I'm frugal in expenses when I go to Vegas so Boulder fits my budget. I usually play enough to eat at buffet for day. Full pay machine comps not that good, but they are ones over 100 percent and table games start at 3 dollars so I fit right in. Food ok in buffet and other restaurants off floor including a Burger King and a Subway and there is a Starbucks. Pool is small, rooms are quiet, but not greatly lit. Overall, I think it's an awesome place to stay and staff is friendly.
We have stayed numerous times at Boulder Station due to the low cost rooms, video poker and restaurant choices. Rooms are slightly above average and there is a guard checking IDs until early in the morning. On the negative side the lighting in the room is poor for reading and the points awarded on the full pay machines are laughable. I can recommend the Broiler and Guadalajara restaurants. Rooms are inexpensive though tend to be too high on weekends.
We have stayed at the Boulder Station Casino when they sent us a free room offer in the past. They also send us 2 for 1 coupons for the buffet in the mail. Earlier this year I entered a contest on their Facebook page and won buffets for 2.