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  • 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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#6 of 36 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
Conference facilities
Street parking
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Evening entertainment
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Sara G wrote a review Jun 23
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I was so much looking forward to stay in this iconic hotel in Durango but was very disappointed as I was given a room with view to the back of the building. The manageress was hopeless and unprofessional. Bad service in the front desk. It does not deserve the classification you give. There are better options. Food is good. Quality price relation is bad. Do not recommend it!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
dolebludger wrote a review Jun 11
Durango, Colorado124 contributions68 helpful votes
The restaurants at this hotel are closed Monday and Tuesday, as are too many restaurants in downtown Durango. And the hotel seems to have no restaurants on site open for breakfast. This is a former first class place, that needs to get its act together.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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phyllis g wrote a review May 2022
Staten Island, New York11 contributions5 helpful votes
This hotel should be closed so the rooms can be thoroughly cleaned and refurbished! The room we were given was filthy! The floor was not vacuumed, there was hair in the tub, and dust everywhere. The bedspreads were velour and had stains all over them. The room had a horrible musty smell but the worse was after pulling off the bedspreads the single bed in the room had hair all over the pillow and sheets! This was billed as a room with two queen beds. What we got was a twin bed and a double with dirty sheets. This was brought to the front desk managers attention . There were no other rooms available but they said we could be moved the following day. The sheets were changed so we could at least sleep that evening. I was notified at 5pm the following day another room was available a few doors away and the manager assured it was cleaned. Since we were checking out the next day it was too late to move as our tour had dinner plans in a half hour from our notification from management. Why didn’t they just properly clean the room we were in??? We were out all day on a tour all day for nine hours. Ample time to correct the situation. I would never recommend or return to this hotel!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Tori Ossola, Other at Strater Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Phyllis, we are very sorry that this was your experience. We will certainly address all issues you have presented so that no other guest will experience what you went through.
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SlackbladderUk wrote a review May 2022
Cadoxton, United Kingdom36 contributions25 helpful votes
The Strater Hotel was a very good place to stay in the lovely town of Durango. The rooms are small, as you would expect in such a building. The staff were friendly and very helpful when we had an issue with our TV. the room was clean and we had a good night's sleep. We stayed here for 3 nights in May 2022. The hotel is conveniently located with lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Breakfast was not provided in the hotel but we found an excellent coffee shop close by. It is well worth staying at the hotel if staying in Durango.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Sean wrote a review May 2022
16 contributions1 helpful vote
We rolled into town thinking we would take the first dive motel we found since it was a unexpected stop. We were exploring the town, neat little town by the way, and came upon the Strater. Being massive history nerds we could not help but wonder about the place. To our surprise they found us a room. After the second try. The first room they gave was us occupied. That was awkward. Seems there were two people working the front desk that got mixed up. They quickly sorted things out and we went to our rooms to unload and began to explore. We walked all over the place in fascination of how they worked modern features into the old building and made it work together so well. There are two bars and a restaurant in the building. Both bars were laid back and relaxed with one-man bands playing some good music. Although the main restaurant is absolutely stunning, we opted for a lighter meal in the saloon. Pro tip, go upstairs in the saloon and take pictures of the neat view, but don't stay there, go back down to the main part to eat and drink. The stairs are hard to negotiate and the waitress got annoyed at having to run up and down them to serve us. Had we known, we would not have ordered food up there. The opposite of that waitress, was the young lady at the front desk. Didn't catch her real name, so I shall refer to her and Miss Above Ann Beyond. (I have included her picture, if anyone knows her, tell her good job and thanks). It may not be for everyone, but for us, I could not have enjoyed the stay more.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view.
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Sommar wrote a review Apr 2022
Morgantown, West Virginia15 contributions
This is my second time staying at the historic Strater Hotel. My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon a few years ago as a last minute decision before we flew out of the Durango airport, which is a 20 minute drive to town. We love the town of Durango so much we came back to stay in this neat hotel that we enjoyed. The location is wonderful, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The hotel is decorated like it is still the 1800s, and it is beautiful. The Diamond Belle Saloon, the restaurant in the hotel, is also wonderful. It is small with limited seating, but it’s worth the wait. Amazing drinks, good food, and the staff wears saloon style clothing. You might even get lucky enough to hear someone play ragtime on the piano! The rooms are small but cozy, and the staff is super helpful and friendly. I recommend staying at this hotel for a neat experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Wendy & Preston wrote a review Mar 2022
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin24 contributions10 helpful votes
The rooms are small but well decorated in keeping with the history of the hotel. The food was disappointing, though, the staff were friendly. The location of the hotel is perfect for spending time in Durango. What a charming town with very interesting shops and restaurants. The people are very friendly. I am so glad we stopped there. Also, make sure and visit Mesa Verde!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Linda A wrote a review Mar 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania360 contributions139 helpful votes
This hotel was built in 1887 and is a well preserved historic building, in which each guest room is unique, is also allegedly haunted. The rooms were spacious and clean, the beds comfortable and is within walking distance to so many things. A great stay, although we did not see any ghosts.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Cupbabs wrote a review Mar 2022
Ghent, Belgium11 contributions15 helpful votes
Absolutely loved my stay at Strater Hotel! Stunning interior. Big rooms. Great bed. Good amenities. Also a great neighborhood with lots of unique shops and cool places to eat and drink. You can park your car for free at one of their parking lots.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Eliza52 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bryan, Texas77 contributions48 helpful votes
While frequent visitors to Colorado, this was our first trip to Durango. So fortunate to have chosen The Strater Hotel . It sits in a prominent location in old downtown and is classified as an Historic Hotel of America. It is charming and is beautifully restored. Lobby is filled with period furniture and had gas logs burning the entire time we were there. Staff was friendly and attentive. Bed was comfortable with good linens; plenty of strong hot water. There is a restaurant with a bar off the lobby. The staff was dressed in period (1880’s) attire and we had live music beginning around 6 p.m. While the food was average, the ambiance was great! We loved it and would love to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Parking is convenient; plenty of shopping and restaurants; Durango-Silverton Train Station and...
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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), Toh-Atin Gallery (0.2 miles), and Animas Chocolate Company (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 Derailed Pour House, Michel's Corner Crepes, and Eolus Bar & Dining.
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 meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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.