I grew up watching Western movies, and the moment I stepped into the hotel, I was transported into Wild West era. From the ladies servers in a bar dressed in that era outfits, to the decor, to live music in the bar, the atmosphere in the hotel is that of a wild west. The room was not as spectacular as the lobby and bar/restaurant, but we did book the cheapest basic room instead of a more expensive (and perhaps better decorated) room. Still, it gave the same feeling of another time era. The service was great!
Overall, it was a great stay and we are looking forward to coming back!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Strater Hotel Durango