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“Charming” 4 of 5 stars
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Rochester Hotel & Bar
Ranked #8 of 32 Hotels in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The hotel and surroundings are so cute & comfortable, you will feel at home here. We stayed here in late September. Since the weather was still nice, we were able to enjoy a live band on the patio outside in the evening. We really enjoyed that. The location is so nice, you are really right in the heart of downtown Durango. We enjoyed being able to walk to the restaurants and shops downtown. We were also close enough to walk to the train station for the Silverton Train ride. The complimentary breakfast is a plus. Take advantage of the bikes if you can. The only downside to this hotel is that there is limited parking. When we arrived we had to park elsewhere until a spot opened up. It is also a little pricey, but then again mostly everything in Durango is.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Ashley S, Manager at Rochester Hotel & Bar, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! As with anywhere downtown, parking can be a pain in the summer. We thank you for understanding. We enjoyed having you here and hope you come back soon!
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Durango, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I loved staying at the Rochester. it is on Second Avenue one block off of Main Avenue so it's close to everything downtown, but quieter and more beautiful. The hotel grounds are lovely and the rooms are spacious and they include a fantastic breakfast! They even put a dog bed in my room for my pooch! The staff was super friendly and accommodating. I would stay here again in a second! It's also right across the street from one of the best restaurants in town, Cyprus Cafe and Eno a very cool wine bar with the best coffee in town. Check this place out!

Room Tip: If you have a pet, be sure to ask for one of their special pet rooms!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank catherine d
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Ashley S, Manager at Rochester Hotel & Bar, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed having you here, and welcome you (and your pup) back anytime!
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Cortez, Colorado, United States
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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Rochester Hotel and Leland House are hidden jewels in Durango! It is close to everything but off Main Avenue. The staff here think customer satisfaction as number 1. From check-in to check-out, there is nothing they won't do for you.

Previously I stayed at Leland House but wanted to stay in the Hotel this time. Our room was delightful, roomy, and comfortable. We had two doors leading onto a small patio in the courtyard, but was too cold to sit outside.

They have a full bar and will fix you whatever you want. They have all the fixings for tea, coffee, and their own hot chocolate mix. Breakfast in the morning is really good and satisfying. We opted for the continental with raspberry bread, muffins, oatmeal scones, grapefruit and orange cubes, and delightful spiced, sliced apples and raisins. The star however was the granola with large dollops of yogurt. Seconds!

The staff greet you when you arrive for breakfast and offer a hot croissant with egg and hot potatoes. Ask how you like your coffee and take it to your table then offer carafes of your choice of fresh juices. We felt so welcomed and comfortable.

As Arnold would say, "We'll be back!"

Room Tip: Ground floor on the courtyard.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 808JimP
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Merritt W, Manager at Rochester Hotel & Bar, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you so very much for your review. It thrills us that our service impacted you in such a positive way. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your cozy Rochester room and we look forward to seeing you again at breakfast (with a big bowl of granola)!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed here (in the Leland House) for our daughter's graduation. The breakfast is wonderful, with homemade pastries, fresh fruit, homemade granola, and a full cooked breakfast. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We had 2 queen suites for our family. The kitchen is a full size kitchen, this is essentially a three room suite, with a living room, kitchen/dining, and bedroom. The beds are very comfortable too. And of course this is right downtown, and you can walk everywhere. What more can you ask.

Room Tip: Choose the queen suite in the Leland House if you want a full kitchen.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Claire C
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Merritt W, Manager at Rochester Hotel & Bar, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
We hope you had a wonderful time at your daughter's graduation, we certainly enjoyed having you here as our guests during such an exciting time. Thank you for taking a moment to review us. We truly appreciate it. All the best in the future and we hope to see you again!
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Hat Choeng Mon
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95 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Rochester is the place to stay in downtown Durango. A classic hotel and each room has its own western theme. Also the Rochester has a cool history as the Hollywood of the West. The breakfast which is included with the stay is out of this world. Made with all fresh ingredients and served by a friendly staff. Easy walking distance to downtown restaurants and shopping. A five star stay all the way around.

Room Tip: Easy choice here, they are all great !
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank BlueMoonhat
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komick, Owner at Rochester Hotel & Bar, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Thank you for your review on Trip Adviser and for your kind words. We appreciate it.
Please let us know if we can ever be of assistance in the future.
Kirk
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Durango, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This cute hotel has staff members that really care about you and help you every time you ask. They go out of their way to accommodate your every need. Breakfast is like Grandma's house. Delicious and fresh as can be. Cannot wait for another "night away" stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hydi9682
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komick, Owner at Rochester Hotel & Bar, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Thank you for your review on Trip Adviser. We appreciate it!
I will share this review with our staff to let them know of your experience.
Please let me know if we can be of assistance at any time in the future from the Leland House and Rochester Hotel.
Kirk
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Hesperus, Colorado
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Rochester is quintessential Durango with the added benefit of modern amenities and flawless service. I live about ten miles outside Durango and was "in town" to see my friend play a night at the Henry Strater Theater, so decided to get a room at the Rochester instead of driving home. It was a great decision. The rooms are "old-style," but the beds are wonderfully updated (i.e. Hilton Heavenly Bed), the bathroom is stocked with Aveda products, and they have every TV channel you could possibly think of. My bag was carried to the room by the owner (Kirk), himself and he gave me a full description of what would be going on in the hotel that night and in the morning. Breakfast was amazing, to say the least. the coffee was wonderful, followed by a homemade breakfast sandwich served to my table. They also had homemade breads, fresh fruit and cereals available, too. I felt like one of the family. My husband and I also spent our anniversary night at the Rochester a couple of Januarys ago and it was great then, too. We always recommend The Rochester to friends and business people visiting Durango. As a side note, Kirk is a huge supporter of community events and is very well-thought-of by us locals - a good thing for out-of-town guests to know.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs are probably quieter, especially if you plan to sleep in. I was downstairs and next t...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Terri G
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komick, Owner at Rochester Hotel & Bar, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Terri
Thank you for your kind review on Trip Adviser. I will share your review with our staff and let them know that they are appreciated.
Please let me know if we can ever be of assistance to you in the future. We do love to support our local non-profits and always appreciate being approached for donations and sponsorships.
Hope to see you for some great Durango entertainment soon.
Kirk Komick
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Property: Rochester Hotel & Bar
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 #8 of 32 Hotels in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rochester Hotel & Bar 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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