Don't drive up expecting a doorman to welcome you and take your bags.....you have to shlep them up the stairs yourself. Fortunately there is a tiny elevator to get you upstairs to your room. We stayed two nights, but couldn't get the same room for both nights. The first room was large and comfortable. Since we were taking the train trip early in the morning we had to leave our bags packed by the door and the staff moved them to our second room. The second room was considerably smaller and there was peeling paint in the bathroom. The place seemed clean and the beds were comfortable. We were accused of taking something from the "gift" basket in the first room (a keychain) but we protested and it was removed from our bill. The breakfast was ordinary, like you'd get at any discount hotel chain. There were many people staying there in big travel groups, so you had to deal with that at breakfast. It was a disappointing stay. It's great to be a historic hotel but you have to provide some level of service afterall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel (Historic Hotels of America Member) is a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, one hour east of Mesa Verde National Park, and in the heart of the rugged San Juan Mountains. Experience the Old West, fine dining, shopping, and many year-round indoor and outdoor activities. The hotel is home to the world's largest collection of American Victorian Walnut Antiques, the Louis L'Amour Room (designated Literary Landmark), and three unique dining establishments including Mahogany Grille specializing in fine dining. For entertainment, unwind with daily live music at the Diamond Belle Saloon and The Office Spiritorium or take in a show at the world famous Henry Strater Theatre, home to the Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville (seasonal). For those wishing to create a memorable event consider Strater Catering & Events (weddings, group meetings, special events). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Strater Hotel Durango