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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

This wonderful historic hotel is in the perfect location to wander and explore Durango. We had dinner and heard great bluegrass music (The Blue Moon Ramblers) in the Diamond Belle Saloon and loved it. The rooms are very authentic and decorated in the Victorian period. The hotel makes you feel like you are living in another era and you can... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The Strater Hotel is a charming, historic hotel with a very good location, blocks from the Durango/Silverton train station and walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. We booked our room late on a Friday (8:30-9pm) after leaving the hotel we had originally booked (it had no heat in September). We were given a discount (I believe 15%) because we... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

All the charm you'd expect from an old western hotel and more. The Strater delivers on its promise to transport you to another time through its antique decor, tiny old elevator and exceptional dining options. While the rooms are somewhat no-frills, they certainly are adequate and thoughtfully decorated. The downside of being such an old building is the size of... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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101 hotel reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We stayed here two nights and were very pleased. We were in town to experience the Durango/Silverton railroad. It was a five hour ride, scenic views, and majestic mountains all for the cost. The rooms are furnished in the period of the hotel. The beds are comfy, and we each had our own. Nice when sleeping on the road and... More

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34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you like historic anything this is the place to stay. The staff was very helpful, checked us in quickly and gave us a tour of the hotel. Everyone we met greeted us with a smile. The hotel is decorated in period pieces and the room we stayed in was fantastic. Loved the elevator, felt like going back in time.... More

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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I travel often, and I can say this is one of the best hotels I have stayed in. All of the employees are friendly, and go OUT of their way to ensure you enjoy Durango. The hotel is done to show its original vintage quality! The rooms are very well appointed with each room being just a little different. The... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights to get away from it all. The hotel is right on main street so it is within easy walking distance of most of the shops. We had the Louis Lamour room on the corner of the 3rd floor. It is a huge room overlooking main street. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The bar is... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

The Strater is a special hotel in a special place, Durango, CO. There is a vitality there in both the hotel and city. The Strater offers immaculately clean and comfortable rooms in a classic setting. Public areas abound, with restaurants and saloon. All built in that old, intricate wood work style. Even the corridors and main stairwell are exceptional. Located... More

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Jackson, WY
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48 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

While we do our fair share of overnights in chain hotels, we also relish the time-travel and the vivid memories that a stay in an historic hotel provides. When technology changes too quickly and the latest edition of iPad is banner news, the lure of history beckons. Soak up that narrative: Was this historic lodging on a bygone transportation corridor... More

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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We have stayed here 3 times now and would definitely recommend it. It's a period hotel and the atmosphere is just fantastic. The decor takes you back in time and everything has been tastefully done The first time we had a beautiful room overlooking the front street. The other two occasions we had a room at the back of the... More

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Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
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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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