Boulder's Budget Hotels: Hang Your Hat without Breaking Your Bank

Where you hang your hat on vacation is important and can set the tone for your entire stay. And if you're shelling out a ton of cash just to lay your head down in the evening, it might put a damper on your visit. Since the Boulder/Denver area has a variety of attractions, restaurants, and entertainments we doubt you'll be spending a ton of time in your hotel or motel but, when you do, our list will ensure that you stay in comfort. 

Motel 6 of Denver puts you right in the thick of the city and is only minutes from Coors Field and Elitch Gardens.  America's Best Value Inn offers an outdoor BBQ, continental breakfast, and is located close to dining and attractions. 

For something unique and perhaps a bit more cozy, Boulder Mountain Lodge offers a rustic feel near all of the sites and outdoor recreation that Boulder has to offer. Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites boasts one of the most funky and fun indoor swimming pool, which includes a rock wall and waterfalls.

With ten options to choose from, you'll spend your stay well-fed, well-rested, and pampered without draining your bank account or sacrificing dining and shopping adventures.




Boasting one of the largest, most colorful, and unique indoor pools on our list, the Boulder Outlook Hotel is a hip, fun, family-friendly pad for all. Rock-climbing boulders line the pool, perfect for the rugrats to scramble up and splash down...  Read More



Boulder Creek Quality Inn and 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...  Read More



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...  Read More



Free continental breakfast, a spacious outdoor barbeque area, and rooms with balconies are just a few of the accommodations that will make your stay with the family convenient, fun, and relaxing. If you have a furry member of the family, pets...  Read More



This elegant hotel offers comfort, amenities, and is located near many attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. If you're in need of a place to make or store food, many of the rooms come equipped with a microwave and mini-fridge. If you...  Read More



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...  Read More

Homewood Suites Boulder


A seasonal pool and whirlpool provides hours of fun for the family. Cycle down to Chautauqua Park on the hotel's complimentary bicycles. This historic and beautiful park provides hours of hiking, picnicking, and a dining hall serving exceptional...  Read More



The Affordable Inn of Denver supports our troops and senior citizens by offering 10% Military and senior discounts. This can make a big difference for those on a fixed incoming traveling back home or heading out for some adventure after...  Read More



Located near the sporting events of the Pepsi Center, the shopping and dining of the Sixteenth Street Mall, and the wonders of the Colorado History Museum. This motel will put you in the midst of breweries, scenic city walks, and bars. Not to...  Read More



Just a few miles down the street from Waterworld, Coors Field, and Elitch Gardens sits Motel 6 of Thornton. This lovely and affordable hotel is truly in the thick of it all: near the shopping and sporting events of Denver, the dining, breweries,...  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope