We stayed at the Millennium Harvest House the weekend of June 27th for an affordable anniversary weekend. First off, we got a Priceline deal for $50 a night. So when I weigh the benefits, keep in mind the price we paid.
So first the pros:
Bed in Room - In an otherwise outdated (but clean) room, there was this massive King bed with a great down comforter and pillows and comfortable linens. The bed was very nice, and made the otherwise lackluster room very comfortable.
Pool(s) - We spent quite a bit of time at the outdoor pool. It was pretty busy, but we were able to find a nice spot in the sun, grabbed a cocktail from the cabana bar (a little pricey) and enjoyed the sun. Then I jumped into the pool, and to my great joy, it was a saltwater pool. If you haven't enjoyed a saltwater pool before, it is just truly amazing. The pool/hot tub is large, clean and the whole pool area is one of the highlights of the property.
Grounds - The tradeoff with an old hotel is that you usually have mature trees and landscaping, which the Harvest House does. Just off the pool is a large courtyard that opens to Boulder Creek on one end and features a great outdoor dining area that looked amazing for a drink in the evening or a great brunch.
Staff - Every member of staff we ran into was friendly, professional and helpful.
Location - The location is perfect for CU (the property is almost on campus), and sits right on 28th St., which turns to Hwy. 36 that takes you to Denver. Just across the intersection is the newly renovated mall, and Pearl Street is just a five minute drive away. You can also jump on the bike trail right outside the hotel, and travel on Boulder's robust trail system. There is a Safeway and strip mall next door for any shopping needs you may have.
On to the cons:
Outdated - While some of the hotel (lobby, pool area, some parts of each room) have been renovated, other parts of the hotel show their age. Low ceilings in the hallways are a bit Closter phobic, the showers are VERY narrow, windows are old single pane. Like I said, everything was clean, and nothing that was outdated was a huge issue for us, it was just very apparent in several instances that this hotel was built maybe in the 60s?
Really, that was our only complaint, and it was minor. Now, if I would have paid $100+/night for the room, this wouldn't have been acceptable. But for $50/night, I feel like we got quite a bit of value, and we'd probably stay there again if we got a deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resort atmosphere featuring 16 acres of grounds, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and a fully-equipped business center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Millennium Harvest House Hotel Boulder
- Millennium Harvest Hotel
- Millennium Harvest Boulder