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Hotel Boulderado, Boulder, CO

Hotel Boulderado

3.7
3.7
78 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Join us for special events and holidays on Hotel Boulderado's Mezzanine and Ballroom. Hotel Boulderado's special events and annual holiday traditions are not something to miss featuring seasonal chef-inspired menus. The Mezzanine is set in the historic wing under a beautiful stained-glass canopy overlooking the charming lobby. The spacious, sunny Ballroom is located in the north wing along Broadway and Pine Streets.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 442-4880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    13th St & Spruce St

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at Hotel Boulderado. Street parking available around Hotel Boulderado.

  • Public transit

    RTD bus stop located at the corner of 13th Steet and Spruce Street in Downtown Boulder.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • February Wine Club

    Feb 8, 2023 only
    Hosted by Spruce Farm & Fish. Reservations for this event are full at this time. Please email wineclub@boulderado.com to be added to the waitlist. Join us for our monthly wine club tastings. Featured wines will be available by the bottle for purchase after the tasting. Paired with Chef appetizer tasters - $40 per person. Tables can be reserved for 1-6 people.

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boulder Area

    Healthy

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  1. AL

    AlejandraL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I was very disappointed, the food quality was terrible, it was cold and it didn’t have any flavor. The service was very bad as well.
  2. D

    Donnie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Very disappointing. The whole family was disappointed. Paying $100+/plate in total, we expected more. Our reservation was for 4:15 pm and, it was advertised, the last reservations of the dinner were taken for 5:00 pm. The expectation is that the items described on the menu will be available to the last seated customers. It seems quite a number of items were 'run out of', so to speak. There appeared to be no crab claws to be found, the fruit and cheese platters were quite limited in variety, and the dessert selection was deplorable with many items not available. Very disappointing, not sure we'll ever be back even though this Christmas dinner at the Boulderado mezzanine had become almost a family tradition. Please forward this review to the Hotel Boulderado management. Thank you.
  3. M

    Mish

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The hotel is fantastic, with a gorgeous Christmas tree and beautiful woodwork and stained glass. I cannot fault the physical accommodations or the service; the person assigned to keep our drinks topped up was friendly and cheerful. Since it was Christmas, that really was appreciated as it can't be great to work on a major family holiday. However, the food was *shockingly* bad and unappetizing. Potatoes were about 80% cooked. And room temperature. The Brussels sprouts were tough and room temperature. They ran out of pecan pie. The Christmas cookies were bland. The parsnips were earthy, but unherbed. The quinoa stuffed bell peppers were seasoned with only (cayenne? black pepper?) and bland except for minor heat. They were also room temperature. My dinner guests were served carving station prime rib that bled on the plate. The fruit on the trays was tired looking. Highlights were the delicious salad and a smoky cheese on the fruit tray. I would have been happier with a mediocre pre-cooked dinner from a grocery store. I would have expected its low quality and it would have cost less than $400 for 3 people.
  4. KH

    KathiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a good time at the Boulderado - my wife Kathi designed part of the north addition - so it's always fun to revisit her good works.
  5. GS

    GingerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you ALL Boulderado Staff for making our holiday memorable and delightful!! We feel so lucky to have found a beautiful and delicious place to spend the holiday!!
  6. ST

    STACYT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I have been attending holiday buffet events for (decades) with my family. More than one selection at the buffet was not cooked appropriately, borderline raw. Some of the dessert selections were cold and the Christmas cookies had very little taste and thick/heavy dough. Others, such as, the creme brulee had raspberries in the tiny ramekin. Why? No omelette station this year. I could go on. The BEAUTIFUL historic location and attentive service were amazing, as usual! I am sure people will continue to come to "special events" for the atmosphere alone. However, it would be nice to indulge in food was prepared better.
  7. LN

    LuNell

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was prepared perfectly - especially for a buffet. Options were great, especially for a vegetarian. Decorations were so festive. Great value for the money.
  8. GM

    GMBinBoulder

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The food at the holiday Tea this year was disappointing. We’ve been coming for years, so can compare. The scones were tiny and overcooked. We had to request more sandwiches, they were so small. We’ll be back because it’s a family tradition, but I won’t recommend to others as I have before. Bummer.
  9. LH

