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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010
vettevillain Boone, Iowa
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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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Boone, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

Having stayed at other hotels in Durango over the years, I finally decided to spend a little more money to stay at the GP and was not disappointed! From the first time I contacted the GP via email until the morning I checked out, I was very impressed with the courteous and efficient staff who were always present and accomodating... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Clean authentic Victorian hotel! Incredibly polite personnel! The best location. Delicious breakfast.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

We had a famly sute n the Palace annex to the hotel. The two rooms were large and there was a walk-in closet whch kept the rooms free of suitcase clutter. The rooms had good airconditionng and celing fans which kept us comfortable n the July heat. The bathroom was well apponted with a vast range of toiletries and good... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2010

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the General Palmer. The online reservation went without a hitch and the good news when we checked in was that we got a discount for AAA membership. The check in staff and bellman were both very polite and helpful. Rather than try to squeeze into the narrow elevator, we let the bellman... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

The General Palmer Hotel is the best place for a romantic getaway in Colorado. Located in the heart of Durango you can park your car for free and walk everywhere in town. The rooms are beautifully done in Victorian decor. It smells like home. The breakfast is included and freshly baked cookies are waiting for you in the afternoon. You... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

Pamphlets and photos are misleading. Victorian building and lobby, yes, rooms no. Bathrooms updated circa 1970's with 1970 style. Hotel needs to either restore "in period" or modernize to "luxury" standards. Another Hotel 1 block down the street also in prime location to downtown. Straiter or Stratton? Looks much nicer quality wise. More luxurious in Victorian standards. Heat is boiler... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

I was very disappointed in this hotel. Durango is very expensive so the price paid for our accomodation at this hotel was reasonable for the area but still quite high for what we felt we got. While I understood the hotel's decor is supposed to be in keeping with the late 1800's, not a high point in history as far... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

The nice thing about the General Palmer is its location, near restaurants and the other amenities of an historical district. The bad thing about the General Palmer is its location--right beside the depot for the Durango-Silverton Railroad. Thus, every morning from 7:30-8:30 you are serenaded with train whistles and bells practically underneath your bedroom window! Not a place for late... More 

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farmington, nm
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

I stayed at the General Palmer the weekend of October 23- 24, 2009. The entire purpose of the trip was to propose to my girlfriend. The manager and all of the staff helped me with room selection, arranged to have flowers and truffles waiting for our arrival, and helped me with my every need. They made a very romantic and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

There were 3 couples in our group, the first indicator of this stay not being what we had expected was the only reservation on file was for me and my wife, our friends were not listed. We were all supposed to have rooms with windows and we had a confirmation. The staff put 2 couples in rooms without windows and... 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*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
General Palmer Durango
Hotel General Palmer
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durango
#5 Family Hotel in Durango

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