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The Armstrong Hotel
Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
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96 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Charming, well located”
Reviewed 27 June 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, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 May 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...

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 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, travelled as a couple
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 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, travelled on business
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Kutztown, Pa.
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 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, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 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, travelled as a couple
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Midland, Texas
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

My wife and I came here to celebrate a friend's birthday. We have never heard of the property before staying here. This property was revamped about 10 years ago and I can say that I am quit impressed with the room that we were in. The room was clean and *very* quiet despite being in the heart of Ft. Collins city life district on a Friday Saturday night! The beds were very comfortable and the showers nice. Easy walking distance from the property to all of the restaurants and night life that you would ever want.

Also, Oreo the cat was a main attraction. While I normally do not like cats, Oreo was a neat greeter.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Armstrong Hotel
Address: 259 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Region: United States > Colorado > Fort Collins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre 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
Hotel Class:3 star — The Armstrong Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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