St Julien Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Soaking tubs with separate glass showers in every room
- Plush couches in the lounge attract Boulderites gathering for hot toddies
- Floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain views
What To Know
- More appropriate for couples than families
- Spa lounge is co-ed
- Friday night salsa can draw crowds of 400 or more
- The hotel was renovated in 2010
With an earthy exterior of rust-colored stone and muted greens and golds, the four-story St Julien Hotel & Spa blends naturally into the jagged mountain backdrop of downtown Boulder. Floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides of the oversize hotel lounge blur the line between inside and out, as does the glass fireplace that anchors one end of the room, offering peekaboo views of the outdoor fountain just beyond. A blend of locals and guests mingle in what’s become Boulder’s favorite living room, sipping mulled wine while curled up on deep couches and chatting about the latest Pearl Street oddities. Rooms balance the rugged outdoors with indoor creature comforts with their rich wood floors, plush earthtone rugs, natural stone walls and soaring ceilings, as well pillow-top mattresses and Italian linens. Little touches like custom art by a local photographer and an iPod dock add to the homey vibe.
In the Area
The hotel sits right in the middle between Boulder’s Rocky Mountain majesty and its urban epicenter. On one side are the craggy, climbable Flatiron Mountains and access to the city’s 45,000 acres of hikeable open space. On the other is the Pearl Street Mall, a pedestrian-friendly hub of boutiques, cafés, bookshops, breweries, street performers, and no shortage of dining options. Resident foodies have a preference for local, organic ingredients, and the most sought-after restaurants in town deliver. St Julien’s restaurant, Jill’s, holds its own. The handlebar-mustached Frenchman’s penchant for tableside cooking, from steak to bananas foster, means your entire meal can now be prepared while you watch.
How to Get There
The Concierge staff and Banquet staff were wonderful. The Valet service lost my claim tag. The front desk gave me a bit of a run around about delaying checkout despite the fact that the group I was with brought them a significant amount of revenue in rooms and banquet departments. Be aware that there is a mini-bar/refrigerator in the room, but no space to store personal items as it is fully stocked. The Pearl Street Mall is easily within walking distance and I highly recommend taking some time to stroll.
Visited Boulder with my mom for the Colorado-Nebraska game (what a game, Go Buffs!). Had a great stay. Spa is amazing, best massage I ever had. Conveniently located is relation to Pearl Street. Would highly recommend and looking forward to my next stay.
Hotel was very nice -- service, amenities, and room were what you would expect for the price. Had dinner in Jill's Restaurant, was disappointing; food not as described and inconsistent taste/quality -- some good, some not. Room service breakfast was standard. Based on this and availability of nearby locations on Pear Street Mall and elsewhere, I'd reconsider food at the hotel.