Armstrong Hotel - Fort Collins, CO - historical and functional facility offering beautiful accommodations


The Armstrong Hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado is located at 259 South College Avenue. The hotel which is private and family run was the concept of Missy and Steve Levinger. The historic facility has been operating longer than any other hotel in the downtown area of Fort Collins. The hotel is dedicated to the comfort of its guests and offers a cocktail or morning coffee in its lobby for the convenience of its guests.

Originally the Armstrong Hotel was opened by Carolyn and Charles Mantz during 1923. The hotel was named for Andrew Armstrong who was Carolyn's deceased father. Mr. Armstrong's house was once located where the hotel was built. At the time the hotel opened it was the town's tallest building with two dining halls, forty-one guest rooms and a variety of retail shops. The hotel was advertised as an ideal place to take tours of both the Rocky Mountain National Park and Poudre Canyon.

The design of the Armstrong Hotel is clean cut since the architecture reflects that designs from the 1920's and are meant to be more functional than stylish. The leaded prismatic tiles of glass that were utilized to diffuse the light that entered the original dining rooms and lobby are still in place in the southern and eastern facades of the building. The hall on the third floor offers a view of two light courts that allow ventilation and lighting of the upper floors central rooms. Hot air is exhausted through operable transoms placed over the doors to allow for a cooler effect and natural ventilation. The building's corners have a floral motif in the tile which is the only non functional aspect of the hotel.

The Armstrong Hotel offers a number of services and amenities including an athletic facility to its guests. Four blocks from the hotel is the Club at Old Town to which guests have unlimited access during their stay at the hotel. The club offers weights, cardiovascular machines, circuit training and a number of classes. Guests at the hotel can choose to request extra amenities when making their reservations or while staying at the facility.

These amenities include alternative bedding, bathrobes and throw blankets. Guests at the Armstrong Hotel can also request a space heater, machines for white nose and referrals for massage therapy. Spa referrals can also be gotten. The hotel has some suites and rooms available that allow for pets. There is a cleaning fee of $25 charged for each animal (the charge is $15 if only staying one night) that is not refundable. Pets should not be left unattended in the rooms.

Armstrong Hotel provides complimentary cruiser bicycles for guests so they can explore downtown at their own leisure. The town provides options for entertainment, shopping and dining. Anyone in the area should make it a point to stay in the Armstrong. Additional information about the hotel rates, amenities, services and things to do in the surrounding area can be obtained by contacting the front desk of the facility directly.

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