We spent two nights here, and were overall very happy with this hotel. It's close to the Durango/Silverton railroad, and it's kind of fun to be able to (faintly) hear the old-time whistle from inside the hotel. There is a nice indoor pool with a spa, and a good breakfast. Plus, when we were there they were giving everyone tickets to get 2 free drinks per adult in the lounge until 7:30 - a nice perk. They also have a free washer and dryer, so bring detergent (or you can buy some cheaply from the front desk).
The hotel is basically in the old town, a very easy walk (just a few minutes) to access all the best stores and restaurants that Durango has to offer. Even a few rafting companies are nearby if you don't want to drive to the outskirts.
As for rooms: We were originally put into a room on the interior of the hotel, and it had no exterior windows, just a big double door with glass that was facing the hallway/pool area. It was pretty sad, very dark and closed. We called the front desk and they moved us to a room with an "outside door", this was much much better. Although we were facing the highway we really couldn't hear any road noise, it was quiet and light and comfortable.
Because of the great location we would probably stay here on our next trip, and now that I know how the rooms are laid out I can reserve an outside room in advance.
- 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