Historic Strater Hotel

699 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado, 81301, United States
#1 of 53 hotels in Durango
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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A step back in time

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 16, 2015

This was one hotel that deserves it's rating. Well worth the stay and visit! This historic hotel, located in Downtown Durango, is not only accessible to the shopping, restaurants and breweries of Main Avenue, but I felt welcomed on arrival. The bed definintely was not one from the Old West days, so don't worry about a bad sleep! It was comfortable. There are basic toiletries available like shampoo, lotion, etc. There is Fiji water you can purchase laid out on your dresser. The hotel has free wi-fi, which is a must wherever I stay, in my opinion. If you are driving, the parking can be a bit confusing at first. However, you are supplied with a parking permit which contains a small map where you can park. The areas being the little nook behind the hotel, across the railroad tracks in a fenced area and an open area, as well as west of the hotel. Make sure your permit is displayed at all times on your windshield if you bring a car. I was supplied with a breakfast voucher my first day and it did the job for my day out at Mesa Verde!

Unique Quality: The Victorian fixtures around the hotel make you feel like you got transported back to the rough and wild days of the Old West. A time that wasn't easy to live in, mind you! Each room is decorated with Victorian furniture. The lobby gives off that Old West feel, you can feel the history seep out of every brick and wainscot. Some of the rooms have held different historical and local figures, and there are plaques that display such names outside on the foyer or door. The Diamond Belle bar, which is located downstairs facing the street, was unique in the fact the girls were dressed like ladies of the Old West. Like a step back in time!

Directions: Downtown Durango, going east on the Main Avenue towards the mountain

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Definately worth the extra bucks

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 13, 2005

The Strater is absolutely majestic. If a room isn't in your budget, you can still stop by and have a beer at the Diamond Belle Saloon downstairs. It's a little kitchy with waitresses dressed like old fashioned bar maids, but the food's not bad and the selection of local beer is great.

Unique Quality: Amazing views of the mountains and the Animas River. The rooms are unbelievable and decadent. There is a private Jacuzzi that is available for groups of 1 to 5. There is no extra fee to use the Jacuzzi, just make sure to reserve it before all of the time slots are taken up. Even the continental breakfast is impressive. Along with the standard toast and cereal, there is usually a pot of homemade breakfast stew, a big selection of fresh fruits, juice, coffee and as many baby belle cheese rounds as you want.

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Historic old hotel in the heart of town

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 11, 2004

When we visited Durango we wanted to stay in a historic hotel that would make us feel like the Hole-in-the-Wall gang might come through Durango shooting it up at any moment. The Historic Stater Hotel fit that bill perfectly.

The Stater Hotel was built during the Victorian era in 1887 and is very beautifully preserved, yet extremely comfortable. I liked the Old West decor and the location was perfect - right in the center of town.

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History and Elegance

by written on August 25, 2002

$169.00 in season (summer), less at other times of the year. I am not sure this is the most expensive hotel in the area, but it certainly looks like it, and it is worth the money. We stayed at the Holiday Inn for $118 and it was nothing special, overpriced actually. Better to pay a little more and get the best, at the Strater.

Unique Quality: Lots of history.

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Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado, 81301, United States

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Amenities at Historic Strater Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Bar / Lounge

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