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400 E 2nd Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301-5602
United States


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Hotel Overview

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Welcome to the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn!

Located 1.5 blocks from historic downtown Durango, you will find the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a plethora of local restaurants and nightlife, stunning art galleries, and unique shopping. All of downtown Durango is within walking distance.

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The property has 102 beautifully appointed guestrooms all equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Additionally our indoor pool and hot tub are open year round for your enjoyment. Each morning we offer a complimentary full breakfast and complimentary cocktails at happy hour every evening.

No matter what time of the year, whether business or leisure, our attentive staff is here to make you feel at home while you are away!

Dogs are welcome at our property for $30 per night maximum $150 per week. Only certain rooms are pet friendly. Call the hotel directly for pet friendly rooms. There is limited availability.

Our fitness center is currently closed until further notice. A grab n go breakfast is available at the front desk which includes muffins, pastries, bagels, yogurt, fruit, and cook-in-your-room oatmeal.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a room. The size limit for a dog is 80 pounds. The pet friendly rate is $30 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, we are temporarily unable to offer hot breakfast each morning. Instead, at the front desk, we are offering a grab & go breakfast of muffins, pastries, bagels, yogurt, fruit, and cook-in-your-room oatmeal.
  • Business services
  • Cocktail lounge, we offer two complimentary cocktails for guests 21 and older in the evening and additional drinks may be purchased for a fee
  • Indoor pool Heated Amazing Pool is open and ready - Come and Enjoy !!
  • Hot tub, Pool and Hot Tub is NOW OPEN !!!
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour Due to Colorado restrictions, our fitness room is temporarily closed. We hope to reopen our facilities when our local rec centers and gyms are allowed to reopen.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish)
  • Porterage/bell services, we are happy to assist with luggage
  • Laundromat, complimentary. Laundry soap for sale at front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television, digital cable with HBO®
  • Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, completimentary and available 24-hours
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Convenience store/Sundry Essentials and snacks available at front desk
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Cold weather hook-ups Limited availability
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Airport shuttle, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Complimentary, must reserve 24-hours in advance
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking call for availability
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Located in historic downtown Durango just around the corner from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, shopping, restaurants and nightlife
  • Complimentary cocktail hour. Each guest over the age of 21 will receive two complimentary cocktails per night
  • DVD players available at the front desk
  • Complimentary washers and dryers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary airport shuttle 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 24-hour advance reservations required

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual notification devices for door knocks
  • Visual notification devices for telephones
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Visual smoke alarms
More Amenities


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable television, cable with HBO®
  • Free local calls
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • AM/FM alarm clock, with AM/FM radio.
  • AM/FM radio stereo, AM/FM radio in our alarm clocks.
  • Desk/work area,
  • High-speed Internet access, wireless
  • Voice mail
  • In-room safe, available
  • Wake-up calls
  • Easy chair available
  • Sofa bed available, our upgraded king rooms have pullout sofa sleepers
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Crib available
  • Balcony, available, our king rooms have balconies and the ADA King rooms have patios
  • Mountain view, in our king rooms only.
  • The Durango and Silverton train station. Animas River
  • DVD players available for guest use at the front desk.

Suites: 2

  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available ADA Rooms with 1 king bed
  • Bathtub seat available
  • Rails in bathroom available
  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Safety bar in shower available
  • Extra wide doors in bathrooms
  • Lowered vanity areas

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
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Nearby Attractions


  • 0.20 mile(s) from Historic Downtown Durango, park your car and stroll down beautiful historic Main Avenue or 2nd Avenue and enjoy the multitude of unique shops and restaurants.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from D&S Narrow Gauge Railroad, with the station located just around the corner and is one of the most popular and beautiful activities to enjoy while in Durango.
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Mesa Verde National Park, is on of amazing Native American Ruins and we are privileged to have it in our back yard. It's a great day excursion.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Purgatory Ski Resort
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Trimble Hot Springs, enjoy a nice soak at the end of a day playing in and around Durango. Trimble offers a variety of pools with varying temperatures.
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Bar D Chuckwagon, a great night filled with great food, music and cowboy poetry. The Bar D Chuckwagon is a must do while in town.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Raft/Hike/Mountain bike, three of the most popular outdoor activities in and around Durango and it's just steps from the hotel.


  • 0.20 mile(s) from 6512 Restaurant & Lounge, full service, international, open for: lunch, dinner, a little bit of everything! Gourmet dishes from everywhere with daily specials. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays
  • Across the street from Gazpacho New Mexican, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, New Mexican cooking y cantina featuring hot red and green chile grown for Gazpacho around Hatch, NM. A local’s favorite for those who enjoy the spice of life!
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Cuckoos Chicken House, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Durango's family sports restaurant. Many varieties of wings. Weekday happy hour-pitcher and a pound of wings special. Build your own bloody mary bar.
  • Across the street from T's Smokehouse & Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, serving hickory smoked BBQ, New Orleans po'boys on Leidenheimer bread, fresh ground burgers, creole/Southern fare, and homemade desserts. Full bar and patio
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Eolus Bar & Dining, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, year round (glassed in/heated) patio. Daily happy hour specials. Locally grown and mountain inspired.
  • Across the street from Gazpachos, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Diorios South Pizza (DSP), full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, pizza by the slice. Home of the 26-inch pizza!
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Himalayan Kitchen, full service, International, open for: lunch, dinner, culinary heritage from the top-of-the-world's three neighboring countries; Nepal, Tibet and India. Large, full service bar. 95% of the menu is gluten free. Happy hour and lunch buffet.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Homeslice Pizza, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, best handmade Colorado-Style pizza in The Four Corners! Free in town delivery. Fresh ingredients and lots of toppings!
  • 0.50 mile(s) from The Irish Embassy Pub, pub, International, open for: lunch, dinner, authentic Irish pub and fare. Three full bars.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Jean Pierre Bakery, full service, French, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, traditional French cuisine and artisan baking.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Ken & Sues, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, contemporary American menu offers something for everyone paired with a splendid array of wines. Locals favorite!
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Mahogany Grille, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, daily steak and seafood specials. Menu offers largest selection of wild game in Durango.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Mutu's, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Olde Tymer's Cafe, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, voted best burger's in Durango. Outdoor patio.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Ore House, full service, steak house, open for: dinner, old west ambiance. Ala Carte menu
  • 0.20 mile(s) from The Palace Restaurant bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, next door to the historic D&SNG narrow gauge railroad. Locals favorite patio.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from East By Southwest, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner, fresh and delicious sushi as well as traditional Japanese fare.
  • 0.60 mile(s) from The Red Snapper, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, pasta, chicken and Durango's best all you can eat salad bar.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Seasons Rotisserie/Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, we support local vendors, farmers, brewers, and winemakers. The freshest and finest foods available.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Steamworks Brewing Co., full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Internationally recognized beers; Famous Cajun Boil; fun staff and peanuts. One of the largest restaurants in Durango. No reservations.
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Carver Brewing Company, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, large patio beer garden. Two full bars. Award winning hand crafted beers. Dairy free and gluten free entrees.


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Fort Lewis College

Nearby Cities

  • 18.00 mile(s) from Bayfield
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Mancos
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Cortez
  • 47.00 mile(s) from Dolores
  • 49.00 mile(s) from Silverton
  • 52.00 mile(s) from Farmington
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Pagosa Springs
  • 72.00 mile(s) from Ouray


  • 0.12 mile(s) from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Durango-La Plata County Airport
  • 12 mile(s) from LaPlata County Airport