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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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Adobe Inn
2178 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Ranked #29 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Cedar City, UT
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We used the motel, just as a one night place to sleep that fit our requirements of pet friendly, not expensive for Durango in high season and convenient, but were surprised at how run down it was.
The entire property is shabby, the lobby coffee and sweet rolls were almost non-existent with only a couple of chairs cramped against a wall at the front desk, a charge for ice for the room which seemed unreasonable in light of the $100 price for substandard lodging.
The Adobe website advertises "convenient downtown location" which might be true if you had business in that part of town, but if you're a tourist interested in the historic district of Durango this motel is not within easy walking of that at all. It was misleading.
We love our dog and other people's dogs, but the two, huge resident Newfoundlands (very friendly) had to be stepped over in the tiny lobby and could use a good bath to be less smelly. We like casual places, but the Adobe either needs a makeover and a bit more emphasis on professionalism or prices cut in half.
The staff was pleasant, but we would not stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AdobeInn, General Manager at Adobe Inn, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
I believe this guest stayed here as well as somewhere else in Durango and is reviewing two separate properties. We do not have several of the characteristics he/she mentions although another hotel a short distance away does.
This hotel does not look old and shabby from the outside. The newest constructed hotel in town was built in the 1970's and the oldest was in 1888. There are no new hotels on Main St. in Durango, at this time.
We do offer rolls and coffee, but a table and chairs are available inside the lobby and outside there are two tables, none of these are connected to the front desk.
We open the office at 7:00 AM and have coffee, tea, and rolls available between 7 AM. till 9:30 AM. We do not charge for ice here, and the machine is outside on the property, not in the lobby.
Our location is at 20th St. and Main Ave., and Old Town proper starts at 15th St. The Train Station is at 6th and Main. The City manages a city wide, ADA compliant trolley service running every 20 minutes from our front door. We acknowledge a queen bed might seem small with two people and a large dog. If we are not fully booked we would have moved these guests to a larger room by up-grading without charging for it.
We do have two female Newfoundland dogs owned by our maintenance supervisor. They do frequent the lobby. Until this this guest's suggestion, they have always been considered as ambassadors or novelties of other guests visiting here. I am certain that we would have done anything to comfort this guest about them had he/she had said anything about it. Please note- this guest also mentioned his/her own dog.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hobart
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19 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I liked the look of this place when I drove past, and despite it being a bit more pricey than another motel I'd checked out up the road, I decided to stay and was happy I did. Room was very clean and smelt fresh, great wi-fi speed, new flat screen TV, quiet air conditioner (though a bit underpowered until I also put the normal fan on which was in the room, then all was good), lovely bathroom and bonuses for me were cheap laundry ($2 wash and dry) and a bucket and lots of rags out front for giving the bicycle a good clean. Special mention for the service - absolutely great - as I was checking out the lady on reception was calling a guest who had left their hearing aid behind. That's the kind of motel I want to stay at. Only small downside was the breakfast was pretty ordinary (packaged cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We have just returned from a two week tour around Colorado and stayed at various hotels and this one for the price we paid was by far the worst, with no facilities in the room and no coffee available till 7.30a.m, the air conditioning was noisy and they charge up front for the first night , and the over flow on the wash basin had rust all over it.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AdobeInn, General Manager at Adobe Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
In addressing this review, I'm not sure what he/she means by facilities.
The room has a full bathroom, bed, dresser ,end table, table and chairs, new 32 inch flat screen LCD TV mounted on the wall, carpets and drapes.
In reference to a payment made up front, when a guest reserves on line with a booking company it states that 100 % of the first night will be paid upon reserving. This is standard procedure with third-party reservation sites and is not our sole policy. If a reservation is made through our office, we charge in accordance with our cancellation policy or at 6:00 PM on the date of arrival. We open our office at 7:00 AM, every morning, and although we do not advertise a breakfast, we do serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cinnamon rolls free to our guests and cookies, coffee, and tea in the afternoons.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The staff at the Adobe Inn are friendly, competent and strive to be helpful. Sadly, they deserve a better facility. Altho our bed was comfortable, the remainder of the room was showing its age. They do allow dogs, which may compel some travelers to stay there; however, if you have choice, look at the alternatives.

Stayed July 2011
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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This hotel is the only one in america that charges your credit card before you arrive. The room was
small musty smelling and no coffee maker, a space heater for heat. We paid over 100$ for this room and it was not worth it. The toilet broke the first night we called to have it fixed and they did indeed fix it.
Although it sang a little song for the next 2 nights. Good shower water pressure. Uncomfortable bed.
I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Since I will be staying at an expensive hotel in Denver in a few nights, I was looking for something reasonably priced with a western flavor. The Adobe was just fine in my opinion. The rate ( in March ) was only $49 - a bargain. The room is spacious and nicely furnished. Plenty of hot water and two sources of heat.. However, there is no shampoo supplied and the " breakfast " is really minimal, although as another traveler noted, at least the packaged cinammon rolls are fresh. The coffee is good, too. A good overnight stay on a road trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

i stayed here for a month while waiting for my apartment to be available. the room was clean, the staff and the general manager were great and it is so conveniently located to everything, including the trolley. if need be, this is the place i would stay at again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Adobe Inn

Address: 2178 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
See why we were voted "Best Lodging Value in Durango" for the 5th Year! We are located in the heart of downtown Durango, Colorado. ... more   less 
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