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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t walk....Run!!

Sep 17, 2019 TravelinAmerica4toGo Cullman, Alabama

So I brought an entertainer bus to this hotel. They told where to park. Yeah the lot is too small. So I made a few blocks and stumbled upon their other parking lot. Right getting a bus in and out. The sign said for free shuttle service back to the hotel, call them. Doesn’t say that the shuttle runs only certain hours. Found that out when I called… Read more
So I brought an entertainer bus to this hotel. They told where to park. Yeah the lot is too small. So I made a few blocks and stumbled upon their other parking lot. Right getting a bus in and out. The sign said for free shuttle service back to the hotel, call them. Doesn’t say that the shuttle runs only certain hours. Found that out when I called the hotel. The gentleman didn’t even introduce himself. He said that shuttle wasn’t there, I asked how long of a wait it would be, and then he said the shuttle wouldn’t be available until 7am. So when I walked 4 blocks to hotel, there are 3 guys behind the counter. REALLY!!! Not even an apology for there not being a time frame when the shuttle window was. Then when I get in the room. The light was very dim. Even after turning the only lamp plugged in on it still was dark. The window air conditioner squeaked while it was running. And there was mold on the vents!! HEY OWNERS OF THIS PLACE......you get one chance to make a great first impression, guess what; YOUR STAFF BLEW IT!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location, Great History

Sep 15, 2019 wickedwanderlust

We did enjoy our stay our. The lobby is beautiful, our room had a separate sitting room, and as a bonus, the place may be haunted! (Though we never saw any spirits.) You need to realize before booking that it IS an old building so it has bumps and bruises....if you are super picky, this is probably not the place for you. That being said, the room… Read more
We did enjoy our stay our. The lobby is beautiful, our room had a separate sitting room, and as a bonus, the place may be haunted! (Though we never saw any spirits.) You need to realize before booking that it IS an old building so it has bumps and bruises....if you are super picky, this is probably not the place for you. That being said, the room was clean and comfortable. The parking area is about a block away, so we opted on bringing we what needed in a backpack and leaving large suitcases in the car (we are on a road trip). My only critiques: water pressure was a light drizzle, so plumbing system could use an update. Also pleeeeeease update toiletries. “Conditioning” shampoo is not a real thing. Other than that, the stay was great and the front desk was very friendly. Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 susan r

We arrived late afternoon in Cheyenne and needed a hotel for two nights and thought this hotel looked quirky, which it was, but it was also very disappointing. We were given a room on the 5th floor the room was dated and the bedding and curtains (which were torn) had seen better days. The bathroom definitely needed updating, it had an old bath… Read more
We arrived late afternoon in Cheyenne and needed a hotel for two nights and thought this hotel looked quirky, which it was, but it was also very disappointing. We were given a room on the 5th floor the room was dated and the bedding and curtains (which were torn) had seen better days. The bathroom definitely needed updating, it had an old bath with a shower and the sink in the bedroom. The second night we were moved to a second floor room, this was even worse than the other room. The bath was a tourquoise blue that needed descaling and the walls having cracks in the tiling. The sheets on the bed looked extra worn and the pillows were appalling; the windows were filthy with again torn dirty curtains hanging up (the windows can't have been cleaned for months/years) In both rooms the air conditioning unit was extremely loud luckily we could do without it. The breakfast was again disappointing, very little choice and luke warm eggs and sausages. On the plus side the staff were very polite and helpful and it was a central location for the historic district. Would I go back to this hotel? No not until they spent some time changing the basic comforts for their clientele, such as new bedding, pillows and curtains. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best option in town

Sep 15, 2019 JTOwings Redford, Michigan

A functional room for an overnight. Good wifi. A toilet. A shower. Something to sleep on. The room temp was not ideal. I was either too hot or too cold...all night. Some descriptions on their website, e.g. plush queen bed and luxurious bath amenities simply are not true. Honestly in the morning, I just wanted to shower and leave. Not a comfortable… Read more
A functional room for an overnight. Good wifi. A toilet. A shower. Something to sleep on. The room temp was not ideal. I was either too hot or too cold...all night. Some descriptions on their website, e.g. plush queen bed and luxurious bath amenities simply are not true. Honestly in the morning, I just wanted to shower and leave. Not a comfortable hotel room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location, Location, Location and that is about all.

Sep 13, 2019 SPD4Train Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The third try for a prepared or decent room resulted in an extra priced (waived) king room that was dreadful. Tiny, dreary yellow cream walls, one small window with window heater/ac. Soap is available downstairs at the desk, other toiletries you bring your own. One tiny SLOW elevator. The first room we were assigned was not yet made up. … Read more
The third try for a prepared or decent room resulted in an extra priced (waived) king room that was dreadful. Tiny, dreary yellow cream walls, one small window with window heater/ac. Soap is available downstairs at the desk, other toiletries you bring your own. One tiny SLOW elevator. The first room we were assigned was not yet made up. Second was smaller with a frosted glass window and the mild odor of cigarette smoke. Only thing in its favor is its location near the UP Cheyenne Station Museum and UP’s steam shed. Read less