Hotels in Durango

Charming Durango combines its old fashioned mining town history with plenty of modern flair. Hotels in Durango are great for a unique break in the Rockies, and make the perfect base for discovering this fantastic town and the surrounding region.

Durango is the largest town in Southwest Colorado, and is well within striking distance of the Mesa Verde National Park and Four Corners (where the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah meet). If you hire a car you can really make the most of your trip, although the town itself can easily be explored on two wheels (or by foot).

Durango has a lovely atmosphere, and is full of Victorian architecture. Walking through the town centre, you feel as though you’ve been transported back to the Old West. The old fashioned saloons and boutique hotels provide the perfect back drop for a stroll around. There are plenty of cute boutiques and art galleries where you can pick up some Western themed souvenirs: from figurines to oil paintings.

Durango’s pleasant ambience is improved by the friendly locals, who are always happy to stop and chat with visitors. The town has a fantastic food scene, with lots of restaurants specialising in local fare, hip coffee houses, and a buzzing weekly farmer’s market. There are lots of award winning eateries and, being in the Southwest, plenty of places specialising in authentic Mexican cuisine.

There are lots of things to see and do during a trip to Durango, especially if you like getting out and exploring the great outdoors. Durango Mountain Resort is a good place to try your hand at skiing and snowboarding during the winter, and has a fantastic après ski area known as The Beach where you can enjoy a bite to eat and something to drink.

One of Durango’s top tourist attractions is the Narrow Gauge Railroad, which connects the town to Silverton. It’s one of the most scenic rail journeys in the United States, and is the perfect day trip activity.

There are some great places to stay in Durango, with medium sized hotels to suit all budgets. With Skyscanner it’s easy to find the best accommodation, whatever you’re looking for. 

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