The Twin Lakes Inn is unusual in several ways. The front door is open 24 hours a day and gives access directly into the whole building. If there was a night porter, visitors would go past him, but there's no night porter. There's no day staff either, although some mornings there was a man behind the desk with his head in the computer reading a facebook page but he never looked up. He might have been a guest. We arrived on a Friday night around 6.30pm, having reserved three rooms, walked through the front door and were greeted by a basket on the deserted reception desk in an empty foyer. In the basket were envelopes with keys and our names. Help yourself. The rooms are fine - quite large but with an odd arrangement for the bathroom. The ensuite bathroom contains a toilet and a shower, however the hand basin is next to the kitchen sink in the main room. Parking and internet are free and so is breakfast - but don't get too excited. This Inn seems to have been established by marathon runners for marathon runners, and breakfast is a spartan affair of cereal, carbs, a banana and a boiled egg. However, there are a couple of good coffee shops five or ten minutes drive away, where breakfast is of course not free but at least there's a range of food available. When we booked online, the site said that the Inn was close to Folsom Field which is what we wanted. "Close" turned out to be a matter of opinion but you'll need a car. The Twin Lakes Inn is miles from any commercial centers, but there's not alot of traffic and it's certainly quiet. It was as if we had keys to a room in someone else's house when they're away - there was no linen service or room cleaning during the three days and nights we were there and we rarely saw another guest. But we liked the room and we liked being able to come and go without checking in, so for us it was a good experience. We'd recommend this place if you're looking to hide or need to avoid the media but if you're at all nervous about security or have young kids, I think you should look somewhere else.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Boulder Twin Lakes Hotel Boulder