What are the five best places to stay in Boulder?

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Whether you crave something small and private or large and plush, Boulder has a long list of luxe places to stay. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest these five top spots to stay in Boulder:
1. St. Julien Hotel & Spa. Guest rooms at this luxurious spot are crisp, modern and spacious (at least 450 square feet) with the kind of beds and exquisite linens that make you want to stay in bed all day. The large bathrooms have a stone soaking tub and just downstairs is one of the best full-service spas in town. The hotel is just a block away from Pearl Street and offers views of the Flatirons.
2. Hotel Boulderado. Opened in 1909, Hotel Boulderado is the living, breathing heart of Boulder. The Victorian building is a National Register Landmark and a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. You’ll notice intricate detail at every turn — whether it’s the cantilevered cherry wood staircase or the antiques in the sitting areas. Each of the 160 guest rooms is individually decorated and many offer views of the foothills.
3. The Stanley. If a majestic mountainside room is more important to you than urban convenience, the check in to The Stanley Hotel, located about one hour from Boulder in Estes Park. This grand, stately hotel is listed on National Register of Historic Places and its luxury amenities are just as impressive.
4. The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn. The award-winning bed and breakfast puts you close to the mountains in rooms that blend luxury with country charm. Each of the 12 rooms features a working fireplace. It’s a favorite choice for couples and those who want a little more privacy without sacrificing amenities.
5. The Bradley Boulder Inn. Just off quaint downtown Pearl Street, The Bradley is a charming hotel with stellar complimentary amenities such as a wine and cheese hour, fresh baked cookies, gourmet breakfasts and a make-shift art gallery.

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