    LindaH

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Nicely decorated, lovely choir, good service, but nasty savories and scones. The scones were very small, hard, and crumbled apart and tasted bad. The savories were for the most part stale and tasteless. We were so displeased with the food that we decided to pack up the sweets and leave after paying our bill…which to our surprise included a 20% “service charge”! This was our second holiday tea at Hotel Boulderado, and we’d expected to repeat our charming first experience but it didn’t turn out that way. This visit was definitely not worth the price.
  10. GO

    GenevieveO

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We have been going to the Boulderado Christmas tea for several years … this year the food was not as good , the tea wasn’t great, and the three tree was sad. I also was charged a 20# service charge on top of tax and tip. What use to be a $75 beautiful outing has changed into a $200 disappointing tea
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Tea & Christmas carols. Food wasn’t good. So very expensive for just carols and decent tea.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    My Boulderado Holiday Tea reservation was made a month in advance, yet the 4 of us were seated at a table for 6 making conversation difficult and the lazy susan of food impossible for all of us to reach. We had no service for 30 minutes after we were seated, not even drinks, and the food was stale and bad tasting. The final insult was the 20% service charge added to the bill with no forwarding. BAD SERVICE, BAD FOOD, BAD VALUE!
  13. CV

    ChrisV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    The setting was magnificent. The food good - portions small - not as fresh as one might expect. The service was outstanding even when the mezzanine started filling in. The tea selection was perfect -varied and interesting. A 2 piece ensemble played music which we could hear when waiting to be seated, but not at all from where we were seated. The Hotel Boulderado is a gem! The organizer did a fabulous job with table settings and decor - the food did not fit the beautiful setting.
  14. D

    Debra

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The wine tasting experience was ok. It Isa advertised as a wine tasting with “bites,” but there wasn’t enough to eat and there wasn’t enough to drink. It was organized as a seated 4 course meal and it felt silly to be formally seated for a morsel of food. It would have been more fun, and loved faster if it was set up as a buffet, or hors d’oeurves. We walked out hungry and thirsty after 2 hours of service. I would suggest changing the format, or charging more and offering full size portions for a seated dinner
  15. L

    Linde

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice variety of savories but some got soggy and couldn't pick them up to eat them without falling apart.

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you for your feedback about your experience at our holiday tea. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. We will take your feedback into consideration as we re-evaluate our tea menu for next year.

  16. c

    cindym

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    we were confused about what the service charge covered...it was over $30. In addition to the cost of the beautiful experience plus 20% gratuity and tax it seemed much just for booking this through Open Table if that was the case. Otherwise a very special and memorable Christmas experience for my daughters, granddaughter and myself.

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you so much for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at our holiday tea and we hope you'll come back and visit us again next year.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Went for holiday tea and it was terrible! Waiter was forgetful and absolutely terrible. Will continue going to the Brown Palace!

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you for your feedback about your experience at our holiday tea. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. We will take your feedback into consideration as we re-evaluate our tea menu & service for next year.

  18. B

    Brenda

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful hotel, great service, excellent Christmas tea. Highly recommend.

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you so much for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at our holiday tea and we hope you'll come back and visit us again next year.

  19. HL

    HeatherL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Wonderful ambiance and great service!

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you for the great review! We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon.

  20. c

    colleen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I remembered our server (long dark hair; we sat in table for 2 on left side of tree as you stood on stairs) bec she was so friendly, smiley. While giving excellent service. In EVERY WAY it was so much better than the Brown Palace. I’ve many friends who now wanted to come but it’s sold out. Please add more dates!!

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you so much for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at our holiday tea and we hope you'll come back and visit us again next year.

  21. BH

    BarbaraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Scones were terrible. That is the highlight of the tea.

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you for your feedback about your experience at our holiday tea. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food quality. We will take your feedback into consideration as we re-evaluate our tea menu for next year.

  22. N

    None

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We were so looking forward to this and are still upset about our experience the next day. Our services was incredibly slow and our server was not knowledgeable or helpful. We paid for 2 adults and 2 kids and only received 1 tray of food. Our tea came 30 min before the food so we didn’t get enjoy tea with our food and our food took over an hour to come out. When we tried to have our server help us she was incredibly defensive and basically said this is how it was. Very very disappointing!!!!!

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you for your feedback about your experience at our holiday tea. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the service. We will take your feedback into consideration as we re-evaluate our teas for next year.

  23. VJ

    VJMM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My 3rd time going to Christmas Tea. The food this year was not very good at all compared to previous times. Price was higher too which is fine if the food quality was higher too. Probably won't go again.

