“Paper thin walls, no blankets. Otherwise, a great hotel”
I had a job interview in Boulder on a Friday afternoon, and my prospective employer booked me a room at the Hotel Boulderado. I was a bit apprehensive after reading some reviews that talked about noise from hotel patrons partying all night, the restaurant, the bar, etc. However, I didn't have any of that, probably due to my timing. It was early February, and freezing outside, even for Colorado. The only noise I had to deal with was the guy in the next room (I could hear him as if he were standing right next to me) and someone upstairs banging around to the point where I nearly went up there to confront them. It sounded like a family with kids, and I have a young daughter, but I wouldn't let her cause that kind of commotion when people are paying $250 per night for a hotel room. My room may have had less noise due to its location in the old building, across the skywalk from the hotel lobby, restaurant, etc.
Strangely, I had a TON of pillows, but only 1 cover on the bed, no blankets, etc. That's a bit odd in a place as cold as Boulder, but I was fine. I live in a cold winter climate too, so my needs are few. I guess that I could have requested extra blankets if I really felt the need.
Any shortcomings were overcome by the hotel staff, who are young and courteous. I was able to check my bags hours before checking into the hotel, without any questions asked. I was even offered an early check in (3 hours early) at no charge, but I had to run to my interview. I checked my bag again that night on the way out to dinner and the next morning after checking out,so that I could walk around Boulder until my shuttle arrived.
I didn't have a lot of time to hang around and explore the hotel, but it's old (for the Western U.S.), quirky, and has a lot of places that I would have loved to explore. Maybe next time. The location is ideal, right in the center of Boulder, for better or for worse. A word of warning-if you're taking a shuttle to/from the airport, it will stop half a dozen times in Boulder. My 12:30 pm shuttle didn't leave Boulder until 1:15. It also took well over an hour and a half to get from the airport to the hotel, due to the numerous stops that we made in Boulder before finally dropping me off.
Stay in the old building, not the rooms that require you to go over the skywalk to get to them.
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