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Hotel Boulderado



Boulder, Colorado

The Boulder mystique captures all with the first awe-inspiring view of its iconic red rock Flatiron formation standing tall and bold and beautiful as the backdrop of the city in the valley and the Rocky Mountains beyond. Known as the home of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, Boulder is booming and new, innovative and constantly evolving, embracing change as a center of high tech yet protected from untamed growth by its mandated greenbelt. It is a community vibrant with an energy that places it as the premier locale for healthy lifestyles and outdoor passions. The foothills provide a stunning portal for endless hiking trails, extensive bike paths, and a culture of runners boasting the largest 10K in the US. The internationally known Bolder Boulder reigns, where world elite runners join enthusiasts who dedicate Memorial Day to run, walk, dance, and celebrate.

Boulder inspires with its unique natural beauty and a vibe that is forward-looking but holds a special reverence for its past and pride in the treasures that are an ever-present reminder of its remarkable place in Colorado’s history from the university to Chautauqua Park. A stay at the beautiful historic Hotel Boulderado invites guests to capture the essence of Boulder past and present from its stately position in the heart of downtown, steps away from the thriving Pearl Street pedestrian mall that defines and imagines the city and its spirit with boutique shopping, gardens, and top eateries. Glacier fed Boulder Creek is a picturesque natural highlight rushing through the city, giving guests the opportunity to follow its course paired with miles of walking and bike paths leading west up Boulder Canyon and east throughout the county, accessible with conveniently located city bike rentals. Located 30 miles from Denver in easy reach of Colorado’s famed ski slopes and the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder is a stellar destination.  The Hotel Boulderado has been welcoming guests since the turn of the 20th century and it remains a center of extraordinary catered social gatherings, weddings and receptions, business forums, conferences, and a casual meeting place for Boulder’s movers and shapers shakers (?). The historic lobby is a favorite gathering spot. Friday nights,live music and happy hour cocktails welcome hotel guests and appreciative locals. The stained-glass ceiling is a Boulder icon, a treasure of history first modeled on San Francisco’s Plaza Hotel lost in the 1906 earthquake. The holiday splendor of the dramatic 28-foot Christmas tree reaching above the mezzanine brings throngs of visitors each year to photograph its noteworthy heritage, collectible decorations and holiday tea time.

The historic grandeur of the hotel lobby boasts an unforgettable Victorian charm extending within the blend of heritage rooms, modern amenities, and choice contemporary accommodations featured in the annex. The 160 guest rooms offer a range of luxury rooms and suites to meet every need, from romantic getaway to business plus, promising a memorable stay.  Your stay in the original historic hotel begins with an ascent up the dramatic staircase leading to the mezzanine or experience Boulder’s first elevator. The heritage rooms are delightfully authentic with Victorian elements and a hint of romance. Suites have a stately elegance with complementing floral decor, period fixtures, comfortable seating, rich wood furnishings, and modern amenities, flatscreen TVs, mini fridge, sumptuous sleep comfort mattresses, and Aveda toiletries.  Like the Boulder spirit of linking the old and new, the hotel annex is contemporary with modern decor, reflecting the Boulderado sophistication in furnishings, granite vanities and standard Aveda bath amenities. Stunning views across the downtown and University Hill area to the Flatirons are highlights. The top floor features walls of floor to ceiling windows, desired for the expansive views of the distinctive seasonal landscapes. Meeting rooms, banquet facilities, a business and fitness center, lend flexibility and function for guest stays. The Boulderado signature friendly service welcomes guests and accommodates needs and enhances your Boulder experience.

Dining at the Boulderado Spruce Farm and Fish is a gourmet delight of healthful, innovative cuisine. Beyond the extraordinary traditional breakfast fare, try the Boulderado Bowl and start your day energized with the perfected ratios of kale, quinoa, peppers, mushrooms and beets, topped with two poached or braised eggs – uniquely delicious with or without the zesty hollandaise. Enjoy lunches to love and linger over (the salmon spinach salad is a taste treat), and the best of farm fresh, local ranch, and Colorado trout in dining. Colorado prime beef selections, rib eye steak and prime rib, are done to perfection. A curated collection of international wines offer select pairings with the seasonal menu choices. Vegetarian and vegan options, gluten free and other modifications are always available.  In addition to the popular Corner Bar where guests and locals gather to share Boulder’s best craft beers, cocktails, and casual friendly dining atmosphere day and night, the revival of License No. 1 — Boulder’s historic, once renowned subterranean authentic Speakeasy — is now a lively venue for music and dancing, a friendly game of pool, or a cozy cocktail retreat. Coffee lovers will find the Lobby Boxcar Coffee Bara favorite to enjoy while relaxing in the comfort and welcome of the Boulderado lobby.

With halls and walls that have many stories to tell, Hotel Boulderado remains the pride of more than a century of hospitality and prominence as the historic heart of the community beckoning generations of families, returning guests, and enlightened tourists to enjoy all the hotel and Boulder have to offer.




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