The room was large and spacious. Our family of four did not have to crawl over each other to move around. The beds were firm and the linens were just right. The in-room refrigerator (although just a mini-frig) was powerful enough to freeze our water bottles along with our freezer packs. That was fine for us since we were going to use them while hiking in Mesa Verde where we wanted them cold as long as possible, but if you do not want frozen stuff - just do not set it at full strength.
Speaking of Mesa Verde, this hotel is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the National Park. Sure, it is not as close as the chain hotels, but Cortez is not a very big town to drive through. But we did not come here just for Mesa Verde NP. We also organized a tour of the Ute Reservation, a side trip to the Hovenweep National Monument, and a quick visit of the currently under construction 4 Corners monument (which should be completed by September 2010). All of which were on this side of town.
Back to the hotel... The swimming pool and hot tub were clean and well cared for. Just ask the front desk for pool towels. The hotel has signs for a walking path, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits, but we did not use them. They also had an internet station for guest to check their e-mail. It was a bit slow to start and had some sort of filter that would not allow images and icons to load, but it was good enough to check e-mail. They do have in-room WiFi, so that may be better for those who bring their computer stuff along.
I guess the only downside to the hotel was the morning breakfast. Nothing spectacular, just cereal and toaster items like bread, bagels, English muffins, & frozen waffles. For drinks they had coffee, tea, milk and Sunny-D for juice. That would be my biggest complaint, not having real juice. Apple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice - something other than Sunny-D.
Overall, a nice place to relax after a day of exploring the 4 Corners area.
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