Boulder's Best Hotels and Lodges: Relax in the Lap of Luxury

Discover the difference in staying at one of Colorado's best hotels in Boulder. Hotels of this caliber like the St. Julien Hotel and Spa will do more than just accommodate your needs; they will taking pampering and relaxation to such a level that you'll never want to leave.  At hotels like the Westin Westminster even the tiniest details are taken care of, leaving guests feeling welcomed and indulged. Choose from the best hotels in Boulder for your trip by reading trusted expert and user reviews. All of the hotels on our list are conveniently located near the Boulder and Denver action and were chosen, in part, for their proximity to fine dining, outdoor recreation, nightlife, and easy of access to the Denver International Airport. Furthermore, the hotels that you will find on our list offer elegance with luxurious decor, plush suites, and unrivaled views of the Rocky Mountains. These homes away from home also come complete with pools, fitness centers, and some even offer world-class spas if you need a massage after a hard day of hiking or a facial before your night out on the town. So, whether your priority is a hotel in the thick of it all, elegance, relaxation, or affordability, our list of the 10 Best Boulder Hotels is sure to satisfy.


Conveniently nestled between the city and the mountains so that you don't have to choose, Boulder Mountain Lodge offers complimentary bikes for riding up and down the canyon and cycling around town. Only miles from world-class rock climbing in Eldorado Canyon and Boulder Canyon, skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort, and hiking, you and your family will have plenty to occupy your time. Family owned and operated, this quaint lodge offers partial and full kitchenettes for convenient cooking that is sure to satisfy the whole family. Amenities include an eco-friendly and outdoor fitness center, hot-tub by the creek, a children's fishing pond, and a seasonal swimming pool.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Boulder Mountain Lodge puts you in the middle of nature without taking you too far from the sights and experiences of Boulder.

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Boulder Creek Quality Inn & Suites offers quaint and cozy lodging at the base of the Flatiron Mountains and is a six-time gold-award and five-time platinum-award winner. If you desire a quick jog in the morning hours, beautiful and ambling Boulder Creek is just out your doorstep and, what's more, you can take your pup along since Quality Inn is pet-friendly. Moreover, you'll be within walking distance of all that downtown Boulder and Pearl Street has to offer, including local breweries, pubs, the Boulder Theater, as well as exceptional dining choices. Amenities include high-speed internet, a business and fitness centers, indoor hot tub, dry sauna, pool, and much more.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Boulder Creek Quality Inn offers top-notch amenities and is situation near breweries, the Boulder Theater, and excellent dining choices.

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The foothills of the Rocky Mountains offer a picture-perfect background for the Marriott Boulder, which happens to be conveniently situated near the University of Colorado, Pearl Street's restaurants and thoroughfare, including galleries, shopping, breweries, theaters, and more. 157 boutique-style guest rooms provide an elegant and restful stay for the most weary of travelers. Not to mention, several of the rooms boast picturesque views of the Flatirons. Splash around in the indoor pool or whirlpool, get Colorado-fit at the fitness center, or let your troubles melt away in the Boulder Marriott's Essentiels Spa. This hotel will ensure that you are well-rested for all of your Colorado adventures.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Hotel Boulderado will wow you with its history and unique guest rooms. Located in downtown Boulder, the hotel is near all the fun!

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The Bradley Boulder Inn offers twelve luxurious guest rooms sure to allow you to relax after a long day of Colorado play. Private baths, fireplaces, and mountain views will make you feel like a king or queen while the wine and cheese hour will ensure that you feel like a mountain aristocrat. The state-of-the-art health club is available if you need a break from playing in the Rockies, while movies and wireless internet are there to entertain on rainy days. For those not-so-rainy days, The Bradley is located in the heart of downtown Boulder, minutes from Pearl Street for dining, drinking, and shopping.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Bradley Boulder Inn offers luxury with its private baths, fireplaces, and lush beds. It's convenient locations in downtown Boulder makes playing easy.

