I needed a two bedroom apartment with cooking facilities and the Fireside Suites fit the bill perfectly. I visited Colorado Springs in November 04 and found the two bedrooms, bath, living area and kitchen to be exceptional. Situated close to major roads such as Academy Blvd, I24, & Platte was handy for me since I wasn't familiar with the roads. Having McDonalds within walking distance was fantastic! since I have 2 munchkins who want lots of Happy Meals and I'm partial to their breakfast. Also, McDonald's has a HUGE play area the children can waste their excess energy on. Things to comment on: the cleaning staff were great and made sure the trash was taken out every day and the towels replaced (since you're living alongside permanent residents it was nice to have cleaners come in like a usual hotel), the kitchen had everything I needed to save money by cooking meals, the living area was large and had a nice sized TV with VCR, the beds were comfortable and unless you have personal belongings laid out the cleaners will come in and make the bed, the coin laundry facility was located inside the building and I didn't have to go outside to use it. Down sides were: the pool was closed due to the season (It was Winter so no-duh, but it looked like it would be nice to swim in the Summer), they no longer served a complimentary breakfast (I prefer McDonald's any way since I live in the UK and don't get it often). Over all it was an excellent place to stay and I would definitely go back if I needed an apartment style living accommodation.