The Hotel Boulderado name was created by merging Boulder and Colorado, a memorable mutation of its host city and state that captures the inviting qualities of both locations. The mountain hotel sits within the downtown historic district, enveloped in Boulder’s surprisingly hip small-town chic, while the imposing conical peaks of the Rocky Mountains surround the town. The construction of the Boulderado - Boulder’s first luxury hotel - was funded by a generous stock subscription service, and when it opened on New Year’s Day in 1909, it was an instant success.
Hotel Boulderado's vibrant five-story Italianate brick exterior stands out against the stunning Rocky Mountain foothills backdrop. The 1909 mosaic tiled floor, the original Otis elevator, the 5-story cantilevered Cherrywood staircase and the lobby’s stained glass ceiling captivate visitors and guests. In addition to beautifully maintained common areas and guestrooms, Hotel Boulderado has over 10,000 square feet of dynamic and customizable full-service event space that includes a newly remodeled Event Center. Hotel Boulderado can accommodate any meeting or party from large 300 person celebrations to intimate meetings and events. On-site dining options include local farm fresh selections from Spruce Farm & Fish, casual American fare at The Corner Bar, and craft cocktails at License No. 1, a 1920s inspired speakeasy style bar.
Hotel Boulderado embodies the charming and admittedly quirky character of its hometown, creating an experience that is authentically Boulder. The downtown Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall is one block away, multiplying dining and shopping choices. But no one will find fault if guests stick to their rooms, intoxicated by the views of the Rocky Mountains from their window.
Generous stock subscriptions funded the five-story Italianate brick building's construction at a cost of $131,664.
Original Property Opened: 1909
2115 Thirteenth Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
Turn of the Century, 1896 ~ 1913
The Hotel Boulderado name was created by merging Boulder and Colorado, a memorable mutation of its host city and state that captures the inviting qualities of both locations.
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