The Hotel Boulderado

Historic Charm for the Modern Traveler

Since 1909, Hotel Boulderado has offered Rocky Mountain elegance in the heart of downtown Boulder. Experience the charm of a true historic landmark with Victorian heritage and modern mountain style. Located one block away from the famous Pearl Street Mall, encounter luxurious accommodations, exquisite amenities and passionate community.


Our historic property was the first luxury hotel built in Boulder. The name comes from a combination of Boulder and Colorado designed so guests would always remember where they had stayed. Thanks to being a part of Boulder’s rich culture, we are a City of Boulder landmark, proud members of Historic Hotels in America and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The hotel opened the doors in true elegance and style with a Gala Ball on New Year’s Eve in 1908. The first guests were able to check into the hotel on New Year’s Day in 1909. Since then, the hotel has celebrated the date of the grand opening each year with a majestic New Year’s Eve celebration.

Designed by local architects William Redding & Son, the five-story brick building incorporates both Italian Renaissance and Spanish Revival features. It follows a trend of open court hotels started by the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and carried over to Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel, built in 1892. In 2018, we won an award for Best Renovation Project from Colorado Meetings + Events due to the extensive updates completed in the lobby and mezzanine spaces.

Early guests included conservationist Enos Mills, actress Ethel Barrymore, actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and evangelist Billy Sunday. Some who followed were Clarence Darrow, Helen Keller, Robert Frost, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong, as well as a generous representation of today’s political figures, speakers, entertainers, and musicians.

So, whether you want to stay in one of the beautiful rooms or grab something to eat and drink at the in-house restaurants or bars, guests are always welcome to drop by. You can even ride their original Otis Elevator, which is still in operation.

Get a taste of Boulder history when you visit our FREE self-guided history tours on the 3rd floor of the historic section of the property. If you’re interested in a guided tour, inquire with the Front Desk for availability and scheduling.

What Our Guests Are Saying

“I highly recommend Hotel Boulderado to anyone visiting Boulder. Hospitality staff exudes that of a bygone era.”

– Elizabeth B., Spring 2021

“This was a fantastic place to stay! We will definitely be back! The restaurants in the hotel are fabulous! We saw a comedy show at the speak easy in the hotel and it was so fun! The room was great. The extra amenities in the room were nice. The things that matter to me about a room were all there: comfortable beds and pillows, good water pressure in the shower, water bottles in the room.”

– 949jent, Fall 2021

“I stayed there for five days during my business trip. The location of the hotel is best in Boulder. The rooms are big and provide all amenities. The restaurants are good and provides good quality food.”

– Amit D., Winter 2021

“A lovely old hotel right in town within easy walking of Pearl Street. Beautiful interiors especially in the lobby. Staff are really friendly. “

– 869VictoriaE, Spring 2022

“This is a beautiful hotel with friendly staff.”

– William M., Spring 2021

“Our room was amazing with a corner window view. We were very comfortable, king size bed, with a sitting room and a separate coffee bar with sink. The front desk staff is very friendly and accommodating. The Valet workers are friendly and if you ask for different foods at surrounding restaurants they are the ones who know. Our room were cleaned with friendly room attendants, with Aveda products that are top line. 5 min. Walking distance to many restaurants in the area.”

– deban2016, Fall 2021

“We are visiting our son at school and this hotel is the best location! Really close to everything! We got to the hotel early and they said “no problem” and took us to our room in the north wing…Got to our room and we were very impressed with the layout and size. Clean carpets, clean drapes. Pretty, fresh flowers in a bud vase. Two chocolates for a treat. And even the pen was in a wrapper. Great lighting, super comfortable bed, nice coffee/tea maker…”

– michelebmemphis, Spring 2022

“Excellent location!! Our room was beautiful! Front desk was very helpful in answering questions!”

– Hairqueen, Summer 2022

“Lovely hotel. It was sparkling clean, and very charming. Super comfortable bed, very spacious room, lovely common areas. Awesome restaurant attached. We had a great stay.”

– A.N., Spring 2021

“The Hotel Boulderado has a perfect location near the Pearl Street Mall. We stayed in Boulder over the 4th of July weekend, and took several day trips to hike in Estes Park and Ft. Collins. Boulder was a great ‘home-base’ for our trip. The restaurant and bar options within and nearby the hotel were very nice!”

– j_meekins01, Fall 2021

“I love this historical and magnificent building with all it special accouterments! Wonderful restaurants and food – excellent waitresses and staff! A very special look into old Boulder with all the modern conveniences.”

– Jeri Zimmermann, Spring 2022

“This was my first time in Boulder and I was so lucky to stay at hotel Boulderado! My experience at this hotel was amazing!!! Service is superb and hotel is charming. Rooms are big and beautiful…”

– SnezanaR61, Summer 2022

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Hotel Boulderado

 2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302


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Located one block from the famous Pearl Street Mall, Hotel Boulderado features 160 guest rooms decorated with either a modern mountain or historic Victorian style. Hotel Boulderado exudes the welcoming, friendly and unconventional charm that makes the “People’s Republic of Boulder” so beloved. If you want real Boulder, you’ll find it at Hotel Boulderado.

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