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

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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May 20, 2019 MarkAndLindaO Colorado Springs, Colorado

Interesting historical place, and my room was nicely renovated. It was kind of hard to find convenient power outlets. The big issue was with how this place is run. I stayed here three nights, and had to get my key reprogrammed every night. In addition, my room was not cleaned either day, but they did gather the tip I left the first day. They… Read more
Interesting historical place, and my room was nicely renovated. It was kind of hard to find convenient power outlets. The big issue was with how this place is run. I stayed here three nights, and had to get my key reprogrammed every night. In addition, my room was not cleaned either day, but they did gather the tip I left the first day. They seemed to be short-handed on staff, as evidenced by the complaining of the front desk staff. Read less
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May 19, 2019 rmestes Colorado Springs, Colorado

Historic indeed. It has not been updated or cleaned in a very long time. The hallways were poorly lit as was the room. The bathroom has original tile and it is all cracked and falling. Tiny bath towels. No wash cloths or hand towels. No Kleenex, only toilet paper. Old mattress was very lumpy and sagged. When you walked in the front door it… Read more
Historic indeed. It has not been updated or cleaned in a very long time. The hallways were poorly lit as was the room. The bathroom has original tile and it is all cracked and falling. Tiny bath towels. No wash cloths or hand towels. No Kleenex, only toilet paper. Old mattress was very lumpy and sagged. When you walked in the front door it smelled musty. I love antique and rustic things, this was a bit much. This place was probably great in it hay day, it’s well passed its prime. And no parking! You have to park on the street blocks away. No thank you! Never again! Read less
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May 18, 2019 Dawgdad52 Seattle, Washington

If your experience is that a Four Seasons or Fairmont property is 4.5 stars and a Westin is 4 stars then this property is 2.5 stars. The people are wonderful and friendly and helpful and care about The Plains. The location is very "downtown"/central and easy walking to several restaurants. We spent 2 nights in a 2 room 2-queen bed suite. The beds… Read more
If your experience is that a Four Seasons or Fairmont property is 4.5 stars and a Westin is 4 stars then this property is 2.5 stars. The people are wonderful and friendly and helpful and care about The Plains. The location is very "downtown"/central and easy walking to several restaurants. We spent 2 nights in a 2 room 2-queen bed suite. The beds were comfortable and internet access was adequate. The bathtub/shower caulking was rusty. 4th floor water pressure was minimal and the bathtub wouldn't drain. When recharging electronics the in-wall plugs were old enough that recharging cables would fall out of the socket. And 50+% of the rooms are either on Lincolnway (Cheyenne's major east/west arterial) or on Central avenue. And there are many many Harley riders that frequent Lincolnway even mid-week making a quiet sleep a bit difficult. The free breakfast has pre-fab eggs and hash browns-like a Hampton Inn without the waffle maker. The food was lifeless but there's plenty of it. And again, the service is friendly. Bathrooms near the main floor conference center needed cleaning and carpeting is worn and torn. We were told that the current owner bought the property at auction 3-4 years ago. It reminds me of buying a 1950's house which needs to be upgraded to today's standards-but where do you start? The Plains is certainly Historic, and folksy, and central. But it's tired and challenged. Glad we had a chance to visit-but will probably go with a Springhill Suites by Marriott or Holiday Inn Express and Suites next time because everything there works. Read less
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May 17, 2019 William K

Great location right downtown. Rooms are plain but large and clean. Hotel design is like going back in time 150 years to the early railroad era. You can see and feel that this was the Ritz of its time. It’s not anymore but it’s as close to echoes of the past as you can get. If you are intrigued by historical places, this place is loaded. If only… Read more
Great location right downtown. Rooms are plain but large and clean. Hotel design is like going back in time 150 years to the early railroad era. You can see and feel that this was the Ritz of its time. It’s not anymore but it’s as close to echoes of the past as you can get. If you are intrigued by historical places, this place is loaded. If only the ghosts walking these halls could tell their stories! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Keep looking. Disgusting nasty rooms with garage sale old pressed wood furniture..ick

May 14, 2019 Denversue1111

Do NOT stay here. The lobby is inviting and then I arrived at my room. Musty stinking old carpet. Air conditioner falling out of the window. Toilet didn't flush. Bath tub stopped up. No cable TV due to...some issue. MUST wear flip flops or the bottom of your feet are black from the dirty carpet. The pic of the "restaurant" comical. It's nothing… Read more
Do NOT stay here. The lobby is inviting and then I arrived at my room. Musty stinking old carpet. Air conditioner falling out of the window. Toilet didn't flush. Bath tub stopped up. No cable TV due to...some issue. MUST wear flip flops or the bottom of your feet are black from the dirty carpet. The pic of the "restaurant" comical. It's nothing more than an old Denny's. Due to the stench, I burned nag champa incense to get rid of the odor...I went to check out and was accused of smoking marijuana, they staff blurted this out in front of other guests. Humiliating. Said I could wait 2 hours for a manager to report to work and fight this - I am on vacation and was driving to another city. They claimed they knocked on my door and I did not answer..the crappy air conditioner made noise like a freight train. I was asleep by 9pm..smh Oh..great view of an alley, old roof of another building. GOOOO SOME WHERE ELSE. VERY DISAPPOINTED AND FOR MY INCENSE - I WAS CHARGED $250 BUCKS...accused of using drugs??? The ignorance of the staff!! Read less