Our top picks of where to stay in Boulder include:
Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast, 2151 Arapahoe Ave.: This is a charming bed and breakfast, located a short walk from downtown. It had a great staff, wonderful tea selection, great breakfast and even a Buddhist meditation space. The main house was built in the 1880’s.
St. Julien Hotel and Spa: If you want a contemporary hotel, rather than a B&B or historic hotel, check out St. Julien. It is centrally located, two blocks south of Pearl St., at 900 Walnut. It is contemporary and very attractive.
Hotel Boulderado: This is the historic Boulder hotel built in 1909. It is just north of the Pearl Street Mall at 2115 13th Street. It is on the National Registry of Historical Landmarks and a member of the National Trust’s Historic Hotels of America. The lobby is stunning and there is a well-known restaurant that locals recommend for breakfast.
I had dinner with Aspen friends who also really liked The Bradley Boulder Inn. I decided to stay there and was very pleased with the choice. At 2040 16th St., this is a small Inn/B&B that has a perfect location, from which to explore Boulder and the downtown area. My room was large, with nice bedding and amenities. There is an excellent breakfast served beginning at 8am. The staff was extremely helpful with directions and suggestions.