We stayed here three nights and really loved the hotel. We were fortunate to be there when they held their annual open house. The staff was dressed in period costumes. There were about 10--12 rooms open to see. The hotel has the largest collection of Victorian furniture in the US and it is spectacular. Not only did we see the rooms for free but each person was given a free drink ticket and an appetizer buffet with live music! The hotel was built in 1867 but has been totally refurbished. There are flat screen TVs and plenty of instant hot water. It is CHARMING! The hotel offers a breakfast buffet for $5. It is basic but good and well worth the price. The staff is very helpful. The hotel is conveniently located to restaurants, shopping and the Durango/Silverton train station. It is also about three blocks to the Animus River which has a great walking path that runs for several miles.
- 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