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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Durango hotel in Historic Downtown Durango with free breakfast


Located in Historic Downtown Durango, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Henry Strater Theater, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Durango Area Tourism Office. Sorrel Sky Gallery and Durango Arts Center are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with a rooftop terrace, this hotel has a 24-hour business center and concierge services. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 39 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include iPod docks, Egyptian cotton sheets, and flat-screen TVs.

The General Palmer Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. A 24-hour business center is on site at this 4-star property. A complimentary breakfast is offered. This historic hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

The General Palmer Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 39 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1898 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

24-hour check-in

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-out fee: USD 35.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • General Palmer
  • General Palmer Durango
  • General Palmer Hotel
  • General Palmer Hotel Durango

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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4.5 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
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convenient location

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 19, 2017
Pros: charming
Cons: maybe have a few beds that are real firm. Yours are not too bad but, my husband could only stay in bed till 4 a.m. the bed was just a little too soft
Location: snowmobiling.
everything was wonderful only one thing I wish Hotels would have some rooms with extra firm beds for people who have back trouble.
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Beautiful hotel right downtown!

5 out of 5
by from Broomfield, CO
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: The bed was amazingly comfortable, there were comfy bathrobes and excellent coffee, and there was classical music playing in the room when I arrived!
Cons: I can't think of a thing.
Location: It's right downtown, next to the train station and lots of restaurants and shops. It's a five minute drive to the campus as well.
I had a wonderful experience at the General Palmer Hotel! The location can't be beat, there is plenty of parking (which is hard to come by in downtown Durango), and the room was beautiful. It was perfect for me while I was visiting my daughter at college.
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Great Experience

4 out of 5
by from Santa Fe, NM
Posted Feb 11, 2017
Pros: Cookies, location, room size, amenities, modern bathroom, charming decor, and staff.
Cons: The check in was not a very pleasant experience. But the rest of the staff interactions were wonderful and made up for it.
The staff was friendly and there were fresh baked cookies when we arrived. The room was clean, updated but still had the charm of an old hotel. It was convenient to everything and had plenty of parking. The room was a little loud due to being able to hear the TV in the room next door. Otherwise it was a great experience and we will definitely be staying here next time we come to Durango.
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Great hotel downtown

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 5, 2017
The room and hotel are absolutely amazing. The room was a little warm but wasn't a deal breaker. The location is ideal for walking to all the shops and restaurants. We will stay here again
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Lovely Victorian decor with modern touch

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 4, 2017
We spent 2 nights and just loved the location and well appointed rooms. In the heart of downtown, we just parked in the hotel lot and walked the town and fun restaurants. The owner has done a wonderful job of restoring and updating this Victorian gem. Comfortable beds and if you desire more than a continental breakfast, they offer a voucher to use at a neighboring diner for a full on country breakfast. We will return.
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Comfortable, historic hotel in downtown Durango

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 2, 2017
Pros: beautiful historic decor, great location, warm welcome, comfortable affordable room
Cons: Honestly can't think of anything
Location: Great location with nice views on the deck of the La Platas. On the south end of Main St. Walking distance to many bars, shops, and restaurants.
The reception area is welcoming with coffee, cookies, beautiful historic decor, and friendly staff. I stayed in the Murphy room which was quiet, neat, and comfortable with great coffee, and super hot shower. Don't plan to watch TV in here, because the TV is on a shelf next to the bed. But why would you, because shops, restaurants, bars, and the great outdoors at just outside the door. The continental breakfast was decent and I also learned the hotel provides a voucher for a nearby restaurant if you have time for dining out.
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Nice hotel downtown

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 28, 2017
It was going back to time! Great! Nice complimentary breakfast
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Great pick!

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Located right downtown within walking distance to a ton of restaurants and great shops. Great staff and really nice accommodations.
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Beautiful hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 18, 2017
Perfect location and beautifully decorated hotel. Breakfast was delicious and included with the room rate.
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Great historic hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 10, 2017
The king size 4 poster bed was incredible!! It was like going back in time, a lovely stay close to shops and restaurants.
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