I was somewhat disappointed by the Durango Doubletree. They were going through renovations while we were there, and our experience was entirely unremarkable. I expected more, and maybe it was just my higher expectations that weren't realized.
I am a Hilton Hhonors Diamond member, so booked the most economical room I could find and relied on an upgrade to nicer accomodations when we got there. The desk clerk acknowledged my status, said we had been upgraded from city view to river view and gave us the key. Off to the room we went.
We were in the basement, directly across from the laundry room and adjacent to the ice machine. We did have river view, but I felt like we were in the dungeon. As we were only staying for one night I did not complain or ask for a change.
The room was very nice, however, and the Doubletree bed was as comfortable as always. In the morning we went to use the hot tub, but the temperature was a scalding 130 degrees! We informed the front desk and they thanked us - and closed the pool and hot tub area until their maintenance man got there.
When we checked in we were given a coupon for a free muffin and coffee for breakfast in the restaurant, or half price on a breakfast entree. We went intending to get a muffin, ended up with omelets and are glad we did. They came out hot and huge, and as a result we made this a two meal day instead of three.
I could have gotten a room for significantly less at the Hampton Inn in Durango but chose the Doubletree for both the riverfront location and higher class amenities (mmmm, cookies!). Next time we pass through I might be more inclined to stay at the Hampton, if it is just for a night. Either that, or ask to be moved out of the basement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Low-rise Hotel set on the banks of Animas River at Highways 160 & 550; convenient to Fort Lewis College & tourist attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Durango
- Durango Doubletree