If you want a bit of living history this is a good place to get a taste of it. The hotel is lavishly decorated in a refurbished Victorian style located in the main street of the old of part of town. The rooms are similarly themed, complete with wooden bed heads, antique dressers and armchairs. Each of the rooms is a different size, with the cheapest Classic rooms having a single, relatively small bed. The rooms with two queen beds are quite spacious and represent good value for not much more than the smaller Classic rooms. The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms pretty much immune from external noise. Staff are friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was adequate, if not particularly inspiring. If you want to carry the western theme even further, try the Diamond Belle restaurant which is located in the hotel. Waiters are dressed in Victorian style dress and live music is regularly part of the deal. Parking is available free across the road from the hotel in its dedicated parking lot.
- Also Known As:
- Strater Hotel Durango
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1887, The historic Strater Hotel is a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Cleveland pharmacist, Henry Strater, believed Durango would thrive, and with its prosperity, it would need a grand hotel. The Strater Hotel opened after an expenditure of $70,000 and placement of 376,000 native red bricks and hand-carved sandstone cornices and sills. As the hotel evolved, it became a popular winter retreat for Durango town folk who would close their own homes during the cold months and move into the hotel. Currently, the Strater Hotel houses the world’s largest collection of American Victorian Antiques, many of which decorate its 93 guestrooms including its Louis L’Amour Room—designated Literary Landmark. The Strater Hotel is home to the Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville, Henry Strater Theatre, Diamond Belle Saloon, Mahogany Grille, Strater Catering and Events, and The Office Spiritorium. ... more less
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