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White Eagle Inn and Family Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2110 S. Broadway Highway 491, Cortez, CO 81321   |  
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Clean and affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed here last week on our trip to Mesa Verde. The room was spacious, clean and very affordable. It isn't as centrally located as other places, but the price made up for that. If you are expecting frills and all the bells and whistles, this isn't your place, but if you want a nice, clean place to stay while visiting Mesa Verde (and aren't in the room all day), then this is the perfect spot. Our bathroom was clean and they even offer a rag to use to wipe the dust of your shoes in the bathroom! The staff is also very helpful with information on area restaurants and menus.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The White Eagle Inn is about 2 miles from "downtown" Cortez and many restaurant choices. There are a number of properties closer to town or in town, but the White Eagle is only a couple of minutes further away.

This is a classic small motel. After checking in, I parked in front of the door to my room. I had some concerns about noise from the parking lot, but there was very little. The room was small (but larger than say a room at a Microtel), very clean, with modest but attractive furniture. The bathroom was large and immaculate. (HOW do you keep tile grout so white?) There was a TV, fridge and a coffeemaker in the room.

I needed some ice and didn't see an ice machine. I went to the office and was given a bucket of ice from the owner's freezer. (The couple that owns the White Eagle were apparently on vacation when I stayed at the motel. Their daughter-in-law was running the motel.)

Now to the really cool stuff. The interior, furniture, and furnishings are all very retro. Some of it, like the tile work in the bathroom has to be original. Other elements may be original or just look that way. Nothing is worn or dirty, it's only the style that is from the 60's. See the attached pictures. Check out the telephone, the wood paneling, and the detailed tile work in the bathroom and shower. And they give you a little Tupperware with a cleaning cloth for boots or whatever (see photo).

Overall, very nice place to stay and extremely reasonable.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tennessee
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34 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is an old time motel. The rooms are large and clean, but they certainly are not fancy. It is probably about time for the bed covers and sheets to be upgraded, but, if you are looking for a large comfortable place to stop, this fits the bill. There is also a small miniature golf course to keep kids happy. The owners were very pleasant and helpful in making suggestions.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The White Eagle Inn is a somewhat basic, but very clean motel run by very friendly, kind hosts. The rooms were large and and included a coffee maker and fridge - the beds were very comfy. This is a great, inexpensive place to be while exploring the surrounding area, especially Mesa Verde, less than 10 miles away. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Steven and Connie Coy, their son and daughter-in-law welcomed us as if we were longtime friends. Large room, very clean, and two comfortable double beds. Great price! Small frig/coffee maker. The area in which the motel is located is nothing special, but convenient to nearby attractions, such as Mesa Verde. We were fortunate to stay here while still pet-friendly, as we travel the country with our German Shepherd. However, I understand they will no longer be allowing pets as of June 1st, due to past problems. Upon check out, I was told, "It's people like you that could make us reconsider our pet policy [back to allowing them]." PLEASE - to those of you who travel with pets, especially dogs: be responsible and considerate of others. Bring poop bags with you; not every establishment has them. Brush them often, away from the motel, to keep shedding to a minimum. Don't leave them alone in the room. And if they can't be taught not to bark at every little sound....especially the small ones who bark incessantly....then make other arrangements.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, Massachusetts
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Not very often that I get a basic, large, thoughtfully laid-out, super clean, comfortable motel room at an incredibly reasonable price. I found that here at the White Eagle Inn.

What's good about it:
1) Large room for the price, with a larger-than-average bathroom
2) Thoughtfully laid out, with plenty of counter space in bathroom, power strip attached to desk for all your rechargers and hair dryer
3) Super, super clean. No dust, no dirt, no bugs.
4) In-room mini fridge and coffee maker (no microwave)
5) Quiet, single floor motel. You can park the car right in front of your room. I didn't hear any noise from the neighbors or street.
6) Friendly family business. They said "American-owned", I am not sure why they would say that. But the people were very friendly.
7) A/C worked well. Plenty of cool air and quiet (not always a given at this price range).
8) Free wi-fi. Not very fast, but it worked.
9) Comfortable beds, sheets and pillows. Slept well.
10) Plenty of counter/desk space in the room.
11) They had plenty of clothes hangers, which is something you can never have enough of while traveling as a family.

What's not good about it:
1) Shower is old-style. Hard to get the right combination of hot/cold water temperature.
2) Located on the outskirt of town. It takes 5-10 minutes driving to get to downtown Cortez.
3) Small, CRT TV hanging off the wall. Not flat screen.
4) Ice maker didn't work so we couldn't get any ice while we were there.
5) A no-frill motel. Furniture is dated, no decoration to speak of, no hair dryer, very basic toiletries (bring your own), and no fancy lobby or attached restaurant.

In summary, White Eagle Inn is a great motel at an unheard of price.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Just got off the phone with White Eagle Inn. We were booking a room, when we let them know we have a small indoor dog traveling with us - they informed us that as of June 1st they will no longer be allowing pets.

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Address: 2110 S. Broadway Highway 491, Cortez, CO 81321
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Location: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
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Hotel Class:2 star — White Eagle Inn and Family Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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