Motels in Fort Collins

by Matthew Knight

Fort Collins in north-central Colorado sits on the edge of the Rocky Mountain foothills and 60 miles north of the capital, Denver. Visitors will find a few motels in town, which allow convenient access to the University of Colorado and other attractions, including Old Town Square, the Fort Collins Museum and the Foothills Mall.

Motel 6 Fort Collins

Motel 6 offers budget-friendly modern guest rooms a block from I-25. Guests are three miles from Old Town Fort Collins, where they will find more than 80 one-of-a-kinds shops, restaurants, and historic buildings from the 19th century. Accommodations include basic guest rooms with a work desk, and pets are allowed for free as of 2010. Guests have access to a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with patio area. Waffle House Restaurant is across the parking lot from the motel.

Budget Host

Located just over a mile north of downtown Fort Collins, Budget Host offers low-cost accommodations less then two miles from the University of Colorado. Guest will find several attractions nearby. including the New Belgium Brewery and the Historical Farm at Lee Martinez Park. The motel offers standard guest rooms with a refrigerator and continental breakfast. Guests have access to an outdoor hot tub and picnic area with charcoal grills.

Super 8

Super 8 Motel is in western Fort Collins and less than four miles from the Budweiser Brewery and Stable, where guests can view the Budweiser Clydesdale horses. Accommodations include modern guest rooms with a spacious floor plan and complimentary breakfast. Suites include a separate living area and sofa sleeper. Guests can enjoy an indoor hot tub, fitness room and sitting area in the lobby. Several eateries are within a mile of the motel, including the Sundance Steak House and Albert Pit Barbecue.

America’s Best Value Inn

Just minutes north of downtown Fort Collins, America’s Best Value Inn offers pet-friendly guest rooms with free continental breakfast. Within 10 miles of the hotel are a wealth of recreation amenities, including Lory State Park, where guests will find forest hiking trails and a few picnic pavilions. The motel features standard guest rooms, a spacious lobby with wood beam ceilings and a stone exterior. Guests have many dining options just over a mile to the south in downtown, including Cooper Smith’s Pub, Austin’s American Grill and An American Bistro.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.