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Historical Traveler Reviews Armstrong Hotel Fort Collins
Best Location, but more importantly best people!
This charming hotel, with a hint of elegance while allowing you to feel completely at home and comfy, exceeded our expectations. It is in an ideal location for doing anything in the city and the rooms are lovely. But the key for us was how accommodating, helpful, heart-centered and kind everyone who works there was! It made a very cold and snowy trip in February a delightful, warm experience.
Spent a night here over President's weekend. Great value; hotels of similar style and quality have costed far more. Room was beautiful and comfortable. Excellent location for exploring downtown. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.
No Rest for the un-restored
This Hotel is older. I expected a quaint renovated hotel like the ones you can find in downtown, San Francisco. What I got was a noisy room, poor lighting, in a not so restored hotel. Some rooms mix antique with modern furnishings and some have only modern furnishings. Our group booked 3 rooms on two different floors. Each of us reported a noisy night. The really odd thing was the lighting. The hotel uses those florescent bulbs in every fixture. It gives the rooms a strange / cold feeling. And it's not very good light to read by. We will be in Ft. Collins several more times in the near future. From now on we will just opt for a newer hotel b/c there was nothing truly charming about the Armstrong. And charm is the only reason to stay in an old hotel.
Lobby was a mess
I booked the Hotel for out of town family, but then went to check it out. Front lobby was very small and cluttered with papers, room supplies and large open full trash can. Not very inviting, so I cancelled. Rooms looked OK.
Clean, stylish and ideally located.
MAJOR PROS: Ideal location downtown, stylish decor and very clean rooms. Incredible bed. New, large TV. Historical charm and ambience everywhere. Walk outside and you're in beautiful downtown, within walking distance to excellent food and shops.
MINOR CONS: Room was a little small but they do offer large ones for about $20 more. They were painting in some places which gave off bad fumes in the hallways. Free wireless Internet was a little flaky so I used the one from cafe next door (it worked from our room).
Summary: I would stay here again if given the chance. It might cost a few dollars more than the local generic chain hotel, but the unique rooms and ideal location cannot be beat. If you're a light sleeper then ask for a room that isn't on street side. They have a website that you can book rooms online now.
The best little downtown hotel ever!
We have stayed at this charming downtown hotel on two occasions. The hotel is clean, attractive, and commodius; the staff is very accomodating. Located coneniently near great restaurants and stores, you'll enjoy a unique visit to Fort Collins when you stay at the Armstrong.
Charming and so, so comfortable
This hotel is in the best location, right in the middle of downtown Fort Collins. We walked everywhere. There are many restaurants and shops nearby, and even the campus is only a 10 minute walk. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. There is also a coffee shop right downstairs that has great coffee and sweets as well. The rooms are a charming mix of old and new. It's easy to picture the hotel and rooms exactly as they would have been 100 years ago. At the same time, they are clean, well run, cozy, and incredibly comfortable. The beds are amazing, and we slept so well. As we are light sleepers, I asked for a room toward the back which worked great for us. The next time we travel to Fort Collins, The Armstrong is the only place we'll be calling.
Location couldn't be better with only a few blocks to CSU and right in the center of Old Town. Breakfast is not included, however, there is a wonderful internet cafe (free online service) located right next door. The standard hotel room was a bit small for two adults with two weeks worth of luggage, but would be fine for a nice break. The suites are subtantially larger and if available I'd recommend booking one of those. The room was very clean and well air-conditioned (coming from the UK we really appreciated coming "home" to our cool room!). The bed/bedding was absolute heaven! Oh, and if you're an early riser you may be able to score one of the hotel bikes for a tour of the city! Overall this is a great place, perfect location and very reasonable. Enjoy!!
Loved the Armstrong
I stayed here for my birthday -- they gave me the "Honeymoon Suite" -- it has a two-person clawfoot tub in the room (!), with a double-headed shower in the bathroom proper. The renovation/rehabilitation of the hotel was a work of love for the owners -- this hotel used to be quite run-down when it was a flop house. They have kept the original staircase and cranky Otis elevator, the rooms have the original wood floors, are painted soothing colours, and are decorated with antiques. No room service here, but downstairs on the ground floors are restaurants, a coffee place, a deli, and a sandwich place. The location is as close to Old Town as you can get. One minor point -- the Honeymoon Suite faces College Avenue -- hence it can be somewhat noisy; however, the sleigh bed was incredibly comfortable, so I had a very restful night.
Nicely renovated in heart of town
I did NOT stay in this hotel, however I recently checked it out on a trip to Fort Collins in February as a potential lodging for next time. It is a neat old historic hotel in the center of town right in the middle of Old Town. I dropped in on a Saturday night while I was walking around Old Town and the owner or perhaps the manager was very friendly and nice. He was telling me about the renovations. It seems to have been beautifully renovated and the location is great. I can't recall if there is an elevator. Rates were reasonable. I think it would be pleasant to stay there in the heart of the town amid the restaurants, coffee bars and shops. I'm going to try it next time I visit without my kids.
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