This was my first time to Boulder, Colorado and it was recommended I stay at St Julien. As I mentioned to others that I was going to be staying there, it turns out this is “THE” place to stay in Boulder! Fantastic!
When I made my reservation, unfortunately, King Boulder View was the only room available. So, that’s what I got! I had also wanted to use AAA for a discount, but I didn’t see that as an option on their website. So I booked their best available rate and asked for a top floor room with no connecting doors.
My arrival experience was not so great. I pulled up to the hotel’s drive circle at about 8 pm on a Thursday. There was a flurry of activity, and I couldn’t even pull in – two cars were loading passengers and one car was maneuvering to get out behind them, and Valet personnel seemed disorganized. When I finally did pull in, it took about five minutes before someone acknowledged me and directed me on where to stop and park.
Once I was in the lobby at Registration/Reception, it was packed with people. However, Kirbi assisted me with a smile just as soon as she could.
My room was almost as far away from the elevators as possible. This is good because it is quiet and you don’t have a lot of foot traffic passing your door. On the other hand, if you don’t have anyone assisting with your luggage, you’ll be wheeling and pulling around a few corners.
So, I was on the top floor – check, and had no connecting doors – check. What was missing was a view. Although if you like to rise with the sun, this room was perfect! Two days I awoke to witness a beautiful sunrise! The rest of the time I was looking at building back-door entrances and alleys. The room itself was small, perfect for one person, and might be a tad bit cramped for a couple.
The bathroom was decent – separate soaking tub and enclosed shower, single sink. There were robes and slippers folded on a shelf and additional amenities if needed.
I ordered room service a few times and it was efficient and good – same menu as Jill’s restaurant in the lobby. And, if you need breakfast before they serve at 6:30a, just call and request this the night before. I needed some food before leaving on a hike and room service delivered a bagel and juice at 5:30a.
I had lunch one day on the terrace, which is the same menu as Jill’s and that was nice. The view of the Flatiron Mountains is spectacular!
The ambiance of the hotel is hip and trendy and located in a great part of town, just a short drive or walk to the CU Boulder campus, and Pearl Street is not far either.
Also, I extended my stay and asked if they accepted AAA, and they did! A lower rate was applied for my last three nights! So definitely call and make your reservation if you have AAA. Overall, if I were returning to the area, I would stay there again, and only if I could upgrade to a mountain view room.
Until next time, thanks for reading and Happy Travels!