Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

Address: 2121 East Main Street, Cortez, Colorado, 81321, United States | 2 star motel
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This 2 star motel, located on 2121 East Main Street, Cortez, is near Cortez Cultural Center, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, and Dolores River Canyon.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

    Reviewed by greencrayons

    A hotel with many nice features.

    Reviewed Oct 5, 2014
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    It was much more than I expected. The view was beautiful. They have a glass fire pit in a special sitting area on the second floor, in addition to a nice little secluded patio area outside. The lady in charge of the breakfast area was super friendly, and all the staff were very helpful. The little details in the decor and the carvings in the floor were very attractive.

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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!

    Great Hotel!


    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.

    This is the place to stay


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Cortez

    Travel Day to Mesa Verde Nat'l Park

    A travel blog entry by lifeofmohr on Sep 20, 2015

    7 photos

    ... at dinner. When we mentioned to them that we would head to New Mexico after Southern Utah, they recommended we drive to Mesa Verde which could be along that route. Our trip is a wonderful combination of planned routes & unintended stops along the way...kind of like life :-) In Mesa Verde there is a visitors center near the campground, so we went over there to get oriented with the park. Unfortunately, we arrived at 4:50 and they ...

    Day 90 - Back in the Mountains With Indian Ruins!

    A travel blog entry by rickr53 on Aug 21, 2015

    44 photos

    ... 100 ft ladders and I wasn't sure about that. When I checked at, I found that rooms were available right inside the park at the Far View Lodge and that they were only $121 per night. That clinched it, we booked for 2 nights. The idea was that we would travel today, and tour the park tomorrow.
    When we arrived at the Visitors Center at 3:00, we asked the ranger about tours and explained my fear of heights. ...

    Starting the day at Mesa Verde

    A travel blog entry by backroadtravels on Jun 01, 2015

    4 photos

    ... buffet, we traveled a few miles to go see Cliff Palace, one of several archaeological sites at Mesa Verde. It was truly a site to behold. While guided tours are offered at a number of the sites, we opted not to take any due to health and time constraints and began our ride out of the park to our next destination.

    Cities under Cliffs

    A travel blog entry by ajbrad on Oct 11, 2014

    32 photos

    ... overlooking the Cliff Palace and a couple of other smaller cliff houses.  Our ranger med us and we headed down and around the cliff to the Cliff Palace, which is the largest dwelling in the park. This is very impressive and interesting.  These houses are like apartments made of rock and clay mortar built under outcroppings of the rocks. The park system has made some needed repairs, but much of it is like it was 800 years ago. We had to climb ...

    Rain rain go away

    A travel blog entry by tracey.bastin on Sep 08, 2014

    8 photos

    ... trip than usual. Maccas for lunch - my body is shutting down?! Made it to the Grand Canyon around one & thought we'd go to the first lookout before lunch. Wasn't prepared for the volume of people & I imagine it was pretty quiet as there were only three or four tour buses. Some of the people were running to the lookout - confusing, millions of years in the making I'm sure it'll wait another five minutes till you get there?! First view was breathtaking - no ...