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“Old Time Hotel in Old Town Fort Collins”

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The Armstrong Hotel
Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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116 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Old Time Hotel in Old Town Fort Collins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Located a block away from Old Town in downtown Fort Collins, this historic property is nicely located to enjoy the charm that this lovely college town has to offer. Plenty of good restaurants, bars and shops surround the property. Free guest parking is provided on site or conveniently across the street. Walking into the small reception lobby immediately sends you back in time to the turn of the century (20th that is). Our room was basic but comfortable and clean with wooden floors, a ceiling fan and a free standing air conditioning unit in the corner. While the walls don't provide the best insulation from street or hallway noise, the hotel does enforce a quiet time policy beginning at 11pm which definitely helps. The staff was friendly, attentive and very helpful.

This hotel may be an oldie, but it's a goodie that has character, charm and convenience at a very reasonable price.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

This restored hotel has each room as an individual design challenge. The one I stayed in was quite small, but beautifully painted and maintained. The location is marvelous, as is the staff, the dining room and bar have a very good reputation, although I did not avail myself of the possibilities. There is a tiny lobby area in which you can hang out... but it is not much.

It is an economically reasonable solution for staying in Ft. Collins.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Fort Collins
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

The owners have done an amazing job turning this very old (and very worn down when they bought it) hotel into a very nice place to stay. The rooms have been modernized and have differing themes. The added benefit of the jazz club downstairs with good food and good wine only adds to what is already the best place to have good access to all that downtown Fort Collins has to offer.
We live in FC and sometimes just want to "get away" and this is our favorite place to do just that and be able to walk anywhere we want...

Room Tip: The train on the West side of the hotel, a block away, is very loud. If on the West side, don't...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed at the Armstrong either 4 or 5 years ago and loved it. Therefore, this time around there was no question that we were coming back. However, I was disappointed to see a lot of wear and tear/aging in the rooms. We stayed in room 206..."a modern room." Avoid it! It is right next to the stairs and elevator. We slept well - it got quiet once everyone was in their rooms but if you are looking to hit the sack early or take a nap, it was quite noisy. The website also describes this room as having a "zen like bathroom" and a "light court" in addition to being quiet because it is on the inside of the building. There is a large bathroom but I would not say that it is zen. Other than one small towel bar, there is no other place to hang the towels that they asked you to hang in order to be "green." Furthermore, the sink sits on a slab of stone that has seen better days. If it were sealed it might not absorb every stain. The bathroom may be clean but it just does not look it. The light court may also be an issue for those that like a dark room. The curtains do not block out all the light. Also, there are no sheers. So, if you want window light, you have no privacy. I will say that the hotel is in a great location and provides you with complimentary cruisers to ride around (although those are looking old too). The fitness facility (located several blocks away) is great but be prepared for a 5 minute walk. Will I stay here again? Maybe...it is still a great place with friendly staff (including Oreo the cat). However, I will have to reduce my expectations some next time around.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small but lovely downtown hotel has been renovated and sits right along College Avenue, within walking distances to numerous restaurants and bars. It has an almost bed and breakfast feel, with rooms being comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Kutztown, Pa.
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

We loved the experience. The hotel dates back to the cowtown days, but has been very recently renovated and is super comfortable with modern comforts. We stay there every time we visit (once or twice a year.) It is small, but has an elegant basement lounge and friendly staff. Right next door is a very cool coffee shop and around the corner is the best breakfast restaurant I have ever visited. It's right in the middle of old town and walking distance from anywhere downtown. They are surrounded by the kind of diversity in unusual restaurants you could only find in a university town.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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404 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a old school hotel completely refurbished and up to date. Stayed here on a beer tour trip and found it homey, quaint and a good value. I would definitely stay here again. Great town with Great Beers and Breweries. Win - Win!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Armstrong Hotel

Property: The Armstrong Hotel
Address: 259 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Location: United States > Colorado > Fort Collins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fort Collins
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Collins
#10 Business Hotel in Fort Collins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Armstrong Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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