Ratings based on 713 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

One of the worst hotels I've ever been

Posted Jul 18, 2014
I highly recommend anybody to stay away from this place. It's beyond being beat up. What's completely unacceptable is the lack of cleanness. I don't know whether the staff don't care or it's oblivious (or both, and some are even rude). It's a filthy place that I hope I'll forget as soon as possible.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dallas, TX

Unsanitary Conditions

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Pros: Leaving.
Cons: No excuses--just provide clean rooms the first time. I did not have a dolly to move from one room to the other.
Location: N/A.
I am standing there 'naked,' turned on the shower and noticed the filthy. Since naked, I cleaned myself with cloth and showered. The shower backed up. Then I went into the room to inspect and the carpet had not been vac. So I called for another room & phone does not work. Management provided me with another room after a little inconvenience on my part--also offered excuses which I wasn't interested in.
2 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Duct taped carpet

Posted Jul 13, 2014
Cons: Replace carpet, upgrade TV to current HD type tv
Location: Good location, easy to access all of Boulder and the University. Next to the Dark Horse an old (historic) funky bar and grill. Moe's barbecue good too
The hotel is in a good location and acceptable, but very worn down and old. It has been many years since I have seen a old CRT Television (ancient) and the signal was so bad it was unwatchable. The carpet had two ripped portions that had duct tape over them. Acceptable continental breakfast, and not awful for the costs, so it was ok.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Omaha, NE

Ok, but we expected better

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Pros: The pool was warm like bathwater.
Cons: Lower the temperature in the hot tub. Fix up the rooms.
Location: It was right next to UC at Boulder. Also, it was right next to a main street so it was easy to get around.
The room was in poor condition. The door was kicked in and the carpet had a musty smell. The hall had an odd smell along with the elevator. The paintings were the same ( 1 on each side of the room ) and in the halls there were only 2 different paintings ( 1 being the same as in our room ). The breakfast was the same every day and was not very good and did not have a very good selection. The pool was very nice and warm. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 23, 2014
It was a ok hotel. Needed updates and breakfast wasn't anything to write home about.
1 out of 5
by china from Albuquerque

Dirtiest hotel ive ever stayed in.

Posted Jun 17, 2014
Rude unhelpful staff gave us a hard time the whole stay.black mold in the bathroom dirty floors mildew smell.GROSS
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Old style hotel with simple elegance

Posted Jun 17, 2014
Pros: old style with some elegance, it was quiet, not much road noise, close to town
Cons: cleaning smell in rooms, complimentary breakfasts, windows that open, a little friendlier staff
Location: There is a nice Italian hotel and a grocery store in walking distance, with a car very quick to go into downtown Boulder
I like the old looks of the hotel. It is too bad that they use strong smelling cleaners since one cannot open the windows. If there is any remodeling done, windows to open would be a great feature. The complimentary breakfast is terrible and only offered in paper plates and cups, all carbohydrate based items no eggs and terrible coffee. Could make a big improvement there. I also would appreciate it not to have a tv running since we have them in our rooms. There could be a lot more done with this charming old fashioned place.
2 out of 5
by Nipanjana from Bangalore

Bare minimum facilities were not easily available.

Posted Jun 7, 2014
Pros: Cleanliness
Cons: Everything else needs to be improved. Especially the breakfast.
Location: Nothing.
only one small table (Maybe 2feet /2 feet) and one chair in a double room. After keeping your important stuff on the table, no space to keep your food or water bottle or anything. All you can do in the room is to have a good nights sleep. Can't spend a whole day in the room. and o yeah… the bath tub was leaking… So it never filled up even half…Breakfast was awful. Full of sweet stuff in the morning. Other hotels serve far far better breakfast at the same rate.
1 out of 5
by David from New York City

Lousy hotel.

Posted May 23, 2014
Pros: Absolutely nothing.
Cons: Everything.
Location: Close to the campus of CU.
Looks like a hotel that time forgot. Carpets are soiled and stained throughout; décor is vintage 70s trying to be retro 20s; hot water was set to about 80 degrees...wasn't out, just permanently lukewarm. The free breakfast was, well, you get what you pay for. Watered down coffee, a pot of oatmeal, dry cereal, and about 3 sad little pastries.
1 out of 5
by Jason from Massachusetts

Smokey old place with little to offer, outdated.

Posted May 12, 2014
Pros: The staff (those who cared unlike the desk staff who disappeared from time to time and wouldn't answer the phone) were trying.
Cons: Everything, its not characterful, its 30 year smoked den, there's not a white item in the place which could be from the 1/4" of accumulated nicotine.
Location: It is directly opposite the CU dorms so if you have kids there its for you, the local food is great pizza (Cosmos) and DQ and a lovely Italian place.
Its formerly the Roker Inn and why it closed could be down to its not having been updated for more then half a century, I couldn't find anything modern in it and I tried. Its like a murder mystery weekend but not in the nice way, we had stains on the floor of our pipe tobacco stinking room which were red and we doubted it was ketchup, the room was so thick with a smoky smell from years of tobacco smoking that the only white thing in the room were the towels. The bathroom was a throwback from cheap 70's and the sink base cracked, drilled holes that were unfilled, items that formally must have had some use but now just the remains were left attached to the wall. I would not take off my socks till I got into bed on the night, we tried to get another room but they didn't have any available which I can only assume were because nobody else had stayed there before because I would never return there twice without the ghostbusters in tow and a flamethrower/shotgun close at hand because I didn't see any 'rodents' but if I did id not expect them to be small, it just gave that impression. The roker inn sign was half dead as was any scent on my clothes after one night, if it hadn't been graduation at CU I'd have opted to sleep in the car. I should have guessed when I approached the front door which had a smashed window and then walking in you expected a moose or elk head hanging down over you, it could be the place you film a horror movie or sitcom in, it was that 'skivvy'.