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 (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