Durango’s Premier Victorian Downtown Hotel
The General Palmer Hotel is centrally located right in the heart of downtown Durango’s National Historic District. Exceptional art galleries, specialty shops, theaters and excellent restaurants are within walking distance from the Hotel. The train depot is conveniently located next to the Hotel and guests from all over enjoy watching the train come and go from the 2nd and/or 3rd floor patio decks of the Hotel.
Each room has been hand-decorated in Victorian era furnishings and combined with our southwestern hospitality and gracious and caring staff, it’s truly a step back in time you won’t soon forget. No two rooms are the same and you will find unique replicas and antiques throughout the luxurious Hotel. There are a variety of rooms to choose from ranging from standard rooms to suites. Guests are able to choose, reserve and stay in the room they hand pick for their experience while here in Historic Durango at the General Palmer Hotel.
Great Location and Amenities
Today’s visitor to Durango will find a wide variety of outdoor activities from the year round Narrow Gauge Railroad next door to the Hotel to rafting, jeeping, golfing, skiing and hiking. The famous Mesa Verde National Park and cliff dwellings are also nearby. We offer complimentary WiFi and limited complimentary continental breakfast each morning to our guests. There is a business center and complimentary parking as well.
The prestigious General Palmer Hotel was built in the Victorian era in 1898 in historic downtown Durango. Within the charm of our historical setting we have added the comforts of modern living.
Named after General William Jackson Palmer who established the hotel, this is the only Historical Four Diamond Hotel in Southwest Colorado. Step back in time and experience the unique nostalgia as you enjoy Durango’s rich history.
At General Palmer, we are dedicated to providing you with outstanding customer service to make your experience with us unforgettable. Our classic, relaxed atmosphere will welcome you back for years to come.
- 39 Luxury Rooms
- Variety of Amenities
- Walking distance to Restaurants and Bars
- Free downtown parking
- Specials & Packages
- Award Winning Hotel since 1976
- Group Reservations
- Weddings & Special Events
- Limited complimentary continental breakfast
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Where Victorian Taste Meets Modern Luxury
Presidential King Suite
Starting at $289
Our most prestigious suite, the Presidential King Suite offers views of Main street Durango, the Durango & Silverton Railroad and the stunning mountains that surround the town. The distinct, vintage furniture in this suite provides an extensive seating area, complete with a King sized bed, Victorian artwork and decor. This open, colorful suite provides you with additional features including a jacuzzi tub, large closet, un-stocked wetbar and mini kitchenette.
Victorian Queen Suite
Starting at $218
The Victorian Queen Suite offers stunning views of Smelter mountain from large, bright windows. This open, colorful suite provides you with additional features including a jacuzzi tub, large closet and a mini kitchenette. The extensive storage and spacious atmosphere allow for optimal comfort. Decorated with beautiful vintage details and furnishings.
Eolus Family Suite
Starting at $275
The Eolus Suite is perfect for groups or families staying at the General Palmer Hotel. This three bedroom, 0ne bathroom suite offers two full beds and one Queen sized bed. Located in the original Palace Wing, just steps from the Main hotel, enjoy the spacious atmosphere and historic charm.
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Where All the Curiosities of the Old West Await You
Walking Distance to Shopping & Galleries
Indulge in Durango’s Finest Restaurants
Free Parking in the Heart of Downtown
True Victorian Fashion
The General Palmer Hotel is the only 4 star hotel in Durango, CO and lives up to its billing!
The decor of the lobby, sitting area, reading room as well as the multiple areas to sit, relax and talk are all period correct. The hotel, named after General Palmer who bought the railroad to the mining towns of Silverton and Durango in the late 1800’s was built in a true Victorian fashion.
Our room was decorated in true Victorian fashion with a huge four poster bed, an extremely comfortable mattress, multiple pillows and nice terry cloth robes to relax after a long day on the railroad or just walking around town.
The shower and bath area was ample and the soaps and shampoo’s supplied were keepers, all in all a very enjoyable experience.
Booked Entire Hotel
We had nearly the entire hotel for our guests for our wedding back in June. Although there were a few management changes during our planning, the owner and staff of the hotel did everything that they could do to make sure our weekend was perfect. Everybody was so nice and accommodating!
The rooms are cute and clean. We keep having friends comment on how neat and historic the hotel was. It is in the perfect location in downtown Durango, right next to the train station. This hotel has tons of character and is one of a kind.
We appreciate everything that they did for a bunch of us crazy Texans and for making our wedding weekend unforgettable! Look forward to getting back to Durango soon!
Convenient Walking Distance
Right on Main Street, so everything is accessible. It’s fun just to look out your room window and see all that’s happening.