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Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The retro part of the motel was nice but not as important as the fact that our room was large and very nice. The breakfast was very good too. And the staff was great. We stayed here to visit Mesa Verde NP and Canyon of the Ancients to see the sites of the ancient native Americans who lived in the...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our Stay at the Retro Inn. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. There were two pillows per person- two thumbs up! The Keurig in the room was a bonus as well! Breakfast was simple but delicious. I was happy to find eggs and granola available. There was a large assortment of breads: bagels, English muffins,...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Stephdenae117, Thanks for the way-cool review! We will be closing for the Winter Season, December, January and February and re opening on March 1st. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed you stay at the Retro Inn. Have a groovy, awesome, far out, wonderful day! Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a no frills retro motel. It is a classic strip motel, from the 50-60's era, complete with a statue of Elvis sitting on a bench. The first room we checked into did not have a working TV. After spending 15 minutes on the phone with the front desk, we asked for a different room. The rooms are equipped...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Judy F, thanks for the great review. We will be closing for the Winter Season, December, January and February and re opening on March 1st We're so sorry you had a problem with your TV and had to move to another room. We're glad to hear that your room was comfortable and very clean. We have checked to make sure...

simsbury, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had room 1966 with Pat Boone over our bed! Our daughter had room 1965 with a Harley Davidson over her bed! A working 1947 tractor is in the yard along with statue of Elvis greeting you when you drive in ! Our room was great. The pillows make all the difference when one sleeps and the pillows were not...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

William S, thank you so much for the awesome review! We are closing for the Winter Season, December, January and February and re opening March 1st. We are so happy that you had a great stay with us and hope you get the chance to stay again. Hope your having a fantastic day! Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was very comfortable in every way and Melinda was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel. The scenery was breathtaking. It also has easy access to anywhere you want too go on Cortez, Colorado.

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Beth p, Thank you so much for a great review and recommending the Retro Inn. It's so cool to hear that you had a comfortable stay. Hope you got the chance to visit Mesa Verde National Park, if not you'll just have to come back. Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a recently remodeled motel that you must stay in if you are in the area. MUST! Our room, 1979, was decorated with pictures from popular television shows from that era. Our furniture, though it looked new, was just like the furniture from the '70s. You park right in front of your room. The breakfast area is a 1950s...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Sheila S, Thank you for the super cool review! We're so glad you enjoyed the Retro Inn. Hope your having an awesome day! Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Kingman, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have grown accustomed to finding whimsical delights such as this on our travels along Route 66 but the Retro Inn was a pleasant surprise. Dating to 1953, the property has been tastefully restored with an eye for detail and an understanding of the needs of the modern traveler. Fun, clean, and reasonably priced, plus a very friendly staff and...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

AdventureJim, I love that you found the Retro Inn to be a Whimsical Delight. Thank you so much for the awesome review! We hope we get the chance to welcome you back. Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team

Lehi, Utah
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a classic old motor inn. Don't expect luxury. That said, the location is convenient to Mesa Verde and other local attractions. Our room (1973) was clean and spacious. It is not totally decorated in the style of the year, but is a decent motel room with a few period pictures. Beds were comfortable. There was a small fridge...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

AndyManCan44, Thanks for the awesome review! We are lucky to have the perfect location, this is such a beautiful area. We're thrilled to know that your room was comfortable and that you had a pleasant stay. We'd love to welcome you back. Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Randolph, Vermont
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Room 1979 (GET IT?) is clean and spacious and reasonably priced--a top notch value. The place was renovated several years ago and the decision was to give it a nostalgic/ retro theme evocative of the 1950s and 60s, It's a good idea, because the theme plays well against the architecture of a classic Motor Court. The concept doesn't quite work...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

StepMorris!, Thanks for the way-cool review! We're glad to hear that you had a fun stay. We agree with you, it would be awesome to have Retro uniforms. Hope your having a groovy, awesome, far out, wonderful day. Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Centrally located on the main street in Cortez, this motel offers easy access out to Mesa Verde NP. It is an older style motel but the rooms/bathroom are spacious, clean and comfortable. Parking is at the door. Even the American motel breakfast had its good points. Staff very helpful. Great value for money compared with the other motels we stayed...

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Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

BillS2743, Thank you so much for the awesome review! It's great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you had a great time exploring Mesa Verde National Park. Hope you get the chance to visit us again. Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Completely Remodeled - RETRO themed Motel! Comfortable, New, Clean, Friendly, Convenient, Economical and Quiet! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

Address: 2040 E Main St., Cortez, CO 81321 (Formerly American Garden Inn)
Location: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Price Range: $75 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Retro Inn at Mesa Verde 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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“stay towards the rear of the property”
 of 5 bubbles pharonl, 3 days ago | Read review
“Make sure you have the binder in your room that gives you the 'memories' of the year (of the room) you are staying in.”
 of 5 bubbles A9642TTwilliams, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms in the back are off the road which can be noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles SheilaS204, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“The higher rooms (1969 - 1985) have less road noise”
 of 5 bubbles AndyManCan44, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Two excellent restaurants) --Thai Cortez and La Casita of Cortez are just down the road. Rooms in back are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles StepMorris1, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
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