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“Excellent Hotel Made For An Amazing Trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Boulder

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Holiday Inn Express Boulder
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Boulder
Islip, NY
2 reviews
“Excellent Hotel Made For An Amazing Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express while visiting our best friends who moved to Boulder. The hotel was clean, quiet, and a great value. The continental breakfast is great! (except for the western omelet) The front desk staff is very helpful and knowledgeable of local restaurants, bars, hikes, and activities. Carin & Aaron at the front desk are the best.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank James S
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Emily S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank you for your review of your recent stay. We are proud of our staff and always love to hear good things about them. I will make sure they see your amazing comments and I will continue to praise them for their hard work.

Thanks again and we look forward to your next stay.
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Was at a conference in Boulder July 18-20 and honestly wasn't expecting much since it was a Holiday Inn Express, but was pleasantly surprised. This hotel was chosen because it was close to the conference and it's location so far away from downtown was the only drawback. It was a fairly modern, clean hotel with very comfortable beds and really that's all we needed. The coffee was horrible (almost expected at a small hotel) but teh free buffet breakfast was relatively tasty and got us going in the hectic mornings. There were also some nice coffee shops, shops and restaurants in the general vicinity which was a nice plus. And once we determined that the SKIP bus right out front took us to Pearl Street we were set (at only $2.25 for a trip - and 2 hours with a transfer it was a bargain). The buses also had A/C which was a bonus in the +40 C heat. I also found out that once downtown I could take the HOP bus directly to the main shopping centre (Target, Macy's, Nord Rack) and back. So even though we were on the outskirts we spent a lot of time right downtown sampling local brews (I love CO for that!) and really quality food at reasonable prices. The front of house staff were also very good - friendly, prompt and efficient.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fritzeg
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Emily S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thanks for your kind words and we are elated that you chose the Holiday Inn Express for your conference lodging. We are located on the Northern part of Boulder and just a Skip or a Hop away from the downtown shopping. Although the bus is convenient, you don't necessarily need to travel to the downtown area for something to munch on or have a local sip. In the North Boulder area we do have a local brewery just blocks from the hotel itself. Upslope brewery is an award winning brewery walking distance from the Holiday Inn Express. We are also just up the street from a local winery and many local restaurants.

Thank you for mentioning our staff and I'm sure on your next stay they would love to help you with any food, drink, or shopping suggestions.
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White Plains, NY
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120 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

While on the outskirts of Boulder, this hotel is very convenient to the "downtown" area of Boulder and the college campus. Set against the hills, the hotel is located near a homeless shelter and a gentlemen's club. Which was a bit disconcerting initially, but did not seem to have an impact once on the property.

Room Tip: Higher floor seemed to be quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank KevinWPNY
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Emily S, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Boulder, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express for you lodging needs. We are located in the Northern part of Boulder or 'NoBo' which is rapidly changing and growing. In NoBo one of the many shops located nearby is the family friendly Gateway Fun Center, the only Mini Golf and Go-Kart location in all of Boulder. We expect the area to continue to grow and change and hopefully by your next stay there will be another new and exciting store in our neighborhood. Thanks for your review and we look forward to your next visit.
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Maryland
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81 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KayakUSA
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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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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank DebbieH13204
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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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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Hollis F
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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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RACA040404
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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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Property: Holiday Inn Express Boulder
Address: 4777 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304-0511
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 19 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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