I recently stayed here for two nights while passing through town on a business trip. It was my third week staying in hotels so I’m up to speed on the pros and cons of hotel living.
First, the good things: I managed to get a free upgrade due to my Expedia/orbitz status, which was very much appreciated. The room was a suite, I believe. Had a great workspace, walk out patio, incredibly comfortable bed, and awesome pillows (which can be remarkably hard to find, as more often than not, hotel pillows feel like they are stuffed with cotton marbles and squishy gravel. Horrible, mostly). So, the bed and pillows were great. Room was spacious and functional. Keurig coffee maker in the room (also appreciated!).
I received a breakfast voucher for the following morning (not sure if breakfast is free ?, or I just scored a complimentary voucher). But, assuming it’s free, it was definitely one of the better breakfasts offered for hotels in this class.
Staff was friendly and accommodating.
The downsides of this hotel:
The entire East Wing smelled like weed for the entirety of my stay. Yes, weed is legal in CO, but, it’s surprising to smell it indoors, at least in my experience in other CO venues and hotels.It was a lingering, poor air circulation/venting, accumulated party smell. A little overwhelming if you’re not into that old musty marijuana stank.
And, the walls are unfortunately very very thin. Heard a wild dog barking down the hall, the neighbors tv, footsteps from the room above, and voices in the hallway all night. Bummer.
The second night I asked to swap rooms due to the noise (I’m not a light sleeper, but ambient TV and the louder than usual noise transference) was rough.
Fortunately the front desk staff was more than accommodating and understanding, and swapped me into a quieter wing, on the second floor. And I lucked out with no late night tv watching neighbors.
Overall, the hotel is a great option for a budget hotel in Boulder (not an easy find in the very expensive Boulder bubble).
Free open aired parking. Good location close to hwy 36 / Baseline / 28th street for driving, public transit, or Lyft/ubers/bike riding in warmer weather. It’s not the most walkable location, but let’s be real, very few places in Colorado actually are.
I really appreciated the staff, and definitely would stay here again, though would be sure to request a 2nd floor at the end of the hall, ahead of time. less