The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Boulder, Colorado

Visiting the Rocky Mountains with your furry friend in tow? Check out these pet-friendly hotels in Boulder
Visiting the Rocky Mountains with your furry friend in tow? Check out these pet-friendly hotels in Boulder | Courtesy of Boulder Adventure Lodge / Expedia
Sarah Buder

With more than 150mi (241km) of hiking trails and nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, Boulder is a wonderland for all types of outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It’s also a lovely place for four-legged friends to explore. Whether you’re hiking in the Rocky Mountains or visiting the University of Colorado with your dog or cat in tow, consider staying at one of these centrally located, pet-friendly hotels in Boulder – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Basecamp Boulder

Boutique Hotel, Motel

A cushioned bed with a fabric map behind it and bedside lights in a rustic bedroom at Basecamp Boulder, Boulder, CO
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Basecamp Boulder has designated pet-friendly rooms that allow two dogs or cats (up to 75lb or 34kg). Each pet-friendly room comes equipped with water bowls and disposable litter boxes for “feline guests.” Four-legged visitors will receive treats upon check-in, but the real perk for pets is the hotel’s central location, just a few blocks from the Boulder Creek Path and less than 2mi (3km) from Chautauqua-area hiking trails.

2. Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Apartment

A light and modern lounge area at Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, with a dining table, yellow chair, sofa and coffee table
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Embassy Suites Boulder features 204 guest suites, each with a spacious bedroom and separate living area. The pet-friendly hotel provides dog and cat guests with treats and bowls at check-in, and there’s a grassy relief area at the front of the property. Based at the corner of Canyon Boulevard and 28th Street and walking distance from the Boulder Creek Path, the hotel is also under 10 minutes by car from Boulder’s famed Chautauqua Trailhead.

3. Hotel Boulderado


An outdoor seating area at Hotel Boulderado with metal chairs, round tables and lots of pot plants
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Guests at Hotel Boulderado can book dog-friendly accommodation in Boulder on the first floor of the 160-room property’s North Wing. Pet-friendly suites come equipped with a dog bed, bowls and a “turn down” chew bone. As for amenities, this historic boutique hotel is within walking distance of many of Boulder’s hiking trails, including the easily strollable Boulder Creek Path, which is just a few blocks away.

4. Foot of the Mountain Motel

Boutique Hotel, Motel

Rustic lodge with a red door at the Foot of the Mountain Motel, with red chairs and string lights in the roof
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With easy access to scenic hiking areas like Flagstaff Mountain and Settler’s Park, Foot of the Mountain Motel in Boulder is a great place to stay for adventurous travelers with active pets. The family-owned boutique motel, which sits right near Boulder Creek, allows up to two dogs or cats per room. The 20-room property also features an outdoor fire pit, bike rentals and a book-lending library; plus, it’s located less than 2mi (3km) from downtown’s Pearl Street Mall.

5. Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Apartment

An outdoor pool with sun loungers and blue parasols at Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder
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The 128 suites at Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder come with fully equipped kitchenettes, private bathrooms, ergonomic workstations and flat-panel TVs. You can also utilize its 24-hour fitness center and heated outdoor pool. While the pet-friendly hotel is located in Boulder’s northeastern corner, slightly farther from downtown and the University of Colorado campus, it’s just down the road from Valmont Dog Park – which, for pet owners, is ideal.

6. Colorado Chautauqua


Chalet at Colorado Chautauqua has all-white walls and ceilings, with cream rattan furniture and floors, with a wooden rustic welcome sign
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Located at the foot of Boulder’s famous Flatirons, the Colorado Chautauqua grants guests direct access to over 40mi (64km) of hiking trails right from the property’s doorstep. The historic property, opened in 1898, includes 58 cottages available in studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom configurations. Each of the cottages has fully equipped kitchens and screened-in front porches, which come in handy when you want to stop your eager pet from dashing off into the wilderness.

7. 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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Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street is a pet-friendly hotel in Boulder with 150 comfortable guest rooms, a well-equipped fitness center, complimentary breakfast and an indoor swimming pool. Thanks to the hotel’s location near the Twenty-Ninth Street Mall, you can peruse outdoor gear at Eddie Bauer before grabbing a beer at one of Boulder’s nearby breweries. Try the Sanitas Brewing Company’s Saison Ale with hints of tangerine. The hotel is also just a short drive from popular hiking trails in the Boulder Flatirons.

8. Boulder Adventure Lodge

Resort, Hotel, Lodge

Nestled in Boulder’s Four Mile Canyon just 2mi (3km) from downtown, Boulder Adventure Lodge (A-Lodge) has 27 suites and cabins, many of which are pet-friendly. Communal amenities at the A-Lodge include an outdoor hot tub, a slackline area and a creekside pavilion with fire pits and grills. The property is also just a quick walk away from scenic hiking areas like the Betasso Preserve Trailhead.

For something extra special, discover our guide to the best luxury hotels in Boulder and book now on Culture Trip. Or if you’re looking for a budget-friendly stay in Boulder, check out our pick of the best cheap hotels in Boulder, Colorado, bookable on Culture Trip.

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