Looking for an authentic Old West experience with modern amenities? Book your stay at the historical Strater Hotel in the heart of downtown Durango. Built in 1887, this icon of the Old West features the largest collection of American Victorian walnut antiques and a self-guided tour of shadow boxes telling stories of the past. It’s also home to the Diamond Belle Saloon where bartenders and Diamond Belle service staff dress in 1880s period costumes.
“The Strater Hotel was one of the founding members of the Historic Hotels of America,” says Tori Ossola, the hotel’s general manager. “We’re historic, yet modern. Each of our 88 unique and storied hotel rooms boast modern amenities.”
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. The Office Spiritorium
Bet you never thought you’d want to spend more time at “the office,” but at the Strater, you will. At the Office Spiritorium, chat it up with the locals while you enjoy small plates, creative hand-crafted drinks, fine wines and craft beers. The atmosphere is like no other, so be sure to look around, and when you find the peacock, be sure to ask your server for the story.
3. Breakfast and Weekend Brunch at The Mahogany Grille
Relax in the unique atmosphere of The Mahogany Grille where Victorian-era interiors surround you and indulgent food is served. Enjoy breakfast every day and special Saturday and Sunday brunch. The Mahogany serves up farm fresh eggs, creative benedicts, fabulous pancake, waffle and French Toast creations and more.
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699 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301