Location wise, the Academy is great, just off exit 150 off the interstate. There are plenty of restaurants and malls in the area, and it is about ten minutes drive into Colorado Springs.
Decor wise, it is very eighties, with sunken seating area, swimming pool in lobby, and high atrium. Our room was very quiet, but also very dark, and therefore slightly depressing. But very clean, though the windows are overdue a good wash!
There are plenty of families with small children staying here, so breakfast time is very chaotic and noises. Lovely made to order omelettes are available for breakfast, and plenty of hot food and pastries.