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Strater Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Ranked #4 of 30 hotels in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Strater based on a recommendation from friends. The location is great -easy access to everything on Main Avenue. The 'common areas' are very nice and well maintained. Our room was adequate, the night table cabinet bases were both cracked so you were not put clothes in them for fear of 'catches' - the room was noisy... More

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atlanta, ga
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my husband stayed here for our 25 wedding anniversary. We are both history buffs and were NOT disappointed. This is a beautiful hotel with a lot of character. The staff was extremely friendly, the food was great (Mahogany Grill and room service) and and the location was even better. We had fun just looking into all the nooks... 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

Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great old world hotel that really delivers. Fantastic atmosphere and wonderful staff. The Office bar and the saloon are both as good as it gets and right there in your building. No need to look anywhere for a good night out.. Also easy walking distance to the Durango - Silverton railway? The only place to stay in Durango.

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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

Wrightwood, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Starter several times and have always loved it. But I see some reviews, from people perhaps more accustomed to luxury than historic ambiance, that have voiced some disappointments. Our recent visit revealed a number of changes which should make the more critical guests more comfortable. The old single pane windows which allowed street noise and train... 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

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so impressed with this historic hotel. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms, yummy breakfasts,central location, plus it's just a gorgeous hotel. 'And very reasonably priced!We can't wait to stay there again.

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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

Boulder, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How long has it been since we stayed at a hotel with character, maintained faithfully to it's origins, and yet modern and convenient? Well, the budgets, the chains and the box hotels cannot compare to this lovely lady at 135 years old. She is very well maintained, with antiques, nooks, and music in an old bar room.The furniture in our... 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pass through Durango about once a year and always stay here because of the quaint hotel and rooms. It's old but quaint and just fun to think of years gone by. Also comes with breakfast and priced reasonably too.

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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

Durango, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I must say that I fancy antique hotels. They are so much more fun than new boring hotels that have about as much character as an operating room. Living near Durango, I had never stayed in the Strater until this week. I needed to be up very early for work and stayed at the strater. The Strater is among... 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

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to Pasadena from Michigan this trip so we stayed at many different hotels. This part of the trip was for skiing. Durango is a cute town and the hotel is very historic and charming. Convenient to the slopes. The bar/restaurants in the hotel were great to grab a drink and relax in after a long, cold day outside.... More

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Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an historic landmark, built in the 1880's with drop dead gorgeous woodwork throughout. The rooms even have genuine antique furnishings that match the building. You will feel like you have stepped back into a more genteel, relaxed time. They installed indoor plumbing in the 1920-30s thank goodness. The shower was hot, the water in the sink faucet actually... 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

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Additional Information about Strater Hotel

Also Known As:
Strater Hotel Durango
Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Durango
#4 Family Hotel in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Strater Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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