I just got back from a cross-country road-trip 2 weeks ago. We left Los Angeles, headed east towards Illinois. After staying in Las Vegas, checking out Zion National Park and Lake Powell, our next stop was Cortez to see Mesa Verde.
Cortez seems to be a town of 2 things: farming and tourism. There are many hotels downtown and this was the only one I saw out of that area. This is an older hotel and looks like it needs some redecorating, but besides that, I have no complaints.
The owner is a wonderful lady who really made us feel at home and comfortable. She speaks to you kindly and takes reservations herself. She seemed more fair than other hotel owners and more personable. She also has 2 beautiful Great Danes that you can see peeking out when new visitors arrive. :)
Anyway, we meant to only stay here one night but ended up staying 2 when we realized that visiting Mesa Verde is more than just a hike, it is an all day event.
Our room was one of the ones close-ish to the road and when we first got there, I was concerned that we would hear road noise all night but actually it turned out to be very quiet and I slept well.
This place does have a neat retro hotel sign... so if you're into that... you'll find it here! If anyone wanted to revamp this place, they could really play off the retro feel and turn it into a retro-themed hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Tomahawk Hotel
- Tomahawk Hotel Cortez
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