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“Nice Motel to stay at and Ride the Train” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3255 North Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Parker, CO, United States
1 review
“Nice Motel to stay at and Ride the Train”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice and well maintained motel at comparable price for Durango. Enjoyed the breakfast and headed to the Durango and Silverton Train just 5 minutes away. Also used the laundry room to clean some clothes after a lot of 4 wheeling in the mountains. I would recommend this motel and would stay there again. They did a great job with our special request to have a ground floor room for my elderly mother.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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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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Pearl City, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed for two nights while we visited Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners. I liked the hotel a lot. The room was spacious with two bedrooms, so my daughter could have her own room. Each bedroom contained a super comfortable queen bed, a large armoire with lots of storage space, and a nice-sized flat screen tv. There was a separate living room with a dining table and a refrigerator and microwave as well. The hot breakfast was really good- scrambled eggs, bacon, a waffle bar, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, juices, and coffee. I thought it was an outstanding breakfast compared to some of the other hotel's free breakfasts. My daughter enjoyed the pool and hot tub, which is under a clear dome, so at least you get some sun. The housekeeping did a fine job. All in all, a great value for the price paid.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Phoenix, Arizona
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A two-night stay so we could ride the D&S train. Pleased with the property; BW's are most often consistent, clean and quiet. Breakfast was a good value and I enjoyed the fresh fruit toppings for the waffles. Lots of others must of had the same idea as the breakfast area was very crowded.
Off-street, safe parking right outside the room, but the lot was a bit tight. And there was quite a crowd of Harley Riders in town at this hotel these nights. BW has a discount program through Harley Davidson. They were running up the Million Dollar Highway the next day. With one noticeable objection, who revved his engine and cranked his music quite late, they were all pleasure to share the lot with.
The hot breakfast the morning of the train ride, worked well for us despite the crowded eating area and it was truly a delight to come back after the train trip and have the night's accommodations taken care of.
After dinner the second evening, we enjoyed the Animas River Walk downtown.
I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We selected and stayed at this motel based on earlier traveler TA reviews, but were underwhelmed. There isn't any question the front desk staff is friendly and accommodating, but almost excessively when chatting with a guest while other guests are queued to check in. Our room was quiet and clean, but I had to move the desk table in order to close the drapes so passers by couldn't see in. Also, there wasn't a comfortable sitting chair, only a desk chair. Lastly, the bedside table lamps weren't suitable for bed time book reading and parking spaces are narrow. The location away from downtown was a plus. Breakfast is above average and coffee is excellent.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a great value for Durango. Clean rooms, emasculate hot tub and pool. Cross Main street on 32nd Street to pick up riverwalk trail to downtown (1.8 miles). Can hike 8 miles of mountain trails right behind hotel, so don't have to move car. Walk to Zia's Mexican or to an awesome pizza just a couple blocks down. Also can ride free trolley to Main St Durango. Really nice and happy hotel staff. Would recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I were in Durango to ride the D&S railroad with 2 granddaughters (5 & 9) and their father. I wanted an indoor pool for the girls and the one here is GREAT (it's in a bubble)! We got two adjoining rooms which the girls thoroughly enjoyed. We did too because when it was bedtime, we could close the adjoining door and let their dad get them into slumber land. Breakfast the next morning was a real treat, not only did they have 2 waffle makers but they also had strawberries and whipped cream as toppings. The littlest granddaughter couldn't believe her luck! The next surprise was when we returned to the motel after riding the D&S. There were hot oatmeal raisin cookies in the lobby! All in all, a wonder experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

With the "T" available for going to the historical district and for the train to Silverton this was a convenient location. The hotel offers excellent service and amenities. One will love the pool and spa under the dome. The breakfast is very good with a variety of choices for one to enjoy, and should you prefer, a super market is only a block away so that is an additional convenience for grocery items that one can purchase.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Durango
#7 Business Hotel in Durango
#8 Family Hotel in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Mountain Shadows 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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