Where Great Stories of
the Old West Still Begin

Everything for the Family

Your Base Camp for
Family Fun & Adventure

88 Unique Guest Rooms

Victorian Craftsmanship
& Modern Amenities

Ancient History Abounds

Discover & Explore
the Four Corners Region

The Strater Hotel - Since 1887

Enjoy Cordials and Fine Dining
in Old-Western Elegance

Meetings Weddings & More

From Serious Business to
Celebrations & Special Events

The Place to Stay
in Durango, Colorado

88 Unique Guest Rooms, Wild West Themed Saloon, Craft Cocktail Lounge,
Steak & Seafood Fine Dining Restaurant and Year-round Live Entertainment for All to Enjoy

Durango’s history comes alive at The Strater!

Plan for 3-5 days to enjoy and explore the Four Corners region – using The Strater Hotel as your basecamp!

The Stories of Room 222

Louis L’Amour

One of the most famous and prolific authors in western fiction

For over 20 years, Louis L’Amour had a dedicated room in The Strater Hotel and wrote many of his famous stories looking out onto Main Street in Durango.

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Events in the saloon directly below L’Amour’s room often emerged in his western novels


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Keep The Stories Alive

With Every Stay at The Strater

The Strater Hotel

Your Gateway to Adventure



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Traveler Information

By Airship


Fly directly into Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) from Dallas (DFW), Denver (DEN) and Phoenix (PHX); and from Los Angeles (LAX) in the summer months. The closest international airport to Durango is Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) which is about 3.5 hours drive from Durango.

Please contact the airlines directly for information about their flights and services for they vary pending the time of year. There is also a Private Airport and Charter Service at DRO.

  • American Airlines: 800.433.7300 from Dallas and Phoenix (and Los Angeles during the summer)
  • United Airlines: 800.864.8331 from Denver

Once you arrive at our airport, there are a variety of rental car services or you may call one of the following for shuttle service:

  • Durango Taxi
  • Animas Transportation
  • Buck Horn Limousine

If you’d like us to arrange airport transport for you, please let us know when you call to make your guestroom reservation at 800.247.4431.

By Carriage

If you are driving to see us, the drive itself can be part of your fantastic journey. Below are some drive distances to Durango to help you plan your trip:

  • Moab, UT: 165 miles; 3 hrs
  • Taos, NM: 201 miles; 4 hrs
  • Albuquerque, NM: 220 miles; 3.5 hrs
  • Sante Fe, NM: 241 miles; 4 hrs
  • Flagstaff, AZ: 316 miles; 6 hrs
  • Colorado Springs, CO: 319 miles; 6 hrs
  • Denver, CO: 342 miles; 6.5 hrs
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 399 miles; 7 hrs
  • Phoenix, AZ: 461 miles; 8 hrs
  • Amarillo, TX: 504 miles; 9 hrs
  • Las Vegas, NV: 542 miles; 9 hrs

The City of Durango offers public transportation around Durango through the “T”


The Strater Hotel was constructed before the automobile was widely used for transportation.

We have three free parking lots conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

We encourage you to park directly in front of the hotel to check in. Upon check in, our staff will
supply you with instructions and a parking permit for your vehicle.

As a guest of the hotel, please avoid parking at the metered spots adjacent to the hotel. Violations are ticketed by our enthusiastic meter police.

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