The Best Hotels to Book in Fort Collins, Colorado

Indulge in luxe furnishings and stylish design with a stay at the Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins
Indulge in luxe furnishings and stylish design with a stay at the Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins | Courtesy of The Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection /
Elizabeth Miller

With a thriving music scene, famous local breweries, an Old Town bustling with restaurants and shops, and one of the state’s flagship universities – Colorado State – Fort Collins makes for the perfect getaway. Visitors can also find easy access to the peaks at Rocky Mountain National Park, and fly fishing or boating on the Poudre River. Elsewhere, fellow Front Range cities Denver and Boulder are just a short trip away. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Fort Collins, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Fort Collins Marriott

Chain Hotel

Double bed in room with sofa, desk, desk chair and several lamps at Fort Collins Marriott
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The sleek, polished Marriott will appeal to your inner minimalist, with understated design choices in spacious rooms that drink in the northern Colorado sunlight and invite a touch of the outdoors in. Abundant venue spaces, including an open-air event space that can seat up to 250, prime this hotel to host your next big event – and with dressing suites and a pergola, weddings fit well. Splash into the region’s only indoor-outdoor pool during your stay, and swing by the Copper Creek restaurant for classic choices like a burger and a couple scoops of ice cream for dessert.

2. Hilton Fort Collins


Double bed facing TV in room with sofa, desk, desk chair and verdant views at Hilton Fort Collins
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Tastefully appointed rooms and suites at the Hilton Fort Collins hug the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, but are just 2mi (3.2km) from historic Old Town and half a mile (0.8km) from Colorado State University. The Hilton hits the basics – with an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, business center, breakfast buffet, bar and grill that serves dinner, and a cafe that pours Starbucks coffee. The health-conscious can upgrade to a premium room that’s cleared the space of allergens and potential irritants with an air purifier, water filter and allergy-free bedding, capped off with the pleasures of a coconut water and aromatherapy pillow spray.

3. The Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

Black-white-and-cream dining area at the Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection, with wooden tables, chairs and a bar area
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This deluxe hotel in Fort Collins dives deep into the city’s local music scene. It stocks an instrument lending library that puts a guitar or banjo within your reach, as well as an in-room record player with a selection of records – while an on-site music venue, the Magic Rat, hosts local and touring bands. The rooms focus on clean lines and simple charms – letting the local artwork do much of the talking. Suites can include large living spaces, dining for up to six and a private outdoor patio – or there’s the themed Beer & Bike Suite, set up with a remote-controlled fire pit on the patio, beer pong table and beer tap.

4. Courtyard by Marriott Fort Collins

Chain Hotel

Double bed, TV and sofa in orange-toned room at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Collins
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Gleaming, maple-finished wood furnishings and red accents, plush bedding and comfortable work spaces invite settling into the Courtyard by Marriott. Stylish rooms with comfy beds come paired with ergonomic work spaces to log a few hours on the laptop. Cool off in the indoor pool, or fit in a workout between those brewery tours at the fitness center.

5. The Armstrong Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Double bed in monochrome room at the Armstrong Hotel with radiator and two bedside lamps
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This boutique Fort Collins hotel uniquely appoints each of its 54 rooms in quasi-rustic style with woven wall hangings, dark accent walls, plaid upholstery and lots of polished wood. The location in Old Town means you can borrow a bike from the hotel concierge and pedal the streets. At the hotel’s Ace Café, square off with a bloody mary and a smothered breakfast burrito to kick-start your day, or swing by later in the afternoon for flatbread and wine.

6. Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins

Chain Hotel

Exterior of Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins at dusk, with car parking and bicycle spaces very near the entrance
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Located off I-25, this Fort Collins hotel has access up and down Colorado’s Front Range, and it’s close to Colorado State University as well as Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Tastefully furnished rooms provide a comfortable base and breakfast is cooked to order at the Garden Grille and Bar – a fire pit encourages taking a moment for quiet respite.

7. Cambria Hotel Fort Collins

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Double bed facing flat-screen TV in carpeted room with two lamps and air conditioning at Cambria Hotel Fort Collins
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Whether you’re sinking into a pillow-top mattress or pulling a chair up at the in-room workspaces, the Cambria is set to keep you comfortable. The indoor pool and sundeck give some space to relax, and if that doesn’t work, there’s a daily cocktail hour with small plates circulating and a hand-selected beer list. The Old Town Square Plaza is just a short drive away.

8. Candlewood Suites Fort Collins, an IHG Hotel

Suite Hotel

Double bed, sofa and armchair in room with three lamps and an ovular table at Candlewood Suites Fort Collins
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This all-suite hotel in Fort Collins equips every room with a full-size kitchen and flat-screen TVs. On-site laundry eases the long-term stays when packing light, and pets are also welcome. The business center is open 24 hours a day, as is the fitness center, which includes cardio equipment and free weights. The location is conveniently close to downtown shopping options and the city’s well-known breweries, as well as outdoor sports destinations like the Poudre River and Horsetooth Reservoir.

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