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“Clean lodging” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Buff Lodge
1725 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1042 (Formerly Best Western)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 22 Hotels in Boulder
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Clean lodging”
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 exercise room) is nothing more than a small hot tub in a room that was probably once another motel room before the tub was placed there. And unfortunately the hot tub wasn't in working condition when I visited there. The motel staff was friendly, my room was extremely clean, and a continental breakfast was provided in the morning.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
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 am glad to see that you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Thank you for choosing The Buff, and we hope to see you in the future!
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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

updaTED SINCE MY LAST STAY - within walking distance to the "mall" and close to great restaurants and shopping and the university. only down side is no elevator. beds were comfortable and it was quiet despite exterior corridors.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear jch0505,

Thank you for the positive review! We recommend telling us in advance if you prefer ground or second floor. Our staff is always happy to assist with carrying luggage up the stairs if needed. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again!
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franklin, in
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The location of this establishment is in a very busy section of Boulder sitting in the midst of several strip malls. Not a Lodge Feeling......

The room was as clean as it could get so housekeeping did their job very well but the room needs to be updated/repaired.
The cover for the a/c unit was hanging off of the unit on the inside. The wall underneath the desk had a section of wall paper missing under the electrical plug.
The chairs for the dining table needed to be cleaned.

Ash trays line the porch way right next to the doors. So you can't smoke in the room but you can smell everyone just outside your door smoking.

I had to check out at 6:00 a.m. to catch a flight, I had to knock on the lobby door because it was locked so some guy who looked like he had been sleeping could let me in and check me out.

The continental breakfast does not start until 7:00 a.m.??? Sun up was around 6:00???
All other places I've stayed at the breakfast starts at 6:00 a.m.

The exercise room had old dated home equipment, not commercial grade machines.

I have paid less for a lot better room, view and service and would not stay there again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear paul109876,

Thank you very much for the comments. Please allow me to apologize for any inconveniences that you experienced during your stay. We strive to go out of our way to make every guest comfortable and happy during their visit. Your feedback is much appreciated and will help us improve our services. If you wish to discuss your stay further, please contact me at 303-442-7450.
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West Orange, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a spacious room on the second floor and especially enjoyed the quality linens and abundant bed pillows! The hotel was very affordable for the high quality of its amenities. We had time to enjoy the pool in the late afternoon. The exercise room was very small, but no one was present when I worked out so it didn't matter. The breakfast was plentiful with several hot items like bacon, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, etc, but I'm a sucker for those silly waffle makers and always treat myself to a waffle when I see them.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Susan F,

Thank you very much for the positive review! We are glad to see that you were able to enjoy many of the amenities we offer, and we always recommend trying those delightful waffles. We sincerely value your feedback, and thanks again for staying with us!
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Berlin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

check in was done fast, we got a Room on the backsite of the building and it was pretty quite. The decoration in our room was in lightly colour with wooden furniture with the exception of the chair.
The breakfast items corresponded to a hot breakfast. But here we found several compaints. The Breakfast room was the meeting point for all Room Maids. They blocked waffle maker, coffee maschine, Toaster and so on. appr. 10 staff member took several breakfast items away for there personal breakfast. As guest I had to wait much more than normal average. two of this Ladies put several Items like ketchup, milk, mustard, salt, to fill their pockets completly. One male Maid took away nearly 80 % of bacon and started eating direcly form the plate. Breakfast Maid mostly sit on a chair with table has drunk coffee and only looked around, maybe to see what the guest eats.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear hanuta99,

Thank you very much for writing a review. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused by our staff. We greatly appreciate the feedback and value your business. Please contact us if you have any further questions or concerns at 303-442-7450.
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Boulder, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Hotel was clean and well appointed, staff was great (very friendly and helpful), breakfast was good and filling. Nice affordable lodging near everything in Boulder whether for business, pleasure or visiting campus

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear David B,

Thank you very much for the kind review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future!
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Okay, it's not the most attractive motel to look at, but I found it a great place to spend a couple of nights. The rooms was a little dated, but contained everything we needed. The bed was quite comfortable and we had no complaints here.
The breakfast room was light and airy and well stocked with the usual buffet fare.
There are a couple of bars and eateries within a short walk (and Domino's is just around the corner!)
It is about a thirty minute walk to Pearl Street, which is a great place to eat, shop and people watch!
The motel is reasonable value for money and I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Lewis B, General Manager at Golden Buff Lodge, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Welshman101,

We greatly appreciate you for taking the time to review our motel. We are glad to hear that you found The Golden Buff comfortable and convenient for your travels. Thanks again and we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!
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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): $
Number of rooms: 112
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Also Known As:
Best Western Golden Buff Hotel Boulder
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