BEST WESTERN University Inn

914 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-3033
Phone: 970/484-2984   |   Fax: 970/484-1987   |   70 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

This small and charming Inn across the street from Colorado State University offers easy access to CSU Center for the Arts, government offices, Poudre Valley Hospital, medical centers, as well as plentiful dining, entertainment and shopping in historic Old Town Fort Collins. Experience Adventure Casual in true Fort Collins style; we offer free bicycle rentals to our guests with the Ft. Collins Bike Library on property.

We are close to many local micro-breweries including New Belgium, Odell, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, Pateros Creek, Equinox, Coopersmith's, and Big Horn Brewery (C.B. & Potts). The regional Anheuser-Busch Brewing, home to the Clydesdale horses, is just a few miles away. The last weekend of June; the annual Colorado Brewers Festival draws visitors from all over the country.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy boating, biking, and hiking at beautiful Horsetooth Mountain and Reservoir just minutes away. You can also take a day trip to raft, fish, or take in views on the scenic Poudre River, or see Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. At the end of the day you can unwind in our large heated indoor pool with hot tub. Traveling with a pet? Half our rooms are pet-friendly.

We are 100% non-smoking. For the business traveler, rooms with a king bed, and select rooms with two beds, offer a nice work desk area; all rooms include both wireless and hard wired high speed high-speed Internet and pillow top beds. You will find exercise and laundry facilities on site as well. For special getaways we also have a deluxe poolside room, and two spacious two room suites which include one and a half baths, wet bar, living room and two 32-inch flat screen televisions.

Need something special? We have a 1,200 square foot meeting room and offer group rates. We invite you to stay with us and book early for great savings and availability during University special events. The BEST WESTERN University Inn is large enough to serve but small enough to care.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast includes coffee, tea, juices, bagels, English muffins, toast, Danish, muffins, fruit, cereal, steel cut oatmeal, yogurt, waffles and a scrambled egg bar.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Guest laundry, coin operated nominal fee per load both washer and dryer separate
  • Indoor pool, heated retractable roof for summer
  • Fax services
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility, open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. will open early on request
  • Meeting facilities
  • Local shuttle (some restrictions apply)
  • Dry cleaning, same day if available
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Late check out, per availability, fee
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning, lobby, meeting room, guest laundry
  • Physically challenged services portable tub transfer bench, portable raised toilet seat
  • Physically challenged facilities ramps, door openers
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/Vending machines one in guest laundry, one on second floor east building at south end
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Laundry/valet services available in coin operated machines for a nominal fee
  • Pets allowed in some rooms, east building not pet friendly
  • Languages spoken by staff English, Spanish, German

BEST WESTERN University Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western university inn in Fort Collins, Colorado is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 40.574805  /  Latitude: -105.076925


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 25. Take Exit 268 Prospect Road west four miles. Turn right, north, on College Avenue, Highway 287. Travel four blocks to 914 South College Avenue. The BEST WESTERN University Inn is on the right hand side and across the street from Colorado State University.

BEST WESTERN University Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Budweiser Brewery Tour

Originally introduced to the public in 1876, Budweiser is one of the largest beer companies in the world, available in more than 80 markets – the name alone is nearly synonymous with beer. A pale lager, Budweiser features breweries around the globe, including one in Fort Collins. As you explore northern Colorado, be sure to plan a visit of the Budweiser Brewery

You'll find the Budweiser Brewery on Busch Road, just west of Interstate 25 and south of Richards Lake Road. Once you're there, enjoy a complimentary tour, where you'll find an up-close view of the brewing process – start to finish. Open to those 21 years old and over, the Budweiser Brewery Tour is a great way to complement any visit to Fort Collins.

Colorado State University

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is a world-class institution and leader in higher education, servicing more than 22,000 students in Fort Collins. A Carnegie Research University as well as a land-grant institution, CSU focuses on science, agriculture, and engineering.

There are plenty of extracurricular activities to choose from in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado – including CSU Rams athlethics as they compete in the Mountain West conference. Don't football games at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium in the fall.

