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Durango Historic Hotels

Durango is home to multiple hotels that paint a picture of what historic downtown Durango was in the past. Some hold true to the “old west” theme, while others represent the Victorian Era that built them. These hotels are landmarks within the city, and give visitors a chance to experience Durango’s history firsthand. Whether you are just visiting to walk the public spaces, or you choose to stay in one of the many unique rooms that each has to offer, you are sure to find a piece of history at these hotels in Durango.

The General Palmer Hotel

We invite you to be our guest at the General Palmer Hotel, one of Durango's major Victorian landmarks. Built in 1898 in the historic district of Durango, Colorado, the General Palmer Hotel has all the comforts of modern living in an elegant historical setting. Set in the heart of Downtown Durango...


The Strater Hotel

Built in 1887, the historic Strater Hotel in Durango is one of the West’s iconic hotels and a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, one hour from Mesa Verde National Park. Become part of history when you stay in...


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The Strater is known as Durango’s living history museum. Built in the Victorian Era, it boasts a unique story of rivalries, hardships and triumphs that have made it into the iconic sight it is today. It holds true to it’s time, with modern amenities to back up the beautiful design and authentic furniture and decorations.

The General Palmer is another authentic Victorian landmark within the city, which got it’s name from General William Jackson Palmer, the Civil War general who built the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge. The hotel is full of antique furnishings in the lobby guest rooms. Each guest room is decorated differently, but all hold true to the Victorian theme.

The Rochester Hotel began as a 33 room boarding house and has been renovated multiple times to it’s current state: a 15 room luxury hotel. Today, you will still find many original antiques and woodwork from previous renovations. Rooms within the Rochester each highlight a Western movie filmed in Durango, further displaying the history of the city to visitors.

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