Colorado State University is home to more than 30,000 students, more than 2,000 faculty across eight colleges, and future Pulitzer Prize winners, astronauts, CEOs and leaders. Whether you’re visiting as a prospective student, a parent, an alumnus, a researcher or a Rams fan, this Fort Collins campus is a treat for all and a hallmark of our community.
And, as much fun as there is to be had on campus and around Fort Collins, you’re going to need a place to rest your head. We rounded up the city’s best hotels within walking distance of campus. That puts some of these just steps from downtown, too! From luxury chains to unique and independently owned getaways, there’s something on this list suitable for every FoCo visitor. Enjoy your travels!
Photo courtesy of Fernweh Inn & Hostel
The locals and owners at Fernweh understand the true meaning of wanderlust. They also know how important it is to have a safe and affordable place to lay your head when you’re exploring a new city, so they built Fernweh Inn & Hostel just steps from campus and minutes from downtown Fort Collins. The converted Old Town home offers private rooms, shared rooms and full house rentals. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by Cash, the hostel pup, and you’ll enjoy 24-hour access to the full kitchen, free private parking, bikes available to borrow, coffee, tea, snacks and plenty of storage space for outdoor gear!
Photo courtesy of Remington Flats Hotel
Independently and locally owned, Remington Flats is unlike any other lodging in Fort Collins. They offer four unique boutique suites which are full studio apartments with queen beds, walk-in showers, full kitchens, private balconies or patios, and dining areas. As a unique hybrid of bed and breakfast, vacation rental and luxury hotel, a stay at Remington Flats includes locally made, complimentary refreshments, New Belgium cruiser bikes available exclusively for guests, and a pet-friendly suite!
They also offer a sister property—a larger basement apartment—located in the University Park neighborhood just across College Ave from the CSU campus. Get all the details on the website.
This luxurious hotel is located just on the other side of Prospect from the CSU campus and the new Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. In addition to private parking, the hotel has its own restaurant, coffee bar, swimming pool and more!
In classic Best Western style, this inn offers accommodations suitable for families, couples, groups and individuals—and it’s located just across College Ave! Amenities include a full complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, discounts for seniors and military, and more.
Located north of campus and just steps from downtown, Edwards House is a historic and recently renovated boutique inn showcasing both Victorian architecture and modern elegance. The home was originally built in 1904 and today, each guest room features an updated, custom-furnished and distinctive design and each overnight stay includes a full breakfast every morning.
Photo courtesy of The Armstrong Hotel
In 1923, Charles and Carolyn Mantz opened the original Armstrong Hotel, one of three historic hotels that has graced downtown, the last to open, and the only one still operating today. Today, The Armstrong is still located in the heart of downtown Fort Collins and is directly above the speakeasy-style, jazz and cocktail lounge Ace Gillett’s. Above ground, you’ll find 45 unique and eclectic rooms and suites in an upscale, comfortable setting and the resident hotel cat, Oreo!
Photo courtesy of Solarium International Hostel
Wrapped around a botanical courtyard of tropical flora, Solarium International Hostel is a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The buildings and atmosphere are inspired by Spanish villas and the unique amenities include a community kitchen open to all guests, complimentary waffles, coffee and tea every day, a community yoga cooperative located on site, smoke-friendly areas and more. Rooms range from private suites to co-ed dorms and everything in between.
Photo courtesy of The Elizabeth Hotel
One of the newest additions to downtown Fort Collins, The Elizabeth Hotel brings gorgeous, luxury accommodations to the neighborhood. Situated in the center of Old Town, the hotel has fashioned itself as a community hub, offering partner businesses on-site like The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, Sunset Lounge, Magic Rat Live Music and Bowerbird Coffee. With 164 rooms total, you’ll encounter design details like record players and local art, decadent hotel rooms and themed luxury suites. The Beer & Bike Suite includes a beer pong table, craft beer tap and bottle cap backsplash, the Music Suite features a high tech record player, sound system and baby grand piano, and the Rams Suite offers a historic and elegant green and gold setting.
In the comments below, tell us where you like to stay near the CSU campus!