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The Leland House and Rochester Hotel
Ranked #12 of 33 Hotels in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Basalt, Colorado
1 review
“warm and friendly for dogs and people”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

first hotel we've ever stayed in that felt like a home away from home, thanks to Diane and Kirk (owners) and all the staff. Great breakfast, parties in the courtyard, loaner bikes, right downtown (and Durango has some really fun restaurants to walk to), free parking, super dog friendly.
We used it as a base to explore SW Colorado and can't wait to go back this winter for skiing at Silverton and Wolf Creek. We took the Durango-Silverton train to check out the fall foliage, and it's only a couple blocks walk to the train station. Also can walk/bike Durango's excellent trail along the Animas River. Also a great "doggie day care" (called Healthy Hounds and Fat Cats) very close by for folks who want to spend time at Mesa Verde. Could not have enjoyed Durango more!! Big thanks to Hotel Rochester.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Merritt W, Manager at The Leland House and Rochester Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We are so glad you and your dogs enjoyed your visit to The Rochester Hotel and Durango! We do our best to welcome human and canine guests alike and we look forward to seeing you again come snow season.
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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Rochester offers a quiet bar and a beautiful garden in which to relax after periods of sight seeing in the Durango area. Additionally, they offer music in the garden with a variety of local bands. Coupled with local ranchers supplying grilled burgers from organic beef, you can't find a better place to kick back for an hour or two. The Hotel has a historic theme to it with rooms decorated with beautiful period furniture. Visitors to Durango will enjoy the opportunity to rub shoulders with the many locals who enjoy the hospitality of the hotel owners and staff. To enhance the ambiance, rotating displays of art and photographs grace the bar and reception area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Merritt W, Manager at The Leland House and Rochester Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Wallace W,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Rochester Hotel and we are thrilled you not only enjoyed your stay but were able to take part in our (inaugural) summer concert series! While the music has stopped until it warms up again, the art exhibits will continue.

Thank you again!
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Albuquerque
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

This is a wonderful place to stay in Durango. It has the feel of an inn or B&B; the staff is so friendly and helpful, and really make you feel welcome. We parked our car, and didn't need to use it for the two days we were there. The breakfast was wonderful each morning and the cookies were a delicious welcome snack in the afternoon. I wouldn't hestitate to recommend this place to family and friends. We enjoyed the live entertainment in the courtyard on Wednesday night and the use of the old-fashioned bikes. The room we stayed in was roomy, well-appointed, and clean. The only drawbacks during out stay was the lack of parking and the insomniac that was in the room above us (lots of pacing throughout the night). But neither of these things would prevent me from staying there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Such a wonderful place to stay. Formerly with the Marriott Corp., I can attest to this well run, comfortable, exciting hotel. Where else would you want to stay in Winter or Summer. Stay here and you have the choice of skiing Durango Mountain Resort, Telluride, Silverton, and Wolf Creek (most powder of any CO resort) on any day. Walking distance to most of the great restaurants here, all local activities start here. Being a trained chef, I found the breakfast to be fabulous. Their great chefs bake their own goods and guests can have a special warm breakfast complimentary any day. Don't forget to use one of their free bikes to see the town and ride the famous Animas River bike trail.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Rochesterstaff, Manager at The Leland House and Rochester Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! I relayed your comments about breakfast to Kelly and Carolyn in the kitchen, which they very much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you here. We hope to see you again.
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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We recently enjoyed a two day planning retreat for Music in the Mountains at the Rochester and had a wonderful time. Kirk and his crew provided a full suite to our team, enabling all to stay in separate rooms, but also included a great living and fully stocked kitchen area so we could relax, enjoy some meals and down time in the same area as we worked. When we were out of the room, we moved to the lovely courtyard/garden area at the back of the hotel and continued our meeting in a beautiful environment. We are locals, so very much appreciate the great location of the Rochester as it is in the heart of Durango in walking distance from everything anyone would need.. great food, entertainment and shopping. Thanks to the entire crew at the ROCHESTER! Good luck with our upcoming US PRO CYCLE TOUR!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Telluride, Colorado
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

This is my new favorite place to stay in Durango! Very cool hotel with character and awesome breakfast! Everyone was really friendly and very welcoming. The location is perfect for access to downtown, but set off a quiet street. I will be back!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Love this hotel - great rooms, location, service and incredible breakfast. Deseri is wonderful. Highly recommend. We screwed up our reservation and they were very understanding. All our friends stayed here and we had a ball. Outside patio a wonderful taste of CO. Bravo.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Leland House and Rochester Hotel
Address: 726 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5419
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 33 Hotels in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Leland House and Rochester Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rochester Hotel & Bar is a historic hotel open since 1892. The hotel provides 15 rooms with private bathrooms all themed in an Old Western Hollywood style. New in 2012 is the addition of the Rochester Bar, providing an intimate setting for fine wines and cocktails. A full gourmet breakfast is included and cruiser bicycles are available for guests. ... more   less 
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Rochester Hotel And Bar
Rochester Hotel Durango

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