Historic Strater Hotel
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- Parking On Site
With a stay at Historic Strater Hotel in Durango (Historic Downtown Durango), you’ll be minutes from Henry Strater Theater and Durango Area Tourism Office. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of Sorrel Sky Gallery and Durango Arts Center.
Stay in one of 93 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones and irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a spa tub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features at this Victorian hotel include ski storage, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
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We like to stay at historic hotels. We enjoyed the history, old world charm, and decor of the Strater. Our Classic King room was comfy, bed comfortable. Furnishings in the room were in character. Bathroom was small, but acceptable. Great location, and easy walk to stores, restaurants, or museums. Pleasant dining experience at the Mahogany Grille. Nice decor and fairly good food. Parking is across the street.
I have always admired the Strater from afar. Recently I was lucky enough to get to stay in it! I love the antiques that fill the cases. I love the antique furniture. I love the ambiance. The only negative was the nightmare parking. I drove around for 20 minutes waiting for the check in parking space to open up just so I could check in to the hotel. But once I checked in, everything was great. The bell hop carried my bags to my room while parked.
Once inside, I settled into my cozy room. I read the guest journal and was surprised to read about ghostly encounters. Over the years I heard rumors the hotel might be haunted, but had not heard anything official or heard any first hand stories. I’m definitely open to the idea of hauntings and enjoy the thrill of staying in haunted hotels. However, on this trip I was tired and really just wanted to relax.
By the time I turned in for the night, I had forgotten all about ghosts. Until I was startled awake by a squeal/screech/screaming sound during the night. I swear it’s true! The sound definitely came from my room. I also heard a creaking sound like someone was walking in the room. Needless to stay, I had a terrible night’s sleep. But, in kind of exciting way!
By the next morning, the spirits were gone and so was I. The restless night’s sleep was definitely worth it and I would for sure do it again!
We stayed here for just one night, but I wish we had stayed longer. This is a great historic hotel, furnished in high Victorian style and retaining an interesting Old West vibe. Four of us were traveling together to ride the Durango and Silveton Railroad, which is just a block away from the hotel. We arrived late at the hotel, after having called to make sure they knew we were coming in so they would hold our rooms. and headed to the bar for a drink. The front desk staff gives you a coupon for a free drink, wo we used them for glasses of wine and a beer. The entertainment in the bar was more energetic than excellent, but ithe live music made the space very cheerful. Our room was very Victorian, with marble-topped dressers and a poster bed. The bathroom has early 20th century tiles and sinks but a modern shower. Everything was clean and comfortable. They have a room where author Louis L'Amour stayed while writing some of his westerns, which was right next to our room.
The breakfast the next morning was served quickly and very plentiful so we were well fortified for our long railroad trip, Our train was 1.5 hours late returning, so we dined here again in the evening. Our waiter worked to get us out quickly so we could move on.
We love staying in the Strater! The rooms are always great. The saloon is fun, the theater and the other bar all great. Plus it is in the center of a great town. Walk to the rail road station, farmers market and bike rental.
We stayed here on a family road trip and this is a beautifully kept up old hotel. The hotel had a most accommodating staff and if you stay here, ask them for a tour of the place, it is quite fascinating. There are also two bars in the hotel and it is always a good sign then the bartender at the brewery down the street recommends the bar in the hotel you're staying at as his preferred spot to grab a night cap. I would gladly stay here again.