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 travel 50 weeks a year on business, and the Boulderado was the highlight of my year. Historical building surrounded my mountains and a great downtown. And they do Christmas right. I will stay here every chance I get when on business to Boulder.”

– Michael, Winter 2018

“I have been visiting Boulder since the early 1970’s and now that my daughter and her family now live there I will be returning often to see them. I was so nice being back at the Boulderado…my favorite place to stay there.”

– R., Winter 2019

“Wonderful Hotel! Comfortable rooms with great beds. Great food in their restaurant and bar. I would definitely stay again.”

– Thomas J, February 2020

“Even if you’re just visiting Boulder for a few hours, Hotel Boulderado should be a mandatory stop!”

– R.H., Winter 2018

“Where 13th meets Spruce in downtown Boulder, there stands a hotel at the intersection of grandeur and conviviality.”

The Fox Magazine, Winter 2019

“The Hotel oozes history and charm, and you won’t be disappointed!!”

– Carl, December 2019

“The hotel is beautiful. The staff are kind, service is great, and we had a lot of fun and felt honored to stay in this historic building.”

– Alyssa B, February 2020

“…the hotel is in an ideal location for exploring Boulder.”

– Lisa N., December 2019

“Service was excellent, room was clean and comfortable, and the bar/restaurant downstairs were great. We would definitely stay here again!”

– Tara M., March 2020

“All the staff were super friendly and made us feel right at home.”

– Aryanna H, January 2020

“Hotel Boulderado is exactly the type of hotel you want when spending time at the base of the Rockies. It’s super clean, decor creates a charming yet rugged Victorian atmosphere.”

– lisabinnyc, March 2020

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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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510.922.9426 (office) | 415.290.2891 (mobile)

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