We have friends that highly recommended the Strater Hotel. It was a really nice hotel. This hotel has a lot of history and we were walking around the lobby looking at everyhting when the bellman came up and asked us if we wanted a tour. He showed us hidden compartments and showed us the room where Loius Lamore wrote many of his books and gave us the history behind the room and why he stayed there. It was really interesting to get an inside look. We ate lunch at the Diamond Belle Saloon with three children and they sat us upstairs which was just perfect and we had two wonderful waitressed that were dressed in costume and really great with the kids. Sunday night my husband and I went to the saloon for a drink and to listen to the music, we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the entertainment.
The room was well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. If I ever get back to Durango i would not hesitate to stay here again. The room rate includes breakfast and you get to eat it in the Mahogany Dining Room.
Out whole trip to this part of Colorado was just fabulous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel (Historic Hotels of America Member) is a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, one hour east of Mesa Verde National Park, and in the heart of the rugged San Juan Mountains. Experience the Old West, fine dining, shopping, and many year-round indoor and outdoor activities. The hotel is home to the world's largest collection of American Victorian Walnut Antiques, the Louis L'Amour Room (designated Literary Landmark), and three unique dining establishments including Mahogany Grille specializing in fine dining. For entertainment, unwind with daily live music at the Diamond Belle Saloon and The Office Spiritorium or take in a show at the world famous Henry Strater Theatre, home to the Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville (seasonal). For those wishing to create a memorable event consider Strater Catering & Events (weddings, group meetings, special events). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Strater Hotel Durango