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 …
... hear thunder. I wasn't interested in repeating yesterday's experience so I took my time and spent the rest of the day at the museum.
After the museum I headed for That'za Pizza in Cortez, CO. I had a great pizza there several years ago. I went to see if they could repeat the performance. It was good but not as good as I remember.
... the Mesa loop we saw a coyote crossing the road in front of us, looks very similar to a Dingo. He was not really in a hurry but we only managed to get a fleeting photo as he disappeared into the scrub. The ranger who gave us the guided tour of the Cliff Palace was very good and explained the history of the place and what happened to the people. We recorded the whole speech with video, might try to convert and upload later. The ...
In 1886, the town was built to provide housing for the men working on the tunnels and irrigation ditches required to divert water out of the Dolores River and into Montezuma Valley.The town was named for Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez.
The City of Cortez It is a popular stop for tourists, who stay there because of its central location among surrounding attractions, such as Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, and the Four ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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.