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Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

3.0 of 5 2121 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bent NM
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78 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Among the best in Cortez but only average for Colorado. Small rooms, strange parking, and dated. But amazingly friendly desk clerks and a wonderful breakfast. They advertise a pool, but it is in a separate building. They advertise a laundry, but it also is next door in a separate building. They have an in-house restaurant called "Koko's Friendly Pub," except... More 

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Otis!! Thanks for the Great review! I wish we could double the size of our rooms for sure, and a agree that the parking can be a bit confusing with the grade of the property and the wrap around back parking lot. It would be nice to have a Fitness Center and Laundry in the same building too! Thankfully the... More 

Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here two nights. We liked the staff , especially in the breakfast room as they were helpful and welcoming. Our room was good with a lovely outlook. The restaurant next door was good for dinner as well.

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Nettie16! What a great review!! Thank you for staying with us! I can't wait for our Fitness Center Remodel to be completed, it will be so nice in there. We have new Wallpaper, Headboards, Mirrors and chairs being installed as I type this. Its looking pretty sharp imho, but I want your opinion, come back and stay with us again... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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180 reviews 180 reviews
18 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean with a better than usual Holiday Inn upgrades, this older property gets a 3.5 today, so Good just not quite Very Good. Kind of strange that there is only one elevator in a facility of this size. The staff was very nice, however the lady that checked me in didn't quite hear my room requests. Being tired and not... More 

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

VincePCTD! Thanks for the great review!! Sorry our room selection was not spot on, Our clerks should let you know when we can't give you what you want, well huddle about this today and turn it into a win for the crew and future guests, I promise. I would love dual elevators, but I am not sure that is going... More 

Oslo, Norway
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with polite and accommodating staff. Good size room which was very clean. Warm breakfast buffet with a good selection of food. Would derfinately stay again. Short driving distance to Mesa Verde National Park.

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Hilde B!! Thanks for the great review!! We ARE just 9 miles from Mesa Verde National Park!! We are 15 minutes from the Ute Mountain Tribal Park! We are 20 minutes from the Four Corners National Monument! We are an hour from Hovenweep National Monument! but GREAT food is just next door at the new Destination Grill!! Come see us... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we check in, we thought it will be like most Holiday Inn Express, just a place to stay at night and didn't expect a lot. After we went to the room, we were surprised, it is a much better design and decorated hotel room than the Crowne Plaza we stayed a night before. Big comfy bed, unique decoration including... More 

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Vesper89622! Thanks for the Awesome review!! We are a 100% no Pet no Smoking of any kind Hotel, however, sometimes people smoke in rooms and sneak pets in. I appreciate that it did not ruin your stay! Thank you for all the terrific compliments, you will have to come back and take a dip in the pool another time!! Have... More 

Albuquerque, Nm
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I traveled to Cortez on business and stayed at this hotel. Absolutely wonderful. Large, clean rooms with lots of amenities (mini-fridge, microwave, free wifi), hot shower, and... quiet. Even though the hotel was completely booked during my stay, it was very quiet. Free breakfast is included as well, and they have quite a variety of options. I was there close... More 

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Lyrix428! Thank you soooooo much for the AWESOME review! We love that you enjoyed your stay with us and are grateful that you gave us the opportunity! We can't wait to have you back! Were you here skiing in Telluride? We are only an hour away from two of the greatest ski resorts in Colorado! DMR and Telluride! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The rooms are always spotless. The check in is fast and coffee is available at 5:00 in the morning. There is a pool and hot tub. It is very quiet and you will get rested. There is a business rate available.

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Laura P! Thanks for the Awesome review!! It just snowed here and it is BEAUTIFUL! Come and see us again some time!! More 

Northeast Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The large room was clean and refreshing. The front desk employees were always smiling and extremely helpful with the few requests we made. The breakfast was filling and had all the usual items, eggs, sausage, waffles, juices, milk, coffee and tea etc. One thing that caught our attention the breakfast attendant would come out every so often and throw away... More 

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Justin V, Assistant GM at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Hey Tennessee_Nomads! Happy Holidays! I just posted a picture of our Christmas Tree. It is our pride and joy this holiday season. Thank you for the great review and I will make sure to pass this on to our wonderful Breakfast Team. We always want to make sure that every customer is receiving top notch service in every way possible.... More 

Albuquerque
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I use Holiday Inn Express as my standard when traveling ... the package is pretty standard, the breakfasts are edible and reasonably varied, the beds are comfortable, the rooms have room, and the staff is normally positive and helpful. The Mesa Verde-Cortez HIE did achieve minimal HIE standards, but had other issues. There was some sort of debris in the... More 

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

LlanoQuemado! Thank you for taking the time to help us get better and for trusting us to take your experiences to heart and make changes, and we assure you that we will. Since reading your review four days ago, the team at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde has accomplished some cool stuff, thank to your guidance! I had an awesome... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I left the Baymont after a bad experience and for 20 dollars more, I was pampered. Super clean place, nice decor, friendly staff,treats at the door, immaculate bath with granite walls and sink. High end tile in bath area,great beds,IRadio,Charger station and a FANTASTIC breakfast. They even gave me a treat at the desk for coming here. You may think... More 

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Justin V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

OH MAN! What a great review RBeresh! You are toooo cool! We are ecstatic that you liked the place. The treats at check in are from the Destination Grill, they drop samples off to our guests regularly. I could not agree more with being on vacation, and we are grateful that you came to see us and will take your... More 

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Address: 2121 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321
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Location: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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