On a long journey and adventure, I rolled into Durango at sunset. I stopped at a local grocery store and asked several locals where they would have family stay when in town, just a simple room, nothing fancy. Three locals in a row suggested the Siesta Motel, hard to argue with that. I arrived and the owner, Larry, provided me a simple, small but very clean room for a fair price. Larry offered me cleaning rags if I wanted to wash my bike and showed me where the hose was. He provided accurate information on area attractions and places to eat in town. The Texas BBQ right up the street was wonderful.
Reading the other reviews, I did see the housekeeping couple with a small child nearby, but I thought that was nice. This is a mom and pop outfit, not a corporate hotel, and it felt like it. It had a soul, cant get that from a super 8. Also, I only dealt with owner Larry, he was nice, friendly, helpful and wonderful.
In summary, I returned for a second nights stay after visiting Mesa Verde. It would have fit my plans better to stay the second night in Cortez, but I so enjoyed the Siesta Motel and the BBQ that the 30 mile backtrack was well worth it. As I never had time to ride the million dollar highway, I do plan on returning to Durango and I will without hesitation stay at the Siesta Motel again, and I look forward to it.
This little mom and pop motel is one of the best kepted secrets in Durango. All the rooms are very clean and they each have their own decor in each room. We have been staying here for years and the owners just keep making great changes. From old cedar panels in some rooms to some of the most updated they call their Siesta rooms they are all very clean and comfortable. The dogs they have a very nice and the people they have working there are friendly as well. We will most deffinately keep coming and sending our family and friends.
My friend had emergency surgery 2 days before his book date. The woman owner would not give him any credit for the 4 days he booked. My plans changed and I needed to leave a day early. Same thing, no credit for the 4th day. I left early anyway and I called my credit card company and not only was there a charge for the 4 days but an additional charge from Siesta for $86.00. The woman was extremely rude and very cold. It seemed that the only thing she cared about was taking advantage of people passing through her motel so she could take their money. Don't stay here unless you want to be aggravated during your vacation by a greedy owner!!!
The rooms are outdated but clean.. The hot tub strangely stopped working when we got there...
The promised group rates were not group rates at all.. they were the standard rates and the rooms were not valued well at all..
My room in particular was ransacked by a non employee when the housekeeping staff had the room open. I am pretty sure it was by a child that was there with the housekeeping staff...as I found his small toy in my room..
At this point not sure if anything is missing but that is not the point anyway..
when this was brought to the owners attetion she was quite rude and asked if anything was missing and was very dismissive of the whole affair.
When I told her that I would be checking out early due to this issue she refused to credit me for the last night that I would have been there..
The female owner is very rude and is a very poor business person..
I have to go to the extreme of calling the credit card company and a lawyer...
do not stay here as they are way over priced and rip off motorcycle riders....
This place is easy to overlook, but is a quiet independently owned motel that is not the same cookie cutter chain motel. The price was excellent compared to the other motels we checked with. The people were friendly, the room was extremely clean and charmingly decorated. The room was a little small, but well designed with a small fridge, coffee maker and desk area. There are no frills; no pool, fitness rooms or breakfast, but we weren't looking for extras, just a nice room to spend the night. My husband and I enjoyed our stay and will stay here again whenever we are in the area.
After my wife emailed them and they emailed back the room rates, the next day we called to book a room, and the rates had mysteriously gone up $20 per room. The email was from Marlene Haddon. I called her the next day, and she said that all the rooms had been booked the previous night. Spend your money someplace that appreciates your business.....
I am planning a trip to Durango very soon and wanted to ask a few questions about the motel, so I called on Sunday afternoon. 6/29/08 The lady I spoke to was extremely rude to me right from the begining. When an individual who represents a so called family owned and operated facility speaks to me the way this lady did it makes me wonder what type of family they are from. I hope this is not a reflection of how her parents raised her. Due to her personality I would not stay in this motel if it were the only available place within 300 miles of my 5 day business trip to Durango.
I gave the Siesta Motel a call from Cortez and drove all the way to Durango, which is a more friendly city than unpersonal and spread out Cortez.
Checked in at the Siesta Motel (easy to find) and get a small, comfy and clean room.
Room had coffee maker and a small fridge but no microwave
Office open late in the morning but you can let the key in your room when checking out
2 smalls and noisy dogs keeping people away from it when closed
There is a kids playing area in the middle of the parking lot but nothing real fancy like a swimming pool or jacuzzi for adults.
Fiendly but quite impersonal place
All rooms are non smoking
After a bad experience in trying to get a decent motel, my wife and I settled on the Siesta Motel in Durango, CO. We were very pleased with our choice. The office personnel were very helpful. The motel was an older motel, but it was well kept up and very clean.
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