Boulder Hotels. Want nice !! Near U of C

May 20th, 2014, 11:55 AM
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Boulder Hotels. Want nice !! Near U of C

Taking my daughter for orientation at UofC. Where would be a nice place to stay?
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May 20th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Only unnice hotels are recommended on this forum
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May 20th, 2014, 12:10 PM
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If you want the nicest hotel in the area, the St. Julien is new, lux, fairly close to CU (bus or walk) www.stjulien.com
Also off Pearl Street is the Boulderado (historic, redone: boulderado.com).
There's also the Marriott, and the Millenium Harvest House as you enter Boulder via US36; most places near the campus are motels.
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May 20th, 2014, 12:46 PM
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Thanks I'll check them out.
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May 20th, 2014, 12:47 PM
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That's what I meant by nice. No motels.
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May 20th, 2014, 01:00 PM
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STay at Chataqua. You'd have to drive.
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May 20th, 2014, 01:48 PM
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Chatauqua is ok, but not exactly "nice" in comparison to better hotels, and it's pricey. May be worth a look just for the setting. Also, there's a bus this summer: http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_13139680
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May 20th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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U of C is in Storrs, Ct. Or called Cal and sited outside San Francisco. CU is Colorado.

And what would the budget be? That will help weed out the ones that are not good with the bang/buck ratio.
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May 20th, 2014, 04:29 PM
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As Gilda said, and would apply to BigR, "It's always something."
Chataqua? Definitely not glitzy, but definitely there==and maybe even out of the price range. How cool is that. LOL

And typical of Colorado, for the OP, and what BR said, DU would be "University of Denver". Must be in the water!! LOL
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May 20th, 2014, 05:41 PM
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Don't have any hotel suggestions, we stayed at the Courtyard with Marriott points last year, it was fine. Enjoy orientation, Barney does a good job. And he sends out emails periodically during the year. Was very nice to get especially during the floods. For restaurants, there is a thread under my name with ideas. Over the last year, with a few visits, my favorite was Riffs on the mall. But there are many choices!
I have 2 kids who just finished freshman year, if I can answer any questions, let me know.
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May 21st, 2014, 05:24 AM
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I live there and am mother to two grads; if you have any more questions, just ask.
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May 21st, 2014, 06:44 AM
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The St Julien is new and beautiful, and it's near the Pearl Street outdoor 'mall'.

The Boulderado is at the other end of Pearl Street mall, and is an historic property. It is old and beautiful.

The Harvest House used to be where pre-game and post-game parties would happen, so it got a little worn down. Maybe it's better now, as this was years ago when we were at CU.
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May 21st, 2014, 06:56 AM
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As I wrote, the St. Julien is new; the Boulderado was refurbished a few years ago.
The Marriott is (fairly) new (www.marriott.com/Boulder‎), but a bit farther from campus, and IMO their restaurant is lousy. The Millenium Harvest House (www.millenniumhotels.com/Boulder) is supposed to be finished with a remodel/facelift this month (early May), but if you reserve there, you might want to ask about the room.
There's easy access to CU on a path from both of the latter hotels.
The first two are better placed for the Pearl Street Mall and dining and shopping (and both have good in-house restaurants).
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May 21st, 2014, 07:07 AM
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"As I wrote, the St. Julien is new; the Boulderado was refurbished a few years ago."
My post did not contradict yours.
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May 21st, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Did not say it did. "As I wrote" was pointing out that you actually repeated mine: "The St Julien is new and beautiful, and it's near the Pearl Street outdoor 'mall'...The Boulderado is at the other end of Pearl Street mall, and is an historic property"

"the St. Julien is new, lux, fairly close to CU (bus or walk)...
Also off Pearl Street is the Boulderado (historic, redone)"
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Oh, I didn't realize we weren't supposed to repeat or confirm information already given by another poster.
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May 21st, 2014, 01:44 PM
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Girls, girls, you're both beautiful. LOL
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May 22nd, 2014, 07:28 AM
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Someone always wants the last word. If going for orientation, stay at the Harvest House just for the convenience. Easy walk to the campus and easy return to the hotel between scheduled events. Then use the car or local bus for Pearl Street and other activities.
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fmpden on May 22, 14 at 9:28am
Someone always wants the last word.
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