Your next trip to Durango doesn’t have to empty your pocketbook. With a little bit of internet savvy, you can find cheap hotels in Durango to rest your head and enjoy a little Four Corners luxury while you’re at it. Here are four things you need to know about finding cheap hotels in Durango.
Know When To Look
There’s no off season in Durango. Winter is perfect for skiing, spring is great for hiking, summer lets you enjoy all the Animas River has to offer, and you can have it all in the fall. But if you’re a hotelier, you know some seasons are slower than others, and this is when the best rates are offered. With this in mind, you’ll likely cheap Durango hotels in April through May and September through October.
If you’re keen to a midweek adventure, you’re in luck: Many hotels in Durango up their rates on Friday and Saturday nights. This means rates Sunday through Thursday will be cheapest for your Durango hotel stay. Not only will you likely find the hotel rates easy on the wallet, but you’ll also enjoy less crowds and shorter waits at your favorite Durango restaurants. Bonus: You’ll also find shorter lines at the bar during happy hour and no crowds at the pool.
If you’re looking for cheap Durango hotels, it’s best to avoid last minute surcharges by planning your trip in advance. Planning a least a month or two out gives you time to find the best deals and can help you save on air fare while you’re at it. If you don't have the chance to plan early and need a last minute hotel, be sure to check our monthly deals page to find the best rates this month.
Don't Be Shy, Ask For A Discount
If you’re a member of AAA, chances are you’re aware it lends you a discount at many hotels. But did you know your membership in other groups and associations can help you save? Many alumni groups, civic associations, warehouse clubs and other groups can net you a discount, too – all you have to do is ask. When booking, don’t be afraid to ask for the best rate.