St Julien Hotel & Spa

Locally sourced luxury in downtown Boulder
This downtown Boulder hotel offers inspiring views of the Flatiron mountain formations and is located near the University of Colorado and the famed Pearl Street Mall. The hotel was built on the site of an 18-century rail yard; this yard was connected to the Switzerland Trail, a railroad path that once linked many of the gold mining camps in Boulder County.

From art to fare, hotel guests will enjoy Jill’s Restaurant, which showcases contemporary American and French cuisine, and uses many locally grown organic vegetables, fruits and plants from the Boulder Farmers' Market in its dishes.

And when it’s time to veg out, head to the 10,000-square-foot Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa at St Julien. The sanctuary of relaxation, renewal and comfort has a full menu of services to choose from. In addition to personal treatments, guests can also unwind in the eucalyptus-infused stream room, sauna, hot tub or pool.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • St Julien Hotel & Spa is located in downtown Boulder, Colorado, where it’s nestled between the bustling Pearl Street Mall and the sky-grazing Flatirons.
  • The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s view of these red-rock formations, which jut out from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, will surely lure you outdoors, and what a great outdoors it is.
  • If you’re in the mood for a little action, explore the great outdoors. The hotel is within close proximity of the Rocky Mountains and more than 60 parks. Boulder also has more than 200 miles of public biking and hiking trails to share with fitness enthusiasts.
  • Unwind with some live music and enjoy a drink or two. The hotel features live music Tuesday through Sunday evenings during the summer months on the Terrace, and live music is offered at varied times throughout the rest of the year.
  • Landscape photos shot by local photographer Anne Barrett are displayed in guest rooms and in the corridors of the second through fourth floors. And on the main floor of the hotel, near the Xanadu Ballroom, a rotating collection of artwork produced by a variety of local artists can be seen.
Things to Know
  • The best time to visit St Julien Hotel & Spa depends on what you’d like to enjoy while you’re there, but with more than 300 days of sunshine in Boulder each year, there’s never a bad time to check in.
  • Be sure to borrow a complimentary bicycle to explore Boulder’s extensive path network and cruise to the trailheads at nearby Chautauqua Park.
  • Should you tire of biking (and at an elevation of 5,430 feet, it’s possible), St Julien is within steps of more than 200 shops and 80 restaurants, including some excellent options right on the hotel’s block of Walnut Street.
  • You may also choose to enjoy afternoon tea service with friends or family in the hotel’s Great Room. Sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients from the nearby Boulder Farmers' Market.

The Rooms
  • The 201 guest rooms at St Julien Hotel & Spa are the picture of modern serenity. Natural textures like slate are warmed up with plush bedding, Italian linens and custom art — not to mention a fully stocked mini-bar.
  • Whether you book a king room, a queen room or one of six two-room suites, you’ll find a host of complimentary amenities like bottled water and custom Canyon Mint spa toiletries. In king rooms, the bed is a dramatic, four-poster California king you’ll want to sink into immediately.
  • You’ll stay connected, too, at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel with wireless Internet access, an iHome player, satellite television and a laptop safe, but since Boulder is about getting outside, we recommend reserving a mountain-view room and making use of these amenities while enjoying your balcony.
  • When you’re ready to unplug, head to the large bathroom and your extra-deep soaking tub or glass-enclosed shower. With all the mountain imagery throughout your room and bathroom, you’ll hardly notice you stepped inside.
The Restaurants
  • The hotel is home to Jill’s Restaurant, a fine-dining bistro showcasing local, organic ingredients in contemporary American and French cuisine (Jill’s executive chef and general manager both hail from France).
  • The personal service here is fantastic, with dishes like Caesar salad and Dover sole meunière prepared tableside and private dining available in the Honey-Onyx Room.
  • Jill’s Restaurant at St Julien Hotel & Spa serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and elaborate Sunday and holiday brunches.
  • St Julien’s more casual option, T-Zero Lounge, is the place for evening cocktails featuring local tipples like Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey. Most of T-Zero Lounge’s beers are brewed down the road as well, though the award-winning wine list skews international.
  • During summer happy hours, take a seat on the Terrace at St Julien to pair drinks from T-Zero Lounge with nibbles from Jill’s Restaurant and a to-die-for view of the Flatirons.
Getting There
900 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302
DEN (45-55 min)  
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