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Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1042 (Formerly Best Western)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 20 hotels in Boulder
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Rating summary
  • 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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Ogden, Utah
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was an affordable, very nice Motel close to the fun in Boulder. Other options were much more expensive. Across the street from REI is a bonus! The attached restaurant looked decent, but we did not indulge.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jupiter, Florida
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19 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

While the exterior is showing its age, the rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Bathroom had recently been renovated. Great location, close to campus, shopping and downtown. Excellent free breakfast from adjacent popular Golden Buff restaurant. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kalaheo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Golden Buff is a reasonably priced and easily accessible motel close to UC-Boulder for visiting our college student. The rooms are clean, offer free wifi, have a nice sized closet/dressing area outside of the bathroom, and comfortable beds. The coffee maker, mini fridge and big screen TV were appreciated. Being able to park the car just outside the room is a plus. The free breakfast is plentiful with both cold and hot healthy options.
It is surprisingly pleasant to walk to the well known and popular Buff restaurant located in the middle of the motel parking lot! There is an outdoor pool, mini gold course, and a small workout place but we haven't used due to season or busy schedule.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is near the 29th Street shopping area, plenty of places to eat around the area and is walkable to Boulder town centre in around 15-20 minutes. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are reasonable for the price although there is no wifi (Internet is available via a cable). There is a small gym which is ok for 2 people to use at the same time. Breakfast is ok, nothing special. The Baker Street pub next to the hotel is an excellent place to eat and drink. I stayed there for 10 days for work and I would recommend it to colleagues to stay there (with a car).

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

A friend and I stayed here for two nights and found it pretty good. The furniture is nice, the room clearly had been restored, but the layout and the "fixtures" (commode & sink etc) seemed quite dated. We felt it was kind of expensive, but I guess the proximity to down-town is what brings the prices up. Although we heard from other guests that the breakfast was nice we decided to walk to the Dushanbe Tea House for a wonderful breakfast both mornings :-)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Golden Buff Lodge

Address: 1725 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1042 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > Colorado > Boulder
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Boulder
#7 Business Hotel in Boulder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Best Western Golden Buff Hotel Boulder
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