Beautiful Boulder, Colorado, nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 5,430 feet above sea level, is located 30 miles northwest of downtown Denver and 45 miles from the Denver International Airport. Boulder County’s 35,000 acres of open space is a magnificent backdrop for our charming cityscape.
With 200+ miles of hiking trails and bike paths, restaurants for all tastes, specialty retail shops, diverse arts and cultural events, and world-class skiing nearby, Boulder is a great year-round vacation destination. While Boulder has four seasons, its 300+ days of sunshine a year give it a temperate climate.
Here are some recommended hotels, all centrally located and each having a unique atmosphere.
This historic hotel is my favorite, located in the heart of Boulder and within walking distance of the eclectic Pearl Street Mall and many downtown restaurants. As my host hotel, the management offers a gracious discount to clients and trainees. Be sure to mention my name and ask for the discount when you book your reservation.
The Boulderado was so named, as a hybrid of “Boulder” and “Colorado,” so no guest would forget where they’d stayed. Many of the rooms and suites feature spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The hotel is a National Register Landmark and a member of the National Trust’s Historic Hotels of America.
In March 2005, the St. Julien debuted as the first world-class hotel and spa to open in downtown Boulder in nearly 100 years. A distinguished member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, St. Julien Hotel & Spa represents the finest destination accommodations in Boulder–nature and nurture, simplicity and style, relaxation and renewal balanced perfectly with outstanding accommodations and impeccable service.
The Boulder Marriott is only a mile or two, depending on where you go, from the city’s global dining offerings and vibrant nightlife scene.
Whether a bed and breakfast like the Briar Rose, or the cottage lodgings at the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark, or a chain hotel like the Quality Inn, Boulder offers numerous accommodations, some within walking distance of the Pearl Street Mall.
From downtown Boulder, the approximate trip time by car to Tamar’s office is 20 minutes. The closest lodging is the Holiday Inn Express, which is only a 9-minute trip by car. Regardless of where you stay, your time in Boulder will be enchanting and unforgettable.