Strater Hotel

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

    Yippity skippity it's time to go!

    A travel blog entry by susie.ammann on Jun 17, 2014

    2 comments, 2 photos

    The big day is finally here...after much planning and anticipation, Susie is packed and ready to go. She flies today to Portland, Oregon to meet up with Lora... and so it begins! Last night the girls were already getting pumped up....check out the ...

    Ahhh...the beauty

    A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Apr 21, 2014

    1 comment, 31 photos

    ... and after five and a half months on the road I admit to being somewhat road weary and wanting more to linger where I am, especially when it's a charming little city such as Durango, Colorado. I did give myself a day here to do nothing more than get caught up on the blog, wander around the historic downtown and sip coffee very slowly. The dramatic scenery ...

    Week 31 & 32: Painting, Cleaning, and Nesting

    A travel blog entry by thekellers on Feb 20, 2014

    3 comments, 11 photos

    ... the baby room. Teedo and Chip did the painting, carpet pulling and moved the furniture in. But I have been meticulously putting things in their place and organizing baby essentials. I don't like the term nesting, but apparently that's what I'm doing? I've been nesting my whole life then?

    On with more news. We welcomed week 31 with a visit from my mom. She came to save the day, needless to say. We barely made it out ...

    Observations on altitude

    A travel blog entry by tjd on Aug 18, 2013

    3 photos

    ... to be waking at midnight feeling very short of breath and slightly panicked. That with some very vivid nightmares has not been helping my overnight recuperation and has been an entirely new phenomenon.

    I have also developed a cough, particularly when lying flat and Fit has been slightly irritated by it. It's not productive but I'm sure that it is a response to the altitude somehow and it is not great.

    Finally, it is very, very ...

    Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    A travel blog entry by bobkat68 on Jul 10, 2013

    11 photos

    ... of scenes from western movies were filmed including where Butch and Sundance went off the cliff.

    Train left Durango 830, arrived Silverton 1230, we had two hours in town, and then trip back was from 230 to 600. Ate at a nice restaurant downtown Durango and now we are back at motel.

    Spending tomorrow night in Cortez in SW CO after visiting Mesa Verde NP. ...

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