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The Quality Inn Hotel, located between Denver and Loveland on Interstate 25, is the perfect place to hang your hat and visit the following attractions: Rocky Mountain National Park, Elitch Gardens, Coors Field for a Rockies Game, and some of the best breweries for miles around, including Oskar Blues of Longmont and Lyons, Avery of Boulder, and Denver Beer Company of Denver. Their complimentary continental breakfast will get you up and running and the heated in-door pool and hot tub can assist you with unwinding at night. Amenities include free local calls, free coffee, high-speed internet, along with copy and fax services for those of you on business or taking a working vacation.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Quality Inn offers exceptional amenities and is conveniently located within driving distance of Rocky Mountain National Park, Coors Field, and the attractions of Boulder.

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The Omni Interlocken Resort is yet another Four-Diamond hotel on our comprehensive list and if sure to afford you all of the luxury and rustic elegance that the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, and Denver have to offer. Golfers will swoon over the Omni's 27-hole championship golf course, which was ranked Third Best Course in the Rocky Mountain region by Golf Magazine in April 2008. If you've hooked and sliced your way to stress for the day, please allow the Mokara Spa to relax away your troubles with a massage or two. Then retreat to one of the 390 rooms, many of which supply breathtaking panoramic views of the Rockies.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Moni Interlocken Resort will wow you with its championship golf course, spa, and views of the Rocky Mountains.

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The Westin Westminster not only offers exquisite views of the Rocky Mountains and is a first-class hotel near all of the Denver and Boulder attractions, but it has also been praised for its current green initiatives, which include the installation of a new, state-of-the-art solar panel system. Some the Westin's accommodating amenities include, their heated indoor pool ready to warm you on chilly, Colorado nights, whirlpool, cozy outdoor fireplace, massages, and fitness center. For dining and attractions, visit the nearby Westminster Promenade featuring the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, movie theater, shopping, and more. If you have the kids in tow, take them to the delightful Butterfly Pavilion to marvel at these beautiful insects and learn in the process.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Westin of Westminster offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, exceptional dining, and is within driving distance of Boulder and downtown Denver.

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This winner of the Certificate of Excellence in 2012, Marriott's "Hotel of the Year" award, and AAA's Four-Diamond rating, the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel offers luxury, repose, and is conveniently situated just across the street from the Flatirons Mall for shopping, dining, and more. Some of its top-of-the-line amenities include, their popular Flatz grill complete with patio seating and cozy firepit, gorgeous and unrivaled views of the Rocky Mountains, a relaxing whirl-pool, and fitness center. Moreover, this gem's location is easily accessible from the Denver International Airport and within short driving distance not only to the many attractions of Boulder, but Denver as well.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Renaissance Boulder Suites of Broomfield is conveniently located near Boulder, Denver, Golden, and Louisville so you can experience the Front Range of Colorado.

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Not only will you find Victorian elegance at the Hotel Boulderado but, as one of the first Boulder hotels, you'll also find history and the perfect base of operations for all of your Colorado adventures. Interestingly, the hotel is a National Register Landmark as well as a member of the National Trust's Historic Hotels of America and Stash Hotel Rewards. Located in Boulder's downtown hub, you'll have no trouble walking to fine dining, entertainment, and shopping. Not to mention, many local breweries and pubs are nearby, so driving will never be an issue. 160 guestrooms and suites, many of which provide you with astonishing views of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, ensure that you'll stay in the lap of luxury. Should you feel the need to nibble but you don't want to step out for the evening, the in-house award-winning restaurant, gift shop, and lounges offer the perfect venues to grab a bit, peruse some souvenirs, and relax.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Boulder Marriot offers relaxation at their spa and indoor pool while being close to all of the happenings of downtown.

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Enjoy this elegant and uncommon downtown Boulder hotel destination. St Julien Hotel & Spa, offers world-class accommodations, luxury, and exceptional service. This one-of-a-kind location to hang your hat sets itself apart from other Boulder, Colorado hotels by being the embodiment of tranquility- offering breathtaking views of the Flatiron Mountains and being situated right in the heart of Boulder's exciting and fanciful Pearl Street. Most notable of all, the St Julien spa is a "must-visit" destination for those seeking renewal and rejuvenation in this mountain town. Come and allow yourself to be pampered by their highly-trained spa technicians and let your troubles melt away.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The St. Julien offers the most luxurious experience in all of Boulder with their spa, live music, and in-house restaurant.

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