We made reservations on the fly and our gps took us to the Hampton Inn CENTRAL Air Force Academy . The guy at the desk told us we needed to go north to the Hampton Inn & Suites Air Force Academy. (The first one looked a little sketchy - similar to the old, tired place in Thornton). I was relieved to come to this one on Interquest Parkway. We stayed on the third floor and had a balcony you could sit on and look at the mountains. The front desk help and the kitchen staff were excellent - even with three groups staying there that weekend, everything was top notch and they went the extra mile to make everyone happy. I loved being able to do my laundry and we got comp'ed for beers at the Colorado Brewing Company just down the road. Originally, we were only going to stay one night but changed our minds and stayed a second night instead of returning to Denver. It was one of the best Hampton Inns I've stayed in.