How long has it been since we stayed at a hotel with character, maintained faithfully to it's origins, and yet modern and convenient? Well, the budgets, the chains and the box hotels cannot compare to this lovely lady at 135 years old. She is very well maintained, with antiques, nooks, and music in an old bar room.The furniture in our room was antique furniture, with matching woodwork, all matched with unusual pieces scattered around. The lobby with wonderful, the interior stairway is right out of a movie, and the hotel is even situated in the middle of the charming town of Durango on a block or so that makes use of their western heritage. There are ghosts here, for extra interest. The staff was very attentive, and proud of their place, it was obvious. They were so accommodating that we felt very well treated. The room came with a slightly upgradable free breakfast, and the $5.00 charge for that was minimal for the great breakfast that we got. All of this is worth saying - Don't miss this place, if you are in the four corners area, for Mesa Verde, or other needs.Great place.
- 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