If you like historic hotels that have been beautifully renovated with period decor, you will love the General Palmer Hotel. We stayed here in June, on our way to a family reunion elsewhere in Colorado, and absolutely loved it. I had booked on-line, and when I had second thoughts about choosing an interior "no windows" room, I called the hotel directly -- wondering if I'd made a bad choice -- I learned that a number of their rooms are on the inside of a hallway, so do not have any windows. It sounds a bit odd, but it wasn't a problem at all. Our very spacious room was beautifully appointed with lovely furnishings, a large granite vanity, an extremely comfy king bed, and terry robes. First class all the way, yet with a distinctly, early Colorado charm. A continental breakfast was included with our room rate, but we opted for optional vouchers for a full breakfast at a western cafe about a block away, which was also excellent. The only hotel oddity was the tiny, period elevator -- about the size of a coat closet -- with a door that's a bit tricky to open and close while juggling luggage. We found it quirky and amusing, which I'm sure most hotel guests do. The General Palmer is located right in the heart of downtown Durango, very easy to get to if you're driving, and within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants. I would return in a heartbeat, and highly recommend it others who enjoy historic hotels with a touch of luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rich with Victorian elegance, the General Palmer Hotel has all the modern comforts that you would expect of a Four Diamond establishment. Named after General William Jackson Palmer who established the hotel in 1898, the General Palmer is the only historical Four Diamond Hotel in Southwestern Colorado. Each room has been hand decorated in the Victorian era with luxurious amenities. It’s the little touches that make the General Palmer unique; freshly baked muffins each morning and Teddy Bears on every bed. Enjoy our southwestern hospitality with concierge service from a gracious and caring staff available day and night, year around. We are located in downtown Durango right next door to the Narrow Gauge Railroad and we are within easy walking distance of many fine dining restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- General Palmer Durango
- Hotel General Palmer