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BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   400 E Second Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cortez, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hotel. We stayed in the Queen Suite on the second floor. The balcony was a disappointment for us because it looked out on the roof of the entrance to the hotel. Being in Durango we imagined a great view. Unless you book the third floor king suite don't waste your money on the Queen suite. Also the living room... More

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gmcha, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I have addressed your concerns with the housekeeping manager. The balcony doesn't have a mountain view but it is a nice large outdoor space and I hope that you were able to take advantage of that. I will speak to the owners about your comments about the furnishings... More

Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the location - close to Main Street but far enough that it was quiet. The room was spacious, clean and had a balcony. The bed was one of the best hotel beds I ever slept on. The continental breakfast was good. They had extras like scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, etc. We thought the free drinks in the evening were... More

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gmcha, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

It is so nice of you to provide us with this amazing review. We couldn't have asked for better feedback. I'm happy to hear that you had a nice anniversary and a nice slumber during your stay with us. Thank you again for everything and we would love to see you back again. Michael Vice 970-385-4980 michael@bwriograndeinn.com More

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking distance to D&SNG. Actually, can see and hear the trains being switched in the rail yard, and smell the aroma of burning coal from the hotel property. If riding the train, you are already parked free at the hotel. Our room was exceptionally clean and super quiet. The hotel was full and we thought we were the only ones... More

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gmcha, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for this outstanding review. I'm so glad that you found value in your stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Durango. I hope you come back to see us again in the future. Michael Vice 970-385-4980 michael@bwriograndeinn.com More

San Diego
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great trip to Durango and the walking distance to the train BW Plus Rio Grande Inn. Beautiful property with fantastic staff and clean rooms. Comfortable beds and 2 free cocktails for the over 21 guests each night! Can't beat that. A fantastic indoor pool for the kids and a glass elevator too.

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gmcha, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

What a great review. We really appreciate your kind words and your repeat business. Thanks so much for your support. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mary Kay Dobson 970-385-4980 marykay@bwriograndeinn.com More

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning location and fantastic staff. Rooms were spacious and clean with a whirlpool bath and balcony. Interior is a little dated, and the only negative was that the rooms are very dark (there are no windows only two doors - one to the hallway and one to the balcony). This meant that in order to have privacy you have to... More

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gmcha, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel on this site. We appreciate the great comments and are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The rooms facing the pool are great for families and we do have quiet time so that everyone can get that much needed rest after a long day of... More

Albuquerque
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed everything about this hotel. It was clean, quiet and within walking distance of downtown. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful with everything. The indoor hottub/pool was great for the family. I thought the cost was a little extreme for Best Westerns, but probably understandable for the time of the year and the area. The breakfast was... More

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gmcha, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review. We are in our peak season this time of the year and our rates are higher but pretty much in line with the other hotels in the downtown Durango area. We do offer a nice breakfast, cocktails, free wifi and free parking to help offset some of the other cost of a... More

Park City, Utah, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a step up from standard Best Westerns. I liked the secluded (off main street) location and appointments and furnishing of the rooms. The reception staff were particularly attentive. I liked the "cook to order" services and offerings of breakfast room. I would recommend the Best Western Rio Grande Inn to anyone.

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I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have a great hotel and an even better staff. We hope that you had a great time in Durango and that you will return someday soon to visit us again. Mary Kay Dobson 970-385-4980 marykay@bwriograndeinn.com More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was VERY convenient to everything we needed in Durango. We didn't have a car and we were able to walk to the train and downtown easily. The hotel and the room was very clean, the bed comfortable. The pool was indoors so the kids could swim even after we came in from a day of adventures. Breakfast was... More

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Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed our hotel and the location to all that Durango has to offer. We appreciate the feedback and hope that your August is wonderful. Mary Kay Dobson 970-385-4980 marykay@bwriograndeinn.com More

Albuquerque, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love staying at this BW+ location when I am in town on business. Summer is a little rough as the rates go up significantly. But so do the other hotels so this one is always my choice if available. Great staff!

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gmcha, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you choose to stay with us when you are in Durango. Our rates are higher in the summer months but we do drop back down in mid October and stay down until mid May. The weather is great in the fall!! Come back and see us again... More

Queens, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived, I loved this hotel. We stayed for four nights and every staff member on every shift was professional, friendly, and helpful. We ended up in a king suite with a balcony and a Jacuzzi, and the room was beautiful and clean. The only thing I didn't like about the room was that it faced the... More

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gmcha, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much as we couldn't have asked for a better review. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and they mean so much to other/future travelers visiting the area. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope you come back to see us again soon. More

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Address: 400 E Second Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn 2.5*
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Best Western Plus Rio Grande Hotel Durango
Best Western Durango
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