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“Our hotel of choice in Boulder” 5 of 5 bubbles
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University Inn
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Malvern, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Our hotel of choice in Boulder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

This was our second time staying at the University Inn. We have a son at the University and this place is perfect for us. What keeps us coming back is the location. We can walk to everywhere we need to go. We have stayed at other hotels in Boulder and this is definitely the best value for the location. The rooms have recently been upgraded and are beautiful, also much quieter than before. The staff is very nice and accommodating. Anything you need, all you have to do is ask.
We have many more visits to Boulder in our future and I will be booking this hotel early every time!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kathy M
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Dana M, Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Thank you very much for your amazing 5 star review of our property. I am thrilled to read your remarks and it will be my pleasure to share them with our wonderful team members. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to boulder for the weekend from Denver and stayed here. We loved it! The price is awesome, the rooms are very clean, the staff is very welcoming and helpful. The location is perfect too. It's right next to boulder creek where we spent a day tubbing and very close walk to pearl street mall. All in all we were very impressed and are booking are next tubbing trip before the summer ends and we will definitely be staying here.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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BoulderCreek, Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for your 5 star review of our property. , we are so pleased to that you “loved” your stay and enjoyed our location! It will be my pleasure to share your wonderful comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Colorado
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58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed here for the Ironman Boulder. Great location close to everything. The rooms have been renovated and had a very European feel. Yeah they are small but designed so that we did not feel cramped at all. Beautiful tiled walk in showers. All the amenities that you would expect from a higher priced hotel. Our room had a king sized bed, fridge, microwave and coffee service. Great bedding too.

The staff was stellar. They even opened up the breakfast room at 3:30 AM for guest competing in or spectating at the event. I found the breakfast to be what you'd expect. More really for the price Bagels, danish, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, juices, coffee, bottled water to take with you.

Small outdoor pool. Nothing special but it did give us a pleasant place to hang out with friends enjoying a cold one after the event. Speaking of we did pick up to go calzones from the place next door. I don't know the name but they were the best ones ever. Enjoyed them at the table by the pool.

They even have free use of cruiser bikes! Considering you get free breakfast, free parking, free bikes, great service and a great location this is a wonderful property for those looking to be close to everything but not break the bank.

Room Tip: Try for one near the back.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank alli
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BoulderCreek, Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you for your 5 star review of our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed the guest room, the amenities, the location and our wonderful team members. I will be sure to share your feedback with the entire team. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the future!
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New Castle
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184 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

The location is great--short walk to Pearl Street as well as the University--and the room was clean and up-to-date, particularly the bathroom. I thought the rate was on the high side but considering breakfast was included, I decided to book the room. The offerings at breakfast were somewhat adequate but I expected some fresh fruit--apples, bananas--but no. And peanut butter to spread on the muffin or bagel would have been nice. If you decide to stay here, I'd recommend heading out for a more substantial breakfast. Maybe even across the street to Alfafas (grocery store).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lulubird487
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BoulderCreek, Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Thank you selecting the Boulder University Inn for your recent trip to Boulder, Colorado. We are so pleased you found the room clean and up-to-date, we are however disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast. We offer doughnuts, bagels, muffins, Danish, cereal, yogurt and a fruit; but we are sorry that it did not meet your needs. Again, thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay; we very much appreciate guest feedback and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Richland, Washington
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156 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

August 2013: we were lucky and had the upstairs end unit backing into the high school play fields and Boulder Creek.

Typical Motel Room environment .... nothing to do cartwheels for ...

However, the location was great ... within a short walk to Pearl Street and it's many restaurants, brew pubs and boutiques.... The complimentary breakfast was "lacking"

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank Travel_Guy_2015
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BoulderCreek, Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you for choosing the Boulder University Inn for your recent visit to Boulder, Colorado. We are glad you enjoyed our location, but our disappointed that you found our breakfast to be lacking, as we do serve cereal, yogurt, fresh bakery items, juice, coffee and tea. We hope you would consider staying with us again, if your travels bring you back to Boulder, Colorado.
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Cuero, Texas
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

There was room at the Inn!!! The price was right, too!!! We were so graciously greeted by Giuseppe (the manager)! From the outside, it looks like a drive up motel… the room (second floor- by the pool) was wonderful- it was as nice as a national chain. The mountains in the background were pretty, too. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was roomy and updated. The room had a small refrigerator and a microwave. University Inn is reasonably priced and quick walking distance to Pearl Street. Giuseppe loaned us hotel bikes and gave great suggestions on a scenic ride around Boulder Creek. We fell in love with Boulder…we will be back, and we will stay at University Inn…every time!

Room Tip: Second floor- King sized bed- by the pool, with view of mountains
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa B
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BoulderCreek, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you for your 5 star review of our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed our location, your guest room, the amenities we so proudly offer and the scenery of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We spent one night in Boulder at University Inn and could not have been more pleased with the accommodations. This hotel was half the price of many others and it had everything we could want. We had one of the renovated king rooms on the second floor. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was spacious and nicely finished. The manager was friendly and helpful with hiking and dining suggestions. Good location, plenty to walk to and see. The free breakfast had many options- yogurt, cereal, bagels with cream cheese, Danish, apples, juice, more than you would expect for a continental. Would stay again and recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Funk43
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BoulderCreek, Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for your 5 star review of our property. We really appreciate your kind comments and will be sure to share them with our entire team. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our renovation, as well as our location and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Additional Information about University Inn

Property: University Inn
Address: 1632 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302-6297
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Region: United States > Colorado > Boulder
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Boulder
#7 Family Hotel in Boulder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boulder's best lodging value offers it all with spacious rooms, complimentary WIFI, continental breakfast, and outdoor seasonal pool. Walk to CU and Pearl Street Mall. ... more   less 
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