Boulder, Colorado is just 40 minutes from Denver with a population of only 90,000, but when the CU’s football team plays Folsom Field, Boulder turns into a swarming mix of locals cheering on their Colorado University of Colorado Buffalos and visitors traveling to Boulder to cheer on the away team. Whether you’re here for sports or simply need a hotel near the University of Colorado, book your stay at these Boulder hotels, ranging from budget-friendly to luxury.
When location matters but you’re on a budget, Boulder University Inn is an inexpensive option blocks from the University of Colorado campus and within walking distance to other popular Boulder attractions, such as Pearl Street Mall. Complimentary amenities include in-room WiFi, continental breakfast, seasonal pool, business center, and free parking. Choose from 40 rooms between $59-$129 per night.
Located directly across from the University of Colorado, the Best Western Plus Boulder Inn’s 98 rooms, from king to business plus are large and open, newly remodeled and affordable, ranging from $99-$159. Your stay includes complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFi, 24-hour business center, outdoor pool, and a health club. You can walk to the University, and it’s also near the 29th Street Mall, with many dining, shopping and entertainment options. Make reservations at Hotels.com or Priceline.
When space matters, the Homewood Suites by Hilton – Boulder is an all-suite hotel with 112 rooms averaging 600 square feet, with a separate bedroom, private bath access and full kitchen. During your stay, you’ll enjoy complimentary hot buffet breakfast, high speed internet and a free about town shuttle. A 24-hour business center and gym round out the amenities, at a price tag from $99 – $329. Book through Hilton Worldwide or Priceline.
The Boulder Marriott also offers convenience to the University of Colorado, with more upscale amenities in a boutique-style setting with on-site restaurant options, year-round heated indoor pool, complimentary fitness center and business center. Rates for the 157 guest rooms range from $159 – $259. Make reservations at Marriott International Hotels.
The Millennium Harvest House Boulder is perhaps the closest to Folsom Field tailgating and fun. Adjacent to CU, guests can access the college via a scenic walk on the Boulder Creek Path. On-site full service restaurant is the Thyme on the Creek, and the hotel offers a full slate of amenities including a complimentary fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and WiFi (fee). Choose from 269 rooms, rates $109-$315. You can compare rates at Priceline, Hotels.com or Travelocity.
The historic Hotel Boulderado is located in the heart of downtown steps from Pearl Street. If you’re looking for elegant surroundings from stained glass ceiling in the lobby to cherry wood staircase and antique furnishings, you will be in heaven at this Boulder hotel. Premium bedding in its 160 guestrooms, full service dining, complimentary WiFi and business center, and daily passes to downtown Boulder fitness center are just some of the perks when staying here. Rates $169-$394. Or compare at Travelocity and Hotels.com.
This is but a sampling of the hotels in Boulder. When you’re looking for things to do in Boulder, outside of the University of Colorado, go to Visit Boulder.
Photos courtesy of Boulder CVB, Boulder University Inn, Best Western Plus Boulder Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton – Boulder, Boulder Marriott, Millennium Harvest House Boulder, and Hotel Boulderado.