Resting in the shadows of the iconic Flatiron Mountains and home to an eclectic downtown, Boulder, Colorado is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and city-lovers alike. With its laid-back vibe and high-end price tag, Boulder is a melting pot of mountain casual and chic style and that is exactly what you will find at its local hotels.
Live the mountain chic life with a stay in one of these luxury hotels in Boulder. We’ve complied a list of the top three and four star hotels in town, however, there are no five star hotels available. For more affordable and broader accommodations, check out our list of best hotels in Boulder.
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Here are among the best 3 and 4 star hotels in Boulder, CO, in no particular order:
St Julien Hotel & Spa – 4 star
Located a few blocks from the Pearl Street Mall and a five-minute drive to popular hiking trails, experience the best of Boulder with a stay at the luxurious St. Julien Hotel & Spa. Guests will instantly feel charmed with the gracious and spacious lounge, thoughtful amenities, and the luxe guest rooms that make a stay at the St. Julien so special.
The life of luxury awaits with a visit to the St. Julien’s award-winning spa featuring twelve treatment rooms, an inner relaxation lounge, a full-service salon, and signature spa treatments to soothe and restore. In the evening, take in a bit of Boulder’s nightlife with a drink at the T-Zero lounge and savor bistro-style cuisine at Jill’s Restaurant. Breathe in that fresh mountain air while relaxing at the hotel’s outdoor terrace, which showcases one of the most beautiful views of the Flatiron rock formations.
- Concierge desk
- Complimentary shuttle service
- Full-service luxury spa
- On-site restaurant and bar
- An indoor pool and hot tub
- Fitness center
- Outdoor terrace with mountain views
- Free Wi-Fi
Designed with both comfort and elegance in mind, the well-appointed rooms at the St. Julien feature slate flooring, granite countertops, complete with modern details and charm. Guests can choose from 201 spacious guest rooms, including six two-bedroom suites with either mountain views or city views.
Enjoy expanded outdoor space with suites complete with a balcony. All rooms and suites include original artwork, a plush Euro-top mattress with Italian linens, and a spacious bathroom with plush bathrobes and a deep soaking tub.
- 900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302 | 720-406-9696
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Embassy Suites By Hilton Boulder – 4 star
Enjoy a little bit of everything that Boulder has to offer when you stay at the Embassy Suites. Located just a half mile from the CU Boulder campus, five minutes from Pearl Street Mall and downtown, and 10 miles from Eldorado Canyon State Park, guests are in the center of it all. With so much to explore in Boulder, don’t forget to take advantage of their exceptional amenities such as the rooftop pool, fitness center, and on-site dining at the Brickstones Kitchen and Bar.
- Concierge desk
- Year-round rooftop pool
- Two-story fitness center
- Free made-to-order breakfast
- Complimentary evening drink reception
- On-site restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi
Accommodations at the Embassy Suites in Boulder range in size from the intimate one king bed studio suites to the two-bedroom suite, complete with a balcony and mountain views. Suite amenities include a sofa bed, kitchenette, microwave, seating area, and some offering a mountain view of the Flatirons. Plus, the premium suites provide a thoughtful collection of healthy snacks and drinks, all made in Colorado, exactly what you would expect from your stay in Boulder!
- 2601 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303-443-2600
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Hotel Boulderado – 3 Star
Oozing historic charm in the heart of downtown Boulder is the iconic Hotel Boulderado. As the first luxury hotel built in town, for more than 100 years, Hotel Boulderado has invited guests in with its elegant rooms, historic past, and exceptional amenities. Instantly feel like you’ve stepped back in time with a ride on the original 1906 Otis elevator, walking through the large lobby crowned by a colored glass ceiling, and walking over the original mosaic tiles that are found throughout the hotel. One of the hotel’s highlights is its annual New Year’s Eve bash, which celebrates its original open date on New Year’s Day in 1909 with the decadent Gala Ball.
Guests enjoy a taste of the Boulder dining scene and nightlife with its many on-site restaurant options. Sample farm-fresh dishes at Spruce or dine on the patio at the Pine Street Patio. Meet your friends at the Corner Bar or sip on a crafty cocktail at License No. 1 – one of Boulder’s first bars to obtain a liquor license after prohibition.
Enjoy beauty both outside and inside with one of the hotel’s 160 rooms and suites. Beautiful views of downtown, the Rocky Mountain Foothills, and the Boulder Flatirons are enjoyed from the comfort of your room, and inside guests will discover elegant Victorian décor complimented with distinguished historic details. Luxurious amenities include Aveda toiletry products, plush bathrobes, spacious living areas, and scenic views.
- 24-hour concierge desk
- Historic hotel
- Free history tours
- Car charging stations
- Fitness center
- On-site restaurants and bars
- Free Wi-Fi
- 2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303-442-4344
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That’s a roundup of the most luxurious hotels in Boulder, Colorado. Have a wonderful time exploring the flatirons city!