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Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

2040 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3042
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#1 of 16 hotels in Cortez
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Completely Remodeled - RETRO themed Motel! Comfortable, New, Clean, Friendly, Convenient, Economical and Quiet!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast buffet
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551celesteu wrote a review Jun 2020
Orem, Utah184 contributions6 helpful votes
This cute little motel lives up to its name as the Retro inn. With cute themed rooms and great prices, it's a fun place to stay. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were very clean. If I am in that area again I will be staying there.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Bruce M wrote a review May 2020
Liberty Township, Ohio78 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night on our annual road trip (social distancing, of course) from Ohio to the western states. I had found this place entirely by accident while playing on Google Street View a couple of years earlier, and told myself if I ever happened to be in Cortez, Colorado I would definitely be staying here. We reserved the room in early February, and when we arrived at the motel we were greeted with a warm welcome by the nicest woman -- and a huge discount from what we'd initially expected to pay. The lobby was decorated in a 1950s motif, and I knew instantly I was going to really enjoy this place. When she handed us our keys -- REAL keys on plastic fobs like all the motels used to have -- I laughed and told her I would have been disappointed if the keys had been anything but what she had just handed us. The room was very large and spic-and-span clean. We were in the "Flintstones Room", with various Flintstones pictures on the walls. The air conditioning was nice and Arctic (exactly how I like it). The motel was sparsely populated that night, but that may have been because it was a Sunday. I sure hope that's the case, because I'd love to see this place stay around for a long time. At any rate, there was absolutely no noise -- not from guests, and not from the highway in front of the property. We were given suggestions of restaurants that delivered to the motel, as no restaurants were open for dine-in due to the Covid crisis. I don't know when I will be back in this area again, but I'd check this motel first before reserving anything else. Thanks, Dede!
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Date of stay: May 2020
Room Tip: I doubt you can go wrong. Don't know how noisy rooms next to road may be, though.
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Doug K wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado1,847 contributions196 helpful votes
Watch for Elvis out front of this entertaining establishment. The accommodations are really top notch. Clean quiet rooms, luxurious towels and a good breakfast with an excellent selection of bread and jams. Highly recommended over any chain motel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Mike C wrote a review Mar 2020
Big Bear, California11 contributions3 helpful votes
Great room, thoughtful touches, and fun. Each room has artwork for a year from the 50s to the 80s. Breakfast is very nice — includes breakfast burritos and handmade tamales. Good location, great value.
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Date of stay: February 2020
charlottem wrote a review Feb 2020
807 contributions4 helpful votes
This is the second time we've stayed here and it was every bit as pleasant as the first. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The heater had a thermostat and wasn't noisy like in most low budget lodging. Everything was quiet overnight and we got a good nights sleep. Breakfast was decent with a variety of toast and jam, cereal, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, premade packaged breakfast burritos, and homemade green chili tamales.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Retro Inn at Mesa Verde
Which popular attractions are close to Retro Inn at Mesa Verde?
Nearby attractions include Home & Range (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Retro Inn at Mesa Verde?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Cortez & Sushi, Destination Grill, and Tequila's Mexican Restaurant.
Is Retro Inn at Mesa Verde located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Cortez.
Is Retro Inn at Mesa Verde accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.