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
For us, we wouldn't travel to Boulder without staying at the St Julien. It is a beautiful, perfectly situated property steps to all of the restaurants and shopping you may desire. The mountain views are incredible and well worth the upgrade.
Another city. Another conference. Another...hello! This is a delightful surprise. Warm welcome at the front door. Easily found the front desk - why are some hotels hiding them? - with helpful staff. A double king room facing the courtyard. I was concerned as there is music in the evenings and it quieted by 9pm. Whew. It's tough when you're an early bird. Big shower *and* a big tub! No space sacrificed here.
The meeting staff were lovely. Brought a cappuccino to the check-in conference staff each morning. That's thoughtful for a can-be-unpleasant job. The catering was superb! And the AV/IT staff was friendly and helpful with every physician who had a presentation.
I am delighted to know that this conference has already rebooked for next August! Comfy pillows, wait for me!
Never disappoints ..gorgeous spa, easy underground parking, walk to the hill and pearl street area for eats and shipping, mountain
Views, grab trail
Just across street , lobby is comfortable
W fireplace and tea in afternoon. Rooms so nicely appointed and the turn down service, soaking tub , products and linens...pure bliss