Basecamp Hotel Boulder, an Ascend Collection Hotel
What We Love
- A newly renovated boutique hotel in downtown Boulder, minutes from Pearl StreetWalking over to the Boulder Creek trail for a gentle hike through the forest
- Discovering new bars, restaurants and cafés along Pearl Street
- Taking in Basecamp’s fresh, contemporary style at its coffee bar and lounge
What To Know
- There's a hot tub, ping pong table and rock climbing wall
- The hotel puts out fresh cookies each evening
- Rooms don't have a great view – you'll likely be looking out over the parking lot
Get bold in Boulder. Basecamp Hotel Boulder, an Ascend Collection Hotel puts its fresh, offbeat signature touch on the rustic styles of the Centennial State, with everything from leather butterfly chairs to flickering hurricane lanterns. Room décor includes transistor-esque radios and canvas drop cloths, screen-printed with a local map, while walls of unfinished wood, sprinkled with rock-climbing holds, make the communal lounge feel more like a mountain lodge. In case it didn’t already, that is, considering the city’s high-elevation location (5,430 feet above sea level).
Speaking of location, Basecamp’s own address is fantastic, just a few blocks from the Boulder Creek trail and from the flagship University of Colorado campus. You’ll be able to follow eight miles of gently sloping paths through the forest, when feeling outdoorsy, or cheer on the Buffs at Folsom Field during football season. Head up to Pearl Street to pop into breweries, cafés, restaurants and bars, unless you prefer to stay in. Basecamp’s amenities are as smart as its looks, from a dry sauna to a well-equipped fitness center to a slick coffee bar.
Your room is rustic, with a fresh, modern twist. Expect touches like a screenprinted Boulder map on a canvas dropcloth, plus wooden furnishings, like a writing desk and night table.You’ll have a choice between one king or two queen beds.
Amenities- Reduced-waste spa bath amenities- Coffeemaker and gourmet coffee?- Hair dryer- Iron and full-size ironing board- 32-in. flat-panel LCD TV/computer monitor- Dual-line speakerphone
Whether you’re in Boulder to hike, cross-country ski or shop till you drop, Basecamp puts you right in the thick of things. The Boulder Creek trail winds through the neighborhood, with an entrance just a few blocks away from the hotel’s front door, and the Betasso Preserve Trailhead is a 15-minute drive. Outdoor-activity outfitters, plus galleries and bookstores, reside up on Pearl Street Mall, alongside restaurants and bars. There are bicycles available through the staff, to help you get around more efficiently.
How to Get There
Clean room with cool decoration theme, not elaborate but nice. Breakfast is just enough and bar is great for nightcap - good beer on tap. Location is great for visiting kids at CU Boulder and close enough to Pearl and shopping that you can walk if weather good enough. Don’t forget to visit Rocky Mountain Fly Shop down the block.
I have been to Boulder a number of times and have stayed at the BaseCamp Inn every time. The service is great, Love having the hot tub and sauna after a long day. The location is great and if you love burgers, you have to try SnarfBurgers right next door.
The hotel itself is not a top of the line destination. However, their night team makes the stay worthwhile. I stayed here for three days and was underwhelmed by the stand-offish morning front desk host who was there all week. I would grab my coffee and make a break for it! However, both nights when I came in for a brew, Sarah and Gabi were both warm and welcoming and made me feel like I was right at home.This especially shone through when I went to grab my afternoon cookie on Friday night. They are a delight both alone and together. Definitely recommend staying there as long as they're still around!