Grand Imperial Hotel

Experience the beauty and luxury of the newly renovated 19th century hotel in historic Silverton, Colorado.


Established in 1883 as the Thomson Block, the Grand Imperial Hotel stood as the “Crown Jewel of Silverton”, the largest structure in Colorado outside of Denver. Established alongside the railroad during the mining years of the late 1800’s, the hotel became known for its luxury and stature, a sight to behold in the Colorado Rockies.

Resting in the same place for over 135 years, the hotel has changed hands and names over the course of its lifetime. In 2015 the Harper Family, owners of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, took on the impressive task of restoring this historical hotel to its previous grandeur.

Today, guests will find beautifully appointed rooms with breathtaking views and premium linens. The historical allure of the hotel is showcased in every detail from the grand staircase to the clawfoot tubs. The Grand Imperial Hotel is at the top of the list for travelers in Silverton, Colorado.

Downstairs, The Grand Restaurant and Saloon offers Old West charm with Western cuisine. A treat for locals and tourists alike, the live piano entertainment is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

“American Heritage Railways, American Heritage Railways Hotels and the Harper Family are proud to be a part of Silverton’s historic past, present, and future. Silverton’s a magnificent place – like no other on Earth.”
– Jim Harper, President

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