If you're a non-smoker and want to be close to the university, this is great. We chose this hotel at the last minute because other reviews warned about the location for those of us not familiar to the area. They were right, poor location. Otherwise, a high quality hotel. We didn't smoke as it was our last night before heading home from Estes Park, but if I were someone who needed to smoke, I would stay far from this hotel. You who are adamant non-smokers may be in paradise as smoking on balconies is forbidden. Decent breakfast included.