If you want something special and Christmasy, this is the place for you.
They dress up nicely for the holidays, with beautiful decorations accenting a naturally beautiful hotel.
If you're looking for new, modern amenities, skip it. But everything is still comfortable. It's almost like staying at your grandparents' house. Big antique furniture, lumpy beds, and 20-30 year old bathrooms. It all makes for a nice break from the usual and a fun trip back in time.
We were in town to ride the Polar Express with a 2.5 year old. Don't miss that one if you have kids! It's only two blocks away.
Lots of shopping and restaurants about 5 seconds out the door. I highly recommend the little French place at the other end of the block as you make a right out the front door for breakfast, and make a stop at the hotel's saloon for lunch.
Tip: unload in their loading space out front and then get directions to free parking. Don't fight for a street spot when it's busy.
- 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