The Historic Plains Hotel

Wyoming, Wild West

The hotel

Part of Cheyenne’s rich heritage, The Historic Plains Hotel takes you back to the exciting Victorian days of the Wild West. As you enter this National Historic Landmark, established back in 1911, you’re bathed in light from the spectacular mission art panel skylight above the beautiful lobby, a space where tiles, mahogany, leather, brass, and marble come together to make a truly grand entrance. What’s outside’s pretty special too, with your spot near Cheyenne Depot Plaza (which plays host to events, concerts, and a railroad museum), and plenty of dining venues and shops in the surrounding streets. Decorated with artwork and photography by local artists, the hotel reflects the beauty and culture you’ll see as you explore Wyoming – after you’ve tucked into the complimentary Continental breakfasts they lay out each morning of course.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

A downtown hotel right beside Cheyenne Depot Plaza, which hosts concerts and events, this hotel’s moments from Cheyenne Depot Museum and an eclectic mix of shopping, art gallery, and dining venues. It sits at the nexus of I-80 and I-25, giving you easy access to the region’s many attractions.

Hotel information

131 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 32" flat-screen TV, clock radio, WiFi, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron and board (on request). Queen Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Queen Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Plains Dining Room (complimentary Continental breakfast). Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry service*. Parking?

*Denotes local charge

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Sep 24, 2020 466carinm Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ok, so our motto for this stay soon became “embrace the suck”. The first room they gave us hadn’t been cleaned, so they gave us a different room. Should have thought more about the fact they lock the outside doors at 9:30 pm requiring guests to enter a code to get in. Also- no breakfast available as much of the first and second floors appeared to… Read more
Ok, so our motto for this stay soon became “embrace the suck”. The first room they gave us hadn’t been cleaned, so they gave us a different room. Should have thought more about the fact they lock the outside doors at 9:30 pm requiring guests to enter a code to get in. Also- no breakfast available as much of the first and second floors appeared to be in the middle of a renovation, although we never saw workers and we were there during the week. Hotel might have once been very charming but I wouldn’t recommend it now. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you want cool character, this is the place for you.

Sep 7, 2020 Jennifer B Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States

My husband and I are passing through Cheyenne and looked up this place. It’s amazing. The lobby and hallways of the floors are filled with gorgeous antiques. Long halls to explore reveal great treasures. The floors are amazing, the stained glass ceiling in the lobby is beautiful, even the charm of the doors takes you back on time. Clearly, it’s a… Read more
My husband and I are passing through Cheyenne and looked up this place. It’s amazing. The lobby and hallways of the floors are filled with gorgeous antiques. Long halls to explore reveal great treasures. The floors are amazing, the stained glass ceiling in the lobby is beautiful, even the charm of the doors takes you back on time. Clearly, it’s a a bit dated, but it doesn’t even matter. It’s also rumored to be haunted! The clerk at the desk when we checked in was so helpful and even showed us a picture of Kennedys staying here. A few little bummers- there weren’t many outlets to plug phones in, etc. The ice machines aren’t working and you have to go down to the lobby and ask for ice. The phones aren’t working, which isn’t a huge deal since most people have cell phones. The elevator is TINY. If you have one of the carts to carry up your luggage, there is barely enough room to shove it in there and still fit one person. There was only one small trash can in the room, none in the bathroom. There isn’t much space in general bathroom to sit your things, and the water takes FOREVER to get warm on the 5th floor. Maybe it comes from the basement, but it takes a while. However all of this is easily looked over because it’s just so cool. Plus the towels (albeit small) are clean, plenty of toiletries are left for you, the closet is roomy, and there are plenty of pillows and blankets. The on site restaurant is closed, which is kind of a bummer, but if you like this sort of charm, character, and history, this place is awesome. Read less
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Aug 24, 2020 johaliz Lincoln Park, New Jersey

This hotel is beautiful and the queen suites are very large. The lobby is gorgeous. The hotel is in walking distance to a lot of restaurants, breweries and stores... I love the Wrangler store across the street. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely come back if I revisit Cheyenne. Excellent value.
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Aug 12, 2020 pauladonc Paducah, Kentucky

I love staying at historic hotels and have no problems with the compromises. This one needs a good pressure wash starting at the sidewalk and front door. The instructions on the door and front desk staff lead you to infer that the place is not safe. (Seems plenty safe). The carpet is filthy throughout and dust everywhere. I stood in dirty water… Read more
I love staying at historic hotels and have no problems with the compromises. This one needs a good pressure wash starting at the sidewalk and front door. The instructions on the door and front desk staff lead you to infer that the place is not safe. (Seems plenty safe). The carpet is filthy throughout and dust everywhere. I stood in dirty water above my ankles from the start of my shower. The heat/air unit was atrocious, old, broken and dirty even though it did work. Electrical plugs in bathroom are so loose the plugs fall out constantly. Given the lack of traffic and general poor condition of the place the front desk staff came off as nothing but lazy. Parking is only described as distant and confusing. I would avoid this property. Read less
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Jun 29, 2020 ratogirl San Mateo, California

When we were here during Covid, it was at 5% occupancy of 164 rooms so it felt like a ghost town. Staff was at 4 people. Doors locked, reception closed, toilet paper on the reception counter in case you needed more. Curiously, there was no soap provided in the rooms and no Purell in the lobby. This is a beautiful 1911 money-pit of a hotel that… Read more
When we were here during Covid, it was at 5% occupancy of 164 rooms so it felt like a ghost town. Staff was at 4 people. Doors locked, reception closed, toilet paper on the reception counter in case you needed more. Curiously, there was no soap provided in the rooms and no Purell in the lobby. This is a beautiful 1911 money-pit of a hotel that originally served the historic train station. It looks like it takes ongoing renovations. The stained glass ceiling is incredible. It is wonderfully located, though with busy streets on both sides and no parking. Well-priced. Our room was 25'x25' two double beds plus pull-out sofa for $90. Room 424. My general take-away: a great price, comfortable room, and a beautiful historic building, but the lack of soap had me alarmed. That being said, I would come here again. Read less