The General Palmer Hotel

567 Main AvenueDurango81301USA
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About The General Palmer Hotel

Guests staying at the The General Palmer Hotel, Durango, Colorado, can relax with their daily paper on the roof top terrace whilst admiring the views or catch up on their work and correspondence at the on-site business center.

The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, coffee makers, hairdryers,  air-conditioning units, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi.

The The General Palmer Hotel guest house offers elegant and comfortable accommodation with en-suite rooms, a rooftop terrace, a library and business center as well as free off-site parking.

Continental breakfasts are available at the on-site dining room whilst guests can enjoy their lunch and evening meals at some of the nearby cafes and restaurants such as Ken & Sue’s, The Palace Restaurant and Ore House.

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Henry Strater Theater and Sorrel Sky Gallery are all in close proximity to the guest house. San Juan National Forest is also close by.


567 Main Avenue, Durango, CO, 81301, USA
Telephone: +1(970)2474747 | Fax: +1(970)2471332 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient and picturesque location.

The guest house is situated in downtown Durango meaning that it is only a short stroll away from the local amenities and tourist attractions. Guests said that being able to watch the famous Rio Grande trains from the porch as well as the sunsets above the mountains were the highlights of their stay. If you like the idea of being in a central yet scenic location then you certainly won't be disappointed. .

Full of history and old-world charm.

The guest house retains many of its original period features and is furnished with antique pieces of furniture and artwork which adds to the charm. Guests said that staying here was a unique experience and many enjoyed learning about the rich history of the building. .

Clean and well-appointed rooms.

Guests were pleased to find that their rooms were clean and nicely appointed with antique furniture and quality upholstery. Although the building is old, many appreciated the modern and well-equipped bathrooms which were also said to be hygienic and kept spotless by the housekeeping throughout the guests' stay. .

Negative Reviews

Lack of windows.

Rooms facing the inner courtyard do not have windows and guests were disappointed to find that their rooms were dark and closed-in. Even though there are air-conditioning units, many said that the lack of windows made their rooms feel rather stuffy.

Poor soundproofing.

The walls have been described as being quite thin as guests said that they could hear televisions as well as conversations from the adjoining rooms. Guests also objected to being able to hear noise from the hallways. .

Problems with the lift.

Many guests found it difficult using the lift as they had to manually close the metal door which was said to be quite stiff and heavy. The lift was also described as being very small. .

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 1548 reviews