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“Perfect choice- Great experience !” 5 of 5 stars
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3363 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Perfect choice- Great experience !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Our yearly "get-away" weekend from Phoenix in August took us to Durango this year. So glad we took the advice from a co-worker to stay at The Caboose Motel because our mini-vacation was much more enjoyable due to selecting The Caboose.

Terry, the manager, shared great tips on enjoying the restaurants and shops in downtown Durango ... which were walking distance from the motel. Great value compared to the chain hotels, and the friendly attention from staff made us decide to book here ahead of time for our next visit. Clean room... and being able to park just outside the room is always a comfort.

We have already recommended the Caboose to our circle of friends for their next Durango get-away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boone, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed for 1 night before backpacking in the San Juan. Terry, the woman working, was very kind and made sure that we had our key for the late check-in. The beds were comfortable and the room was moderately spacious. The only complaint I have is that the A/C wasn't very efficient. This isn't a luxurious place, but it was a fun local motel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

So having stayed in chain motels The Caboose made a nice change. It was walking distance from town, unique, friendly helpful staff and a good price. The room was nothing special, but the bed was comfortable, the TV was good and the shower was warm. There was a whole bunch of things that would have been great had i stayed longer like and oven and fridge but i was only there for one night.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I stayed here 4 nights - 2 and then 2 more in a different room a couple days later. I found the staff and the owner very friendly, the rooms nice and clean, the beds comfortable. This is an older, single-level hotel where you park right in front of your door. Can't beat that. Most of the chain hotels in town charge twice as much or more, and you end up with people stomping on the floors above you, screaming kids running up and down the halls, etc. I slept good at this hotel and it was mostly nice and quiet. Great value. My friend stayed at the Hampton Inn up the road, paid more than twice as much, had to lug her luggage up the stairs, and didn't even have a refrigerator in her room.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My husband booked a room online at this motel. He wasn't looking for anything fancy, just two beds for he and our daughter for a fishing trip. Subsequently, the owner sent an email saying the cheap room they had booked was unavailable and instead she had made them a reservation for a much more expenisve unit. He immediately called and cancelled the room. When we reviewed our credit card statement, the cost of one night for the room had been charged to our credit card. When we spoke to the owner, she insisted that we were lying about the cancellation and that she was owed the money. We had to dispute the charge with our credit card company. If you review the other "Terrible" ratings for this hotel you will see that our experience is not unique. The owner of this motel has repeatedly been dishonest and rude to her customers. Do yourself a favor and don't do business with the owner of the Caboose Motel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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St. Louis
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Room #3 for $85: Found a dead bug in the bed (the next morning). No toliet paper. Luckily we found an extra roll in the vanity. Dirty coffee spoon. The electric and style of the room is orignal from the early 70s and apparently has never been updated. Unfortunatly, the air conditioning unit, which shared a power strip with every other appliance in the room (fridge, coffee maker, microwave), caused the circuit breaker to trip multiple times over the night. I had to get up to flip the breaker over and over again the night we stayed to stay cool. The old and overloaded electical system didn't make me feel very safe. The office doesn't open until 9am so I couldn't express my frustration in person and had to leave a note.

I don't mind a vintage room, but I wouldn't recommend this room to anyone even if they agreed to give it for free. It was my single worst experience with a motel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Holmes, NY USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Worse motel we ever stayed at. Not sure why they called it Caboose Motel. Rooms very out of date and old. Toilet seat looked like an original with cracks and worn out... disgusting! We wouldn't even sit on it. No shampoo, no hair dryer, shabby towels. Couldn't wait to get out of there. Way overpriced. Too bad since we try to support small business on our travels. Don't waste your money on this one.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Caboose Motel

Address: 3363 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Caboose Motel Durango
Caboose Hotel Durango

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