by Julie Bielenberg
This is a modern country inn located in the residential neighborhood of Twin Lakes/Gunbarrel, northeast of Boulder. There are 33 suites with cable TV, private bath, private telephone with free local calls, free Wi-Fi, and fully equipped mini-kitchens with a microwave, refrigerator, dishware and in-room coffee service. Three of the rooms have one queen bed, five come with one king bed and the rest have two queen beds and a sofa sleeper.
The bonus for families is there is a park with playground equipment, a point and lots of open space next to the hotel. There is also a fully-stocked kitchen with two electric ranges should guests want to use it. Complimentary breakfast is included in the stay, and there is guest laundry. The hot tub is in an enclosed gazebo and is open throughout the year.
Our Editor Loves
- Enclosed gazebo and hot tub
- Fully-stocked kitchen
- Complimentary breakfast
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
I stayed 5 nights here while on an extended visit around Colorado. I might have stayed loser to central Boulder but that was more expensive so this place was a good price and not too far away. Room was large and comfortable, with a small refrigerator and microwave, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, bathtub and lots of hot water. Comfortable bed with lots of pillows. My room had a nice view of the adjacent park, where we got snow one day. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast was cereal, toast, coffee, orange juice, Celestial Seasonings tea and some fruit. I would have liked some yogurt. I used the guest computer and the in-house coin laundry.
by michelle s
To say this place was abysmal would be generous. I'm trying really hard to think of something positive to say about it but there only thing that comes to mind is that the room was spacious.
First know that the word "inn"is very misleading. This is not an inn at all. These are nothing more than converted apartments that were clearly not designed for hotel living. It's also very evident that the current owners have cut every corner, and made as few modifications as possible, to make it even resemble a hotel or inn. There are certain things you need when you travel (i.e. surface space) and certain things you don't (i.e. a dishwasher). There was clearly no thought given to these types of things when the place transitioned from residential to commercial.
And these things might not even have been so bad if the place was at least well maintained, but this "inn" is in total disrepair. We checked in to our room to find a partially drank water bottle, outlets that don't work, a non-working hair dryer, flooring coming apart, a toilet paper roll that broke off of the mounting, and giant holes in the wall behind the toilet. The decor, as one reviewer so eloquently put it, was Salvation Army chic with a hint of garage sale leftovers. There were no surfaces to spread out our things because half the room is a kitchenette. In a first floor room you hear every step your upstairs neighbors take. Their "breakfast" is laughable, featuring sliced bread and stale cereal. If that's not enough to deter you from staying here then their after hours check-in procedure should be. Guests who arrive after business hours may help themselves to an envelope left at the front desk, marked with their name and room number. No verification of identity. Nothing. This does not inspire much of a sense of security.
If you have a choice between this and a chain hotel, spend a few dollars more and CHOOSE THE CHAIN. For a place like Twin Lakes to charge nightly rates in the same price range as branded hotels is almost insulting. There's just no comparison. Chain hotels all the way for me from now on.