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. 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.
If Boulder is an easy town to navigate, it’s an even easier place to get to; it’s a pleasant 45-minute drive from Denver International Airport. You’ll want to rent a car if you’re planning to explore the area — Rocky Mountain National Park is only an hour away — but if you’d rather not drive, the hotel’s concierge is happy to help arrange airport transportation. Once you’ve arrived, St Julien Hotel & Spa has a shuttle that ferries guests within Boulder city limits on a first-come, first-served basis. Catch the St Julien shuttle Tuesdays through Saturdays from 3 to 11 p.m.