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DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Durango
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful location, close to downtown”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here during a family vacation and really liked the hotel. Our room was clean and spacious. The staff was very nice and helped with any questions we had. Our room was on the river and the view was very pretty. We walked to downtown for dining or shopping. It was great to stay in town and then drive to Purgatory for a day of skiing. The mountain is only 30 minutes away and we were still able to enjoy the charm of downtown Durango.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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peterm52, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, on Trip Advisor. We do appreciate getting feedback from our guests. We're so pleased you had a good stay with us and we couldnt agree with you more about our location, being right on the beautiful Animas River and just a block away from downtown Durangi is perfect. We look forward to having you stay with us again the next time your travels bring you to Durango.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I took my family there for "The polar express" and the experience was great. Great location but the best was the way the staff treated my family and I. I hope the general manager knows he/she has a great team.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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peterm52, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Durango on Trip Advisor.
We appreciate getting feedback from our guests. I definitely know what a great team
we have here at our hotel, it's wonderful working with them every day. We are pleased
that you had a good stay and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed here for business several times over the last 5 years. My favorite hotel in town. That said, with a little work / effort can turn a good hotel into a great hotel.

Pros: location - Walking distance to downtown as well as set right on the river. If you get a river facing room, you can keep your balcony door open and enjoy the sounds of the water. Good sized room and bathrooms. Always get friendly, courteous service. Comfortable beds and appreciate getting bottled water in room. Nice sized pool area. Old, western feel / decor in lobby.

Cons: Restaurant food quality is terrible -- given the location on the river, this restaurant / bar could be so much more than it is - very disappointing. Gym has nice equipment but is too small for a hotel of its size -- mornings can be difficult to get a workout in because the gym is full. Rooms are dark - could use some brightening.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the river
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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peterm52, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey. We appreciate your feedback. You'll be interested to learn that we are in the planning stages now for a guest room renovation later this year which we feel will greatly enhance our guests stay with us. We've forwarded your comments abour our restaurant and bar to our Chef for review and improvements. We do hope that you will stay with us again soon.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We stayed at the Doubletree because of the location (near the railroad), and we were very pleased. The pool was well maintained and nice, the food in the restaurant and room service was tasty, and the location can't be beat for downtown attractions. Also, having a view of the river was splendid! There was almost no outside noise, and we were near the elevators and ice machine. They did have a pipe leak in the ceiling which woke us up at 6am, but I can't hold that against them as it does happen and they gave us a credit for the breakfast buffet which was a great variety of food (without us asking). The next time we go to Durango, we will be back!

Room Tip: River view was lovely
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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peterm52, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Durango on Trip Advisor.
We always appreciate feedback from our guests. We're pleased you had a good stay with us, and we couldnt agree more about our location inthe center of everything, but with the Animas River at our back door its just perfect We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We spent 2 nights here and everything was great. We were going to stay at the Best Western Plus Rio Grannde but when we checked into the room there, the noise from the kids in the pool was overwhelming as was the smell of chorine. So we went to the DoubleTree to see if they had a room for 2 nights. They did and let me check it out ahead of time. Wonderful, quiet room facing the river. Beds were comfortable as were the pillows. We ate here both nights as well, the food was good and everyone was very nice.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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peterm52, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, on Trip Advisor. We thank you for your compliments. We're pleased you had a good stay with us and we welcome you back anytime you are in the area.
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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Property is located right in the heart of Durango. Comfortable and inviting room - #444 in older but well maintained property. Unable to get upgrade so offered a gift certificate which turned out to be problematic when we attempted to use in the restaurant. View out of river side room was great. Nice flat screen LCD. Breakfast which was included for Diamond members was good but not outstanding. Overall a thumbs up but perhaps eat elsewhere.

Room Tip: Try to get river view if possible.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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peterm52, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, on Trip Advisor. We appreciate feedback from our guests. We've passed your comments on to our Chef and Dining Room Manager for review and improvements. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon
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Flower Mound, Texas
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at many places in Durango and by far best place I have stayed. I thought staying on the mountain resort was great because it was ski in ski out. Wow! After staying at Doubletree this is the best! Room was so spacious, comfy bed and my advice is pay a little extra for river view. The hotel staff were wonderful and gracious. Best experience by far and perfect location to see and do all things in Durango.

  • Stayed December 2012
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peterm52, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Durango on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback and compliments. We're so pleased you had a good stay with us and we look forward to your next stay with us.
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Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
Address: 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
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Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Durango
#1 Green Hotel in Durango
#2 Family Hotel in Durango
#3 Romantic Hotel in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Durango 3.5*
Number of rooms: 159
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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