The Hotel Boulderado, Boulder's first first-class luxury hotel, opened on New Year's Day, 1909, after construction was funded by local stock subscriptions. The name was derived from a combination of "Boulder" and "Colorado" (hey, they had to think of something, and the name would reinforce in people's minds the hotel's location in Boulder (Boulder's population was only 6,000 at the time)).
The Hotel Boulderado, meticulously restored to its original turn-of-the-century grandeur and expanded in 1985 and 1989, is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. The hotel has an elegant stained glass ceiling in the lobby, a cantilevered cherry staircase, and
antique and reproduction furnishings providing a feel of the past (smaller rooms and bathrooms have also been described as providing a feel
of the past).
The hotel is located in Boulder's downtown historic district, one block from the
Pearl Street Mall and its restaurants and boutiques