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BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn

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belvidere, United States
Reviewed 15 April 2016

At first we thought it was too expensive. But the staff was excellent. Friendly and helpful. Bar was great. Breakfast hot and plentiful. Pool and spa were relaxing and well kept. Had a great sleep in an excellent bed. Would give them a 10 plus

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a superb experience at our hotel. We look forward to your next stay. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This is my fourth year I have stayed at this location the staff are friendly and accommodations are nice. Anytime I have had an issue with my accommodations the staff fixed it immediately. The indoor pool and hot tub are great. The breakfast and the two free drinks during happy hour are awesome. This hotel is in an excellent location...

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued loyalty to our hotel. I'm glad our staff has been on top of all your needs and issues time and time again. We'll see you next year. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

New Lenox
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night, clean room, great pool and morning breakfast was good with decent selection. Is close to town would definitely stay here again when in the area. Was glad had a room on the inside, did not realize they do have ones with outside door access which I would not like. The only downfall to this hotel is...

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. Yes, because of the hotel setup, we only have the pool open from 9am to 9pm. I hope you'll join us the next time you're in Durango. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

Brooks, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Caen, bright and nice facility. Staff were great to work with, trying to meet all your needs and interested in you it appeared. Continental breakfast was supplied and had a good selection. Two complimentary beverage tickets were supplied for happy hour.

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad our facility and staff fit your needs. We'll see you next time you're in Durango. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

Colorado
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

After staying at a not so great place we checked TA and found this in our price range and location. I got a way better deal in person than booking online through TA. Located right downtown easy to walk to everything. Train is short walk away. We got a poolside room (awesome for the kids!) We got 2 free drinks...

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. We can match prices found online with reputable websites. You may remain in Otto's for as long as you like after we stop serving drinks or breakfast. We only serve the drinks from 5:30 - 7:30 which, at the moment, is all our liquor license permits. I hope you and your family join us...

Rocky Ford, United States
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Amazing Staff, fun, hard working. If people make the difference this one has it. The gym is clean and well maintained. The laundry next to the gym is an added convenience. The pool is fun for everyone.

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to have you, Grady. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

Elizabeth, Colorado
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We just stayed here for three nights. The place was clean and staff was friendly. Kids loved the pool and we loved the included bar drinks. Breakfast was good as well and location is outstanding. Just book it! We were a 3 minute walk to bars/restaurants and tons of shops. I love being able to walk, very good stay.

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you and your family had a great stay with us. We're incredibly close to everything in downtown without all the noise. "Just book it!" Sounds like a slogan. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We loved the 2 queen suite. This room gave us parents our own space from the kiddos. Had a dining table, microwave and fridge. Also came with a sofa bed. We were on the second floor which was really loud from the people above us and the pool was indoors but it was visible to those in the bar area....

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. The pool is visible from the bar so parents can go grab their 2 drinks without losing sight of their kids in the pool. The 2 free drinks are for every adult that stays regardless of room type and I'm glad you enjoyed the happy hour. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

Los Angeles
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Everything was just perfect. Let me start with the location. It qualifies as down-town though it's at the very southern tip where it's quiet with occasional friendly steam-engine train whistle. Think of it as a very upscale Best Western with clean, quiet, mountain-view rooms and a warm indoor-pool and hot Jacuzzi. This is a family hotel. Kids loved the pool....

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. I'm glad your family had such a wonderful and unforgettable stay in our hotel. We'll see you next time you visit Durango. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

Denver, United States
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Great accommodations, wonderful staff, and awesome location. Within walking distance to great restaurants and shops. There is a trail by the river close by for recreational activities. Got two free drinks with our stay to be used for their bar area...A great treat!

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BWRG-Management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Our location is only a few minutes walk to every restaurant in downtown, the train, and river. I hope you'll see us again next time you're in Durango. Keith Cressy Evening Manager 970-385-4980

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn! Located only 1.5 blocks from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. BEST WESTERN Rio Grande Inn is perfect for the train enthusiasts of all ages. You can leave your vehicle in our parking lot and take a short to the train depot. Free HAPPY HOUR every evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Includes(2) complimentary drinks per guest. Free HOT BREAKFAST every morning. Get your day stared right with our extended breakfast: Hot sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, fresh fruit, yogurt, OJ and coffee. Walking distance to world class dining, galleries and amazing shopping. Some guests come for our top notch skiing. Take advantage of our GREAT location and rates when in town for business or pleasure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn

Address: 400 E Second Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Region: United States > Colorado > Durango
Price Range: $158 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Hotel Durango
Best Western Durango
Durango Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Durango
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durango
#5 Business Hotel in Durango
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“East side parking will thaw out your car sooner”
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“outside rooms were quiet but looked like inside rooms have balconies-which would be nice in the summer”
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“If you are looking for an easy place to get to this isn't it”
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“Avoid room that is accessed from the atrium”
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