Fort Collins Brewery

Founded in 2003, the Fort Collins Brewery is one of the newer additions to the brewing family of Fort Collins. Within the general Fort Collins area, you can also find breweries for Budweiser, Odell's, and New Belgium. The Fort Collins Brewery can be found on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and N. Lemay Avenue

The Fort Collins Brewery is an ideal destination for any beer lover – make your way there on your next trip across northern Colorado. You'll find some top brews like the 1900 Amber Lager, the Rocky Mountain IPA, and Major Tom's American Wheat. Some of the seasonal brews at Fort Collins Brewery are Maibock and the Big Shot. 

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

On your next trek through Colorado, head north to Fort Collins and explore the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Originally opened in 1941 as the Pioneer Museum, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, today, owns one of the largest collections of artifacts in the state with more than 30,000.

The mission of the Museum of Discovery is to "provide enjoyable, hands-on exploration in science and technology for the region." Try to explore as much as you can at the museum – check out the Wind Wall, the Big Drum, or the First Peoples exhibits. 

Fort-Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport

Proudly providing air travel services for northern Colorado travelers in the Loveland and the Fort Collins area, the Fort-Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport is also the closest airport to beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. Passengers in need of a commercial flight to Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa, enjoy the non-stop flights aboard Allegiant Air.

Convenient parking and rental car agencies are also available at the airport. While visiting this wonderful area of Colorado, take time to visit the Colorado State University campus for a fun day, in the gateway to the Front Range of Northern Colorado.

Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir

Found just west of downtown Fort Collins in northern Colorado, the Horsetooth Reservoir yields a bounty of spring and summer time fun.

Featuring roughly 25 miles of shoreline, Horsetooth Reservoir offers boating, fishing, swimming, and plenty of spots to bird watch.

Across the entirety of the reservoir you'll find four separate dams, all of which were vital in the final completion of the reservoir: Spring Canyon Dam, Dixon Canyon Dam, Soldier Canyon Dam, and the aptly named Horsetooth Dam.

You can swing by for an afternoon adventure, or plan your next wedding or office team building function for Horsetooth Reservoir. 

Lincoln Center

As the main facility for performing arts in Fort Collins, the Lincoln Center is a popular and choice destination for locals and visitors of northern Colorado alike. Find the Lincoln Center on the northwest corner of Mulberry Street and Meldrum Street. 

With two different performances spaces at the Lincoln Center – a 1,180-seat hall and a, smaller, 220-seat theatre – you'll find a wide range of shows and art performances throughout the year.

The 1,1800-seat venue is called the Performance Hall, while the smaller 220-seat area is known as the Mini Theater. Don't miss out on the Terrace Gardens, the outdoor sculpture garden found on the grounds of the Lincoln Center.

Lory State Park

Lory State Park

Lory State Park

Encompassing 2,492 acres of land, Lory State Park sits along the eastern edge of Roosevelt National Forest in northern Colorado.

This wonderful state park contains beautiful valleys and hills in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, along with 26 miles of hikable trails.

Since the trails in the east end of the park lead to the adjacent Horsetooth Reservoir, schedule plenty of time for fun on the reservoir.

Boating, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and fishing are fun ways to spend time on the water – all conveniently found just outside of Fort Collins.

New Belgium Brewery

New Belgium Brewery

New Belgium Brewery

Relatively new on the beer landscape, New Belgium Brewing Company introduced their first line of beers in 1991 in Fort Collins.

A pride of northern Colorado, New Belgium has grown into the third largest craft brewery in the United States as of 2012.

Daily tours of the brewery begin at 11 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m., departing every half hour.

On your tour of New Belgium, you'll see just what it takes to craft some of the most popular beers in the country, including Fat Tire, the flagship beer, and 1554 Black Ale, a Belgian dark beer.

Odell Brewery

Odell Brewery

Odell Brewery

Founded in 1989, the Odell Brewing Company is a staple of Fort Collins.

A popular destination for beer fans both local and visiting, the Odell Brewery is found just east of 3rd Street on Lincoln Avenue.

On your next visit to northern Colorado, be sure to set aside some time to explore the Odell Brewery. 

Enjoy a tour of the Odell Brewery in Fort Collins – find your best time as the hour-long tours are available all week long beginning at 1 p.m., and ending with the 4 p.m. tour.

