My son and I were traveling with another father/son on a fishing trip. I have stayed in Durango many times and love the town. Most trips we stay at the Strater which is a special experience. On this trip though we were heading out each day with our gear and a motel was in order for the ease of access. We also wanted to do most of our own cooking. The Wapiti filled the bill nicely. The room was very clean and the kitchen met our needs. There is also an outside charcoal grill. What sets this place apart though is a great location (a short walk from the main street in Durango) and its park like setting. There is a beautiful lawn with mature tall trees that form a courtyard. Whether you sat in the courtyard or on the front porch outside your room it was nice respite in the afternoon/early evening and provided the opportunity to meet fellow travelers. If you plan on wine or cocktails will you need your own glasses though. The only provided large tumblers. I drove around town during our stay to check out the other motels and this is clearly the best option. If you want something nicer then go to the Strater but this is by far the best motel. We will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to your home away from home in beautiful Durango, Colorado. The Wapiti Lodge has been a part of the Durango magic since 1965. (Wapiti means "elk" in native Cree language). Located within easy walking distance to historic downtown Durango, you can leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely stroll to dining, shopping, local events including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. With rooms to fit any style or preference, we invite you to come stay with friends and enjoy our family owned and operated hospitality. The Wapiti Lodge offers all non-smoking rooms with or without kitchens, one bed or two beds and rooms that can sleep up to five people. All rooms include free high speed wireless Internet. ... more less
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