One of our very best night's sleep in a hotel was at the St. Julien. That by itself should get you to go.
We were able to get a complimentary upgrade with mountain views upon check-in, which was a very nice surprise. The entire staff was exceedingly friendly, especially our bellman David, who was really very helpful with his advice as well as service with a smile. The room had a nice balcony with a view of the mountains, and although the Canyon Blvd. traffic noise was somewhat annoying, the view was worth it.
It's location can't be beat, just off the Pearl St. mall. While we tend to avoid typical touristy things when traveling, many of the excellent restaurants in Boulder are located on Pearl St., as are many independent stores, so it's worth a trip. All within walking distance of the St. Julien.
We enjoyed some time in the large hot tub late at night, and no one bothered us when we stayed past the official closing time. Treating us like adults instead of shooing us out when they closed was a nice touch. Similarly, the shower was the best thing to experience first thing in the morning, although it's a bit of a shock to exit the closed shower into a comparably cold bathroom.
Service was roundly excellent with the exception of the lounge/lobby. While friendly, the staff was less than attentive, for example picking up my wife's empty drink and walking away, without asking if she wanted another round, or anything else at all. We were similarly invisible the entire time we spent in the lounge.
The food was also very good. We had appetizers in the lounge (get the "tots"--amazing) as well as room service our last night and enjoyed everything we had. Next time we'll try dinner in Jill's.
Overall, the stay was a resounding success, and we were absolutely delighted with everything except for the service on that one occasion, the only reason I rated Service 4/5. We can't wait to return!
As others have said, it's worth the upgrade to a mountain view.
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We greatly appreciate the feedback you provided about your recent stay at St Julien Hotel and Spa. Our guests are our first priority, and I am pleased that David, your bellman, was kind and helpful, and that you found the service to be roundly excellent. I will be sure to share your compliments with him, and will similarly address the challenges you encountered with service in the lounge/lobby with the service staff there. Once again, we appreciate your comments, and we look forward to your return.
Peter T. Walstra, CHA
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