First, you would be hard pressed to improve upon the location of the hotel; immediately adjacent to downtown (a quick walk, though uphill and you do cross a highway at a stop light). Immediately behind the hotel is the river, and there is a drugstore on the other side of the parking lot.
The lobby is charming, with lots of old West touches. Front desk were courteous, and acknowledged Diamond Status. I did feel that the staff in the restaurant did a poor job (overly familiar; slow and inattentive; promised to bring things and then did not) and were not overly courteus, which is out of step with the rest of the property. Service is marked "average" below, but would more likely be five stars for hotel staff and one for the restaurant.
Of note to beer enthusiasts: small but very good selection of local craft brews on tap at the bar.
The rooms are sizable, and very clean. Everything worked as it should; it's a Doubletree, you're not going to have fancy furniture. Wifi worked fine.
While Durango has more-romantic options available, this is more than acceptable as a choice for a weekend ski trip or business travel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Low-rise Hotel set on the banks of Animas River at Highways 160 & 550; convenient to Fort Lewis College & tourist attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Durango
- Durango Doubletree