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Southwest Colorado Hotels

Strater Hotel

  • 699 Main Ave. Map It
  • Durango
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Right in the thick of things
  • Genuine Old West feel


  • No off-street parking
  • When the bar gets going, rooms above it get no peace

Updated 10/01/2013

Fodor's Review

Still the hottest spot in town, this Western grande dame opened for business in 1887 and has been visited by Butch Cassidy, Louis L'Amour (he wrote The Sacketts here), Francis Ford Coppola, John Kennedy, or Marilyn Monroe (the latter two stayed here at separate times). The Diamond Belle Saloon glitters with crystal chandeliers, rustic oak beams, and plush velvety curtains, and the Office Spiritorium offers a quiet escape for drinks and conversation. The individually decorated rooms are exquisite—no surprise, as the hotel owns the country's largest collection of Victorian antiques and has its own wood-carving shop to create exact period reproductions.

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699 Main Ave., Durango, Colorado, 81301, United States

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970-247–4431; 800-247–4431


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 93 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Updated 10/01/2013

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