I knew we wanted to stay in downtown Durango, and relied upon Trip Advisor ~ voila! We spent a delightful 3 nights at the Strater!
Our room was gigantic, and had a front-of-the-hotel view of Main Street. We booked a queen-queen, and it literally was like two rooms together! Perfect for our family of four!
Breakfast was a nice touch in the morning. Adequate. One step up from the "make your own waffles" chains, with eggs, toast-it-yourself breads, cereals, pastries, etc. Nothing really to write home about, but convenient.
We made it a point to reserve the hot tub each evening. It is reserved in half hour increments, and you have the hot tub room to yourself, with a bathroom/shower as well. It was a nice way to relax in the evening.
Picky things . . .there are journals associated with the rooms, with entries from former guests. Ours was full upon arrival. As we were looking to make our own "mark", we inquired at the front desk for a replacement, but they said they were out! Just a walk down the street to a drugstore to allow us to continue the tradition. . .! ! !
Also, Main Street facing rooms may be a bit noisy in the evenings . . .now, I don't mind people enjoying their evenings, but I have a HUGE problem with a carpet-cleaning company doing their thing at 6 a.m. Monday morning FOR ONE HOUR at a business adjacent to the hotel. So much for a relaxing wake-up!!!!!
All in all, sweet hotel ~ would stay again ~ but thought the staff would be a little more proactive ~ particularly in such a niche hotel!!!
- 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