While slightly out of the way Kiva is close enough to town or the highways to make it suitable for any adventure and without the high prices. I was in Ft Collins for a 3-day workshop and either walked or biked to/from town (about two miles that included .5 mile unpaved walkway via Link Rd to Lincoln, but entirely doable). PACE, local share bike/app needs serious work but once on a bike they are okay+ for commuting. There is also a bike/run trail into town within blocks; I just didn't get to it. A fellow attendee mentioned that Lyft rides are about $5-9 (before tip) to different downtown locations. Considering the $35-49 one-way bus ride (Groome) to/from Denver International and the ease of letting someone else drive, I can't imagine renting a car if Ft Collins is the sole destination.
The complimentary breakfast is better looking and tasting than average although the potatoes and cold tortillas could use improvement. I would have liked whole milk, but 1% and 2% were available. The 24 hour coffee was surprisingly good and for me, a very early riser, entirely welcomed. I can't even tell you what the room coffee pod packages looked like.
The staff was genuinely pleasant, polite, and eager to help out. The room was more than satisfactory, bedding was fine and the towels plush. There was a huge selection of channels for tv watchers and the wi-fi service was more than adequate.
I'm not a great beer drinker but Ft. Collins has got to be Beer Heaven for those who are. I counted no fewer than 6 popular breweries within 1/4th to 1 mile, on three sides of the Kiva. Those were just in passing, biking around. 200' next door is a full restaurant (no connection to Kiva) with a varied menu. It was more than okay, but they don't seem to take well to singles (that's a narrow minded oversight). Downtown Ft Collins is blessed with really good restaurants and drinking establishments of all kinds. Of course there are people using cell phones and computers, but the overwhelming number of people were doing what humans do best- having great conversations with each other. I'm glad I witnessed some of what may become the revitalized norm.
Overall, my stay at the Kiva was a perfectly good experience. less
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