The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder offers a wide range of beautiful and budget-friendly accommodation for you to choose from
Boulder offers a wide range of beautiful and budget-friendly accommodation for you to choose from | © Efrain Padro / Alamy Stock Photo
Sarah Buder

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or Boulder is your home away from home, there are times when you need a budget-friendly option. Luckily, there are plenty of worthwhile hotels, inns and lodges in the city that won’t empty your wallet, but will provide an enjoyable stay. Take a look at this list of the best cheap hotels around Boulder, Colorado – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Foot of the Mountain Motel

Boutique Hotel, Motel

Cozy lounge area at Foot of the Mountain Motel has rustic charm and antique decor
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Foot of the Mountain Motel features 20 cozy rooms with decor inspired by vintage cabins and mountain motels. At the family-owned property, guests can enjoy amenities such as in-room fridges, bike rentals, a book-lending library and complimentary breakfast. The boutique motel also offers easy access to the Boulder Creek Path, which leads to the downtown area in less than 2mi (3km). For more local places to stay that are just like the Foot of the Mountain Motel, see the best boutique hotels in Boulder and book with Culture Trip.

2. Boulder Adventure Lodge

Resort, Hotel, Lodge

Lounge area at Boulder Adventure Lodge with modern design, sofas, a wooden table and a fireplace
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Looking for an affordable campsite with private suites and cabins? Boulder Adventure Lodge has you covered. Tented camping sites sit on wooden decks built into the hillside above the A-Lodge, and there are two car camping spots for vans in the main parking area. The rustic lodge also features Boulder’s only youth hostel room, which sleeps up to 12 people in connecting rooms and has a communal kitchen and a lounge space.

3. Basecamp Boulder

Boutique Hotel, Motel

Lounge and dining area with two long wooden tables, yellow chairs and two leather couches at Basecamp Boulder
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As its name suggests, this hotel near downtown Boulder was designed to have the feel of a base camp. Its 50 mountain-themed rooms are centered around a cozy communal lobby where guests can gather to share stories and exchange tips before or after their outdoor adventures. The property is also close to prime hiking, biking and running areas such as the Boulder Creek Path and Chautauqua Park.

4. Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

Outdoor dining area at Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street has black furniture, string lights and a firepit
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Featuring 150 large guest rooms, each equipped with a private bedroom and separate living area, Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street is a comfortable place to rest your head. The hotel is a short drive from the base of Boulder’s Flatirons. It’s also within walking distance of popular breweries such as Sanitas Brewing Company, where you can sip on the Everyday Mountain Lager with Citra hop aromatics.

5. Best Western Plus Boulder Inn


Double room at Best Western Plus Boulder Inn has modern design, a large desk and ergonomic chair
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A seminal copper sculpture by award-winning US sculptor Bernard Brenner is on display in the lobby of Best Western Plus Boulder Inn, welcoming you to this budget-friendly hotel located within walking distance of the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Utilize the hotel’s bike loan program to navigate the Boulder Creek Path or head to unique nearby establishments such as the Dark Horse, a 1975 dive bar decorated with movie props and antiques.

6. The Twin Lakes Inn and Saloon


Twin Lakes Inn is a cheap hostel-style property geared toward guests choosing long-term stays. The 33 rooms are simple, but each has its own private bathroom and amenities such as coffee makers and mini-fridges. There’s also a large communal kitchen and an outdoor patio where you can make home-cooked meals. However, because the inn is located in the northeastern Gunbarrel neighborhood, you’ll likely want a car to reach downtown areas like the Pearl Street Mall from here.

For something extra special, discover our guide to the best luxury hotels in Boulder and book now on Culture Trip.

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