Located along Colorado’s Front Range, about 2 hours from Denver, Colorado Springs is a sunny university town (Colorado State is located here) with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you entertained. With easy access to many of Colorado’s ski trails, great local breweries (Fat Tire is based out of this city), great hiking trails and more than 300 days of sun a year, this city is an ideal place to soak up some sun and Rocky Mountain spirit. A city of about 125,000 people, visitors to For Collins should have plenty of accommodation options in all price ranges without being overwhelmed.
While Fort Collins is located close to both Boulder and Denver, those looking to explore Fort Collins itself should definitely opt for a hotel in the cityâ€”especially if you are hoping to take full advantage of the breweries and bars in the historic downtown district. That way you can soak up the local Fort Collins culture without too much trouble, all while still being able to make day-trips to Boulder and Denver (or into the mountains) without too much trouble.
While Fort Collins is not a well-known tourist destination and is not home to many “attractions”, this city is a great place to visit for the outdoors lover. There is also a historic downtown district where many of the town’s original building still stand, giving the lovely downtown area of this town a old west town feeling as well as being home to many bars and restaurants and a young, university social scene.
If you are looking to find a cheap hotel in Fort Collins, you are probably best off spending a little more money to stay close to downtown, versus finding a less expensive hotel located near the interstate or at the outskirts of town. While the hotels downtown might cost you a few extra bucks, it is probably worth the money to be closest to the action. For those coming to Fort Collins to check out Colorado State University, there is a Quality Inn and Suies located just 2 miles from campus, as well as a Hilton nestled just minutes away from campus as well. If you want to stay near the historic downtown, the boutique Armstrong Hotel has about 40 recently renovated rooms in a historic building. There is also a Comfort Inn located close to the center of town which offers a reliably comfortable place to rest your head at night.