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General Palmer Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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567 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
General Palmer Hotel
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Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Durango
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

I really wanted to love this hotel, but I didn't right from the beginning of our stay. We booked (and paid for) a room with a queen size bed, but were put in a room with a double bed. That would have been okay with us if we had gotten charged for the double. Instead, the not-so-friendly girl at the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom family suites with 2 kids/ 2 adults and had room to spare... If you're looking for a place to sleep in every morning, this may not be your place... The Narrow Gauge train leaves from right behind the hotel every morning~ we were up early with 2 kids so we didn't mind... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Durango, Colorado. This year we stayed somewhere new, The General Palmer Hotel, and my kids LOVED IT!! It is such a quaint, charming hotel. My kids could not get enough of the old elevator. This hotel is located in the perfect location to all of Durango's best shops and restaurants. All... More 

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Garfield, NJ
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20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

Having driven through Durango a couple of times, I always wanted to stay here. $175 a night was steep, but the hotel is beautifully furnished, both in the lobby and the rooms. The only drawback is that they do not have a restaurant, although they do serve a free breakfast.

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Los Angeles
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

Beautifully decorated with victorian furniture and wallpaper and props plus a teddy bear theme - kids will love it. Great location on the main street of the charming and friendly town of Durango. Only problem was the street noise. If you don't want to hear loud disco music and the sound of partyers and street sweepers (at 3am), be sure... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

This hotel was far better than I'd expected from the reviews here. Characterful, friendly and good value - but also with a touch of class. Perfect spot between the station and the Strater Hotel up the road - which has excellent food, bars and live music.

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Boone, Iowa
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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