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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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 yesterday NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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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Richmond, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Cypress, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hotel that has been lovingly preserved and kept up throughout the years. No, you will not get giant bathrooms or bedrooms. But if you appreciate beautiful antiques and lovely architechture, then this is a nice stop. We reserved a king bed...it was nice, room a bit cramped but not bad. The bath was tiny but we weren't taking... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed through Durango several years ago, didn't stay at The Strater but went inside to have a look and decided that if we were in the vicinity again The Strater would be our lodgings. Well in July we made it back to Durango and stayed at Strater for four nights. No valet parking but we did have bell-boys, luckily for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a 12 day trip around Silverton, Ouray, Ridgeway, Telluride and Durango with my wife's parents. The Strater Hotel was the last leg-of-the-trip. No bell-boys or valet parking, but the lobby, lounge, restaurant, piano bar and rooms were historic and very nice! Room 333 is where my wife and I stayed. It was the room that President Gerald Ford... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel to get a feel for history in a historic town. Fun to stay here. Great location, great service, fabulous morning breakfast with amazing coffee from Durango Coffee, lovely room decor. Lots of nice touches. Bathroom needed updating in our room and wifi was intermittent. Think the "historic dress" in the restaurant is a bit over... 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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