More about Millennium Harvest House Boulder
I was dismayed to see so many negative reviews of this hotel. My family and I split our time between this hotel and the Boulder Marriott because we were in town for almost 2 weeks and thought we'd need a change of pace. We spent the first part at the Millennium and were very sorry to have to leave (they were booked solid so we couldn't change our plans). I found the staff to be incredibly friendly and helpful, our room was big and clean, and the grounds couldn't have been nicer. Yes, it is an older hotel and could use some updating, but I prefered it to the more business like feel of the Marriott. My one complaint would be that the outdoor pool and tennis courts were overcrowded due to local memberships. At night, however, that was not the case. I would definitely stay here again.
Not 5 stars thats for sure
First, the lawn area of the hotel is fabulous. We were able to watch the CU 4th of July fireworks with ease. Great place for sitting outside and chatting over coffee.
The room was very nice. The bed was a tad stiff but I was able to get a good night's sleep. The oversized chair was comfy too. Good amenities in the bathroom.
Now the downside:
1. No screen on the window.
2. Better room doors are needed - the light peeks through.
3. Very slow breakfast service in the restaurant (we gave up trying to order off the menu and got the overpriced buffet.) When I mentioned to the waitress that there was no OJ on the buffet, she said "I'll get you a glass." When I further suggested it be refilled, she said "That's a good idea."
4. Dialup Internet service in rooms and no cables. Wireless for free in lobby wasn't consistent.
5. Computers were down when we checked out.
For $89 you get your money;s worth. Im not sure where they spent the $70 million on renovations tho.
Stayed at the Milennium Harvest House Boulder for three nights in mid - July. Staff was friendly and accommodating, upgrading our room, as a standard one was unavailable. Property is in a good location, along the Boulder Creek and the paved bike / walking trail. The tennis pro shop rents bikes as well as takes reservations for tennis courts, also very nice staff. Pools (indoor pool and hot tub, as well as outdoor pool and hot tub) were clean and not overly crowded, although the tennis, fitness, and pools are also part of a club used by locals. Room was good sized, with king bed, and a small but adequate bathroom. Our room also had a view of the mountains. Hotel dining room was not lively enough for our taste, so we only had breakfast there, and went downtown (Pearl St. Mall) for dinners. Shuttle was available for those without cars to get into town. We used an internet site to get an excellent price ($71), and felt the hotel was well worth double what we paid. Hope the hotel survives, as it did not seem busy and the dining room was dead.
Old but worked
I read all the reviews but the seventy dollar price was too good to pass on Priceline. We stayed in the south wing on the 4th floor. The room faced the parking lot and street but with the fan going at night it was quiet. The decor is 70's -80's but the room was big with a kingsize bed and clean. Location is very convienent. I would not stay here for a romantic weekend but for 1 night it was fine.
Very comfortable stay
I spent a week at the Millenium Hotel in April 2006. I found the hotel to be clean, King size bed very comfortable, staff friendly and the location wonderful (directly on the Boulder path, next to the Boulder creek. They do need to update the fitness and pool area but I did not come to Boulder to spend time in the hotel. Another improvement would be at least a continental breakfast included in the room price.
Good value and location
We booked our $70 room through Priceline and only noticed the reviews after we had made the reservation. We were a little nervous about the hotel but were pleasantly surprised. We had a room in the South wing on the fourth floor. Some of the reviews here mention tiny rooms with no view. We had a very large room overlooking the back lawn and with views of the Rocky Mountains. We had no problems with service, though we were there only one night, so we asked for little other than a clean quiet room and that's what we got. Being next to the bike bath is a nice perk, if you have the chance, you can bike it all the way up into Boulder Canyon. (Might be closed from Oct to Nov 6th)
Given our limited time, not too many negatives. A couple of small complaints. The internet seemed to work, well...almost never. Maybe a trip to the lobby would have helped. They do have a couple of pay per computers on the first floor. The heater worked well, maybe too well. There was no fan or way to switch the heater to cool if you enjoy sleeping in a cool room,,that might have been a problem particular to our room. In conclusion, we enjoyed the hotel and loved Boulder. Sounds like you have to be picky about your room choice. The rooms on the fourth floor of the South tower are just fine.
This is an OK hotel. It is looking a bit old and worn out, and it could definitely use a facelift. Nice bar and cigar bar. The rooms were clean, and for business travel it served it's purpose.
Very clean, quiet and comfortable stay
I've stayed at the Millennium twice during 2006. Both times I had early finals at CU the next morning and I commute to Boulder from Denver.
Both times, I booked my stay through Hotwire and was able to get the room for under $100.
I was happy while I was there. The most recent visit was December 22nd, 2006, right before the big snowstorm. Both times I stayed I told the front desk that I needed a quiet room because I was there to study. They were happy to accommodate my request. The front desk staff is very nice and professional. Check in was speedy.
The rooms were very clean, the beds comfortable, and the rooms extremely quiet. The one complaint - I had to pay $10 for Internet service. Internet was not dial-up, it was broadband. I was told by the front desk that free wireless was available in the lobby, but I wouldn't be able to concentrate in the lobby.
Both rooms had very comfortable king beds. I have dust, cigarette, and mold allergies and I had no issues both times I stayed in this hotel. The bathrooms were typical hotel bathrooms - but very clean.
Most Poorly Trained Staff
Yeah, this hotel is a dump, but worse than that it has the most poorly trained staff of any hotel in the world that we have experienced. It's not the staff's fault: they simply haven't been trained and are clearly not evaluated. The executives at Millennium Hotels should be embarassed to have their name, and their reputations, on this property. Our reservation could not be located. The room service waiter bluntly asked us to uncork the bottle of wine as he did not know how to do it. The bartender in one bar did not know what a "twist" was. The bartender in the other bar asked if we wanted sweet or dry Vermouth in our martinis. Not a single speed dial button was programmed correctly on the room phones. Then there are the stains on the corridor carpeting, the atrocious decor (clearly, somebody went to a local discount furniture store to purchase tacky sofas and chairs for the "cigar" bar), and the boring menus. Throughout the lobby are slick posters touting the glamorous international locations of Millennium. What a joke!
BEWARE: Do not stay here!
We stayed at the Millennium thinking that it would be a nice hotel. We paid $285.00 per night. Who the heck are they kidding? Granted it was graduation weekend...Imagine our reception....we arrived having booked a "superior 1 king bed room" for three people. Of course we expected either a sofabed for the 3rd person or a rollaway. When we checked in they said that all we would be getting was one king bed. When I spoke with the manager and said that was unacceptable he suggested I buy an inflatable mattress at target....?? they then found a room with two beds. It was dirty...we were stuck they said would charge us full price if we left. Beware...we sat by the pool one day, old...unkempt and food people had ordered was left all day by the pool. This hotel was not worth more than $50.00 per night. I will never stay at a "Millennium" hotel again....check out the Marriott...we did and wished we had stayed there instead.