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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Jan 7, 2020 ThrifterDrifter

I'm a history buff and love a good antique, so you can imagine that I stopped dead in my tracks when I walked into the lobby and saw Thomas Molesworth furniture just there for anyone to use. This place oozes history and charm, from the famous people who have stayed here to the Depot Museum right across the street, to the antiques up and down the… Read more
I'm a history buff and love a good antique, so you can imagine that I stopped dead in my tracks when I walked into the lobby and saw Thomas Molesworth furniture just there for anyone to use. This place oozes history and charm, from the famous people who have stayed here to the Depot Museum right across the street, to the antiques up and down the hallways, to the murals and floor mosaic, to the stores and restaurants in the neighborhood. Our room (316) was cosy and clean. There was a microwave, a fridge, a nice TV, WiFi, and even a special cloth for removing makeup. The beds were comfy and triple-sheeted with quality sheets. The bathroom was recently renovated with painstaking detail to preserve the original tile. Breakfast was tasty and the staff friendly and helpful. Kudos to the new owner for undertaking such a huge challenge and doing a wonderful job of it, detail by detail. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Historic Hotel in the Heat of Downtown

Dec 2, 2019 jmsped76 Martinshöhe

You cannot get a more convenient location to downtown Cheyenne. Very walkable location. The staff was very friendly. Hotel itself is old but in overall good condition. The only real downside was that the bathrooms could use an update. Other than that, it’s comfortable and quiet and the breakfast is pretty good. Will definitely stay here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old gem that needs a makeover

Nov 26, 2019 ZorroNYC New York

PRO: Interesting historic hotel located in the middle of downtown Cheyenne with a restored old-school lobby. Free hot breakfast with very friendly staff. Inexpensive. CON: Rooms are very tired and badly in need of a complete overhaul -- peeling paint, chipped tile, 90s-era motel furniture, old carpets, etc etc etc. They need a major investment… Read more
PRO: Interesting historic hotel located in the middle of downtown Cheyenne with a restored old-school lobby. Free hot breakfast with very friendly staff. Inexpensive. CON: Rooms are very tired and badly in need of a complete overhaul -- peeling paint, chipped tile, 90s-era motel furniture, old carpets, etc etc etc. They need a major investment to bring the rooms up to snuff, and if they did that, it would really be a great spot to stay. Read less
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