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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice renovation, but needs fine tuning

Nov 8, 2019 SchuberDoo Houston, Texas

The hotel lobby, cafe, and hallways look great. Really nice renovation and so much in good condition! Employees were very nice. Our room was very clean, but the bed felt old as did the television and phone. The mattress was not very comfortable. The free breakfast was not very good. Too bad, under better management this place could be very cool.… Read more
The hotel lobby, cafe, and hallways look great. Really nice renovation and so much in good condition! Employees were very nice. Our room was very clean, but the bed felt old as did the television and phone. The mattress was not very comfortable. The free breakfast was not very good. Too bad, under better management this place could be very cool. The food in the cafe used to be much better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Full of Western History

Nov 4, 2019 convines Surfers Paradise, Australia

This hotel is right in the downtown heart of Cheyenne. But before you think that's a great location, its really not. I found the downtown area quite deserted and things to do / restaurants sparse. It's obvious its one of those cities that most people / shops and services are now in the suburbs. Lots of empty buildings and nowhere but the hotel to… Read more
This hotel is right in the downtown heart of Cheyenne. But before you think that's a great location, its really not. I found the downtown area quite deserted and things to do / restaurants sparse. It's obvious its one of those cities that most people / shops and services are now in the suburbs. Lots of empty buildings and nowhere but the hotel to eat. Across the road is the historical railway plaza with museum. I saw only one other couple visiting. It looks to me like Cheyenne is trying to bring back life in the heart but its not quite there yet. To the hotel, we enjoyed our stay. The room was nice (2 queen room) if not a little smaller than similar places we stayed due to it's age. The bathroom was small but the hotel had so many historical touches such as old pieces of furniture, photos, lovely lobby and western style furniture, that we really enjoyed the ambiance. We ate dinner in the dining room. The food was lovely (prime rib, pork with vegetables and pie dessert options) but more expensive than we usually spent on our budget. They also included a good breakfast the next morning for free. We had to forage for a parking spot but as we got there mid-afternoon we found one right out front of the hotel, so that was good for us but I'm sure not all would be so lucky. It's rumored to be haunted but we saw nothing unusual. If you enjoy history and old world charm, I'm sure you will enjoy the Plains. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Astrid...a few minor changes and you could have a 5 star hotel!

Oct 26, 2019 Amy R Houston, Texas

The hotel itself is beautiful and has amazing opportunities. It is a older historical hotel, so you must keep that in mind before expecting all the new amenities that many are used to and maybe even expect. The first impression as you walk in is very welcoming and charming. I see a lot of reviews upset with the small elevator, that I feel adds… Read more
The hotel itself is beautiful and has amazing opportunities. It is a older historical hotel, so you must keep that in mind before expecting all the new amenities that many are used to and maybe even expect. The first impression as you walk in is very welcoming and charming. I see a lot of reviews upset with the small elevator, that I feel adds to the nostalgia. We booked a king suite room and for the most part it did not disappoint. It was very roomy with a wet bar, couch, flat screen tv and view overlooking the park across the street. Bobbi in the restaurant was outstanding, more to come on the restaurant. Also, if possible ask for a room away from the highway, you could hear racing cars throughout the night. Their were things that really turned me off: 1) Check in was a little difficult. The young lady at the front desk was very friendly but very overwhelmed. She was trying to work on 3 guests at one time. One couple actually cancelled their reservation and went somewhere else. Really more to say but I do not want to ramble. 2) The room did have a smell like Fabuloso had been poured all over the room in the carpet to make things smell better. 3) We ordered dinner to take to the room which was not a issue. The prime rib looked amazing and was a great cut. The issue is it had absolutely no taste, not even with the au jus. 4) this last one is the one that upset me the most. Gabe (told he was manager on duty) reprimanded a employee out in the open on the second floor. This is completely unacceptable, especially when their was a office right behind him that he could have pulled the young man into. Walking by the office it looks like Gabe was just playing on the computer, even if he wasn’t to others it looked that way and perception is reality. I’m sure if I thought that that his employees do as well. Lead by example! I asked another employee who he was and that’s how I found out his name was Gabe. The sad part is that she said “he’s a really nice guy, and we have a lot of employees that don’t work”. If this was my business that would not be accepted. I would give the hotel a chance again but only if Gabe is not working! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, friendly, everything you need

Oct 22, 2019 reeblock West Milford, New Jersey

First stop on our honeymoon road trip ... it’s an older hotel with a lot of charm ... room was super clean, staff friendly, didn’t hit the bar but the included breakfast was on point! Within walking distance to several restaurants/bars ... perfect place to stay in the heart of Cheyenne
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Oct 15, 2019 paws0810 Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Pretty cool old 1900 hotel. Surprisingly very clean we love our room. We weren’t able to get in any earlier than the regular time 245. Front desk personnel pleasant free breakfast in the morning and so this is where we will be till tomorrow