Strater In The News


For more than 126 years, the historic Strater Hotel—the centerpiece of Durango, has been the symbol of Victorian elegance and refined Old West atmosphere of Southwest Colorado. Time and again, this unique distinction is in the news and recognized by leading travel publications and industry organizations from around the world. Listed below, please find and enjoy just a few of the articles and recognitions the Strater Hotel is honored to have received over the years.


Strater Hotel Named in 25 Best Family Vacation Ideas in Southwest by VacationIdea

March 22nd, 2016

When it was built in 1887, Strater Hotel did not have indoor plumbing or electricity. Nevertheless, it was the center of Durango’s social and cultural life, and it continues to play the same role today.

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Strater Hotel Named One of World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Buildings

December 3rd, 2015

We are proud to announce that we were selected by the Huffington Post to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings. We are truly honored!

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Strater Hotel Helped Change Literary History

September 7th, 2015

There is nothing like a little Honky-Tonk inspiration to get those creative juices rolling. The Strater Hotel used to do just that for Western writer Louis L’Amour, who always requested Room 222 above the Diamond Belle Saloon to get him in the writing mood.

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Strater Hotel Featured on 9News

September 7th, 2015

Cleveland pharmacist Henry Strater built the grand hotel when Durango was still just a mining camp with the vision that it would eventually prosper. The hotel did prove to be very popular, but with a different group that Strater might have originally thought. Many Durango residents would leave their homes in the winter and move into the hotel. Each room had its own wood-burning stove for the harsh cold and it was a social gathering place. By the mid-1900s townsfolk had stopped moving into the hotel, but it has continued to draw in visitors from around the country.

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Durango Telegraph Gives Summer Show High Marks

July 16th, 2015

Elevator Time Machine
Strater premieres rollicking romp through the years

by Stew Mosberg

Incorporating 100 years of Durango history into an entertaining, family-friendly show is no small feat for any production, no matter the size. But Durango’s own Strater Theatre manages to pull off such theatrical magic, with its summer offering “Guitar Strings, a Cowboy and a Lost Peacock,” a whimsical look at Durango over the last century.

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