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General Palmer Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   567 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Ranked #4 of 30 hotels in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The General Palmer hotel is right in the heart of Durango on Main St. There are many good restaurants within walking distance. It is right by the train depot if you are there for the train ride. It is within many historical and natural monuments. We went to Mesa Verde and 4 Corners but wished we had time to do... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I especially address this review to those planning to ride the extraordinary Durango & Silverton tourist train --- the hotel is located only a block away from the D&S station, and your stay will be enlivened by the beautiful sound of the steam engine's whistle as the trains cross the street adjacent to the hotel. In the lobby is a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I headed up to Durango a day early before meeting friends in Telluride. We were recommended the General Palmer to stay at and we loved it!!! Cute, quaint 1890's hotel. We stayed in a queen bed room with a window. The hotel is centrally located on Main Street so we were able to walk around the shops,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is beautiful! Classic 1880's style with modern conveniences. Authentic furnishings throughout the hotel lobby and rooms. Modern conveniences include a cute little elevator, first even TV, in room coffee, free continental breakfast, free parking adjancent to hotel, the narrow gauge railroad station is half a block away and you can watch the train from the second and third... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent two-week road trip of Colorado and New Mexico. We spent two nights in Durango, and selected the General Palmer Hotel. It was the perfect choice. This restored 1898 hotel offers the comfort and hospitality that the greatest hotels in US aspire for. The rooms are elegantly appointed, and furnished to provide the guests the highest comfort. You... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really feel like you are back in the Old West when staying at this hotel. Old time elevator, freshly baked cookies every day, windows you can open and hear the clip-clopping of the horse and buggies - overall FUN!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't able to get a reservation when I was first planning our vacation, so when we walked past I took a chance and went up to the desk clerk to see if their had been any cancellations. There was and I'm so glad of it! We had a room overlooking Main Street and at nights we would open our... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The General Palmer is located within walkung distance of many stores and restaurants and next to the train station. It has kept its Victorian decor and is a charming place to stay. We had a very high four poster bed and our heat went out but the staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our room was in the annex and we enjoyed it very much! The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable, it was cleaned very well with attention to small details, the decor was so unique compared to chain hotels and it was quiet in the morning and at night - except for the train whistles. We loved hearing the train, how... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We chose to stay here because of the proximity to the train station as we planned an early morning departure to Silverton and could not beat the location for this plannednactivity. Great convenient parking lot adjacent to hotel and station. Perfect location to walk to shops and restaurants. Since we have children, our rooms were located in the Palace building...steps... More

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Address: 567 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — General Palmer Hotel 3*
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Rich with Victorian elegance, the General Palmer Hotel has all the modern comforts that you would expect of a Four Diamond establishment. Named after General William Jackson Palmer who established the hotel in 1898, the General Palmer is the only historical Four Diamond Hotel in Southwestern Colorado. Each room has been hand decorated in the Victorian era with luxurious amenities. It’s the little touches that make the General Palmer unique; freshly baked muffins each morning and Teddy Bears on every bed. Enjoy our southwestern hospitality with concierge service from a gracious and caring staff available day and night, year around. We are located in downtown Durango right next door to the Narrow Gauge Railroad and we are within easy walking distance of many fine dining restaurants. ... more   less 
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