants, the college, and entertainment options. The rooms, although a bit dated, but are quiet and more then adequate. The beds are comfortable and it is a bit suprising how large the rooms really are!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We've stayed in this hotel as stop over during our last US trip. The hotel is located just outside Boulder's centre, but close to restaurants and shops at a local mall. This way the hotel is reasonably priced. Quick check in and descent rooms although can use a little update. We tried the restaurant only for breakfast and nothing to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I selected this hotel because it is conveniently located on 28th street which was near my conference. For $100 bucks a night, I would give the hotel an average rating at best. The property is tired and needs some capital improvements. The breakfast in the morning is what is to be expected (sub par) so opt for the Buff Restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel is located on a busy main street in Boulder adjacent to restaurants and retail shopping. Easy access to Macy's et al. and short drive to all points of interest. Hotel is quiet in spite of nearby traffic. Clean rooms and kitchen facilities were as expected for a Best Western facility. Overall, a pleasant stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a motel-style place with ok amenities and a great location, but is pretty dated. There's a shopping mall area right across the street and it's not that far from Pearl St. either (about a 2 min drive). We stayed on the second floor away from the main road and it was pretty quiet. The room itself was dimly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a great hotel in a great location in an amazing city! I like that the hotel is near the Boulder Mall downtown and yet close to amenities such as a grocery store and great shopping! I would recommend this hotel as it is also on the same lot as the Buff restaurant which I think is a must... More 

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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer S, Thank you very much for the positive review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Golden Buff and your time in Boulder. We thank you for your business and hope to see you next time you're in Boulder. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Decided to spend one evening in Boulder, CO, and the Best Western Golden Buff Lodge appeared that it would meet my needs. The motel is in conveniently located to restaurants and shopping. The motel states that it has a hot tub and I was really looking forward to a relaxing soak after hiking all day. Unfortunately the hot tub (and... More 

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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MekaMeka, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Golden Buff Lodge. I am sorry the hot tub was unavailable to you during your stay. While our pool is seasonal, the hot tub is open year round. From time to time it requires routine maintenance in order to keep it clean and safe for guests. I... More 

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