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About Hotel Boulderado Special Events
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.
Boulder, CO 80302
American, Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Each event varies. Please check our website for more details.
Broadway between Spruce and Pine
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer valet parking for $2 per hour at the 13th Street Main Hotel Boulderado entrance.
Hotel Boulderado can be reached via RTD bus and is located at the corner of 13th Steet and Spruce in Downtown Boulder.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Hotel Boulderado Sales Office: (877) 925-2129
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit www.boulderado.com to learn more about special events year-round.
Hotel Boulderado Special Events Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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. :(
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.
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.
Service was extremely slow, tables were crammed in so tightly that getting to the buffet at all was an unwelcome adventure, and Turkey protesters (which happens every year) were allowed 10 minutes of screaming at us, which is very upsetting to children. You’d think after a few years of this they’d be better prepared.
I don't like the non traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Let's keep the water chestnuts out of the stuffing. Let's keep the pomegranate out of the cranberries. Finally, I felt pressured to leave a tip after an already large "service charge" of 20% (about 35 for three people).
We are a little disappointed with food, the overall atmosphere, and organization of the event. We came for 1:15 Easter Brunch with my family and a little grandson. He was asking to see Easter Bunny and I was shocked to learn from our waiter that he cannot locate one! After me insisting on one to come, somebody showed up without Easter basket and a little treats for the children. In 5 minutes he was gone. Last year at the same event we were offered a glass of champagne or prosecco, but not this year. The food was not very tasty, cold or barely warm and small quantities. The meal was not worse the price. We will probably go somewhere else next year.
We attended the Boulderado's Easter Brunch. The buffet food was completely unremarkable. The waffles were barely warm and notably not fresh. The pastries were dull and dry, and nothing else was anything I would have paid for at a normal restaurant. The omelets were the only dish that we all agreed was edible. The waiters didn't seem to know what to do (so many of them were standing around- always in the way!). The room for the event looked like a cheap, overly-crowded wedding reception. The $55 per person price tag didn't include any specialty coffees or alcohol. We paid over $300 for 4 people (only two champagnes were included in that bill) and the experience wasn't worth half of that. The only enjoyable factor was that my two-year old liked the props for the selfie booth. But then they tried to charge us $25 for her meal (kids under 4 were supposed to eat free)... Absolutely would never recommend this. Plus their marketing sign at the entrance of the brunch had the wrong price on it!
We have attended the Boulderado Holiday Tea for many years and for the last ten years straight. By far the best selection of teas and food. Our waiter was absolutely great. The entire staff was most gracious, kind and attentive to my two very young granddaughters. Thank you to the Boulderado and especially the caterer and his/her staff.
The buffet was overall disappointing. The food was laid out unattractively on long tables in a dimly lit hallway; somewhat like a church supper. The hot food itself was tasty but hard to see it in the dark. There were only two sad bowls of salad. Ample crab claws and shrimp were a high point, as was the chocolate fountain.
By comparison, two years ago we celebrated New Years Eve at the Boulderado. The buffet dinner , served at mezzanine level, was sumptuous and beautifully laid out. Many salads and fresh vegetables, a beautiful cheese board, seafood, and the usual hot items.
Yes, it was more expensive , but well worth it.
Did not think the food was quite as good as last year, but still good. Really liked the shrimp and crab, but not the pumpkin pie.
I am someone that likes gravy on the potatoes, dressing, and turkey. So the gravy placement makes this a challenge.
I did enjoy my meal!
We enjoy it every Thanksgiving. I appreciate the Gluten-free options. Would like to see more Gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert favorites. Our only complaint is the creme brulee. They fill the ramekins with about 1/8 inch worth of creme brulee. It is really a joke. Unfortunately there are very few Gluten-free options. And that is one of them. I think they would save more money filling them. Cause they have to wash the 12 ramekins we eat to get a full serving
We'd never been to the Hotel Boulderado before and wanted to try something new for this year's Thanksgiving. Although it was a bit of a maze to get from where we dropped off the car at the valet and where the dinner was located, we got to see more of the hotel that way. The food was really good and there was plenty of it. I don't eat turkey, so the sirloin steak option was perfect-- it was cooked perfectly and was so tender I could cut it with a fork. The coconut cranberry creme brulee was delicious and I very much appreciated the chocolate fountain. The pumpkin pie was pretty good; the pecan pie had more of a caramel flavor than I cared for-- it wasn't bad, but I found other desserts that appealed to my particular palate more than that pie did. Our server was wonderful and very attentive. We'd definitely go there again for dinner and special occasions.
This was a fete to be thankful for in itself. They served over 700 people for this Annual Thanksgiving Buffett. Logistically I do not know how they pulled this off. Nothing ever ran out. When a selection ran low, someone was always there to restock the item. The food was succulent, savory and delicious. The desserts - sinful. The ambiance wonderful. The service superb. I recommend this to anyone for a special event. Call Bernadette in the Banquet Department and get a reservation. But do so early, as these event tables are snapped up quickly.
This is our second year at the Boulderado for Christmas Dinner. The service was excellent the food was wonderful and we had a lovely time. Dinner is two rooms with a buffet style menu - perfect for both myself a meat eater and my vegetarian husband. The food was not quite as hot as we would have liked but we did notice that people were leaving the lids up on the serving dishes and I think that was the issue. A server was there closing them but we did find that the food was warm rather than hot, but the flavours and options were great.
Holiday Tea is a special occasion especially if they're just two of you. You will get seated near the Christmas tree in the large atrium. we also were treated with Carolers from the local high school. Tea choices were great and food was perfect for the tea. A fantastic holiday experience!!
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