If you are going to stay in a hotel in Durango, it must be this one. I think the Stanley in Estes Park now has a tie for first place for me for favorite hotels. The building is incredible and very well maintained, even the rooms have the character and charm of the exterior. It is in the best location downtown, only a short walk to the restaurants and shops. The adjoining pubs are really neat as well. Everything was clean and comfortable and way worth the few extra bucks to not be in a big, boring chain (which are all located somewhat outside of town anyway). Great for a long weekend and not far to Mesa Verde national park. We really enjoyed Oscar's for breakfast per front desk recommendation, Carver's brewery (great beer garden), and the El Moro tavern within a short walk.
- 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