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The Rochester Hotel and Leland House
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Durango
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

Love the Rochester, a quintessential bed and breakfast. Cowboy is the theme here, and the decor is fun and funky. Nice breakfast, and outstanding cookies in the afternoon. Good location one block off the main drag makes it quieter, but just as convenient. Lovely staff. The only drawback is there is no elevator if you are on the second floor.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

The Hotel Rochester actually consists of two buildings directly across a quiet street from one another in downtown Durango. We booked two nights in The Leyland House across the street from its sister, the Hotel Rochester, it was a two room suite with a kitchen on the first floor. Both buildings are very quaint and fit perfectly with the old western mood of the town of Durango. The furnishings and décor are early 1900s. The bathroom was modern and spotless as was the room and hotel. The hotel is located one block from the very busy Main Street so it is much quieter, yet convenient to everything. You are only two blocks from the Durango-Silverton train station. Breakfast is included as is free parking. The breakfast was hearty and consisted of an assortment of fruit and juices, fresh coffee, fresh pastry and rolls, cereals and one variable hot entrée which might be eggs and hashbrowns or French toast, etc. The rooms are air conditioned with window units but the temperature in August did not warrant turning them on. All in all, it was a delightful stay. One eating note, the “French” restaurant the Jean Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar was not up to expectations. I’m not sure where the “French” chef trained, but the cooking was decidedly NOT French---I’m not sure what it was. The Mahogany Grill in the Strater Hotel, while elegant in atmosphere, was disappointing in food quality. My “Kansas steak” was grocery store quality—tough. The pork tenderloin was also tough.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

Outstanding breakfast and friendly people make this place a great choice. It was a bit pricy. But when you add the breakfast in I guess it makes sense? Kids loved the garden!

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Reviewed August 7, 2010

Having never stayed at a bed and breakfast before I wasn't sure what to expect. The Rochester Hotel is over 100 years old and just full of fascinating history. The staff is very helpful in answering any questions we could ask. The rooms were comfortable and each one appears to have a different theme. It was great looking around and I loved the quiet garden in the back. The cookies they have out are the best ever. The location is great as it was within walking distance of the main street and lots of restaurants, shops and the Durango Silverton Train. Would recommend this to any of my friends or family.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

This was a fun place to stay. Staff was great, location couldn't be better, and the room was small but comfortable. I booked a regular room rather than a suite and it was just fine for me. Had the breakfast (at an extra charge) across the street at the Leland House. It was fine but nothing special. Probably would have spent the $10 at a different location. And the internet connection worked fine.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

The Rochester Hotel is a unique place to stay. It is only two blocks from downtown Durango. Built in 1892, it is full of history. The staff will even give you a tour of all of the theme rooms. The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms have been renovated with modern conveniences. You must remember that is is 118 years old. Walls are thin and sounds carry. Late night arrivals were heard by everyone. Breakfast in the lobby was nice. Price was not cheap, but you are paying for the location and the history. Staff was very helpful. You can stay 6 miles away for half the price, but if you want to roam the streets of Durango, stay downtown.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2010

The Rochester Hotel is a great place to stay in Durango! The location is perfect, with galleries and restaurants as close as across the street, getting around was a breeze! The rooms are authentically "western" and the bed were good. Breakfast was amazing each day with a planned menu for the week. Every morning there was fresh fruit, coffee and tea, and incredible granola. They also serve a breakfast made right in the kitchen. We loved the homemade quiche and blueberry pancakes. The spacious area for eating is lovely, we especially enjoyed the "train car" at the back of the building. The back courtyard was so relaxing and comfortable. A perfect place to gather with family or just read a book.

  • Stayed: July 2009
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Durango
Price Range: $121 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Rochester Hotel and Leland House 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rochester Hotel & Bar is a historic hotel open since 1892. The hotel provides 16 rooms with private bathrooms all themed in an Old Western Hollywood style. Each of the 12 rooms in the Leland House are named after a historic Durango figure and the interior décor is accented with local memorabilia, biographies, and photos of these important figures. Come relax at the Rochester Bar or Secret Garden, 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
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