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“Convenient location, some noise, strange breakfast”

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Best Western University Inn
Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Fort Collins
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“Convenient location, some noise, strange breakfast”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I stayed here for business at Colorado State University - the hotel's location, just across the road, could not have been more convenient. My room felt slightly tired, and was poorly insulated from cold and noise outside, but was comfortable. The wireless internet was free, but unreliable - there was however a free PC for guest use in the lobby, and a telephone.

My main criticism concerns the breakfast offered. There was a reasonable choice of items, but only paper plates and bowls and plastic cutlery with which to eat. Given this hotel's 'eco' credentials, I found the amount of waste generated by this practice difficult to stomach. My towels were also changed every day, despite me placing them on the rail to indicate that I was happy to use them again.

Light sleepers will probably be woken a couple of times each night by the trains passing through CSU campus.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel, based on price and convenience, but guests shouldn't expect opulence, or sustainability.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Lander, Wyoming
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

If you loved those college dorm days of living with children having their first beer experience, then this place is for you. Proximity to CU and student discounts make this the place to be to keep the party going well into the early morning hours. Your room may face the open air courtyard where the ash trays are located right by windows to your room. There are no quiet hours, or at least none that are enforced.
If you call in a noise complaint (as i had to 3 out of 6 nights) expect lack luster results. The midnight staff have dealt with enough noise complaints over the years that you will likely be warned that "They are probably drunk and hard to deal with."
In your bed side night stand you will find not only a bible... but ear plugs as well. The ear plugs should be a clear indicator to you who is using this hotel regularly. The front desk, though sympathetic, ended the conversation with "Well, we are a University town!"
If you need to sleep, conduct business or relax at your hotel then continue driving, Best Western Univ. Inn is not the one for you. If you are here to party, well then, you are home.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Omaha, United States
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

This hotel does not have enough parking, so you may have to car pool. Staff was rude and not very helpful. Internet service was not available and the staff did not want to help fix it. Not a bad place to stay, be ready to find additional parking if the Inn is full. Mary and Joseph would not have been able to park the donkey here, but there was a room available for them.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Mounds View MN
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We were quite pleased with this Best Western. Great location in Ft. Collins. Great pool area. Clean rooms. Delicious breakfast which included hot items as well as a very good fresh fruit selection. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I always stay at the Best Western University Inn when I visit Fort Collins. The whole staff seems to be happy with their jobs: from the cleaning staff to the front desk, all of them. Their good mood rubs off on me. The price of the room includes breakfast and wifi. The rooms themselves are clean, quiet, and comfortable. They have an indoor swimming pool. The hotel is perfectly located for a quick trip to Old Town or across the street from Colorado State University.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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United States
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Excellent hotel. Try to stay here when in area. Very comfortable bed. Great location. Will definitely stay here again when in area and have done so for many years . I think your requirement to use 200 characters is a bit over the top as we have already given a good recommendation for this Fort Collins, Colorado, Best Western University Inn hotel which has been at this location for many years.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Stillwater, United States
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

This was very nice hotel, especially for the money! I would and have recommended this hotel to many friends. Great location and very friendly staff!! The food was good, but not as varied as I would have liked.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Best Western University Inn
Address: 914 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-3303 (Formerly BEST WESTERN University Inn)
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Region: United States > Colorado > Fort Collins
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Fort Collins
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fort Collins
#9 Family Hotel in Fort Collins
#11 Business Hotel in Fort Collins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our cozy Best Western located in old town Fort Collins across the street from CSU's main campus. We offe bicycle rentals for our guests for $15.00 a day, please inquire at the front desk after check in. Walking distance from many restaurants, shops, nightlife & the university campus. Biking distance to Fort Collin's famous breweries, nature trails and much more. We are pet friendly in half of our rooms (additional nightly fee), and our property features a beautiful year round pool house with hot tub and fitness center. We can offer group discounts and meeting space for up to 100 people, please inquire directly. ... more   less 
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