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The General Palmer Hotel

Durango’s Premier Victorian Downtown Hotel

Downtown Durango

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.

Elegant Rooms

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.

Continuously Since 1976
Why Choose Us

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.

What We Have to Offer:
  • 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

Take a Look At

Our Most Popular Rooms

Where Victorian Taste Meets Modern Luxury

Presidential King Suite

Starting at $289

per night

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

per night

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

per night

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.

Queen Rooms

Starting at $119

per night

The Queen Exterior rooms are bright, open and decorated with gorgeous damask details, vintage furnishings and artwork. Located in the main hotel, this room is styled after the Victorian era and complete with a Queen sized bed, study area and large window.

Discover Your Next Adventure In

Historic Durango

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

Guests Reviews

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.

Phoenix, Arizona

Trip Advisor

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!

Kacy Franklin

Google Reviews

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.

 If you like to walk around Durango and see all the shops, eat at different restaurants, and really sense the spirit of this cool little town, you must have a room at the General Palmer! It’s a beautiful and charming hotel. It’s like having an old, classy aunt you can stay with, who caters to you but knows you’re a big kid who does your own thing. The General is so convenient to everything you’d like to do in town. The hotel smells so great. Old wood that has been polished, gleaming copper and brass, great coffee and tea in the greeting area, newspapers to read, and a most attentive staff make this an ideal place to start and end your day. You can easily come back to your room for a shower or nap and then go out again. We just love the place. We will always stay at The General Palmer.
Kitty and Bob from Albuquerque



567 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301
United States


(970) 247-4747
(800) 523-3358


PLEASE NOTE: Our online booking is being updated and will be unavailable for Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 2-3. Please call the Hotel at (970) 247-4747 or
(800) 523-3358 for reservations. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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