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“Very comfortable - but noisy on the "city" side” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Durango

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DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Durango
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very comfortable - but noisy on the "city" side”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2009

We were just passing thru and had one overnight in Durango and went with the Doubletree based on previous positive experiences. It was a convenient location but take care on booking rooms with the balcony and "City View" as it was quite noisy. Our balcony view overlooked the parking lot, then Hwy. 160, then the train tracks and finally the backs of buildings along Main St. So yes, we felt a little misled on that room description. Rooms were spotless and our bed and bedding very comfortable. We were a little tired and hungry so had dinner in the main dining room but wish we had wandered onto Main Street for some more local flavor. It's just a short walk away. The following morning we were delighted to find the shuttle to Durango airport was complimentary.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2009

We loved it here even though it was a bit pricey. In the evenings you can sit out back and listen to the river flowing and the tubers having a good time. It is about a block walk to the Darango/Siverton train station. The rooms were great, very clean, however, no refrigerator. If we were to go back tomorrow we would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2009

We were traveling with our dogs and were a little hesitant that the rooms would not be large enough. However, we had a deluxe king and it was perfect. The hotel exceeded our expectations... from the customer service to the location to the cleanliness. The bathrooms are also very, very roomy. I would not hesitate to stay here again... even if the rate is a little more than other area hotels. It's worth every penny! We walked along the path by the river every day ... and walked to dinner in downtown Durango every evening. Beautiful town... very friendly and laid-back.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2009

We were impressed from the moment we entered the lobby to check in. The lobby is spacious and well decorated with art from the area. The clerk greeted us with a smile and had us on our way to the room in minutes. Nice room, very nice. Very comfortable bed. Luxurious shower. Large LCD TV. The location is perfect for anything a visitor wishes to do while in Durango. Shopping, restaurants, the train, and shuttle service are within a couple of minutes walk. There's even a mountain stream just a few yards away in back of the hotel. The only negative, minor, is the guest laundry room. It's not easy to find. But, it's a great place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Binge827
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Denver
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2009

Of course there are the warm cookies...it isn't a Doubletree without them! The beds are comfortable and bathrooms have been redesigned to feel more like you are in a spa than a hotel bathroom. Great updates!

The location is ideal. Simply walk across the street to hop on the Silverton/Durango train or for downtown nightlife. Stroll along the river for wildlife viewing and relaxation. Once you are at the hotel there isn't much need to drive anywhere!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brushy Creek, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2009

We stayed for four nights in late June. The Doubletree is a class of hotel we normally don't stay at, but lesser chains were nearly as expensive, plus the location, one block from the downtown historic area and the D&SNGRR depot, was a plus. So we took the plunge and paid a little more than normal for the convenience. The experience was positive, overall.

Having stayed at similar class hotels on business, I'd say this Doubletree is a lesser example of the brand. We were on the top ("fourth") floor on the 'city view' side, not wanting to waste $20/day on the view of the Animas River. The road noise from US550 was minimal and the room was quiet overall. The room itself was nicely appointed and fairly roomy. The staff was helpful, but all these benefits aren't worth the normal rate. We paid a discounted advanced purchase rate and took advantage of a $75 off promotion. At this rate the cost was about the same as the 2-2.5 star chains in the area, but there's no doubt you're staying in a resort area where hotel rooms are in high demand.

Due the the close by and numerous external options, we did not utllize the on-site restaurant or (ridiculously expensive) room service. There is a cafe on the river with extremely limited service hours - during weekdays only. Again, with superior options elsewhere we took advantage of them.

The hotel does have an indoor (heated) pool and spa, and there was a sauna in the men's dressing room (but not the women's). We took advantage of the pool, which oddly looks out into usually-closed river cafe, as well as the jacuzzi. There's also a small fitness room on-site with decent equipment. Showers are available in the pool area.

The hotel is also located on the Animas River trail, a paved trail running five miles along the river. Jogging, running, and biking is a simplematter of stepping out of the first floor exit and directly onto the trail. It would be nice if the hotel rented or otherwise made bicycles available.

Good: The entire downtown area is easy walking distance; nice rooms; quiet; very convenient to Durango & Silverton RR; river views available if you're willing to pay for them. Nicely appointed rooms. Tasty warm Doubletree cookies on check-in (and they gave us a couple more our last night there). Friendly front-desk and English-speaking cleaning staff (with names on carts, a nice touch).
Not good: Pricey unless you search out discounts; a smallish Doubletree with somewhat limited options for a hotel of this class.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Flemington, New Jersey
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123 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

We stayed here for two nights on our trip through southwest Colorado, alternating between hotels and bed and breakfasts. We used Hilton points so we did not pay for the room. Our room was on the top floor, overlooking the Doubletree parking lot and beyond that, the historic area of Durango. It was very clean and comfortable. We had a small deck/sitting area. The bathroom was immaculate.

The train station for the Durango & Silverton Railroad is walking distance across the street, so if you plan to ride that, this hotel is very convenient. Otherwise, you will pay $7 to park for the train. The hotel is also walking distance to many jeep/hummer/rafting meeting places. You can walk to most of the downtown stores and restaurants, too, which is a plus because it does get crowded in the downtown area and the parking meters have a two-hour limit.

There is a supermarket adjacent to the hotel, which is convenient.

We ate dinner at the hotel one evening and breakfast there both mornings. No complaints - the food was good. There was a breakfast buffet both days or you could order from the menu. The dining area overlooks the river and offers a nice view. The hostess and wait staff were friendly and professional.

We used the Business Center to check our email - no charge for that. The connection was fast.

When checking in and out, they gave us free giant chocolate chip cookies - yummy!

This is really a nice place in a very convenient location. They were fully booked on the nights we stayed, so make reservations in advance.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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