Hotel Boulderado

Address: 2115 13th Street, Boulder, Colorado, 80302, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on 2115 13th Street, Boulder, is near Pearl Street Mall, Boulder Theater, Catacombs, and Carnegie Branch Library for Local History.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Boulderado

      Fun place to stay

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      The Boulderado is a neat place to stay, with a unique atmosphere that has a lot of character. Only 1 block to the famous pedestrian mall. Nice large bathroom in the new section, and very quiet. Very comfortable, although overpriced.

      Book the VIP Suite

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      We stayed at the Boulderado a few weeks ago for two nights. The VIP suite in the original building was huge and beautifully decorated. This particular room was four stars by any standards. Clearly, based on other reviews here, the rooms must vary considerably at the Boulderado so it is imperative to upgrade if you want the best experience at this hotel. The service and food was very good and the location is excellent.

      The Best Boulder Has to Offer...Still Only Average

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      The Boulderado is a nice, old hotel with quaint fittings and decor, reminiscent of its frontier origins. It is fun to visit and look around. It is less agreeable to stay overnight, though given the alternatives, you would rather sleep here than anywhere else in Boulder.

      The beds are generally uncomfortable, especially in the new wing and the service, though guardedly helpful, is not very efficient most of the time. This is Boulder: one should expect this.

      The hotel's restaurant is extremely overrated: mediocre food served by snooty, slow and disagreeable waitstaff who obviously feel you should be honored to dine in their establishment. A word of advice: walk two blocks to Pearl Street and get a far better meal at nearly any restaurant for half the price and a tenth the attitude.

      If you have to be in Boulder, this is the ONLY hotel you should consider.

      Historic hotel/great restaurant

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      Room in the historic section was smallish but comfortable. Striking lobby..Dont go to an old hotel if you expect a big room. I was in the historic section with a great view of the Flatirons. The original Otis elevator was fun. Will return here my next trip and will ask for room 506.

      The hotels restaurant, Q's, is truly a treat. Great food, excellent wine list at an excellent price point. Even if you dont stay at the Boulderado - a meal at Q's is a must for any foodie. The Corner Bar is very fine and a drink in the Catacombs is an interesting experience - especially when CU is in session..

      Very good -- but not over the top

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      Hotel Boulderardo has excellent ratings by guidebooks (4 stars) -- but a more balanced assessment would be in order.

      The Pros: location is excellent, one can walk from the Hotel to in-town restauarants and shops; historic section is interesting and nicely maintained; housekeeping for the rooms is excellent; breakfast menu (Hotel restaurant) is excellent and well-priced.

      The Cons: rooms vary; it is best to request a deluxe room in the historic section; service in the restaurants can be erratic, with wait persons from college-student population; room service is a bit slow (allow 45 minutes).

      Hotel Boulderado: Our Rooms Were Terrific

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      We just stayed (March 13) at the Hotel Boulderado in two rooms on the upper floor of the "historic", or main hotel section. One was a huge corner room with five windows, lots of light, and beautiful antiques and antique reproductions. The adjacent room was smaller but nicely furnished and also bright. The front desk staff and valet attendants were pleasant and helpful, underground parking is $5.oo/day with unlimited in/outs. We have no complaints and would recommend it.

      Better Than Sleeping In Your Car...But Not Much.

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      I just returned from my stay at the Boulderado, and found it to be average. The rooms were dark and, though comfortable, lacked in some basic amenities, I felt, for the price (e.g. a comfortable bed being one of them). Also, the staff seemed to be clueless regarding the overall comfort of their guests. On the first night of our stay, for example, a wedding party had a live band that was playing in the hotel pub. This went on until well after 12:00 midnight, and only stopped when we called the front desk to complain! And still, they tried to make excuses for the noise! That was the "icing on the cake," as they say. Next time, I'll stay somewhere else.

      Best Bet in Boulder

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      The Hotel Boulderado is your best bet for a unique, fun hotel in Boulder. The location is the best in Boulder...steps away fromt the Pearl Street Mall. Q's restaurant is located in the hotel and is excellent. At Q's both the food and service are great weather you are there for dinner or breakfast. The room decor and the service of the hotel are average and could definitely use an update and a little improvement. Overall the Boulderado is a really good hotel and definitely your best bet in Boulder.

      Overated

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      Ok, the room was comfortable, clean, the staff was cool but... our room was soooooo away from the hotel entrance... it took us more than 10 minutes to go to our room each time we went back to the hotel...

      Loved the Boulderado

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      Just came back from Boulder where we stayed at the Boulderado. They had offered a spring special which included $70 in food and shopping coupons (which we used). The hotel is beautiful, the people very friendly and it's right downtown (parking included). We were in the main building and in room 309 ( corner suite)...request it!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Boulderado

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