The Rochester Hotel has been recognized with a wide variety of awards in recent years. These achievements include: #10 on Trip Advisor’s Top 25 United States Hotels for Service 2019; Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence with 5 out of 5 stars; The Spirit of Durango Award (Durango Chamber of Commerce 2011); 4.8 out of 5 Stars on Google; 9.4 out of 10 Stars on Booking.com; 4.7 out of 5 Stars on Expedia; #1 Hotel on Yelp.
An Interview With The Rochester HotelThe Rochester Hotel is such a unique hotel to Downtown Durango. What are some of the most unique features about the hotel?
The Rochester Hotel features a few distinct characteristics that sets it apart from other Durango properties. The hotel has a beautiful courtyard that blooms all summer long. Guests enjoy reading books, sharing wine with friends and outdoor music during the summer. It is truly a secret garden hidden in downtown Durango.
The hotel serves a full gourmet breakfast, a favorite part of many guests’ stays, the locals even try to sneak in sometimes!
The Leland House used to be an apartment building and gives guests 3 room suites and smaller studios. The Rochester Hotel is themed after the 15 most popular Western films that were made in the Durango area. Great movie photos are collected outside each room with a written explanation of where the movie was filmed in the area.The hotel is a member of the Green Hotels Association. Tell me a little bit about that and what that means for the hotel?
We joined the GHA when it first started and have been dedicated to green practices since the current owners bought the hotel. We have an extensive recycle program, we do not allow any disposable silverware or dishware at events, we insist on using re-usable plates and glasses at all times. The hotel uses all low-flow water devices in the bathrooms, we take part in the green power program from our local electric company. Best of all we encourage guests, staff and even locals to take advantage of our cruiser bicycle fleet to get around downtown!What are your guests favorite part about spending their trip to Durango at the Rochester Hotel?
Our guests continually rave about the gourmet breakfast, the fun cruiser bicycles and the great historic pictures that line all the walls.