Stay Near Fort Hays State University
Conveniently located just off Interstate 70, BEST WESTERN Butterfield Inn is the ideal place to stay for visitors to Fort Hays State University. When you stay with us, you’re just a 10-minute drive from the campus and a year-round calendar of fun and exciting events. At our Best Western hotel, we strive to provide you an unmatched level of comfort and affordability. Whether it's our hotel-wide wireless Internet access, our complimentary breakfast, or the heated indoor pool, let us show you why we're the top choice for hotels near Fort Hays State University.
From our Hays, KS hotel, just take 250th Avenue south as it becomes Vine Street and make a right at 27th Street. Continue west until you reach Hall Street, where you’ll make a left to head south. Stay on Hall as it merges with Elm Street, which will lead you into the campus.
Established in 1902, Fort Hays State University has grown to become the fourth largest university in Kansas. Under the motto “Forward thinking. World ready,” Fort Hays State enrolls a yearly average of over 13,000 students to schools like the College of Health and Sciences and performs non-profit research through the Docking Institute of Public Affairs.
The FHSU Tigers sport black and gold team colors as they compete at the NCAA Division II level in sports like basketball, baseball, and softball. Join over 6,800 FHSU basketball fans to root the Tigers on as they defend home court at the Gross Memorial Coliseum throughout the fall and spring men’s and women’s basketball seasons.
Don’t miss a chance to catch a show at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The 1,100-seat theater hosts first-rate university and community performances ranging from concerts from the likes of Doc Severinsen to musicals like Shrek.
Each October, the spirit of Oktoberfest fills Hays, KS and the FHSU campus. Experience German traditions through homemade food offerings, specialty booths, the annual “tapping of the keg,” and even live polka music and entertainment. They call the area “the German Capital of Kansas” for a reason.
Our Hays, KS hotel is the preferred choice of Fort Hays State staff, faculty, students, and their families. With a range of comfortable accommodations and such a convenient location, the BEST WESTERN Butterfield Inn is the best value for Hays, KS visitors.