Before you move to the Boulder area you will need to visit. Here are some selected lodging choices to consider when you are planning your trip to Boulder.
Hotel Boulderado – ~$200 http://www.boulderado.com/ The Hotel Boulderado is located right in Downtown Boulder, one block from the Pearl Street Mall. Staying at the Boulderado will give you a great sense of what Boulder is all about. If you have never been to Boulder this is a great place to stay. It was built in 1909 as a joint project to attract tourists. It is still attracting crowds.
Chautauqua Cottages – ~$200 (Varies with cottage) http://www.chautauqua.com These cottages are especially popular in the summer but are available year around. If you have hiking and relaxation on the schedule this would be a great option. Located right at Chautauqua Park.
Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast – $165 – $205 http://www.briarrosebb.com/ A bed and breakfast conveniently located near downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. Great option if you are looking for something different than a normal hotel.
The Bradley – ~$175 – $275 http://www.thebradleyboulder.com/ The Bradley is a small boutique hotel right in Downtown Boulder. Quiet rooms, nicely decorated. This would be a great escape from the everyday lodging choices.
St. Julian Hotel – ~$260 http://www.stjulien.com/ This is one of the newest and probably the fanciest hotel in town. Located right downtown with easy access to all that downtown Boulder has to offer. If you really want to do it up request a room with a view of the Flatirons. Spa on site.
Boulder Marriott – ~$210 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denbo-boulder-marriott/ A nice full service hotel located near everything. Close to CU, 29th Street Mall.
Courtyard by Marriott – ~$170 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denbd-courtyard-boulder/ This hotel’s location is an easy drive to anywhere in town but there are no restaurants within walking distance.
Millenium Harvest House – ~$145 http://www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumboulder/index.html Located right on the Boulder Creek Path and located next to CU. There are 15 tennis courts on site. This is where I have played tennis since I was a kid. Close to restaurants and shopping.
Homewood Suites – ~$143 http://bit.ly/wQ9soD This hotel is located near Foothills Parkway and Baseline Road.
Holiday Inn Express – ~$126 http://bit.ly/xR41o9 The Holiday Inn Express is located on North Broadway. There are some good coffee shops and restaurants within an easy walk.
Best Western Boulder Inn – ~100 http://www.Boulderinn.com The Best Western is located directly across from the CU campus. Blues club on site.
Twin Lakes Inn – ~$92 http://www.twinlakesinnboulder.com/ This small hotel is located in a residential neighborhood in Gunbarrel about 5 miles from downtown Boulder.
Americas Best Value Hotel – ~64 http://bit.ly/ADW0gj This one is a value hotel located across from the CU campus.
There are other options out there but this gives a good cross-section of what is available. The prices listed may vary depending upon time of year etc.