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Hotel Boulderado Special Events

114 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado, Hotel Boulderado's vibrant exterior stands out against the stunning Rocky Mountain foothills backdrop. The 1909 mosaic tiled floor, the original Otis elevator, the 5-story cantilevered Cherrywood staircase and the lobby’s stained glass ceiling captivate visitors and guests. Hotel Boulderado is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a City of Boulder landmark. On-site dining options include local farm fresh selections from Spruce Farm & Fish, casual American fare at The Corner Bar, and craft cocktails at License No. 1, a 1920’s inspired speakeasy style bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Each event varies. Please check our website for more details.
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Phone number
(303) 440-2882
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Morrison
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Private party facilities
Perfect for intimate gatherings as small as 15 and sizeable celebrations as large as 300, Hotel Boulderado boasts 10,000 square feet of full-service and fully customizable event space tailored to your events. The spring 2016 renovation of Hotel Boulderado included 114 guestrooms and suites in addition to 5,000 square feet of event space. The newly remodeled Event Center includes a relaxing outdoor plaza with a waterfall and fire feature that can be utilized for any social event or party. The updated indoor event spaces are complete with brand new state of the art audio-visual equipment including 3,000-lumen projectors, retractable screens, and a new speaker system. Hotel Boulderado ensures guests enjoy every aspect of the celebration as operational and banquets teams provide superior service. Executive Chef Peter Morrison attended Johnson & Wales University and leads a team of culinary artists in providing exceptional cuisine.
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Private party contact
Hotel Boulderado Sales Office: (877) 925-2129
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Cross street
Broadway between Spruce and Pine
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Parking details
We offer valet parking for $2 per hour at the 13th Street Main Hotel Boulderado entrance.
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Public transit
Hotel Boulderado can be reached via RTD bus and is located at the corner of 13th Steet and Spruce in Downtown Boulder.
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Special events & promotions
Visit to learn more about special events year-round.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
What 114 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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61% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The Xmas event was over crowded. Food was cold, buffet menu stated shrimp and crab would be available and none where present. Not enough coffee cups. Only one dessert remained. Not enough staff. Added 20% tip when we only saw server to order drinks. Dinner for 4 was $470! underwhelming on all levels.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The Christmas Buffet is always spectacular. My only complaint would be the desserts. Not enough variety. The Main Buffet more than makes up for that. Sitting around the big Christmas tree really tops things off.

katharineE (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for the Christmas buffet, which we have done every year since 2007. The vegetables and prime rib were great, but the salmon was dry. The server had to be asked to remove our plates. The music was inappropriate for a lovely meal. The dessert table was poorly executed this was in a cramped space and the did not keep it stocked. This will be the end of our tradition.

Mimcl65 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

My family loves the holiday events at the Boulerado. We attend every year. The food is delicious and there are options for all diets. The service is outstanding and the overall experience is very pleasant. Thank you Boulerado for making our holiday special.

vipBoulderDiner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We've been to the Boulderado for a number of Special Event meals. This was by far the most limited in food choices, and service. Fort $69 per person, plus 20% gratuity already added, we had to get our own coffee/tea, and the plates were not cleared automatically for us when we were finished.

The dessert selection was horrible - very limited choices and none of them were very tasty. I'd love to know what happened to the kind of assortment of food and dessert that was there in the past.

We felt taken advantage of and will not return to another Special Event.

DBfuzz (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I like to go to Christmas tea every year! This year, however, we arrived at 1:00 and the host seated us at a dreadful table near the bathroom :( I asked to be moved as it was NOT that busy and he hemmed and hawed and finally moved us. TWO other parties were seated for the rest of the tea. He had made us feel like we were stealing someone else' s table by not wanting the worst table in the place . Very lame! Not only were only two other tables seated, the tables around us were never cleared. Kind of gross. Lastly, the sandwiches are yummy as well as the chocolate dipped strawberries, but I'd bet a whole lot of money that the cookies are from Pepperidge Farm-shortbread with the chocolate dot, checkerboard and chocolate dipped butter, etc.Come on Boulderado for $38??!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

My friends and I had a special afternoon tea again this year. We are making this our annual tradition at the Boulderado because of the beautiful setting, good service and excellent tea time fare.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this hotel. I’ve had many wonderful times there over the past twenty years. I’m glad to see it progressing with the times while keeping the original look and feel of a historic hotel!

Sisters (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We have gone to High Tea here for 20 years. It is always a delight.

Tessa (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

I went to the Christmas tea with my 16 year old granddaughter. It had The Nutcracker cast in full garb which was nice, and I expected we would hear singing and see some light dancing. The characters walked about the tea and chatted with tables repeatedly, making it difficult for me to even hold a conversation with my granddaughter, whom I do not see very often. It became, in a word, "annoying". There was an additional $10 fee per ticket for this, and my server added an "automatic" gratuity of 20%... and included the $20 Nutcracker fee, so she tipped on $80 as opposed to $60. Our food tray came before our tea, and another employee went to see what happened to our tea order. The food was "so-so" unremarkable. All, told, my bill was over $100 for 2 for tea. NO, I will not do this again. It was overpriced, and I put in a call to be reimbursed for the "over" tipping. When asked why they add the gratuity "automatically" I was told, "We just always do that". When asked if the gratuity was indeed a tip for the server, I was told, "Yes, it helps to pay for the server." Not really what I asked. I suspect our server did not get the full 20%. I also noticed other trays at tables that were laden with fresh fruit, which was not on our tray; perhaps it was a special request. I would have done that in lieu of some of the store-bought baked items on our tray. All in all, disappointing. St. Julien much nicer.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

My daughter and I loved our first tea. However, I was given the children's tea plate and paid for an adult tea. (It was the server's first tea service, and she brought me a couple hummus tea sandwiches to go.). Also, I asked for $10 change and never received it. Nonetheless, I would recommend the tea with a more seasoned server. My daughter loved it!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

I've been to the Boulderado several times in the past and have always loved it but this visit was a disaster. They are charging 20% on top of regular tea prices for a "sales department booking fee", which is INSANE. Not a penny of that went to our server, so we ended up having to tip him 20% as well (he did nothing wrong!). That added 40% on to the $36 charge for the tea itself. Super disappointed in this unexpected high charge - we should have been told about this from the start. No idea why they thought us booking our reservation on open table should cost 20%!

Other complaints: our table was missing plates to eat from & plates to put our tea steepers on. Also, most of the desserts were not homemade. ALSO, I requested a pescatarian option and was not served the smoked salmon that my friends were. Super disappointing - will not be back. :(

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

My daughter and I were at the hotel for the holiday tea. We have come several times over the past years and enjoy it each and every time. The hotel is beautiful and decorated so nicely for the holidays. It's a wonderful start to the holiday season for my daughter and I.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We came for the holiday tea. Our table was partially behind a post, so one of our guests could not see the decor or the tree. Not enough scones or sandwiches and too many desserts, some of the cookies seemed out of a box. No clotted cream or lemon curd for the scones. Not a good value for the price at all. Crusty humus on dry bread is not a teasandwich. I have been to many teas, and this was one of the worst. I was surprised because the food at murder mysteries with dinner at the Boulderado has been excellent. Very disappointed in this tea.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

the hike in price was alarming. the food was great as usual for these holiday meals.