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“Clean, quiet, friendly - would definitely stay here again” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Boulder
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   4777 North Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304   |  
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“Clean, quiet, friendly - would definitely stay here again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I spent two nights here and enjoyed my stay. My room was facing east towards the main road by the hotel, but there was no noise from outside or inside the hotel. The room was a good size, not too large and not too small. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. There was a small kitchenette with a microwave and small fridge and a coffee maker. The large flat panel TV had many, many channels to choose from. The front desk staff were very friendly, as was the breakfast staff. I enjoyed the breakfast - the typical HI Express breakfast with a pancake machine, hot cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon, cereal and more.

The only potential downside for some guests might be the location, as the hotel is located on the northern tip of Boulder. I usually stay in the southern part of Boulder, so this was a change for me. But the drive to Pearl Street Mall or the University is still no more than ten minutes or so and it is an easy drive. There are funky shops and cafes and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, so it's not like you are isolated in the wilderness.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Emily S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thanks for your positive review of the Holiday Inn Express. We always love to hear back from our guests.

Yes we are located in the northern end of Boulder, or NoBo, which allows our guests the possibilities of unique experiences specific to our location.

For example, just steps behind our hotel is the Wonderland lake hiking trail or if you are interested in some of the local flavor, we are the only hotel located within walking distance of a local winery or a local brewery.

Thank you again for you review and we look forward to your next visit.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We booked 2 days ahead and didn't have much choice - it was back to college time. This north Boulder hotel was unexpectedly very nice. Nothing unusual on the outside, but the staff were exceptional. The front desk happily let us check out late to get in one more hike. The breakfast room attendant kept the area well stocked and spotless. She had her hands full with 50+ Army soldiers who had spent the night. They even hosted a free by-the-pool barbecue (especially for the soldiers, but everyone was welcome - did those young men enjoy that!). they baked 2nd and 3rd batches of their promised 7:00 PM cookies and the 4:00 PM popcorn was a nice touch, too.

The bed was really comfortable - nice and firm, fresh, crisp sheets and pillows marked "firm" and "soft". the bathroom was spotless with very nice, thick towels. The business center is in a living room area that faces east and has a fireplace - like being at home, not in some dark corner.

We were right off the lobby on the first floor, but it was quiet. Right on Broadway, it's an easy, short drive to downtown. Just watch out for the ever present bike riders in Boulder!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the mountains (over half the hotel).
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Emily S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. I was touched by your sincerity and your ability to describe our hotel so eloquently. We look forward to your next stay, and we'll keep the cookies and popcorn at the ready. Thanks again and we look forward to your next stay.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Great location for the sports minded visitor. Biking, hiking, running all out your front door. Nice sized room, very clean and a good firm mattress. 10 minutes to downtown and the Pearl Street Mall. Free tasty breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Emily S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind words about our hotel and we look forward to your next stay!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We booked through Priceline so had no idea what Hotel we would stay in and this was a pleasant surprise. The staff was very friendly, the rooms clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the location with great restaurants close by. Estes Park was only a 50 minutes drive away :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Boulderhie, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
It's great to hear that your stay was enjoyable and we are excited that we would were apart of your positive experience. We are the closest located hotel to Estes Park in Boulder and we are pleased to accommodate you while you were in town. Thanks and we look forward to your next stay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed here one night before heading to the Rocky Mountain National Park the next day. Excellent hotel. Check in was quick, professional, and friendly. The Hotel property is VERY nicely kept and the room was clean and spacious. Room was set up with a kitchenette with spacious mini-fridge, sink, and microwave. Lots of TV channels, and a simple to use good AC system. Location is on the edge of town, but not far from lots of the standard chain restaurants and stores. Great room, nicely kept property and great service adds up an excellent choice for me.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Boulderhie, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write a wonderful review! We're glad you were able to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer. We look forward to your next stay. Thanks again!
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Hi,
We stayed 7/20 to 7/23/12 and the Customer Service was outstanding. Rooms newly renovated and very nice, like a Holiday Inn express I recently stayed at in Lakeland, FL. Breakfast was also very good and included many items that many other chains do not have. Will stay here again on our return trips to Boulder, Co.

Room Tip: 2nd Floor room at end of hall very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Boulderhie, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves our service and our breakfast amenities. I've heard our pancake machine referred to as a 'Willy Wonka creation'. It's a new addition to our breakfast and were excited to know that it is well received.

Thanks again, and we look forward to your next stay.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was on the third floor, very quiet, had parking right outside and we had a nice view of the mountains. It was clean, comfortable, great shower and dark shades for an afternoon nap. We stayed here the night before our rental opened in Estes Park. There are plenty of nice restaurants and shops within walking distance. You do have to drive to get downtown. Boulder has so much to do and enjoy, worth an extra night's stay for sure!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boulderhie, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for your review. Nothing's better then a midday nap when your on vacation and we are please to accommodate you. Please visit us again on your next trip to Boulder. Thanks again and we look forward to your next stay.
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Address: 4777 North Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
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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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Boulder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Boulder 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Boulder hotel is an all non-smoking, beautifully appointed hotel in North Boulder 4.5 miles from the University of Colorado and 5 miles from IBM, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and the Gunbarrell Business Park. The Boulder Holiday Inn Express is located within minutes of Boulder Reservoir and 1/4 mile from Wonderland Lake Hiking Trail and other great hiking trails for the outdoor adventurous. Featuring Express Start breakfast with exclusive hot cinnamon rolls, hot entrees. Free local phone calls, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and a business center to fit your needs. Airport transportation is available through Boulder Super Shuttle. Free wireless high-speed Internet access, 2 two-line phones, refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers in all rooms. The Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located 3 miles from the Pearl Street Mall area and downtown Boulder. We are pet friendly with a fee. Visit Boulder, CO and Stay Smart at your home away from home the Holiday Inn Express hotel. ... more   less 
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