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“Charming, Quaint & Friendly!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

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Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   2121 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
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“Charming, Quaint & Friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay during the start of the holiday season. The warm inviting southwest decor was a pleasure and the xmas decorations were outstanding! We really enjoyed browsing and purchasing some of the quality Navajo authentic artworks by Freida. Often when we stay at hotels we don't have much time to shop, it was refreshing to have shopping available at our fingertips! No complaints, this hotel rocks!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Justin V, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Darrell, stay calm and kill zombies!! (I hope you love the Walking Dead too!) You are my favorite Zombie Killer, you hold that whole crew together, sorry about your brother. I vote we have Christmas twice a year, I love how our Hotel looks like Candy Land for about two months, it really sets the tone for the day when you pull in at 5:00am for work and the place is just lit up with all those colors. Frieda is real cool, I hope you got to speak with her, she is just the nicest person ever. Thanks for choosing us as your base of operations and please come back soon, I do not believe we will last long without your Hand Crossbow skills!!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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47 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

vey welcomimg staff greeted us when we arrived and nothing seemed to faze them.
the request for a ground floor room, a crib, local directions and local advice were all easy to get from the well presented staff.
the room was very clean and quiet.
the swimming pool was very clean and quiet.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin V, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
I Wish I had to “Travel for Snow” too!! I’m thinking Vegas, Phoenix, Bora Bora!!! Thanks for taking the time to tell everyone about your experiences with us. It means a lot to us here at the Hotel and Guests are always looking for up to date feedback from an unbiased source; its why we LOVE tripadvisor! Have a great time when you get back to warmer weather and come back next time there’s SNOW!!
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San Diego
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed here after going to Mesa Verde. Service was OUTSTANDING. The staff made our stay happen since it was last minute. They completely accommodated my family. Cortez is not much to speak of as a town, but this property is newly renovated and is really nice! I would not even think about staying anywhere else in town after staying here. When we went to breakfast in the morning there was even a local artisan in the lobby selling her jewelry (which was really neat)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Joe C! OMG, you have stayed at the four seasons in Singapore, I LOVE that place! I cannot believe we even rate after you stayed there, that is crazy awesome! Our local Navajo artisans are Jess and Frieda; she rocks our jewelry and he is a potter, they are both great people and good at what they do. Thank you for taking the time to review us, you made our Monday!
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Springfield, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We had a last minute change in our travel plans and were able to get a room here at the Holiday Inn in Cortez. The hotel lobby is done with a beautiful Navajo theme. The room was spacious and clean, comfortable bed, great view. The staff was pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. Good breakfast buffet.

Even though it was late October, the flowers on the grounds were beautiful. Kudo's to the leadership of this hotel who recognize the value of a dedicated gardener who obviously has an amazing green thumb.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
BandBVermont in the HOUSE!! Your reviews sound like an epic itinerary of the four corners area. I am headed to Randy’s this weekend, they rule! Thanks for writing a review about us; I have printed out your review and taped it to every staff entrance door in the Hotel. Its funny, the first thing we do is see the review and think, Oh god, what did we do now, lol! Then we read it and smile, and have a great day knowing all the stress, worry, blood, sweat and tears mean something to other people, its awesome. Heather is our Dedicated Grounds keeper and we love her too. I put the review in our Owners hands and he nodded and smiled, he knows. We love her so much we have promoted her to our maintenance department during the winter so she has work even though there are no beautiful flowers growing. Have an awesome Christmas!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This hotel had many good things to start with they are close to he entrance of mesa Verde park,
the rooms were large and have great views. We did an up grade to king suites ,that came with a jacuzzi it was wonderful, the beds were very comfortable, the amenities were out standing. They have rooms for pets, nonsmoking throughout the hotel, But the staff was outstanding, they helped us plan our days there, and gave us info for when we bring our grandchildren back yes we will be going back soon.Thank you so much for the great breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Yes! linda g! The Hot Tub Suite is awesome, I wish all our rooms were that big and had a Jacuzzi tub in them! Glad you liked the views of Mesa Verde too, we live in a very beautiful area. Suites are generally only $20-$30 more than a standard room. Unfortunately we have gone No Pet and No Smoking. Some people like that, we just hate saying NO to people, we really wish we were able to find a way to have everyone stay with us, we just couldn’t. Try the Family Suite with the Grandkids, they will literally flip out!
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is one of the best hotels in the Holiday Inn chain. Navaho theme. Large clean rooms. Day trip to Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, & Canyon de Chelly after great breakfast bar. Ask the staff about the best Mexican restaurant in Colorado, they know.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Suggsrider! Love the title of your review! Last time I gave a shout out to the great places to eat in our town, my response got deleted for “advertising”, lol! The clerks do have the skinny on dinning, that is for sure! Come back soon, glad you enjoyed what our part of the globe has to offer! Ya Ta Hey!
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent one night at this property for our drive through the Four Corners area. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was nice. There was free breakfast, which was very good, with a great staff keeping it stocked. Eggs, Pancakes, Cinnamon buns, etc...great selections. The sink was separate/outside the rest of the bathroom, which is always convenient!

Very close to a Walmart if you need to restock on anything.

One problem: the drain in the tub was one of the absolute worst I have ever experienced. The tub immediately started to fill with just the start of the shower. By the end, we were standing in about 5 inches of water....which then had to drain before the next shower. We did advise the front desk...the manager on duty overheard the conversation and immediately blocked that room for maintenance purposes and reduced our rate.

Since we felt the issue we had was handled, we would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hey WeThreeAdventurers, I only saw two of you!! That breakfast IS ridiculous! I will tell Madonna and her Lovely Breakfast Ladies that they kept everything Hot and Fresh! I like the sink outside too, However, there is another crowd that like the sink inside the restroom so that they can get ready without waking everyone. I wish we had more room we would have a sink inside AND outside! As you may be able to imagine, 100 tubs and showers and sinks running and good but dated plumbing and you will get the occasional Barbie Head (true-and can you believe the kid wanted it back!!) wash rag (true and common) soap bar (true and WAY too common) Q-tip ‘in-drain’ pup tent (true-though verified only through indirect evidence) a fork (true and wtf, a fork, really!!!) and a wad of Hundred Dollar Bills.. (false, yeah that would be soooo great.) As soon as we get a clog we are Johnny On The Spot and we never really know until someone starts to really put water into the drain, you can’t usually tell from the cleaning though we have had a few astute young Housekeepers notice and tell us so we can “Snake” the line; very dirty business. Please come back soon, we miss you!
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Address: 2121 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321
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Location: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Wired and Wireless Internet access! Microwave and refreigerators in every room. Free Hot Breakfast Buffett! 100% Non-Smoking! Sorry, No Pets Allowed. Indoor Pool, Dry Sauna & Jacuzzi! Breakfast served 6:30am-9:30am M-F and 6:30am-10:00am Sat & Sun! ... more   less 
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