This is the place to stay in Durango especially if you are taking the Durango - Silverton Railroad. The terminal is two blocks away and you can leave your car in their lot (free). The hotel shuttle will even drop you off at the terminal if you want (no cost). The hotel is modern with a definite western feel. Many rooms and the dining room overlook the Animas River. Rooms are large and well appointed. The price is good especially with a AAA discount.