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“Wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in Durango
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53 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

Beautiful room. Great location. Walk to Durango silver tin railway and downtown Durango. Great breakfast and delightful happy hour. Bonus, free laundry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Chose this location because of the pool and hottub, but both looked too cloudy to want to get in. (A bit of a disappointment.) Don't know if they were properly maintained. Room was fine, nice big towels, fridge and microwave. Extra pillows.
Breakfast was just okay. Would have liked "real" oatmeal instead of the instant wth artificial crap in it. Husband wasn't happy with cold biscuits, but liked the sausage gravy and there was a toaster and microwave nearby -he could have heated them. Canned fruit mostly. For eggs, just cold boiled eggs. Otherwise, mostly refined typical American junk food fare. Not even any real butter, just artificial stuff.
Right downtown, so walking distance to nice restaurants, and at the end of the block, so was quiet even tho we were right near the front door, having made last minute reservations and one of the last rooms available. (But, loading and unloading our gear was very easy being in room 107.)
Oh, front office and reservations staff was great! Late checkout appreciated as well, doing business in the area.
Oh, we were given a coupon for "2 free drinks, per person" - but nobody staffing the bar area, so never did collect on those. Maybe there was a time frame we missed? But, didn't see it written anywhere.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Prescott, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

BW Rio Grande offered us a group discount. Motel is walking distance to local shops and especially the Durango & Silverton Railroad excursion trip. I loved the self-serve breakfast (especially the sausage gravy on biscuits) - good way to start the day. In-room jacuzzi was perfect after a long day of playing tourist. Good lighting in rooms (I don't like dark rooms). Quiet. Staff very polite, helpful, and friendly. Motel not crowded at this time of year (Feb). Since a less-than-positive comment seems to be requisite in these reviews, here's mine: the bathroom fans need to be more powerful. I had a very enjoyable three-night visit.

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

The General Manager of the hotel was quick to respond to repair an equipment malfunction, and then followed up that everything was satisfactory. Great Service.

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Great facilities and staff. The pool and hot tub are relaxing. Included breakfast election is great with waffles, fruit, eggs and pastries. Comfortable rooms with safe, microwave and refrigerator. After skiing a long day, the bed was heaven. Convenient parking and you are within walking distance to best restaurants in town.

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Mason, MI, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

From the view of a mountain through our window, to the delightful and friendly staff, I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during our week in Durango. The hotel is nestled at the edge of town, right around the corner from the Durango-Silverton Railroad and within easy walking distance to the downtown strip, where shops and restaurants abound. We took advantage of the indoor pool, the complimentary breakfasts and cocktail hours. We also appreciated the convenience of the in-room refrigerator and microwave. We will definintely be back!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank macsjuls
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Niwot, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

I have just returned from another great stay at the Best Western Rio Grande! My family and I travel to Durango about 4 to 5 times a year to visit family. We used to stay other places, now we only stay at BW Rio Grande. I think I may be on my 10th or 12th stay at the Rio Grande. The rooms are always very clean, and the service is wonderful. Every single employee at the Rio Grande is welcoming and helpful. The location of the Rio Grande can't be beat! One of our favorite things to do is walk around historic, downtown Durango and the Rio Grande is right there! Just two blocks walk, and you are shopping, sightseeing, dining, etc. It is all there. The train station is super close, so you don't have to mess with finding parking if you are taking the train. I LOVE the breakfast that is included. Biscuits and gravy, toast, donuts, cereal, a waffle station, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, you name it. Fresh coffee and juice, too. Not a muffin and coffee quickie breakfast, a real breakfast! There is also a nightly happy hour where adults get two free drinks. I LOVE sitting by the indoor pool watching my kids swim, and sipping on my drink. Couldn't be better!! The free wi-fi is also mandatory for me. All in all, this place is the best deal in Durango, and the service makes it all the better!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn
Address: 400 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5602
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Durango
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durango
#5 Business Hotel in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn! Located only 1.5 blocks from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. BEST WESTERN Rio Grande Inn is perfect for the train enthusiasts of all ages. You can leave your vehicle in our parking lot and take a short to the train depot. Free HAPPY HOUR every evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Includes(2) complimentary drinks per guest. Free HOT BREAKFAST every morning. Get your day stared right with our extended breakfast: Hot sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, fresh fruit, yogurt, OJ and coffee. Walking distance to world class dining, galleries and amazing shopping. Some guests come for our top notch skiing. Take advantage of our GREAT location and rates when in town for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Rio Grande Hotel Durango
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