Historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado

Stay at one of the West’s iconic hotels two blocks north of the station for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and one hour from the Mesa Verde National Park.
By Tori Peglar ,

Photo by Smith Photography

Looking for an authentic Old West experience with modern amenities? Book a night or two at the historical Strater Hotel in the heart of downtown Durango. Built in 1887, this relic of the Old West features the largest collection of American Victorian walnut antiques. It’s also home to the Diamond Belle Saloon where bartenders dress in 1880s period costumes.

Despite the hotel’s authentic nod to its past, every room has a flatscreen TV and its own bathroom with Victorian-style tile.

“We’re a one-of-a-kind experience,” says Michelle Martinez, the hotel’s general manager and VP. “I call it the ‘New Old West.’”

3 Reasons to Stay at the Strater

1. Diamond Belle Saloon

Step back in time at the Diamond Belle Saloon with swanky cowboys and beautiful Belle Girls. Revered as one of the most famous original ragtime piano bars in the Old West, the Belle is full of activity year-round with daily lunch specials, happy hour, and live music. It’s where author Louis L’Amour gained inspiration to write his famous Sackett novels.

2. Henry Strater Theatre

The beautiful long-running Henry Strater Theatre is one of National Geographic’s "Top U.S.A. Places to Experience," and we cannot agree more. It’s simply mesmerizing with its exquisite Victorian decor, offering a wonderful calendar of shows throughout the year including comedy, concerts, live theatre and more. You may even consider holding your special event, meeting or wedding in the theatre by contacting out Strater Catering & Events Company. For a list of shows and events being held at the Henry Strater Theatre please visit the Strater Hotel events calendar.

3. Mahogany Grille

Experience handcrafted flavors of the West at Mahogany Grille, a fine dining restaurant decorated with elegant Victorian style. Start your day with a Strater breakfast at The Grille. Later, come back to enjoy a beautiful and delicious dinner made with local ingredients (when available). The culinary staff is world-class and versed in fine wine and spirits. Mahogany Grille is also the perfect location for your special occasion.

For more information:
(800) 247-4431
699 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
strater.com