Strater Hotel

An icon, a landmark, a great memory in the making

The historic Strater Hotel, the center piece on Durango's plate of Victorian Old West fare since 1887, will transport you. Beautiful antique decor, modern luxuries, easy access to the mountains and wilds of Colorado, live theatre, fine dining, saloons, and daily live music punctuate the Strater experience. 

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A time capsule of the Old West

What it's like

From the outside, the native red bricks and hand-carved sandstone cornices and sills stand as stately as ever against the mountainscapes that surround the tiny western town. On the inside, beautiful handcrafted woodwork, period wallpaper, and the largest collection of American Victorian walnut antiques add up to a grand evocation of a bygone era. Each of the 93 rooms are uniquely furnished; some run large, and all are filled with old-timey elegance from bed to bathroom. 

Independent spirit

A goldmine of a property in the bosom of old gold-country Colorado 

Small touches

The wallpaper. Prints go from damask to floral to a more intricate damask to lattice to an even more intricate style of damask. 

Eat and drink

The Office Spiritorium, a cleverly named bar with an absinthe fountain, a taxidermied peacock, a fireplace, and mezzanine seating, hosts live music daily and is a popular spot among guests and locals alike. The Diamond Belle Saloon, a ragtime piano bar that turns patrons into time travelers, serves lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Finally, the Mahogany Grille serves hand-cut steaks from the butcher, applewood smoked brisket, pan-seared scallops, and other fine-dining dishes. 

And more

Western author Louis L'Amour always asked for room 222, the room directly above the Diamond Belle Saloon. He said that the honky-tonk music helped set the mood for his novels of the Old West.
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Rooms & Rates

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The Strater Hotel is located two blocks north of the Durango Train, one hour east of Mesa Verde, and in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.
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Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • Bell service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Same day dry cleaning services

Eat & Drink

  • Room service
  • Mahogany Grille
  • Diamond Belle Saloon
  • The Office Spiritorium

Fitness & Recreation

  • Complimentary passes for the Durango Community Recreation Center
  • Daily live music at Diamond Belle Saloon & The Office Spiritorium

Business Services

  • Copying, printing, scanning and faxing available at front desk

Meetings & Events

  • Array of unique venues and catering available

In-room amenities

  • Air-conditioning (only available seasonally)
  • Cable television
  • Clock radios
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Individual bathrooms
  • One-of-a-kind antiques and furnishings
  • Private tiled Victorian bathrooms
  • Sound machines
  • Voice mail 

Cancellation policy

48 hours prior to arrival
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