Boulder station is more about the casino than the hotel. Plenty of full pay and 100% video poker and plenty of the rest also. Good size casino that should have whatever game you play. The poker room always seems to have a few games going when I am there, and is one of the last smoking poker rooms anywhere. This place just reminds me of old vegas, in a good way.
We have stayed at Boulder Station a few times and visit to play video poker even when staying elsewhere. We have not stayed there since the rooms were renovated in late 2011, but they were previously very clean and tastefully decorated. This is the second oldest of the Station Casinos scattered across the valley.
Hotel - The rooms are of average size and quality and well maintained. The clientele is primarily locals, blue collar workers and retirees. The reason we no longer stay there is the excessive resort fee of the $12.99 per night. The pool sees few visitors as it is ridiculously small.
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.
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.