    Hotel BoulderadoResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you for your feedback about your experience at our holiday tea. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food quality. We will take your feedback into consideration as we re-evaluate our menu for next year.

  24. JC

    JanelleC

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    They charge too much for what you get. It was $218 for my family of 4 to drink one thin glass of prosecco each, one bitter hot chocolate, and small tea sandwiches that were average. The pastries were the highlight. The decor was pretty and the staff was attentive enough, but not really friendly. I'd rather spend that kind of money on an actual dinner at a nice restaurant than go back again for the tea. Disappointing and I don't recommend.
  25. DS

    DesperatelySeekingSanta

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We had high expectations a festive afternoon at the Teddy Bear Holiday Tea with Santa but it was disappointing. The setting and decorations were nice, but we were seated alone in a corner (maybe because we had kids?) despite the place being almost empty. We expected music, but there was none. The tea and food were good, especially the desserts, but the buffet was not freshly stocked. Server was nice but not very attentive (again the place was not crowded or busy at the time). The worst part was when we were informed that our kids couldn’t see Santa because he had to go feed the reindeer! My kids were so disappointed and confused. No one even apologized (until I called later to complain). Overall, it was not what we expected from a place with a world-class reputation like the Boulderado. We will not be back.
  26. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I was not impressed with our server. Plus they automatically charge you 20% tip on your bill. So i guess the service doesn't have to be great because they already know they're getting a nice tip.
  27. CE

    CindyE

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This was for an annual Children's Hospital Fundraising Tea, so the price was not an issue. The problem was really on two levels. First, we had 4 people seated at a table that was approximated 2' round and against a railing. So 4 of us had access to approximately 3/4 of the table, with a 1/4 of the table inaccessible due to the railing. We were sitting quite close to each other. There was really not enough room on the table for our tea pots, water glasses, finger sandwiches and sugar/jam. It is has to be comfortable when you are put in that small of a space. The frustrating part was that most of the tables in the mezzanine were empty, so it was not an issue of availability. The service one a "one and done" where our drink/tea order was taken, delivered and never seen again. I had to flag down our server to get our check. This is not what I would expect at the Boulderado. Overall I was a bit disappointed, but not enough to keep me from going back for the same fundraiser next year.
  28. BG

    BobG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening! Had to add a last-minute guest to our group, and the hostess accommodated us immediately. Would go back again, and definitely recommend!
  29. s

    susan

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, at the Boulderado. Everything was beautiful from the Christmas Tree to the delicious food. Staff was terrific!
  30. SS

    SherS

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The hotel was beautiful as the Christmas Decorations were just installed. The room was update and very nice. The food in the Spruce restaurant was excellent and the Thanksgiving buffet was great. Lots of Gluten Free options!
  31. MH

    MardellH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food & service I've ever had for the Boulderado Thanksgiving!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Do not use Open Table for this restaurant. We confirmed our reservation yesterday and arrived this morning to be told they could not seat us. The hostess said this reservation was for the dining room, which was not open. No effort made to seat us, we were just turned away. We went to Lucille’s close by and it was very good.
  33. JC

    JeanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Boulderado is a wonderful place to eat and enjoy Boulder.
  34. MN

    MelanieN

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for the wine tasting on the Mezzanine. A little hard to hear if you were close to the open lobby below. But otherwise really good wine and amazingly paired foods!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Father’s Day celebration. Seated right away and even received coffee drinks quickly. Please our orders which took an exceptionally long time. Waiter extended his apologies for the delay. Manager did comp one meal which was very generous. Food was great! Especially the bacon :)
  36. DW

    DianneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Mother’s Day brunch, and the food was great, and the service was excellent.
  37. b

    boulderfood

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch was great.
  39. A

    Anne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The concept promises more than what is delivered.
  40. FT

    FamilyT

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for the Christmas Buffet and boy was it grand! Festival, tantalizing and great tasting. They had plenty of vegetables and side dishes to choose from and an entire table dedicated to shrimp and crab claws, not to mention an entire room full of deserts. We felt so lucky to get a table and be able to celebrate Christmas with our family in this wonderful Christmas setting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hotel Boulderado offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 442-4880.

Hotel Boulderado is rated 3.7 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hotel Boulderado

2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-4801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th St & Spruce St

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at Hotel Boulderado. Street parking available around Hotel Boulderado.

  • Public transit

    RTD bus stop located at the corner of 13th Steet and Spruce Street in Downtown Boulder.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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