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“Beats sleeping in the car...barely.” 1 of 5 stars
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Adobe Inn
2178 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Ranked #28 of 30 hotels in Durango
Tucson, Arizona
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“Beats sleeping in the car...barely.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Friendly front desk, good looking exterior, but shabby and overpriced facility. In-room amenities are a tv, a large fan and a space heater. On the plus side, it inspired us to get on the road very early.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Farmington, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This hotel is located in midtown Durango, not the historical downtown. It is too far to walk to the historic district, especially in the ice and snow. It is very clean and has very reasonably priced rooms. There is a funny plastic feel to the bedding. Danish and coffee for breakfast were just fine.
Did not hear noise from the neighboring rooms or highway. I would stay here again, especially since they take pets for a reasonable fee. Just be ready to drive to your downtown restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The room, with two queens, was nice and big, bed was very comfortable. The shower was clean and hot. wifi was excellent. Nice, big flt-screen tv with plenty of channels. Heating unit was more than adequate. Room was quiet. Would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Expectation is simple in a hotel. If the place is clean and quiet then its is not to bad of a place to stay. Adobe Inn failed on both fronts. The room was dirty and at 3:30 am next door was quite loud. When talking with the owner in the morning it is obvious she is checked out of the business. She did offer us some disgusting coffee and sweet rolls in the morning. We will not stay another evening here. Best advice is to stay far away from this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AdobeInn, Manager at Adobe Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
The front desk lady was not the owner.

She had not "checked out", but extremely wary of this guest, so much so, that she asked another guest not to leave her alone with him. Showing up way before opening in the dark, with a socking hat on and upon opening not answering a polite greeting, but going to computer and sitting while being offered coffee, hot tea or coco. This guest never tried any of the three kinds of pastries or had any beverage during the three times he entered the lobby.

On a weekend in any hotel you take a chance of people partying and staying up late. Our conversation was "How do you call the police?" I told him to dial 9 and then the number or 911. He said "We didn't think it was an emergency. The guy next door was just loud and wouldn't be quiet"

Later he came back in and told me he had previously pounded on the wall and the guy next door was to drunk and loud to notice. He told me he recently returned from Afganistan and Iraq and led all his people out. He asked me to call the other room every 5 minutes to aggravate the other guest as much as possible as a favor to him.

We serve Folger's Gourmet Roast coffee made in Cuisinart brewers and offer free, individually wrapped cinnamon , cheese, and cherry breakfast rolls made by Cloverhill and retail for $2-$4.00 ea. We do not offer or advertise a breakfast to entice our guests. We just have it there for them. We do not have a 24 hour office although we have posted after-hour emergency MOD phones and police numbers posted if needed. Given the guest's "not an emergency" statements and telephone capabilities, obviously we did not provide enough to suit him, but what could? We cannot be all things to all people as hard as we try. He never asked for any favor or relief at all.

Lastly, there was no mention of poor cleaning standards from him or any of our guests. Our attendant staff is long tenured and all rooms are inspected for defects. We don't have complaints about cleanliness.
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Cedar City, UT
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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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Hobart
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18 helpful votes 18 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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Address: 2178 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #28 of 30 hotels in Durango
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