We stayed here for a single night in October as we had missed our flight home and had to reschedule for the next day. (It might be a small place, but don’t underestimate how long it takes to drive to the airport!!).
The reception staff were welcoming, friendly and professional. We were placed in a room at the back of the property that overlooked the carpark, but we were happy with this selection – as we didn’t want a room in the inner circle of the property that opened into the courtyard surrounding the pool.
The Hotel is spacious and actually looks like a hotel not a motel (and as a previous reviewer has mentioned – it does resemble a ski lodge), it is conveniently located a short walk away from the Durango-Silverton train station and provides a perfect base for wandering around the towns centre.
The breakfast was an open buffet with a great selection of hot and continental options and the room price also included two free drinks at the bar in the afternoon, which is a great way to get everyone in the bar area, chatting and making friends.
Having spent the week (prior to missing our flight) at another Best Western down the road (for roughly the same price) we couldn’t believe the difference in the service, professionalism and value for money between the two establishments.
If we return to Durango, we will definitely stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Rio Grande Hotel Durango
- Best Western Durango
- Durango Best Western