Hotel Review: St Julien Hotel & Spa

Hotel Review: St Julien Hotel & Spa

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.

Four poster bed, sitting chair and desk, plus great mini-bar!

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!

Lunch on the terrace! L to R: Flatiron Mountain View, Cheese and Apple plate, 900 Walnut Salad with Blackened Salmon
Lunch on the terrace! L to R: Flatiron Mountain View, Cheese and Apple plate, 900 Walnut Salad with Blackened Salmon

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!


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