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.
Published In: San Diego Magazine, May 2016
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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.Read Full Article »
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!Read Full Article »
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.Read Full Article »
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.Read Full Article »