We stayed at the General Palmer Hotel for three nights. It was in a very convienient location. The main building was a beautiful Victorian gem. As a splurge we reserved a king bed room which was in an adjacent building - the Palace building. The room was also done in a Victorian style with modern updates in the bathroom. There was also the addition of a wall mounted air conditioning unit - but it never really put out what I would call cold air - and having lived in San Antonio on and off for the last 20 years I am in to air conditioning. Fortunately there was also a ceiling fan and that stayed on high speed the whole time we were there! The bed was super comfortable although it was very high - I guess that's a Victorian "thing" - but being short, it was difficult for me to get up on that bed. I felt like I had to back up a couple of feet and take a running leap to get up on it....maybe a small set of steps?!? The free continental breakfast was passable - the coffee was good - very important since all these tour groups want to pick you up at 8:00 am. The front desk personnel were always helpful - we forgot to fill up our water containers one morning - and the woman behind the desk took them to the back and filled them for us.
- Also Known As:
- General Palmer Durango
- Hotel General Palmer
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rich with Victorian elegance, the General Palmer Hotel has all the modern comforts that you would expect of a Four Diamond establishment. Named after General William Jackson Palmer who established the hotel in 1898, the General Palmer is the only historical Four Diamond Hotel in Southwestern Colorado. Each room has been hand decorated in the Victorian era with luxurious amenities. It’s the little touches that make the General Palmer unique; freshly baked muffins each morning and Teddy Bears on every bed. Enjoy our southwestern hospitality with concierge service from a gracious and caring staff available day and night, year around. We are located in downtown Durango right next door to the Narrow Gauge Railroad and we are within easy walking distance of many fine dining restaurants. ... more less
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