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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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
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May 8, 2020 SarahTSears Westminster, Colorado

We splurged and stayed here during Cheyenne Frontier Days. It didn't live up to our expectations but definitely is quaint and the perfect location for the CFD parade. The main level is lovely with lots of museum-quality exhibits. The breakfast was good; big. The room was cute but tiny. Some things, like the sink outside the bathroom would be hard… Read more
We splurged and stayed here during Cheyenne Frontier Days. It didn't live up to our expectations but definitely is quaint and the perfect location for the CFD parade. The main level is lovely with lots of museum-quality exhibits. The breakfast was good; big. The room was cute but tiny. Some things, like the sink outside the bathroom would be hard to fix because I understand that's the way it was historically. Other things though, like a lack of mirror seems like it could be improved upon. Read less
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Mar 14, 2020 joannalee311 Alvin, Texas

Very quiet place, and loved the vintage vibe. The man at the counter was fantastic with all his knowledge of the history of the hotel! A few spooky things happened too!! Be sure to read up on why the elevator is so small!
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Mar 9, 2020 Jennluvssnow Park City, Utah

We loved this hotel, the room was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable and the hotel was quiet. The historical charm was amazing and the location can’t be beat! The stay did come with free breakfast we did find it odd they had potatoes and sausage but no eggs lol
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Mar 7, 2020 Tanya s

We stayed for two nights and will be back again. We’d never spent time hanging in Cheyenne and had a great time. This hotel is a historic gem and the owner, Astrid, is putting her heart and soul into the restoration and preservation of it. MIchael welcomed us at the front desk and was happy to share his knowledge of the area and the hotel. The… Read more
We stayed for two nights and will be back again. We’d never spent time hanging in Cheyenne and had a great time. This hotel is a historic gem and the owner, Astrid, is putting her heart and soul into the restoration and preservation of it. MIchael welcomed us at the front desk and was happy to share his knowledge of the area and the hotel. The rooms are clean and well kept and we recommend the small upgrade to a suite. This hotel is beautiful!!! Read less