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“A Nice Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Mountain Shadows
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3255 North Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Fort Apache, United States
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“A Nice Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This hotel was very nice and the staff was quite accommodating. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was well stocked. We did not use the pool- it was somewhat awkward being in the middle of the parking lot and next to the road. The hotel was within a short drive of food and bars, but you could not easily walk anywhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Aging but updated, this simple spot with a simple breakfast was clean and met our needs. Best part was that is way just around the corner from 4th Ave trailhead to the Animas Mountain trail. On the outskirts of town, but the town center isn't a long drive.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Audubon, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Best Western - Mountain Shadow was worth the stay within the North Portion of the Durango City Limits. The Breakfast in the morning had many choices and the Pool was a pleasant surprise. The Location was actually only 2 Miles from the star of Downtown. The Front Desk was a great help with the Activities offered in the Downtown Area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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tucson, az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

There is something to be said about the long forgotten motor lodges of days gone by.
I love them (be sure to reserve a ground floor room, there’s NO elevator here).
A simple check in, back your car up to your room’s door, unload your gear and you're set for a lovely stay.
We had reserved our room for 2 nights, but along our journey, we decided to change that to 3 instead. All it took was a phone call to the front desk the night before.
This is an older property, but then Durango is on old town. The room was spacious, well appointed and most of all CLEAN. At night both of us put on socks, white socks to wear to bed. Those socks were still white after the three nights!
The breakfast area right off the lobby area is a bit small, but then you could always take your free food to your room. The coffee was very good, which is saying something for free hotel coffee.
We were here to visit with old friends and we will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Delray Beach, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This hotel is clean and comfortable, but older. It was easy to find and get to. There was an average breakfast served which is included in price of room. It is a 2 story building with no elevator which may pose a problem for some travelers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We arrived at the hotel right in the middle of a hail storm, it started when we were about 3 miles away from the hotel, we were arriving from Grand Junction, what an experience, but it was so nice to get to the hotel and into the reception area and front desk.

This is our second stay at this particular hotel and we chose it based on our past experience and stay. We stayed four nights and made this our base for our driving tours around the area.

Upon our hotel we were greeted by the Front Desk clerk who was very efficient and handled our check in without any issues. Most of our information had been done via computer a couple of months earlier, so with just the normal formalities of signing the Hotel documentation, were were given our keys and on our way to our room.

The room was spacious, clean and well laid out, twin queen size beds just as we requested on the ground floor. With parking the vehicle in front of the room made it easy for unloading and loading when required. The Hotel is on the main road, but the noise from the passing traffic was minimal.

The two issues we had with the room were the shower, when we turned the shower on most of the water still flowed from the faucet, the little pull up lever on the faucet was faulty, which minimized the water pressure flowing from the shower nozzle. The second item also involved the bathroom was the toilet cistern. It would intermittently flush and during the night that would wake us up. Obviously the ball cock system in the cistern was faulty and needed replacing, in my opinion.

Well after the first night I notified the front desk and they made a note of it, they would have maintenance attend to it.

That night, after our day was done we returned to our room and found that the shower had been fixed, but the toilet was still the same, it would intermittently top up the cistern when the level got low. So I tried to fix the problem myself by turning off the water to the cistern, but that valve wouldn't fully shut off, but at least the topping off only occurred once a night, and we put up with it for the rest of our stay.

One other issue we had was with the door card entry system, the green light would come on after placing the card in the door lock system but when you went to enter the lock remained in place. After a few attempts of trying to get into the room I went back to the front desk and informed the Desk Clerk of the problem. He returned to the room with me and placed the card into the card slot, the light went green and he couldn't get it to open, so he swiped the card again and this time lifted the door handle which opened the door and allowed us to enter the room once again. He explained that sometimes this happens, and you may need to do this in the future to open the door.

The breakfast offered was good, with a selection of cereals, pastries, fresh fruit and a spacious breakfast area if wanted to eat there.

Overall I think our room was comfortable, yes there were a few issues, but we weren't in the room all day so we put up with those little inconveniences.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Overall fine for a one night stay. Room smelled of Mr. Clean, but that's better than it being dirty. In retrospect, I should have paid the $15-20 more for a hotel with inside rooms and a fitness center.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3255 North Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Durango
#7 Family Hotel in Durango
#9 Romantic Hotel in Durango
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Mountain Shadows 2.5*
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