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“Nice old hotel in the heart of downtown” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Boulderado
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2115 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302   |  
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Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Boulder
Knoxville, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice old hotel in the heart of downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Although this property is not elegant, it is clean and spacious ad has a certain old-world mountainy charm to it. The hallways are a bit quirky, and the elevator service doesn't easily enable those who cannot climb stairs to get around (given the odd connector between the old and new parts of the building). You may want to inquire at the desk about user-friendly rooms if you need assistance in getting around for any reason. (This was not an issue for me, but might be for others.) The staff is super friendly and helpful. Everything I needed was there for me. Maps were supplied, and the front desk folks even reheated some leftovers for me in the microwave at a non-busy time. The valet service was excellent, and the little store in the hotel had nice merchandise, too. I definitely would go back.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Went to Boulder, CO for a girls weekend. We booked a 2 queen room and were treated like royalty the whole time we were there. The bellman open the doors for guests, the valet attendants were speedy. Everyone we encountered was so very nice. The room was very comfortable and spacious. Location one block from Pearl Street cannot be beat. Will go back.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Union, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I'm a native New Yorker, visiting Boulder on business and was put up at the Boulderado. Upon entering my room I KNEW that I was not alone. Whatever was in there with me wasn't trying to cause trouble it was just there...caused an occassional breeze in the room so I cranked up the thermostat to 80 the entire time I was there hoping it would just stop with the breezy stuff. Didn't do anything weird like switch on/off lights or playing with the TV but there was something in the room with me, every night. I just told it "I rebuke you in the name of Jesus" and we had no problems. I definitely believe in ghosts and I believe some are more mischevious than others...this one was just hanging out. A total of 25 of us traveled to Boulder for this trip and separately at least 5 of us picked up on something not quite right.

I am a hotel snob so I don't really have an appreciation for these old hotels. I made the best of it nonetheless. The food in the restaturant is ON POINT.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Scarsdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My son lives in Louisville and when I visit this is my favorite. Right near Pearl St and all its restaurants. Love the Western mezzanine which overlooks the lobby. You know you are not in a modern hotel but there isenough of a Western feel without going overboard.
Staff is always more than pleasant and extremely helpful. Has privileges for gym right down the street.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Boulder is a university town between Denver and The Rockies. The Boulderado in downtown Boulder made my stay in this fascinating part of America truly special. The young staff are polite and always eager to assist. They are knowledgable and capable in their roles. The rooms are decorated in a period style and are welcoming like the sumptuous foyer. I felt well looked after and took advice about the best restaurants, taxis etc. Well done to everyone. It is old fashioned yet effective. Stylish yet restrained. I can't fault it. The restaurant provides wholesome food. Breakfasts are generous and fresh. Evening meals are a fusion of cultures which work together well. The food overal has a more European than American feel, if you keep away from the pancakes!

Room Tip: We stayed in the new building which cleverly blends in with the old and is a little quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Historic, charming, superb staff and immaculately clean. My room was on 5th floor and it was very quiet. It was a cozy room, but fine for my needs. Coffee maker, wi- fi and flat screen TV-all the amenities you need if you have to spend time in your room rather than the great outdoors of Boulder! This hotel is in the center of everything, close to shopping and tons of great restaurants. Can't be beat!

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 121 cities Reviews in 121 cities
416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Have stayed here a number of times in the past when on business in Boulder. You can never get tired of this classic. A wonderful place that I intend to return to. The rooms are comfortable but still historic.

Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 2115 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
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Location: United States > Colorado > Boulder
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Boulder
#2 Family Hotel in Boulder
#5 Romantic Hotel in Boulder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boulderado 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel has been in the city's National Historic Register since 1909. ... more   less 
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