I have stayed at both hotels two times each.
They are one block apart so there is no difference in location.
Which one should yo9u stay t ? That depends upon what is important to you.
For me....I like the air conditioner to work really well.
And I like a real parking lot that is hassle free.
The General Palmer has both of those.
Parking at the Strater is a royal pain in the rear and I AC is not up to par at all.
Those two things way heavily in my decision making. Thus, I will never stay at the Strater Hotel again.
I have been in Durango now 4 days and I have gone to the Strater Hotel every night for drinks and entertainment.. I love the music and food.
The G. Palmer must have teh worlds smallest elevator in the world. Old people do nto like this elevator. I can assure you of that.
The Strater Hotel has a much better breakfast. The G Palmers is worse in my opinion that a Motel 8.
Both are pricey....so no real difference there either.
The G.Palmer has no entertainment....which is no big deal to me. I like the AC and the Parking.
Front desk staff is nice at both places. Housekeeping does a great job too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rich with Victorian elegance, the General Palmer Hotel has all the modern comforts that you would expect of a Four Diamond establishment. Named after General William Jackson Palmer who established the hotel in 1898, the General Palmer is the only historical Four Diamond Hotel in Southwestern Colorado. Each room has been hand decorated in the Victorian era with luxurious amenities. It’s the little touches that make the General Palmer unique; freshly baked muffins each morning and Teddy Bears on every bed. Enjoy our southwestern hospitality with concierge service from a gracious and caring staff available day and night, year around. We are located in downtown Durango right next door to the Narrow Gauge Railroad and we are within easy walking distance of many fine dining restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- General Palmer Durango
- Hotel General Palmer