The Rochester Hotel in Durango, Colorado is located at 726 East 2nd Avenue. One of Durango's oldest hotels it was built during 1892. Its current owners are Kirk Komick and Diane Wildfang who purchased the property after doing renovations to the Leland House which they also own. The Rochester Hotel had thirty-three rooms to begin with the remodeling turned it into a fifteen room facility.
The fifteen rooms at the Rochester Hotel each have private bathrooms. Several of the rooms still have the woodwork and antiques of the original hotel. Until the renovation of the hotel the area of 2nd Avenue was mostly appliance repair and used car dealers, after the renovation the area rejuvenated with shops, cafes and galleries. This change made the area a new destination for tourists.
The Rochester Hotel's rooms each feature a theme from westerns that were filmed both in and around Durango. Information about the location of filming and the movie's history are both given briefly in each room. Posters that originally came out with the movies still framed with marquee lights can be found in the halls of the Rochester Hotel to remind the guests that the town of Durango was once known as Hollywood of the Rockies.
The site that the Rochester Hotel is on has a courtyard filled with flowers and beautiful landscaping. The hotel is a block from the historic area of Main Avenue and within walking distance of the galleries, shops, museum and historical railroad that runs through Durango. Within driving distance of the Rochester Hotel guests will find Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs, Durango Mountain Resort and the Mesa Verde National Park.
Every morning guests of the Rochester Hotel can receive a gourmet breakfast each morning in the lobby at no charge. The breakfasts include fresh fruit, a hot entrye, baked goods such as scones and muffins, granola and coffee cakes. In the afternoon the hotel serves tea and homemade cookies.
Parking for the Rochester Hotel is directly behind the hotel at no charge to guests. Amenities at the Rochester Hotel include the availability of a telephone and cable television in every room in addition to the private bathrooms. The rate for staying in the hotel includes the complimentary breakfast and the availability of wireless Internet service. Guests that wish to see the sites but would prefer to leave their cars behind may obtain cruiser bicycles at no costs.
The Rochester Hotel offers rooms with handicapped accessibility and there are three rooms in the hotel that allow pets. There is an additional charge per night, per pet of $20 for these rooms. All rooms are stocked with Aveda bath and shower products for the convenience of guest. The Leland House office is where the gift shop for the Rochester Hotel is located. Guests also have the convenience of being able to send mail from the hotel.
The Rochester Hotel offers single, queen and king size accommodations. With all of the amenities and services provided at the hotel anyone staying in the Durango, Colorado area should make it their choice for accommodations. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the hotel directly.