St. Julien Hotel and Spa ($$$$, 1.1 miles, shuttle available)

This upscale spa hotel and conference center is located 1.1 miles from the University of Colorado Boulder Campus and a 5-minute walk from the Pearl Street Mall entertainment area. Polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Italian linens, 4-poster beds and minibars, plus views of the mountains or downtown. They also have bathrooms with designer toiletries and walk-in showers. Suites add separate sitting areas and balconies. There’s a fine-dining restaurant and a sophisticated bar, plus a lap pool, a whirlpool and a fitness center. There’s also an expansive conference center, and a full-service spa with 12 treatment rooms (surcharge).

Call 720.406.8217 and use code DARS2018 to receive the best available rate at $325/night.

  Hotel Boulderado ($$$, 1.2 miles, shuttle available)

This upscale downtown hotel was built in 1909 and is known for its stained-glass ceiling. It’s a 5-minute walk from Pearl Street Mall and 1.2 miles from the University of Colorado Boulder. Rooms and suites have Victorian-style decor and downtown or foothill views. All have free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms and suites add minifridges, while suites feature living rooms with pull-out sofas. A guesthouse is also available. Room service is available. Amenities include a steak and seafood restaurant, 2 bars, a fitness room and multiple meeting/event spaces.

Call 303.440.2892 and mention DARS to book a room starting at $199/night.

  Best Western Plus ($$, 1 mile)

This contemporary hotel is 1 mile from the conference location, 1.8 miles from the Colorado Chautauqua and a 2.3-mile drive from Pearl Street Mall. The airy rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. All have balconies or patios, some with mountain views. Suites add separate living areas and microwaves are available for a fee. Free perks include a hot buffet breakfast, parking and bikes to borrow. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool, an indoor whirlpool and a fitness center, in addition to a business center, meeting room, coin-operated laundry and convenience store.

Call 303.449.3800 and mention DARS to receive the best available rate at $159/night or use this link

  Millenium Harvest House ($$, 1 mile)

Set on landscaped grounds, this modern hotel with elegant mountain style is a 20-minute walk from the conference location. Contemporary rooms have flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded rooms add minifridges and work spaces. Suites feature sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Parking is free. Additional amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, tennis courts, and a pro shop with bike rentals. There’s also conference space, plus a restaurant and a sports bar. Massage treatments are available for a fee.

Call 303.998.2480 and mention “1810DARSCU” before September 14 to receive a nightly rate of $124.

  Boulder University Inn ($$, 0.7 mile)

This classic 2-story hotel with exterior entrances is around the corner from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and 0.7 miles from the conference location. Relaxed rooms and suites have en suite bathrooms, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Continental breakfast is complimentary, and there’s coffee and tea in the lobby all day. There’s also a heated seasonal outdoor pool and a business center.

  Rodeway Inn & Suites ($, 1.3 miles)

The unfussy rooms have en suite bathrooms, and offer free Wi-Fi, TVs and coffeemakers. Some have microwaves, minifridges and desks. Suites add living and dining rooms and pull-out sofas, and some feature canopy beds. Continental breakfast is free, and there’s also a lounge area featuring old-world decor in rich colors. Additional amenities include a bar, and an outdoor pool and whirlpool tub (seasonal).


The conference location is at 1669 Euclid Avenue, Boulder, CO.