We chose this hotel after our experience last year when stepped off the train and found several stops for the Rapid Transit blocked off.
The Strater hotel is within easy walking distance of the Durango/Silverton train. We booked via phone and got a corner room on the fourth floor which provided an excellent view of the train. We had an excellent breakfast for a special rate of $5 more a person.
We were told the ice machine was touchy on third floor, but we had no problems with the ice machine on the second floor. They had no in-room coffee, but they had a coffee set-up down the hall by the elevator.
It's funny, because they call it a historic hotel but it has electronic keys. Not just plastic cards, these look more like real keys, but they have a chip on the end that's programmed with each guest.
Beautiful quaint room. But with two drawbacks. No grab bars in the bathroom and uncomfortable bed But they had a shallow tub, and we could climb into the tub hanging onto the sink. They recycle their soap and send it to the needy. Also, such a clever idea, because they had a special black washcloth for make-up. The other more worrisome problem was the mattress shifted sideways every time we sat on it. My husband kept thinking he'd fall out of the bed, because about six inches hang over the edge. Neither of us got a good night sleep either night.
- 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