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Re: Hotels for Boulder meeting

From: Patrick Curran <Patrick.Curran@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 11:00:14 -0700
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <3F33E52E.9080201@sun.com>

I'd rather be downtown, so I'll go for the Boulderado...

Lofton Henderson wrote:

> QAWG participants --
> Ref:  http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/lodging.html
> Thanks to NIST for supplying this great directory to Boulder hotels.  
> It is the place to start for details on any of the options.  
> Recognizing that there is a certain amount of artful writing in the 
> hotel-supplied descriptions, don't hesitate to ask me if you have 
> questions.
> We have talked with some of the hotels, and could arrange special-rate 
> room blocks for these two options.  If there is split interest (both), 
> we will do blocks at both.  These represent a couple of quite distinct 
> options, in terms of price, ambiance, location, etc.
> Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites
> =====
> Room-block (NIST) rate:  $79.95.  This is probably as cheap as you 
> will find in Boulder.
> Features:  Recently renovated, promises lots of features, see the 
> above URL.
> Comments:  This is one of a cluster of hotels/motels (Best Western, 
> Super-8, Broker Inn) which is closest to NIST.  It is located on the 
> main 6-lane highway into Boulder.  One can walk to NIST in about 15 
> minutes (I tried it), along 6-8 lane highways and thoroughfares all 
> the way.  Within a 5 minute walk, there are numerous fast-food 
> restaurants, a couple of student-oriented bars (, gas stations, 
> student housing, etc).  Slightly farther, there is a small shopping 
> center with an Indian restaurant, Wild Oats grocery, fast-food, couple 
> of cinemas.  10-15 minutes the other direction is the Crossroads 
> Shopping Center.  University of Colorado campus is right across the 
> highway.
> Hotel Boulderado
> =====
> Room block (NIST) rate:  $119.
> Features:  Victorian historic landmark, heart of downtown.  See above 
> URL.
> Comments:  This is located right off of the Boulder downtown 
> pedestrian mall and tourist/entertainment district.  It would be <10 
> minute ride to NIST on "The Hop", a small circulator bus that runs 
> every 10 minutes and which you catch right outside of the hotel.  
> Within 5 minutes walk are scores of restaurants, bars, shops, etc.  
> It's close to the Boulder Creek Path and greenbelt, and about a 8-10 
> block walk to the edge of the mountains.
> Other options
> =====
> There are lots of other options, of course.  I did a spot check on a 
> few places like Marriott Courtyard, Millenium Harvest House, 
> Sheraton.  The rates tend to be up around $139.
> Need rental car?
> =====
> You can easily get to any Boulder hotel from the airport, with Super 
> Shuttle or some such.  If you want to spend time in the mountains near 
> Boulder or around Colorado, you'll need a car.  You won't need a car 
> to get to NIST from either of the two options above.  If you are at 
> the Boulderado, you can probably keep yourself amused with what's in 
> walking distance.  If you are at BOH&S, you will probably need 
> transportation (taxi, rental car, ...) to get to amusement and 
> entertainment.
> Other questions?
> Regards,
> -Lofton.
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