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Grand Junction, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Oh My - Those Noises in the Middle of the Night came from the deep sleep I got in a super comfortable bed and a awesome room. No ghosts. No goblins. Just perfect sleep. The sound of the Polar Express train was endearing and soothing. Keep in mind you are very near to the train station which most people visiting...

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Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In 1992, I stayed at the Strater Hotel before moving to Colorado and loved it. My husband and I stayed on Valentine's Day in a $200+/- king suite. It was a large and bright room in the historic theme. On arriving back from dinner at the Mahogany Grille downstairs, I walked in our room and it was 64 degrees. Prior...

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my wife to the Strater Hotel and reserved one of the best rooms (422) Our evening meal and breakfast were great. The service outstanding. The room was nice with a great view, but there was something wrong with the heating system so it was pretty cold. After arriving home, I checked my credit card charges and discovered there...

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Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hard to find just the right words, but Beautiful and Fantastic come to mind. The hotel was amazing. Stayed two nights in this wonderful place and had a great time. The rooms were large and comfortable and clean. The hotel was a work of art, from the front lobby to the welcome desk and on to each floor. It is...

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USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here before. Upgrade to the Premium Rooms, they are worth the difference. Next time (if we stay here) we will forego breakfast - it just isn't that good (see my review). When we were here a few years ago, the food was just plain outstanding. My understanding is that they changed restaurant measurement, and it certainly shows. Locals...

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New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

The starter hotel is a step back in time..we loved all the antiques especially the furniture. We were checked in right away and everyone at the front desk was helpful and friendly. We were in room 231 second floor and our room was wonderful..our friends had room 217 and it was quite a bit smaller so if you want more...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off with the staff. They were fantastic, from the very first step into the building they were very attentive and cordial. Absolutely fantastic. Then I got to the elevator, I was on the fourth floor and it may have taken me 20 minutes to get there not sure I passed out I think. Very slow elevator. When...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starter Hotel has history and charm, however lots of quirks that the staff attribute to the historic status. Be sure to put the do not disturb sign on the door since the staff entered without knocking at 9:00 a.m. Our key stopped working and was cancelled after our first night for a three night stay. Usually not a big deal...

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mthomgm, General Manager at Strater Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting the Strater Hotel for your first visit to Durango, Colorado! We greatly value the experience and comments of each our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast at the Mahogany Grille and I will make sure their staff reads your comments. Customer service is our number one priority at the Strater Hotel and your...

Montrose, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Strater overnight after attending the Follies production for Snowdown Days, which was held in the Strater Theatre. Absolutely wonderful experience. History, atmosphere, relics and wonderful staff made the stay very memorable.If in Durango, spend at least a night in this 130 year old landmark. John W.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel to Durango for business, and I always stay at the Strater Hotel. Beautiful historic hotel. The upgraded King rooms are much nicer and worth the nominal increase in price; I save some money by reserving the room rate without breakfast. I think The Office bar has a great vibe, good drinks and food. The location of the Stater...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Office Spiritorium
The Office Spiritorium
Cuisines: American, Bar
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Strater Hotel

Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Region: United States > Colorado > Durango
Price Range: $145 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Strater Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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Also Known As:
Strater Hotel Durango
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Durango
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durango
#6 Business Hotel in Durango
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“Get a premium room. The ones at the front are bigger, but noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles bstreep, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want to look out to the street then the Louis L'Amour room is perfect..we were in 231 which was deluxe and good for us..”
 of 5 bubbles jimtam, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“3rd or higher floor facing one of the streets.”
 of 5 bubbles N4156PHbillb, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“4th Floor and avoid rooms facing railroad tracks. Building next door blocks some of your view. Go with front street if possible.”
  • The Charles STillwell Suite (interesting history behind this room)
 of 5 bubbles GaryO774, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a mountain view! be prepared for the train to toot it's horn pretty late.”
 of 5 bubbles Winnybat, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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