Rochester Hotel


Downtown, Luxury Accommodations in the Spirit of the Old West. The historic Rochester Hotel in Durango, built in 1892, offers 15 luxurious rooms with high ceilings and private bathrooms. The hotel is situated on a beautifully landscaped site, featuring a flower-filled courtyard. Rooms are decorated in Old West motif inspired by Western movies filmed in the Durango area. Movie Posters framed in marquee lights line the hallways. A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served each morning and cruiser bikes are available to explore the surrounding area. Bringing your pup?  Call us directly to book pet friendly rooms! r space durango R Space at the Rochester: Come see our community-driven flex space for coworking, collaboration, innovation, training and networking. Memberships will offer a variety of flex desks, meeting, training, and conference rooms and high speed internet - all in a space that is inspiring, supportive, convenient and tech savvy.

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; 4.7 out of 5 Stars on Expedia; #1 Hotel on Yelp.

An Interview With The Rochester Hotel

The 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.