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“Iron Horse a little rusty” 2 of 5 stars
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Iron Horse Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5800 North Main Street, Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Searcy, Arkansas, USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Iron Horse a little rusty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

First room reading lights above bed broken. Second room floor lamp broken. Chairs in laundry room broken. No WiFi in rooms. No heat of cool upstairs. Generally old and decrepit. Definitely over priced.

Only plus - nice breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Interesting hotel off the beaten track. There are some "Long Term" guests. Room was clean but dated. Had to stoop a little to get your head under the shower head, and I am not a tall person. Unusual in that there were two beds, but one was upstairs, yes most rooms seem to be two level rooms. Room had a fireplace which we did not use but seems nice. We took a "Trackside" room which offered a spectacular mountain view and if you watched for it you were able to take pictures of the Durango/Silverton steam train when it went by two times in the morning. Breakfast was good (Cereal, Bagels, Waffles, etc) served in a room next to the Laundry Room. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Trackside rooms offer a great view and the ability to see the Durango/Silverton steam train.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis
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37 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I and two high school age children stayed here. We had a "deluxe" bi-level suite facing the tracks and the mountains opposite.

It was an interesting unit with a kitchenette and bed down below and a small loft with a double bed and 2nd TV upstairs. The bathroom was small with a limited area around the sink. There was no closet, and despite the two rooms it was cramped. The property was generally a bit worn, but not too bad. There was a decent outdoor pool.

Our stay included an enhanced continental breakfast buffet with a waffle machine, which we enjoyed. While the hotel does face the tracks, there was only one train during our one night stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

In theory this was a great set up. Loft rooms-- main hotel room downstairs and a double bed upstairs great for the kids. That said-- our stay was terrible. Loft was so hot-- no fan and no way to open a window. Had to make downstairs freeze to get upstairs under 80. The sink faucet was broken and had to be turned 180deg the wrong way to not run. There was no plug for the tub drain so we had to stuff in a washcloth to clean the kids. The mattresses were the poorest quality I've found in a hotel. Breakfast ended at 9am- on a Saturday! (no warning to us). WiFi only in the lobby- not in the rooms. And worst-- the room smelled SO BAD. It was distracting it was so bad.

We hear some of the rooms are updated, and maybe they are better. Unfortunately for the Iron Horse, we won't ever go back to find out.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Durango, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Iron Horse Inn has remodeled 70 rooms which are now referred to trackside rooms. All of the 70 rooms were gutted and started over from ceiling to floor. Every trackside room offers a microwave, and small refrigerator. The nice benefit of staying at the Iron Horse inn is you don't have to pay the high room rates of staying in downtown Durango but yet have the option of the FREE trolley which departs from the Iron Horse Inn every 15 minutes which will take you downtown whenever you want to go. They added a real nice outdoor pool which is seasonal - not open in the winter months..

Room Tip: Stay in the trackside rooms the standard rooms have not been remodeled yet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A good all round experience with helpful staff and a clean family orientated establishment. Only downfall is a long way out of town. No close facilities so a 10/15 min drive for anything. The Durango Diner is a must for breakfast worth a drive into town to search it out. Recomended by the hotel staff as the place the locals eat and I can see why. Overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

great place to stay on the edge of the city , steam train passes by everyday without falt . the pool and spa are open late for adults to enjoy some peace and relaxation after a long day . always a quiet and beautiful location to rest my head .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Iron Horse Inn

Address: 5800 North Main Street, Durango, CO 81301
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Iron Horse Inn 2*
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