Fort Collins, Colorado, the choice city. This area of the Front Range of Colorado is called the Banana Belt for its mild climate and temperate weather with twenty miles of bike paths and fourteen different parks, there is never a lack of things to do. There is the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, Old Town Square and Foothills Fashion Mall for shopping, Colorado State University for college sports, and a myriad of bars and restaurants for your dining pleasure. Fort Collins is only two hours away from some of the best skiing in the west. The Days Inn Ft Collins is one hour from the Rocky Mountain National Park and forty-five minutes from Cheyenne, WY, home of Frontier Days Rodeo. Many high tech corporations have located in this area, including Hewlett Packard, Kodak, Teledyne, IBM, Intel, AMD and Anheuser Busch.
The front desk manager was very helpful. I had forgotten my charger, he could not find the charger, but still was persistent and eventually found me one. He also found out I had visited the CSU campus and gave me a CSU pin to keep. Very helpful, and made the stay so much better.
Breakfast was too early, and when we decided to sleep in, we missed it. At most of the other places we have stayed, breakfast was until ten, here it was only until nine.
The room was clean, orderly and well kept. There was not a lot of extra space in the room as they squeezed all the furniture into a limited space, but I easily worked around it. The furnishings looked new and I was content with the room. I would definitely stay there again.
The young man at the check-in was very unfriendly and extremely rude. His demeanor needed a great deal of refinement. He said to me; "sign here to allow for us to use your credit card for any damage or anything you would steal from the room, or if you smoke in the room." I believe he needs to be trained in the proper verbal etiquette for what he was attempting to communicate. I am used to stay at national hotels where the desk clerks and staff are friendly and call you by name. This person should not be working for Days Inn.
The air conditioner worked great. The beds were comfortable. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
The building was not very secure, which means the side doors did not require a room card to open the door and have access to the hotel.
The room was at least clean and didn't smell as bad as the rest of the place. The shower was good. Bed was comfy.
The entire place smells like cigarettes though the room didn't. Staff are friendly but didn't seem to actually do what they said they would. Breakfast is not worth talking about. Wireless was flaky and very very slow. I ended up tethering my cell instead. There was heating but it didn't seem to put out enough heat.