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“Nice stay in a historic hotel.”
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Strater Hotel
Ranked #8 of 34 Hotels in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2011

We stayed one night and enjoyed the hotel. The room was small but clean and had everything we needed.
Went to the theater/melodrama at the hotel and it was fun. The saloon had great drink deals and good food at fair price. The servers were dressed up and they were fun.
The hotel is right downtown, so it was easy to walk and shop. Little over a block to the train.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

The helpful staff, beautifully decorated rooms, good breakfast and old-time atmosphere make for good memories...... We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Each room is decorated differently
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

A well-located hotel in downtown Durango, with plenty of South-Western atmosphere. Ask for a quiet room (not above the saloon bar). The breakfast selection was fairly dismal. The staff at reception were helpful with advice on what to do/see, but other services were less than one would expect in a hotel of this price range.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

I actually stayed here the first time with my mom and stepdad in September 2010. My husband and I stayed one night in March 2011. I absolutely love this place. The location is great, and I absolutely love the decor of the hotel. The staff was friendly, and attentive. I thought the breakfast they provided was quite nice, and really had a variety of things offered. I had a lovely cosmopolitan at the restaurant there....so delicious!!! Overall, I had a very memorable experience, and truly hope I get the chance to return!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SDC_Ready
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We expected disappointments, having read other reviews, but were charmed. Thank you Strater for preserving a wonderful piece of Durango's history so well. To those who claim poor value, we stayed here for half the price of a similar room in Quebec City's Chateau Frontegnac. We felt he Strater has just as much charm and a much more intimate feel.

Ok, lets start with the downside. $187 got us a very small bedroom, the smallest of the hotel's rooms. So small that it was a challenge finding places for all our luggage. There is wonderful antique furniture which unfortunately restricted the space more. There is a cupboard, but too small for any but the smallest bag - a broom closet.

That was the only negative: we loved the cute little bathroom. The room had a wonderful warm feel, and seats for two. No the TV wasn't big, but we never watched it. The service was very warm and pleasant from everyone we dealt with: an uncommon feat. The meal in the restaurant was very good too, and just dining in their booth tables was a sumptuous experience. There was an excellent pianist playing in the bar. Thank you, Strater for our memorable stay, and particular thanks to the nice people in the restaurant.

One last point, the breakfast included in the price is, as they say, a continental breakfast. But we know what that means: other reviewers may not.

Room Tip: Spend the extra for a larger room
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

This is truly a "HISTORIC" hotel. Many say that but this one really is. Each room is filled with authentic antiques. The hotel dining was superb. We ate in the "Diamond Belle", bar/restaurant. Great entertainment. Service was also splendid. I highly recommend this hotel. $$$ but worth it.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

Despite the relatively high rates, don't expect commensurately high levels of comfort, convenience, or service. The breakfast buffet is particularly bad--the same as any cheap motel chain--and a scandal considering the room rates. After the first day of scorched coffee & fake juice, we gave up & went elsewhere, as did the woman I overheard asking the front desk staff where she might get a "real" breakfast.
Long waits for the one small elevator (it's a 4-story hotel) and front desk clueless when I asked where we might picnic along the river, even though we discovered a riverside public park just a few minutes away.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Strater Hotel

Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423
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Region: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durango
#6 Business Hotel in Durango
Price Range: £77 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Strater Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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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