It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited to stay at a hotel. Nestled just a block off Pearl Street for over the past 100 years, the Hotel Boulderado sits as one of the most historic and interesting hotels in Colorado. From the ornate decor to the sweeping lobby ceiling and the old-timy elevator, it’s a bit like walking back in time here. It’s also rumored to be a bit haunted, at last according to a couple of my friends (which totally made me love the place more!).
When researching places to stay in Boulder, I saw that there weren’t too many hotel options that were actually worth it – you know, have something special about them that’s worth the nightly fee. Even though it’s undergoing renovations, Hotel Boulderado has that bit of special. My favorite part has to be the basement speakeasy, which is so popular you’ll frequently find it filled with locals. May or may not have pretended like I was a flapper.
They also have two restaurants on the property. There’s Spruce, a traditional restaurant that we had breakfast at one morning. I had the Jalapeños Cheddar Biscuits and Robin and the Prime Rib Hash – both were delicious and fueled us well for a day of hiking. I also hear that their breakfast burritos are off the hook. Then there is the Corner Bar, with a large street-side patio and string lights. Even though it was chilly, we sat outside and I love people watching. This would be a great spot to grab a bite on a warm summer night. I ordered the Rocky Mountain Trout and Robin ate the Spruce Burger. They have a lot of local beers on tap for you fellow beer geeks as well as a good looking cocktail menu. Make sure to eat in at least one of these places while visiting Boulder!
Other than the cool vibe and tasty eats, I just loved how close it is to Pearl Street. I’ve been in hotels before that take forever to walk places, or are so far out you need a car. Just walk one block and you’re Pearl Street with all the bars and shops! If you are booking a trip to Boulder I highly recommend staying here!
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Thank you to Hotel Boulderado for providing a complimentary media stay. All opinions are my own.