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

      Another day, another great drive!

      A travel blog entry by greencrayons on Oct 05, 2014

      15 photos

      Today we traveled to Cortez, Colorado via Durango. Why that way? To stop and see the trains of course. Trains were mostly what this day was about, although once again the landscapes we are seeing along the way are amazing. It is taking us much longer to get everywhere because we are driving slower and stopping more often to take in all the scenery …

      Mesa Verde National Park

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