During the summer months, the Odell Brewery also hosts Live Music Wednesday.

Rodeo Rocks the Fort

Held annually in late May, Rodeo Rocks the Fort is a yearly staple among northern Colorado rodeo fans – both residential and visiting. Sponsored by the Rodeo News and the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association, Rodeo Rocks the Fort is jam-packed with equine excitement.

Make way to Bill Pickett Equine Center Arena on the Colorado State University Foothills campus, to watch the team roping events. This campus encompasses 1,705 acres, west of Fort Collins and is home to the Engineering Research Center and the Animal Reproduction Biotechnology Lab. 

Windsor Arts & Heritage Center

Once the Windsor town hall, police station, and fire station, the Windsor Arts & Heritage Center showcases a wonderful collection of historic Windsor artifacts. Moreover, the center is within walking distance to old town and the Windsor Museum at Boardwalk Park.

The park's historic Railroad Depot from 1892 once serviced the Colorado & Southern Railway and the Great Western Railway. Have fun boating and swimming at Windsor Lake – a great way to round out your visit to northern Colorado.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Old Town Fort Collins, enjoy Fort Collins' premier dining, entertainment, and shopping district just blocks from our hotel.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Fort Collins Museum, this quaint museum features local historical and regional cultural exhibits in our old public library building.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Aggie Theatre, music venue - live shows
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Lincoln Center, traveling and local plays, musicals & art.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Farm at Lee Martinez
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Swetsville Zoo, a quirky sculpture park made from recycled farm machinery and auto parts--there is always something new to discover here
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Budweiser Event Center, home of the Larimer County Fair, concerts, shows
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 47.00 mile(s) from Shambhala Mountain Center, Buddhist Temple near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. The Great Stupa 108' and 20' Buddha, visited by the Dalai Lama in 2006
  • .5 mile(s) from Old Town Fort Collins
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Foothills Fashion Mall
  • 6 mile(s) from Front Range Village
  • 17 mile(s) from Prime Outlet Mall
  • 17 mile(s) from Centerra

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Poudre River, follow the foot trail by the river as it meanders through Fort Collins
  • 2.00 mile(s) from City Park, public lake with boats, an outdoor swimming pool, 9 Hole golf course. A great way to spend the afternoon.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Edora Pool & Ice Center, (EPIC) indoor swimming pool, skating rink, large park that includes a frisbee golf course
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Horsetooth Mountain & Resevoir, hiking, boat rentals, beach, bouldering
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Lory State Park, beautiful trails shared with hikers, horses, mountain bikes.
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Fort Collins Soccer Complex, recreational playing fields for many of the regions soccer events
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Poudre Canyon, plan a day of hiking, biking or fishing along the beautiful Cache la Poudre River

BEST WESTERN University Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Fort Collins. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

July 2015

July 17 - December 18, 2015 f
2015 Fort Collins Foodie Walk

On the third Friday of each month, downtown Fort Collins hosts its Foodie Walk – a self-guided tour through some of the best culinary spots in the city. Enjoy handcrafted sweets, top-choice wine selections, locally brewed beer, and so much more. The event begin at 5 p.m.

December 2015

January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
2015 Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Celebration

All year long, Estes Park visitors are invited to celebrate the National Park Service's centennial at Rocky Mountain National Park, where special events, seminars, live music, and other events will be hosted throughout the year. Check the calender during your visit.

December 14, 2015
2015 Black Holes Inside & Out

Astronomy fans won't want to miss this one-in-a-life event held at the University of Colorado-Boulder, featuring Professor Andrew Hamilton taking attendees into a black hole using computer simulation. The event begins at 7 p.m.

December 2015

December 13, 2015
2015 Boulder Holiday Gift Festival

Over 85 exhibitors showcase their best homemade crafts, baked goods, pieces of art, and other locally-made items at the Boulder YMCA from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

January 2016

January 21-23, 2015
2016 Three-day Cheesemaking Bootcamp

Learn how to make a variety of cheeses through this hands-on, multi-day event in Longmont. Bootcamp-goers will also be treated to dairy farm tours, a visit to Cheese Imports, and other unique events. Activity start times vary by day and location.

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