St Julien Hotel and Spa
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Whoops I did it again! I missed a day, and it was a good one!
Since we were still in our travel holding pattern in Boulder, Day 6 was all about exploring the city. The pedestrian mall was located ridiculously close to the hotel on a parallel street. It was almost like I could hear the call of the shops urging me on. I had a mission on Day …
... The town outside of the park was called Interior, and there are more churches there than people, one little grocer, and one little corner store, the "cowboy Corner". We left a day early because we were sick of Buttes and headed for the Wind cave national park. This was one of the best campgrounds we have stayed at so far because there were actual trees here and the elk sing all night long. Elk song is one of the most beautiful things i have ever heard. It sounds like if you had ...
... of being a part of in Boulder. We occupied a vast table in the establishment and made ourselves at home, switching places to talk with different people. It was surreal. I was the center of a celebration of a new adventure that everyone supported. Yes of course, they would miss me-we made that clear but they were excited and I was blessed. New friends, old friends, beautiful friends, blessed people. That was a good send-off.
I was prepared to leave the ...
So first the back story.
I spent last August in the Boulder area checking out the U.S. Cycling Mecca first hand. I joined the Boulder Cycling Club and made many new friends and had some great rides while I was there. During my stay some fellow cyclists mentioned that there is an annual ride called the Triple Bypass that takes place in July and you should really try it. Now the weird thing about cyclists is that we like to share the biggest suffer fests ...
Another gorgeous day in Colorado although warm this afternoon with temperatures in the high 80's. Spent several hours visiting downtown Denver. Saw the State Capitol and adjacent government buildings and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception where Pope John Paul celebrated mass in 1993. Some of the area around the capital is a bit seedy. In keeping with Denver's reputation as the Mile High City, the 13th ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews St Julien Hotel and Spa Boulder
Wow. This is a wonderful hotel in a perfect location (at the west end of the Pearl Street Mall, but on Walnut St., one street over). The hotel is only five months old. Everyone, from the front desk staff to the bellboys, said hello, answered questions and was friendly, without being annoying. Maid service 2x/day. The only drawback is that there isn't much hanging closet space. Modern furnishings, even in the hallway, and a nice lounge area near the elevator (check out the marble staircase) on each floor. Five stories total, with a beautiful outdoor area where you can have coffee, a party (there was a wedding when we were there) or just sit and admire the mountains and architecture. Lovely restaurant, Jills, with very reasonable prices. Very difficult to find street parking. They charge $15/day to park in the neighboring lot; normal price is $30. Weekends are free in this lot, so the valet said to give another last name (make one up) for your car, and the staff won't be able to find your room/name and you won't be charged for parking on those days. Check out the spa; it's beautiful and comfortable with therapists who know what they're doing (this is Boulder, after all). You get grapes on a plate when you're done w/your service, a nice touch. We paid $139 + tax (hotel matched expedia rate), totally worth it. This is the nicest hotel in Boulder, in our opinion. Highly recommended. We saw couples, families and single travelers. Pretty area when you walk in, with live music at night and free newspapers (WSJ, NY Times, Daily Camera).
Great hotel, Poor service
This is an awesome butique hotel located right in the heart of downtown Boulder. Even though hotel is gorgeous, I can't say the same thing for the service. The cust service has been very poor the 3 times I've stayed there. The staff is very unexperienced and are not good at handling problems/requests etc. Quick example: They were unable to locate a fax that I know has been sent to me in two different occasions!!!! In any case, the ambiance is well worth it...
If you like being ripped off stay here and if not read on. We reserved 10 rooms for my daughters wedding guests six months in advance. We were told check in at 3pm, many guests including myself waited 2-3 hours for our rooms missing the begining of a pre-wedding party. My wife and daughter scheduled manicures and pedicures but were told they could have only peds but they would "squeeze in the bride's manicure". When I complained at the desk I was offered an apple. They have nice bathrooms but I doubt they get cleaned well. The day after I had some children in my room who stained the bedspread I found it on the other bed, stains and all along with cumbs on the floor. Barely any hot water and one guest with a clogged toilet was handed, yes handed a plunger 45 min after calling the desk twice. Unbelievable but true.
We booked the St Julien as our first stop after flying into Denver from the UK - we thought we deserved some pampering after 12 hours in economy.
This hotel has a nice building, wonderful rooms and great location. However, the service is terrible. Very unprofessional, very unpolished. It seems to me that they only hire college kids that have no prior experience, and do not need the job too badly. Manager does not arrive to work until after 8:00 am.
The Best in Boulder!
St Julien was a welcome surprise to a town that needed something new.
From the front door welcome to the check out good bye, this hotel was top notched all the way. Service, hospitality, ambiance, value for price paid, friendliness, etc - each was rated 5 star in my book.
The St. Julien, though a private hotel, has that Starwood W Hotel style: Very hip, sleek, clean and classy.
The rooms were spacious with awesome puffy, pillow laden beds and the bathrooms were gorgeous - very large and decorated in marble.
Couldn't have asked for a better location - one block off of the main Boulder street.
I travel a lot for business and know hotels - this one is a definite "must visit" next time you are in Boulder.
Most luxurious Hotel in Boulder yet good Prices
In March I had to travel to Boulder. Found on Internet St Julien Hotel and Spa. Wow! Brand new hotel with a super nice and large Spa, all slate bathrooms with separate shower, large and warmly decorated room with the best bed I ever slept in, and two neat bars. The service staff really made me feel welcome, a nice surprise for a hotel! I sure highly recommend this place.
My husband and I stayed in a Premier King room with a balcony overlooking the Flatirons (THE Landmark in Boulder). The room was incomparable, gorgeous, and very comfortable. The view, spectacular, we did not want to close the curtains at all! Sitting on the balcony and enjoying the view was terrific, our only complaint was the road noise (with the doors open) on Canyon Blvd., but that is to be expected in a downtown location.
My wife and I stayed at the St. Julien when it first opened and we absolutely loved the experience. There were a few glitches, but we expected much worse from a brand new hotel. As to the few problems we encountered, we found the staff to be exceptionally helpful and extremely eager to correct any and all issues. The setting of the hotel is beautiful, being at the foothills of the mountain, and yet at the base of the downtown area. Plentiful shopping and wonderful restaurants. The hotel has a very definite European flair, and is superb! The lobby is magnificent and the martini bar is a fun place. Jill's is an excellent restaurant with a wonderful waitstaff. While there were some early problems with a number of the menu items, this was to be expected in a first class restaurant which was experiencing first week blues. We were amazed that there weren't more problems. The Spa was wonderful and the staff fun, helpful and knowledgeable. The front desk and concierge staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The rooms were luxurious, very comfortable and quite impressive. If you want a full European experience in Boulder, Colorado, with a great and friendly ambiance, don't miss this GEM of a hotel.
I was so dissapointed with my stay at the St. Julien Hotel. They should not have opened if they were not ready. I asked for adjoining rooms and they told me when I checked in at 3pm that there were adjoining rooms but they were dirty and the housekeepers went home for the day. When I finally got my room it was not cleaned. The room was beautiful but dirty.