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699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#5 of 35 hotels in Durango
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Street parking
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Evening entertainment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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John J wrote a review Today
Versailles, Kentucky176 contributions60 helpful votes
Stayed here during a conference last year (2020) in August. Really neat and nostalgic property in an old western style town. The hotel was of course old, but very well kept and if you could imagine yourself decades back in time when in your room.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Back side of hotel away from the main street out front is quieter.
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Mark S wrote a review Today
Hickory, North Carolina40 contributions9 helpful votes
Check in and out was very quick as was service when needed extra. Parking was across the street. We had a suite with a king bed in one room and a murphy bed with dining/work area in the other. The room face the street which can be noisy but didn't really bother us most of the time. Bathroom is small but works. It is convenient, within 4-6 blocks (2 from the train station) from a lot of restaurants and shops. If there is a negative it was that the restaurants in the hotel are closed the first couple days of the week.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Adventurer697043 wrote a review Sep 18
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Room 327 is above the front street----& has NO A/C....period. It's hot, & the front desk knew of that----and had absolutely no remedies, other than open the windows (to the extreme noise on street--we had people howling at the moon at 4 am)----or we can bring you a fan!! I complained vehemently, telling him they needed to update their A/C system. He said, "well, it wouldn't be a historic hotel, then, would it." I asked him if he was familiar with the little Motel Durango up the street, because their AC was blowing good cold air. I told him the guests in that room got almost no sleep those 2 nights----yet had to pay $529. He asked if I'd be satisfied with a 10% refund. I said No. That's all he would do. Zak said a lot of their guests prefer the much warmer rooms. He had all kinds of excuses----but NO solutions. I hated this, because I've stayed here 5 times...& I do like the hotel. But, the variance of rooms that they said have poor to no A/C is a real problem---especially for a hotel with their price structure!! It will definitely take the fun out of your stay at the STRATER!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Poipu04 wrote a review Sep 8
Connecticut778 contributions78 helpful votes
The location of the historic Strater Hotel is without par. It is walking distance to EVERYTHING: shops, the supermarket, the train, restaurants, and the Animas River walk. The lobby is well appointed with velvety tones of deep red and mahogany and antique furnishings and light fixtures. We stayed on the third floor in a King deluxe room. however, the bed was queen sized. The room was nicely furnished with fantastic wallpaper in a gold foil lily design. We enjoyed reading the room journal and what prior occupants of the room wrote about their stay. There is a small flat screen color tv. USB ports are available in the clock radio. Shampoo, body lotion and shower cap were among the amenities in the bathroom. The hair dryer is in the desk. There was no clothes line to dry bathing suits. No daily housekeeping but the maid was very nice and always gave us clean towels when we found her in the hall and any toiletries we needed. The train horn woke us up some days but it wasn’t an unreasonable hour. The room was otherwise quiet and we slept well. I would stay again for this timeless old west charm.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Quiet room on third floor
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brucegould wrote a review Sep 5
Nashville, Indiana35 contributions27 helpful votes
We arrived in Durango mid morning and stopped by the Strater just to look around. The front desk staff asked if they could help us and we ended up getting checked in before noon. The hotel is like right out of a John Wayne western, very clean, and well maintained. Our room was really nice and comfortable and, when we asked at the front desk if they had any way to refrigerate something for us they delivered a refrigerator to our room. Overall, we were very pleased with everything about the Strater and especially that it is located in the middle of historic Durango. If we go back we will stay in the Strater again and allow time to take the train rides, which looked like a blast.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Strater Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Strater Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Historic Downtown Durango (0.1 miles), Conundrum Escape Rooms (0.05 miles), and Toh-Atin Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Strater Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Strater Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Strater Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Strater Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Strater Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Michel's Corner Crepes, Derailed Pour House, and Rice Monkeys.
Is Strater Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Durango.
Does Strater Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Strater Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Strater Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.