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“I could actually sleep!” 5 of 5 stars
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90 West Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302   |  
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Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Boulder
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“I could actually sleep!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I travel for work mostly, and the biggest issue I have is how hard it is to sleep. Most motels/hotels are just so noisy, but the Silver Saddle is an oasis of peace. Located near a rushing stream, the only thing to hear at night is the water and morning birds, with traffic noise a vague and non-intrusive sound. Each of the cabins is separated by a car port, so you can't hear other people.

The kitchenette and the bathroom are each small - a large person might have trouble getting to the toilet - but aside from that, the rustic feel and peace and quiet made this a great stay. You'd never believe you're still in Boulder!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

As i travel to boulder Colorado with my husband and family we always stay at this motel. The silver saddle motel has never disappointed us. We were always accommodated for all our needs. We love the scenery everytime we go throughout the year especially the friendly staff. Our stay was clean and everytime we go the room was different with a cute old theme. I will always go to this place and recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This was the greatest little motel. Boulder Creek is right in front and the locale is beautiful. The two room suite was a very nice surprise. Parents in one room and graduating teen in another. If you go to Boulder, CO, try this place. You can't lose. Excellent value, close to Pearl Street for restuarants and shops, very friendly and courteous staff and views that have all the value motels in Boulder beat by a mile.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We had an occasion to stay at the Silver Saddle Motel in Boulder, Colorado, recently and found it to be rustic, charming and in a wonderful location, within walking distance of the downtown and Pearl Street, but removed from the hustle and bustle. It is right along Boulder Creek and you can walk right out your door and be fly fishing in minutes. The owners were very sweet and helpful, our room (actually it had two bedrooms) was clean, spacious and comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay very much. We would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for that retro experience of days gone by.

Room Tip: There are five cabins which are charming for that retro experience.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This is an old, simple motel for a great price. My room had ancient furnishings and the bed covers were thread bare, but it was impeccably clean. The room had a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The bathroom was small but very clean. I actually had a 2 bedroom unit which was nice. The location is great! It is right on the edge of a park and the Boulder Creek path which is a gorgeous trail going up into the canyon along the creek. I enjoyed walking on it every morning when I got up, and could not believe how beautiful it was. If you just want a clean, comfortable place to sleep, this is a good option. The people working there were also very nice to me while I was there.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The Silver Saddle offers modest, reasonably priced accommodations. We had a 2 room suite in the motel section, and it was great for the price.. The staff couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful,the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the location is perfect (out of the way, but not too far from town,right on the trail and near the park.. My rating is compared to other similar lodgings. As long as you don't expect anything upscale, you won't be disappointed.
Note There is no breakfast provided and nothing nearby, but there is a full kitchenette in the room.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Greeley, Colorado
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

If you can deal with a few annoyances and signs of wear and tear at an older property, this is an OK choice—friendly, clean and modestly priced. We had a generally comfortable stay adjacent to natural areas but not far from the center of town. We had hoped for a one-bedroom log -cabin-style unit but could only get a two-bedroom “suite” in the two-story motel part of the Silver Saddle complex, which we were offered for the same price. We paid $78 including taxes, which is very reasonable for Boulder.

The Good: The natural surroundings are the motel’s best attribute. The motel is set back a good distance from the western end of Arapahoe Ave., near where Arapahoe joins Canyon Road (State Hwy 119). It’s nestled right against the Rocky Mountain foothills at the eastern end of Boulder Canyon, close to Boulder Creek. Both sides of the motel offer views of the nearby rocks, which are particularly beautiful early and late in the day. There’s a wide balcony upstairs and breezeway downstairs with park benches where you can sit outside the room and enjoy the view. The motel is convenient for recreation on the creek and in the nearby Eben G. Fine Park. At the same time, this is not a bad location if your business takes you downtown or to the University of Colorado, both of which are driveable in only a few minutes. The place is family owned and operated, and service is friendly. There are picnic tables and a barbecue grill on the grounds, which are landscaped and well kept. Our room had a mid-size fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and CRT TV, all of which were in good working order. The small bath with tub-shower was clean and had plenty of fluffy towels, and the hot water was prompt and plentiful. Outside the bathroom there is a handy vanity area with an additional sink and mirror. The air conditioning worked well and felt good on a hot August day.

The Not-So-Good: The first impression of the business is poor. The small and cramped office appears disorganized and is cluttered with paperwork and boxes. The owner advises up front that the Wi-Fi is undependable in the units, and for uninterrupted online usage one should bring a laptop to the office. The office closes at 9 p.m. Though it will not be a problem for cabin dwellers, the folks staying at the motel unit at the west end of the complex have to endure a couple of large dogs in a fenced-in area near the parking lot. One of them in particular likes to bark at every car that rolls in and at everyone who strolls by. I didn’t hear any barking after about 10 p.m., though, so maybe they were brought inside. The two-bedroom suite turns out to be exactly two bedrooms and a bath – no sitting room. One enters from the outside into a bedroom which also has the TV, microwave and refrigerator, and there’s a second smaller bedroom in the back. There is a single upholstered chair in the front bedroom. The modest price brings some correspondingly modest features. One bedroom has a clock radio, but the other does not. There are occasional signs of wear around the edges, such as old furnishings, damaged carpet and a broken window screen in the back bedroom. Even though it cooled off nicely at night, we slept with the window closed so as not to risk an influx of bugs. The mattress was OK, though the pillows are anything but fluffy. The bedsheets are not as thin as the cheap toilet paper in the bathroom, but they’re pretty thin. In case it makes a difference to you, this is one of those businesses where the proprietors opt to make their religious affiliation known to customers. Though we were not aware of it until after we checked in, Silver Saddle identifies itself with the Christian fish emblem, which appears on some of the printed matter in the rooms. Fortunately, the religious representations are not obnoxious. The motel’s cancellation policy requires notification a week ahead of arrival, so Silver Saddle may not be the best choice if there’s a chance your plans could change at the last minute.

Room Tip: Rooms in the rear motel unit (separate from the cabins) are a little quieter on the 2nd floor, no ca...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 90 West Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302
Location: United States > Colorado > Boulder
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Boulder
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in front of Boulder Creek at the base of Flagstaff Mountain. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, yet only 12 blocks from downtown Boulder. Walk to downtown along a hiking trail that parallels Boulder Creek. Plenty of good hiking and fishing nearby. Within 14 blocks of the University of Colorado. ... more   less 
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Silver Saddle Hotel Boulder

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