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General Palmer Hotel

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567 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Durango
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Glendale, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this place online because we needed a place to stop for one night on our way through town. Amazing! Beautiful old hotel with lots of charm. The room was big and very clean. We were upstairs and it was quiet even though the streets were full of people walking around having fun with all the nightlife. The lobby was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a quaint, boutique, historical property. The rooms are a bit small (but typical of the age of the hotel) but certainly adequate. Everything is updated and comfortable. The wifi is good and the breakfast is great. The location in the historic downtown of Durango means lots of things (shops, coffee places, restaurants, bars, the RR) are within a... More 

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has stayed here before, but this was our first visit this year. We were delighted to see that the rooms were even more updated than our last excellent stay. The shower was completely overhauled and modernized, and new carpeting was installed. Everything was delightful and we all had a perfect night's sleep. Upon checkout at 4:30 am, we... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms as well as the public areas of the hotel are furnished in antiques and very quaint, but the bathroom, which was small, had been upgraded and very nice. However, our room was an interior room eliminating any views outside and was a little stuffy. Therefore I recommend a room that is situated on the outside perimeter. The free... More 

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Everton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at the beautiful General Palmer hotel in the heart of Durango. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and one can walk to many restaurants and shops. The lobby and rooms were beautifully decorated in a Victorian theme; it was like stepping back in time. Why would you pay... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When looking at the website, I assumed our room would be in the wonderful old hotel building, pictured on their site. It wasn't. Instead we were put I n the annex bldg which overlooks the parking lot. Our room was nice and clean and comfortable - the bed extremely comfortable. But there wasn't a hair dryer and I asked to... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is right beside railway and downtown and restaurant very good It is large historic building. Would guess rooms in central bldg small? We had 3 bedroom suite right next store which was a bid advantage. One of high light stays for a Denver to Vegas road trip. Breakfast area small. Location near train and history are outstanding. This was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is located right in the centre of Durango, next to the terminus of the Durango & Silverton narrow-gauge railway (steam trains!) and on the main street with its excellent selection of shops and restaurants. We stayed for 2 nights as part of our tour of Colorado and enjoyed every aspect of our visit. The hotel has been wonderfully restored... More 

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Bonsall, California
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133 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Durango go for the full theme experience and stay at this hotel. It is a bit quirky and old, but it isn't at all stuffy and dark like some old places can be. The staff is quick to offer help and suggestions. Every time we went anywhere near the front desk someone would ask if there... More 

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Thousand Oaks
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227 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That is the sign on the lobby desk and it sums up the feeling of the hotel. We were treated like ladies and gentlemen from the first call to see if we could check in early through the young man in the parking lot to the staff behind the lobby desk. Cheerful, professional and all around NICE. The room was... More 

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