Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez
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Up early and heading to Grand Canyon. The original intent was to go to the Grand Canyon then either stay there or go to Flagstaff, spend the next day visiting Sedona then heading north to Mesa Verde. Well plans dont always work out. We headed to Grand Canyon Village early, Arrived about 8.30 and it was packed already, fantastic views but people …
Day 13 Mexican Hat Utah to cortez Colorado 101.6 miles 5,395 ft climbing
As we roll out of town at 7.11 a.m. we can see a pile of rocks with a brim and understand why Mexican Hat is thus called. The legs are stiff after yesterday's marathon day but the wind has died and it makes a massive difference. We ride with Jim, Dave, Tom and Don …
This was a driving day. About 5 hours of driving by Carole and John. We started out fairly early, and stopped after about 20 minutes to do a hike - the West Fork, into a canyon, a beautiful walk that Amr and I had done in 2003 and remembered was very beautiful. We started the walk, but after about 20 minutes or so discovered that it was fairly icy, and also we had to ford a creek - not a good prospect in the icy and slippery conditions, so we aborted the ...
My conference is over and we are headed home, the long way. There is a wind advisory for the entire area we will be traveling through, oh joy.
We headed up through Zion National Park. The park is not long to drive through, but the scenery is spectacular. The tunnel is alway fun to go through. I rode some twisty roads in the the St. George area at dark and realized that my headlight needs to be adjusted. When we got into the tunnel, however, I realized I ...
... Some folks are camped along rivers which are visible from the highway. Darlene saw spectacular waterfalls but there was nowhere to pull to the side of the road for a photo.
In Dolores we ate breakfast at a restaurant which takes its name from the town and the river which we had been following for many miles. It was good food with a country flair and they have good pancakes. After ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez
Best hotel we stayed at
My wife and I stayed at this hotel as stop over before heading into Mesa Verde. We wished we had stayed here instead of in the park. It would have been worth the 40 minute drive each day. The hotel is great. The rooms are immaculate and amenties top notch for a hotel in this price range. You don't find marble vanities in many places under $100. The inside pool and hot tub were clean and well maintained and the staff very accomodating. They gave us a ticket for a free drink at the lounge next door.
The breakfast was excellent with cheese omlettes and biscuits and gravy besides the usual fare. I cannot say enough good things about the place.
Great Service Good Hotel
Manager here gave expectional service. Had worries when we found there was a junior football team staying at the hotel at the same time but we had no problems of noise. Pool was a bit small though and hence very busy so we gave that a miss.
Apart from Mesa Verde and very interesting historical sites nearby there is an excellent very large Walmart a block away across the car park. KFC across the road!
We stayed here while on a road trip to Mesa Verde and were extremely happy. The hotel has a ton of character, beautiful views and the staff is fantastic. The room was very clean and new and the bed was super comfortable! The breakfast is better than most hotels and our room was very quiet. There is an indoor pool and hot tub that were nice after a day hiking in the brisk weather. We would not hesitate to stay here again!
Good Hotel, Exceptional Service
This hotel is terrific. The room is large and clean. The breakfast is much better than your normal continental breakfast. But more than anything, the service is great. Bruce, the manager, went out of his way, and I mean above and beyond, to ensure that our stay was as enjoyable as possible.
If you want a good hotel at a fair price and great service, this is the place.
I last stayed here several years ago, when it was operated by a different owner, and it has since gotten EVEN BETTER!! The interior decorating upgrades include LOTS of tastefully designed and arranged laser-etched stonework in the style of Mesa Verde petroglyphs. The INDOOR pool and hot tub (that's right, no going out in the cold) was in excellent condition, and accommodates several people at a time. My sleeping room was very comfortably arranged, with apparently BRAND NEW furniture. The entire facility was very CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN, and the entire staff was cheery and helpful. During my stay, the nightly rate included a free breakfast bar that provided cheese omelets, biscuits and gravy, and FOUR types of coffee. All this plus several modest to moderate restaurants nearby. As a veteran business traveler, this very friendly and comfortable location is SINCERELY recommended for families, seniors and business travelers.
If only all hotels were like this!
Great rooms, great staff, great facilities, great decor, great breakfast (normal HI Express bar). Unfortunately we were only here for one night but we wish all hotels were like this, especially at these rates.
Mesa Verde Trip
This is the Broadmoor of Hoilday Inn Express locations for terrific service. The family stayed here on a Mesa Verde / Fourcorners trip in October 15, 2004. It was clean, quiet had an indoor pool for the kids to burn off the energy from the long drive. However it is the people that make this place - they really cared. Everything from dinner recommendations to museum directions. The in room information with driving distances and descriptions made the visit easy to plan. Breakfast had enough selection for everyone. Had to be good for me to take the time to write.
Fantastic Holiday Inn Express
Stayed June 9, 2004 and several times previous to that. SUPER Holiday Inn Express! New, modern, clean and upscale. Convenient location to Mesa Verde NP. You won't be disappointed here! Nice pool. Great breakfast included in rate.
Excellent, highly recommended!
After a horrible experience at the Holiday Inn in Farmington NM the night before, I arrived at this location somewhat apprehensive. What a surprise to find this location was the total opposite! Fantastic service, friendly people who went out of thier way for anything and everything, clean rooms that accomodate the business traveler with a work area, clean breakfast area with great coffee, and an all around positive experience. Wish they could all be like this...
Best Hotel In Cortez
This is a unique and well maintained property. I stay here frequently, at least once a year, and have never been disappointed. The rooms are always clean and neat. The morning complementary breakfast has a large selection of food and a pleasant eating area; with a fantastic large saltwater fish tank. It has a good exercise facility and an excellent laundry room. Both these are detached from the hotel a short distance from the entrance.The enclosed pool and whirlpool are easily accessable. It is on the east edge of town, allowing for easy access to Mesa Verde National Park.