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“Quietest hotel I've ever stayed at.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder Twin Lakes Inn
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Boulder
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Quietest hotel I've ever stayed at.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Completely quiet residential neighborhood. Nobody in hotel ever slammed a door or talked loudly in hallways. Loved the 1 mi. round trip walking trail to and around theTwin Lakes and thought the communal kitchen (in addition to mini kitchen in each room) was a terrific idea. Used to be a B&B and and the shelf of books still there is most welcome. An Olympic runner owns the place now and runners stay there to train at the high altitude; posters of champion runners on the public area walls. Price kept low by not having staff there all the time but you can reach somebody by phone 24/7. Clean and in good repair. The relaxed charm promotes friendly behavior among the guests and is a relief from the sameness of most chain hotels. We plan to stay here several times a year when we visit our Boulder grandchildren--aren't even going to check out the competition. We had a large room--201.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel is out of Boulder and in a residential area which was a surprise .During a football weekend,most places were booked and this was a great find. Not far from stadium, clean room and good breadfast. Right next to park with grill available.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Over the past ten years I have visited Boulder at least three times per year, but the weekend of October 11-15 at Boulder Twin Lakes Inn was the first time I have had an unpleasant experience. The young host/owner has an explosive temper & is arrogant, rude, impertinent & threatening.

Soon after I checked in & gave my name, Mrs. Jones, altho young enough to be my grandson, he informed me - speaking in a foreign accent - that "In America we don't use 'Mr. or Mrs..' Here we use first names instead."

From there the situation deteriorated, culminating in a frightening scene in my room, when - after two requests - he finally showed up to open a stuck window & demanded to know to whom I was speaking on the phone (Mr. Jones). When I refused to answer him, he called me "psycho."

Invited to leave the hotel, only a nearby family medical emergency precluded me from departing (Unfortunatley in the area there is no other hotel, which is in the middle of nowhere.) and/or calling the police.

The giant roach that crawled across me and my (dirty?) blankets the last night of my difficult weekend was a fitting finale to a thoroughly dreadful experience.
M. Jones

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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BineshPrasad, Owner at Boulder Twin Lakes Inn, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
This guest came in very dissatisfied from her plane trip and immediately started affecting the tranquility of the Inn. She started banging the doors, wanted us to get off our reservation phone to open her room window, there and then, or else she would call the police. She said she has not slept the night before. She only calmed down when advised that she will have to check out if she behaves like this. After a good nights sleep she was a great guest to have at the Inn.
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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Outside of the hotel was extremely dirty - bathroom was small with no sink - room was clean, except for bedspread - owner was friendly - Internet worked well - located in residential area with nice walking/jogging trails - far from downtown Boulder (about eight miles) - room needed some repairs (hole in closet door, bathroom around the toilet needed painting)

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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BineshPrasad, Owner at Boulder Twin Lakes Inn, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
In fall, the leaves keep coming down and are blown in our parking lot from all the open space around us. We do try to keep up in collecting the leaves as much as the weather allows us.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Boulder Twin Lakes Inn is located a short drive out of expensive Boulder. It is in a quiet location. Our keys were waiting for us in an envelope at reception as we arrived late. The room was comfortable with refrigerator and micro wave. Breakfast was included. Prasad, the manager, was welcoming and was helpful in every way. He lent us a car scrapper as it snowed overnight. We will definitely return to Twin Lakes Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is the best place in Boulder! I have been all over the states and Europe and can honestly say that I have never stayed in a more peaceful place! The owners are very friendly and helpful. You get the most for your money! I called seven different places that were charging at least double of what Twin Lakes Inn does!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kellie P
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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204 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Just minutes from Boulder, this hotel is a welcoming and relaxing alternative (aka "respite") to "usual" hotels The setting is serene. The management is exceptionally welcoming and accommodating. Their utmost goal is that guests have a positive experience. While this hotel attracts athletes (the owners are former Olympians),it is equally comfortable the "non athletically inclined" , The rooms have great beds, a couch, microwave and mini frig. Additionally the facility is very clean, If, however,you are into luxury, this might not your place (see website for photos) Overall I think this is a GREAT find. You will be well taken care of during your stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Boulder Twin Lakes Inn
Address: 6485 Twin Lakes Rd, Boulder, CO 80301-3185 (Formerly Sandy Point Inn)
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Boulder
#5 Romantic Hotel in Boulder
#9 Family Hotel in Boulder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Boulder Twin Lakes Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently renovated, very quiet, modern country Inn, located in the heart of Boulder high tech companies, adjacent to a park and lots of trails. Complimentary breakfast buffet, local newspaper, high speed internet, business center, hot tub and athletic club are just few of the amenities. We offer great rates for extended stays and have a communal kitchen for guests and all rooms have refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, plus all utensils and dishes. A great place to stay in Boulder. ... more   less 
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