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 and 4th floors of the historic section of the property.
What Our Guests Are Saying
– C.S., Spring 2018
– Y.P., Winter 2018
– E.D., Spring 2018
– O.B., Fall 2017
– R.H., Winter 2018
– C.V.G., Fall 2017
Reach out to us with your questions or feedback. We would love to hear from you!
2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
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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