Historic Strater Hotel
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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 recently stayed at the Strater (again) for a long weekend. We were in town for the annual Bluegrass festival in Durango. This is an old, iconic hotel (not the Four Seasons). It’s the best place in town to stay, and full of old time charm. Large rooms loaded with antique furniture, and a great restaurant on premises. It’s a great place to stay, and the bluegrass festival is fabulous (even if you are not really a big time fan of bluegrass music).
It wasn’t that the heating and air conditioning in the room didn’t work at all, or that nobody was maintaining the coffee bars on each floor ( had to walk down four flights of steps to find creamer) but the main thing was that the front desk staff ignored me standing at the front desk for so long we didn’t even check out, much less let them know about room problems. Add to that the wait staff in the restaurant sat us immediately, then totally ignored us until we finally got up and walked out. That was the main thing, rude staff who acted annoyed if you needed anything. We will not be back, too many hotels in Durango for this b.s.
My son and I stayed at the Strater Hotel for a long weekend to participate in the Durango Meltdown Bluegrass Festival, The experience at the Strater was wonderful !! From the excellent , friendly and accommodating staff , to the beautiful historic rooms and decor, we had such a magical weekend!!! I know we will stay there again !
Over the years, we've been to Durango a number of times. But had never stayed at the iconic Strater Hotel. The Hotel is prominent in the Durango Old Downtown Area. We decided to stay there this time.
First off, there were a bunch of clerks. I felt like I was being served on all sides. The clerks were attentive and informative, but a bit stiff (might be training). Our check-in went very smoothly. We were in early and they even let us check-in before the stated time. There's free parking less than a block away.
The Hotel is from the last century (like before 1900). They've done a nice job of decorating it in the late 19th Century period. The Lobby and all eating/drinking establishments eke old-times. And it's done well. We've been places where they've tried to mimic an older age and it feels pretty artificial.
Our room continued the old-time feel with period furnishings, lighting and wall paper. All is up to date, but feels of an older era. One word of caution, the Classic Rooms are small-ish. I was a bit disappointed on entering ours at its size. There was no writing desk (important to me since I like to set my laptop on the writing desk) and the side chairs are attractive, but awfully uncomfortable. Did this affect our stay? No. Just something to know.
Other than the size the room was quite nice with a clean and well maintained bathroom (albeit small). In the mornings there's a carafe of coffee on a credenza down the hall. Nice touch.
Checking out was equally as easy. They even credited $6 of our breakfast on our bill.
Will we go back? Yep.
This place oozes history and the service and hotel was fantastic. From Wade in the “office” bar at the hotel to the front desk ( who told us the whole history of the hotel). Rooms were good size and very quite. The three restaurants are all good and the service excellent . This is a very good hotel with a great location. Do it you won’t be disappointed .