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The Elizabeth Hotel Is Fort Collins' New Four-Star Stay

By Amiee White Beazley | November 11, 2019 | Lifestyle Feature Features

The Elizabeth Hotel elevates the Fort Collins hotel scene.

TheElizabethHotelBeerBikeSuite.jpgThoughtful touches are part of The Elizabeth Hotel’s program.

One of Colorado’s greatest strengths is the diversity of its cities and towns. Pick any weekend to explore the unique communities that make up the Centennial State and you’ll find interesting people, progressive restaurants, adventurous activities and unique hotels. One hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is one of these places, and with the opening of The Elizabeth Hotel, there is a new place to stay, equal to the splendor of its city.

Fort Collins is best known as the home to Colorado State University. But it is also base camp for sports like hiking and rafting, is connected by more than 285 miles of bike trails and lanes, and has more breweries than any other Colorado city (over 70% of Colorado’s craft beer is produced here). And here’s a fun fact: Fort Collins’ historic downtown inspired Disneyland’s Main Street USA. Yup, it’s that charming.

TheElizabethMusicSuite.jpgThe Music Suite comes with a classic baby grand piano.

A visit for a fall football game, a winter holiday getaway, or summer biking adventure is now even more appealing with a stay at The Elizabeth Hotel—Fort Collins’ first four-star property. With 164 rooms and three dining spots, Magic Rat Live Music, Sunset Lounge and ever-fabulous The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, the hotel is located just two blocks from the center of Old Town and adjacent to the pedestrian-only Firehouse Alley.

Entering The Elizabeth Hotel, guests are welcomed by the beautiful grand stair and, beneath it, a piece of artwork called “Suspended Light,” by Denver artist Jane Guthridge, commissioned specifically for The Elizabeth Hotel, one of 130 art pieces throughout. In fact, the entire hotel feels curated. Denver-based 4240 Architecture tells a thoughtful story in the property’s spacious rooms and common spaces by channeling regional influence in touches such as custom filigree, intricate metalworking and cast plaster ceiling ornamentation. It makes The Elizabeth Hotel feel as appealing as the town in which it calls home.

TheElizabethLendingLibrary.jpgGuitars adorn the Lending Library.

The Elizabeth Hotel has three themed suites. The Beer & Bike Suite has its own beer tap that serves up local brews, a stocked beer fridge, a private terrace and a fire pit. The Rams Suite is a haven for Colorado State University fans, and the Music Suite includes a baby grand piano located in its living room. Those staying in the Music Suite can also channel their inner DJ with the high-tech record player. Rooms from $209, 111 Chestnut St.,


Photography by: The Elizabeth Hotel