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“wonderful in spite of roof work” 5 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 #5 of 22 Hotels in Boulder
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“wonderful in spite of roof work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We loved this hotel, loved the impeccable restoration and it's rambling hallways. Our room was on the small side but very comfortable with flawless wifi. A largish bathroom added the modern touch. The location can't be beat. We enjoyed the restaurants at the hotel in spite of many many choices steps away.
The scaffolding was unsightly and I look forward to returning when this wonderful building is completely on view again. It should be soon.

Room Tip: higher floors will be lighter. we were in the "new" section and very satisfied. Those wi...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynn B, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Boulderado, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you so much for the great review! I'm glad the scaffolding and renovation process we are currently undergoing did not impact your stay with us, and that you enjoyed the modern touches (WiFi, bathroom size) coupled with our historic property. We hope to see you back at the Boulderado in the future so you can see the building in all its amazing splendor!
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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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Succasunna, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Clean, the beds make you never want to get up. The basement bars make you feel like you are living the life of years ago. Music is nice as you sit and have a drink. The old time elevator is so neat. The location and service is super. We really enjoyed our stay. A little expensive but worth it.

Room Tip: High floor so you get a great view of mountains.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynn B, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Boulderado, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you so much for the great five-star review! I'm delighted to see you enjoyed the comfortable beds, the retro License No. 1, our location and service, and our 1906 model Otis elevator. We hope to see you and your family again at the Boulderado in the future!
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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

From the moment we pulled up to the front door, everyone was just so nice. The valets, the bellman, the front desk ladies, the waitresses, the bartenders, all just treated you in such a happy way that you were glad to be there. It is an old hotel. However, the rooms were nice and clean and updated. They did have an old-style to them. The newly renovated basement bar has a very clubby atmosphere which works well. I had previously gone to their restaurant for brunch and it was delicious. However, they are in the process of another major overhaul for the outside of the building and the restaurant. Expect a little dust on the near future. The location is terrific in that it is only a couple of blocks from Pearl St., Mall. it is in the heart of the downtown Boulder district which has all sorts of great shops, restaurants, and bars. Great value.

Stayed July 2014
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Lynn B, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Boulderado, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Robert, thank you so much for leaving us such a great review! I'm glad our friendly and attentive staff made your stay an enjoyable one and that the location made it easy for you to explore Pearl Street and the surrounding areas. We hope to see you again in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Price aside... Why, really, would you stay anywhere else? This place IS Boulder, pure and simple. One block from Pearl St., at the very heart of the city. It is also, really, a very fine hotel, with impeccable service. The valet will be calling you by name the second time he sees you. But back to my original point: when you see all of those old photos of Boulder - those late 19th century photos - the Boulderado is in those photos. And as you enter the lobby, ascend the grand staircase, and feel the strong, creaking sound of the floorboards below you, you know that you are in a historic place. Ok, perhaps if you have some irrevocable fear of old buildings, then I'm sure there's some new-ish, plaster-covered place that will take care of you. But otherwise, if you have the budget, this is the only place to stay in Boulder, really.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Flatirons
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynn B, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Boulderado, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thanks so much for the five-star review! I might be biased, but I can't help but agree with you; "Why, really, would you stay anywhere else? This place IS Boulder, pure and simple." I loved reading how you appreciated the beauty and historic charm of our hotel, and we hope to see you back at the Boulderado for another visit some day!
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Beautiful and very comfortable historic hotel. Sylvia at the front desk was extremely helpful and professional as were all the staff we interacted with. Room was large and very comfortable. Centrally located near the Pearl St Mall and downtown walking area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynn B, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Boulderado, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Kristen, thanks so much for leaving such a fantastic review for us! I'm pleased that you enjoyed the beauty of our property and that all our staff were helpful, especially Sylvia -- she's great! I'm also glad you enjoyed our central location to all the wonderful attractions in downtown Boulder. We hope to see you again the next time you travel through Boulder!
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Montreal
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Centrally located downtown. Would stay here again. Staff were particularly helpful and pleasant. They are doing renos currently which will like only make it better. Rooms were well appointed and clean. They were also bike friendly and did not mind me tramping my bike back and forth to my room.

Stayed July 2014
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Lynn B, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Boulderado, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for leaving us such a positive review, Eric! I'm delighted to see you'd stay with us again, despite the fact that you stayed with us during a historic renovation on our roof. We hope to see you (and your bike!) back at the Boulderado again in the future.
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Westfield,N.J.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is THE place to stay when you are visiting Boulder. Historic from the point of being around since 1909. Absolutely gorgeous. From today's viewpoint, right in the middle of the action. BTW, the BEST Bloody Mary, anywhere. Seriously should enter a nationwide competition. Within steps of everything you would want to do or see in Boulder. Quite simply, fantastic.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a good ghost story, look online and choose the room thats supposedly haunted.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynn B, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Boulderado, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Tom, thank you so much for leaving such a glowing review of the Boulderado. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the history of our hotel along with location, and most importantly ... the Bloody Marys in our restaurants! We hope to see you and your family back here in the future.
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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 Family Hotel in Boulder
#3 Business Hotel in Boulder
#4 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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