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Strater Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Ranked #6 of 30 hotels in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Strater Hotel Durango which made our stay, the staff are friendly and helpful. It was like going back in time the decor so authentic. The train journey to Silverton was magical the station being only 5 minute walk down the road. The Hotel has several bars, with music, and a theatre which has to be a... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best "authentic mid-century" decorated room I've ever seen. The staff as well as the rest of the over the top service niceties were beyond compare! If you love Southwestern motif and everything western too surrounding you from your view of the town to the authentic western era decorations in the bar in the lower level you are... More

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Albuquerque
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strater Hotel is a vintage hotel with 19th century charm. The rooms are beautifully appointed with turn of the 20th century furniture, walls papered with lovely prints and classic designs. The staff is friendly and very helpful, the restaurant superior, the Diamond Belle Saloon a real hoot. We had a thoroughly wonderful weekend, the best fun in years. It... More

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washington, dc
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Children loved pulling out the murphy bed and listening in on the cowboy singsongs from the saloon, with old west style serving girls. I enjoyed the period antique furnishings. We all enjoyed the Rocky Mountain milk chocolate. Family-friendly front desk taught my daughter to rotary dial. A few too many bugs and maintenance issues to give it five stars, but... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old hotel convenient to downtown activities and restaurants. Rooms were smaller but nice and we enjoyed reading about the hotel in a book that listed 100 historic hotels in America. The staff was great and very friendly and helpful. You do get a special wake up call when the train leaves. Get the breakfast with the room it is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Strater Hotel is a landmark building towards one end of the main street. The lobby area and staircase up to the rooms are beautiful (there is also a small elevator). The room was fairly large with a good sized en suite bathroom. the free Wifi worked well 9 no password needed, always a bonus!) There are two bars, one... More

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mthomgm, General Manager at Strater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Durango and choosing the Strater Hotel to host you during your recent visit. We are pleased to have received your positive feedback and insightful comments. We truly appreciate you taking the time to allow us the opportunity to learn about your recent experience. All of us here at the Strater Hotel look forward to... More

Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights as part of a vacation primarily to ride the train. This place is absolutely amazing and the decor is awesome. We were allowed to check in a couple hours early and parking was right across the street. The depot is within easy walking distance 2 blocks away and there are plenty of restaurants of every... More

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mthomgm, General Manager at Strater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Durango and choosing the Strater Hotel to host you during your recent visit. We are pleased to have received your positive feedback and insightful comments. We truly appreciate you taking the time to allow us the opportunity to learn about your recent experience. All of us here at the Strater Hotel look forward to... More

Denver, Colorado, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The welcome center gave us a heads up about a rag-time piano player at the Diamond Belle. We found the whole experience just great. Good food, service and ambiance. The hotel is a real icon from the past and everything is authentic and historic. Worth a visit even if you don't stay for a meal or the night.

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mthomgm, General Manager at Strater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Durango and choosing the Strater Hotel to host you during your recent visit. We are pleased to have received your positive feedback and insightful comments. We truly appreciate you taking the time to allow us the opportunity to learn about your recent experience. All of us here at the Strater Hotel look forward to... More

Richmond, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Strater Hotel was a wonderful accommodation for our recent trip out west. We got a deal with breakfast included. It was well worth it. While it was primarily a typical breakfast buffet with omelets to order...there was always one special sweet treat baked in the hotel that was awesome. The rooms were nice and clean. Small bathrooms, but after... More

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mthomgm, General Manager at Strater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Durango and choosing the Strater Hotel to host you during your recent visit. We are pleased to have received your feedback and insightful comments. We truly appreciate you taking the time to allow us the opportunity to learn about your recent experience. All of us here at the Strater Hotel look forward to hosting... More

Cypress, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel several times and each time we have returned we are reminded of why we choose The Strater. The accommodations are fitted with period Victorian furniture very tastefully decorated to take you back to an opulent time. The hotel staff are very accommodating and the food at the two restaurants are good.We were treated to... More

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mthomgm, General Manager at Strater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Durango and choosing the Strater Hotel to host you during your recent visit. We are pleased to have received your feedback and insightful comments. We truly appreciate you taking the time to allow us the opportunity to learn about your recent experience. All of us here at the Strater Hotel look forward to hosting... More

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Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Strater Hotel 3.5*
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Built in 1887, The historic Strater Hotel is a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Cleveland pharmacist, Henry Strater, believed Durango would thrive, and with its prosperity, it would need a grand hotel. The Strater Hotel opened after an expenditure of $70,000 and placement of 376,000 native red bricks and hand-carved sandstone cornices and sills. As the hotel evolved, it became a popular winter retreat for Durango town folk who would close their own homes during the cold months and move into the hotel. Currently, the Strater Hotel houses the world’s largest collection of American Victorian Antiques, many of which decorate its 93 guestrooms including its Louis L’Amour Room—designated Literary Landmark. The Strater Hotel is home to the Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville, Henry Strater Theatre, Diamond Belle Saloon, Mahogany Grille, Strater Catering and Events, and The Office Spiritorium. ... more   less 
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