Strater Hotel

Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado, 81301, United States | 3 star hotel
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsStrater Hotel Durango

      Reviewed by painey

      Great hotel

      Reviewed May 7, 2013
      by (17 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Very nice, great value

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      Durango, United States

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      Historical Traveler Reviews Strater Hotel Durango

      Loved Staying Here!


      My wife and I stayed here for 1 night before seeing Mesa Verde. The hotel is charming from the Victorian furniture to the wallpaper color (ours was sage). We liked the cozy space, and appreciated the renovated bathrooms, free parking, and 2 free gym passes for the Durango Rec Center to the north of town. The service at the front desk was a bit brusque, but otherwise everything was great. We loved the Cyprus Cafe for dinner just up the hill one block and to the left (next to the Leland B&B).

      Too short a stay


      We only had a one night stay traveling between Moab and Colorado Springs. A charming throw-back to an olden day Victorian hotel. Great location, helpful staff. Breakfast is minimal, but there are terrific low-cost options very close.

      The nearby Bistro 701 was superb for dinner.

      For one night, the standard room was adequate. But if you are staying more than one night, choose one of the larger deluxe rooms.

      A step back in time


      My sister and I stayed at the Strater Hotel in Jan. It was very beautiful and made us feel like we were in a different time period. The staff was very friendly. Henry's had awesome food and service. Durango is a beautiful place and anyone who visits should stay here. Make sure you ride the train.

      Best place in Durango..A place to remember...


      Best Hotel in Durango and we have stayed at them all during the past 15 years.....A do not miss while in this town.

      Had Our Wedding There!


      We decided to have our wedding and reception there. The entire staff, especially Anglea, the events coordinator went above and beyond to ensure that our day was exquisite! The food served at the reception was better than at any other reception I have attended, and the prices were not supersized because it was a wedding. The honeymoon suite was fabulous. The staff worked with all involved (florist, photographer, videographer, etc.) and left me with very little to worry about.

      I could not have had such an amazingly perfect day without their help!

      Loved the Strater and their restaurants


      The Strater Hotel and their restaurants on both sides of the hotel are wonderful! Very friendly and efficient staff who made us feel very welcome during our two-day stay. Henry's (their restaurant) has superb food and a piano bar. "The Office" and the Diamond Belle Saloon are great also with live ragtime music, bluegrass music, and great atmosphere. All of this is an easy walk to the Durango to Silverton train. Much better than average continential breakfast is also included in the room rate. We would go back in a heartbeat!

      Beautiful Area


      we had the time of our lives, we went to mesa verde,and stayed at the strater hotel.we also did lots of shopping.prices were very desirable. we will definitly will go again.

      Brits abroad!


      We stayed one night in May, en-route from Phoenix to Denver. We loved it!! it was clean,comfortable and extremely atmospheric. The reception staff were very pleasant and helpfull and we would love to think that we might stay there again some day. The only thing missing was the sound of John Waynes spurs jangling as he sauntered through the lobby!!



      We loved the Strater. It is a wonderful example of a Victorian hotel. It had comfortable beds and beautiful rooms. They even have a book in the room where all past guests can write about their experiences, it was a good read before going to bed. It is located in a perfect area, with restraints and shops all around, and if you have the right room, you can see the Durango Silverton train pulling out of the station a few times a day. Plus, there is a great Coffee / Espresso bar located right across the street if you are in the mood for a coffee or treat.I won't stay anywhere else except the Strater when I go to Durango!!

      Not for Everyone


      This hotel is a quaint, old victorian-era hotel that's located in the heart of old-town Durango. There are some very nice antique decorations and furnishings in the hotel but it lacked a lot of the modern conveniences that I have come to expect in a hotel in this price range (over $100/night). For example, the bathroom was excruciatingly tiny and cramped; the bathroom did not contain a bathtub, only a small shower stall. I really would have liked an old-time claw foot bathtub for romantic evenings. The room did not come with a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator nor hair dryer. These amenities I generally expect in most rooms nowadays. I asked to have a coffee maker brought up but I was told that they did not allow cooking elements in the rooms. I can understand that since it is an old hotel, but they did not provide coffee pots in the lobby or any kind of hot drinks except during the continental breakfast. However, the coffee was so bad that we had to go out to one of the local coffee joints to get our coffee. That was very disappointing. Also, they did not have any of the nice touches that I have seen in most other Colorado inns or hotels such as fresh-made cookies or desserts sitting out. They had a small sitting area in the lobby but again they did not put out any reading materials, drinks, etc to make it a comfortable place to sit and read. I think the service was okay but not especially friendly. I really expected more from this level of hotel. I would not stay here again.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Strater Hotel Durango

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Durango

      Durango, CO

      A travel blog entry by abridgetonowher on Jan 07, 2015

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      Durango, like many towns in Colorado, got its start as a mining town. Today it builds on that reputation as a tourist venue, with the downtown district welcoming visitors with western themed businesses intermixed with the more contemporary sort. A restored steam train runs between Durango and Silverton daily to give vistors the authentic western …

      From the desert to the mountains

      A travel blog entry by erniesadventure on Aug 12, 2014

      ... one drink in the end. A few of us walked back to the hotel, it wad a brisk 30 minute walk cause it's a bit fresh in the mountains but I had google maps so we were heading in the right direction, after it sent us down a back alley and around in a circle!! I had to tan when I got back thought cause my spray tan was fuucked!! I was just looking dirty so I jumped in the shower around 12:30 and started the scrub, this mystic ...

      I Saw Snow!

      A travel blog entry by olewis909 on Nov 07, 2013

      ... so coffees are always necessary! After arriving at the hotel, i went for a walk to the river and had an amazing view of the mountains. We then went for dinner at a typical little taco restaurant, which was delicious. Unfortunately i left after that, while most people went on a pub crawl, as i have caught a nasty cold! Looking forward to the Grand Canyon tomorrow, so i really hope I'm feeling better by ...

      A Ride on the Narrow Gauge Rails

      A travel blog entry by rmwright on Aug 10, 2013

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      ... car with just the roof over you. Have done the open car before because it is so great for pictures, but the weather looked iffy for today so I reserved seats in the closed car...good choice. The trip up to Silverton was great, but as we pulled out to return it began to rain and hail. Someone came into our car and reported that those in the open car were soaked! Back to the story, we set out at about ...

      Day 90 – Thursday, June 27, 2013

      A travel blog entry by travelagain on Jun 27, 2013

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      We drove to Mesa Verde National Park today to learn about the cliff dwellers of the Southwest. This is also a World Heritage Site, the first in America. The new Visitor Center has just opened and had displays about the way the people lived. They lived high in the cliffs under great ledges in what we would call passive solar homes. It the hot summer the ledge shaded ...

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