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The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Boulder [2023]

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Boulder is a scenic city in northern Colorado, nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. An amazing location for outdoor adventures and winter sports, this city is also full of amazing views, art galleries, cultural events, and boutique shopping options.

There are many boutique hotels to match Boulder’s vibrant atmosphere, and travelers from all over should be able to find a spot that fits their tastes.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite options in town.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Boulder

A-Lodge Boulder

A Lodge Boulder
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Price: From $49 per night

A customized lodging experience for outdoor enthusiasts, A-Lodge Boulder can be found in the scenic Fourmile Canyon. Only 2 miles away from downtown Boulder, the A-Lodge offers a secluded retreat that’s perfect for all types of activities.

Designed for maximum comfort, the A-Lodge welcomes adventurers after a long day spent hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, or any one of the many other options available to visitors.

The hotel includes its own camping site and a traveler’s hostel; the main building and the private cabin on-site house most of the more upscale options at the property. In addition to easy access to the best attractions in Boulder, the hotel provides a pool and a hot tub, among other amenities, for guests to take advantage of.

Hot Tip: If you plan to visit Colorado in the fall, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see amazing fall foliage around the state!

Basecamp Boulder

Basecamp Boulder
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Price: From $228 per night

Tailored to suit the lifestyle of the modern adventurer, Basecamp Boulder can be found in downtown Boulder, only steps away from the shops and eateries of the Pearl Street Mall. The property features incredible activities like a climbing wall in the common area and a ping-pong table.

The outdoor areas are equally well-outfitted with picnic tables and a relaxing firepit.

The property’s guest rooms emulate the adventure-focused vibes of the hotel. Traditional guest rooms and a junior suite are available, while the most exciting room is known as the Great Indoors, which features camping decor and 4 twin beds.

Boulder Guest House

Boulder Guest House
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Price: From $237 per night

Previously known as the Briar Rose, the reimagined Boulder Guest House is inspired by Japanese culture, history, and philosophy. The location doubles as an urban Zen Buddhist practice center, and this energy is present throughout the grounds.

The Boulder Guest House is located in a Victorian building that has been updated to better reflect its Zen philosophy. On-site amenities include private entrances with self-check-in lockboxes, serene artwork throughout, and a Zen meditation room.

Each guest room features a full-size desk, a smart TV with Roku streaming, premium bath amenities, a coffee and tea machine, and darkening shades that are designed for guests to get a night of optimal sleep.

The Bradley Boulder Inn

The Bradley Boulder Inn
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Price: From $225 per night

Ideal for romantic getaways, The Bradley Boulder Inn has a convenient downtown location that still offers a private and peaceful boutique experience. The hotel is just a few minutes from the multiple fine-dining options on Pearl Street and many of Boulder’s most popular attractions are within walking distance.

Each of the beautifully-appointed rooms features a custom-crafted bed, a soaking tub, and elegant wood furnishings. Some rooms feature a jetted tub, a private balcony, or a romantic fireplace.

Guests can also take advantage of complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, a continental breakfast every morning, and access to the nearby One Boulder fitness center.

Chautauqua

Colorado Chautauqua Cottages
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Price: From $294 per night

Providing a unique lodging experience surrounded by magnificent nature, the Chautauqua has been a Boulder mainstay since 1925 and is a National Landmark. Just 15 minutes away from downtown Boulder, the area offers over 40 miles of hiking trails to appease the whims of any adventurer.

Its cottages all have a rustic-chic design, with vintage kitchen appliances and colorful details in every room. Each of them has amazing views of the majestic landscapes outside, and the homey, warm decor provides a welcoming stay to all guests.

The hotel has a dining hall to serve up delicious meals as well as a general store on the premises. And if you’re visiting during the weekend, you can enjoy the Boulder County Farmers Market each Saturday.

Hotel Boulderado

Hotel Boulderado
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Price: From $369 per night

The Hotel Boulderado is a landmark building that dates back to 1908. Sprawling over 5 stories, this luxurious boutique experience features a design inspired by the Spanish Revival and Italian Renaissance eras.

The hotel is full of sophisticated details and historic charm. There are various accommodation options available to guests, but the Victorian rooms bring an immersive sense of traveling to a different period in history.

They include traditional Victorian details, with classic-style furnishing and heavy drapery in rich colors. All rooms include plush Boca bathrobes and bath products signed by Aveda to go with the rest of the ultra-comfortable experience.

Modern amenities are well-integrated into the timeless decor, and each room features stunning views over the Rocky Mountains, the Flatirons, and trendy downtown Boulder. Guests seeking the most refined experience at the Boulderado should opt for the Presidential Suite.

Niwot Inn & Spa

Niwot Inn Spa
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Price: From $229 per night

Only 10 miles away from downtown Boulder, the Niwot Inn & Spa offers a luxurious boutique experience among the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountains. Designed to provide opulent comfort and amenities, the Niwot has beautifully-appointed guest rooms to delight all visitors.

Each room includes a flat-screen TV, a fireplace made from natural stone, a custom-crafted and hand-peeled aspen bed, a sound system, and furnishings made by artisans. Some of the fireplaces are gas-burning, while others are wood-burning.

The on-site spa provides various pampering wellness treatments that will make guests feel even more spoiled by the experience. Some of the rooms also include a full-size Jacuzzi tub. At the Niwot Inn & Spa, guests can enjoy interior design influenced by Native American culture and western details. A true hidden gem easily accessed from Boulder.

St Julien Hotel & Spa

St Julien Hotel Spa
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Price: From $365 per night

The St Julien Hotel & Spa is known far and wide as the leading boutique hotel in Boulder. Centrally located and within walking distance of the best shops and restaurants in town, the St Julien offers a fantastic location, but guests also have everything they could need right on the property.

Guests can choose between traditional guest rooms or more spacious suites. City and mountain views are available, and some rooms even have a private balcony.

All rooms at the property are beautifully appointed and have a full minibar featuring local treats, cozy bathrobes and slippers, a custom mattress with Italian linens, and designer toiletries by Signature Canyon Mint.

Final Thoughts

Boulder is a city that can be enjoyed by anyone at any time of year. The city offers tons of sights and attractions, from the Fiske Planetarium to the Museum of Natural History to the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. Whatever you choose to do on your visit, make sure you book a stay at one of these properties to experience this city to its fullest.

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Amar is an avid traveler and tester of products. He has spent the last 13 years traveling all 7 continents and has put the products to the test on each of them. He has contributed to publications including Forbes, the Huffington Post, and more.

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