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Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed here the first week of October 2012. I would give the hotel 5 stars for excellence of staff and cleanliness of room - top notch. Where I take points away is that the walls and floors are not insulated, thus one hears the neighbors above and to the sides, and I unfortunately had both very early risers and... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Fed_traveler! That is a great point! The entire staff of the Hotel just had to take a 2 hour class by myself and the front desk manager on guests traveling with disabilities (including service animals), it was very informative! Federal law is pretty clear about our interactions with guests with Service Animals. There are three very important things that all... More 

Indiana
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43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

So this hotel is older, but it has a lot of charm. Western theme in the bedroom. Furniture is older. This room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. It had it's own refrigerator and microwave which we needed to use. Our room was facing the street side and it can be quite loud with traffic. If you like... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Ainchsmom3x! During the summer we can get a little tight in the breakfast room which is why we have that awesome giant couch and sofa chairs all around the lobby and on the second floor balcony and a nice set up on our Patio by that glass elevator you liked! If there is a “Breakfast Rush” it is usually between... More 

Montrose
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This hotel was well decorated, with pictures and ornaments and the reception staff were very helpful. Their own Koko's restaurant is adjacent and it's an easy walk to a Denny's as well. Our room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The garden around the hotel were lovely and very well looked after, in full bloom even though fall... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

JstarkScotland, any relation to Tony Stark?? Woo Hoo! I will tell our staff they were helpful and I will definitely let “Heather” our Green Thumb that she is doing a great job! Its October 10th (sorry it took so long to respond to your awesome review) and the flowers are still looking great! We are almost at “OFF” season and... More 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while visiting Mesa Verde National Park and found this to be a beautiful hotel! Most HIEs are cookie-cutter hotels that all look exactly alike. But not here. It's the engraved floor tiles, carpets design, wall decor, lamp shades in the hallway, door number signs, and the fireplace on the second floor that... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review tjd181! Our “Business Center” is an Awesome (must be nice to computers or they won’t work when we need them) computer at our front desk which anyone can use to LOL at spam in their “old fashioned” email, troll the interwebs, print boarding passes, update their facebook status, pinterest us or just eaves drop on... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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152 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Clean friendly hotel. Very helpful staff. The decor is lovely with engraved floor tiles. It is, however, the most expensive HIE we've stayed in. It's also within walking distance of restaurants. On the downside - for someone in a motorized wheelchair, the accessible room is very small and it is a challenge for the wheelchair to turn around. Additionally, there... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

ScrappyTexan! Thank you for the awesome review and the kind words about our staff and our Hotel. If you are staying at our Hotel and there is no Handicapped parking left, please let the Front Desk know, they can OK parking under our Porte CoChere if you have your awesome blue sign in your vehicle. It can be tight in... More 

Hawkinsville, Georgia
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I just stayed in a $200 hot tub room for 6 days. They have warning signs about leaving your valuables unattended and warnings about answering the door. The window has a security thing on it that will only allow it to open a couple inches, seems like it is in a high crime area. Sunday I have to email expense... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

David B, don’t Shoot! Man, I really feel for you, I had a real “crap” trip once and I wanted to go to war over it and it STILL burns me to this day when I think about it. It truly sucks to know we were that kind of “Raw Deal” for you. If you are ever unable to log... More 

Dallas, TX
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed one night in this hotel on a cross country road trip. The staff was very friendly and accommodating of our late check-in. The rooms were clean, recently updated, and comfortable. The decor is a sort of Navajo/Southwest theme. Not my style, but not terribly tasteless either. The biggest downside is you had to drive all the way through... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

WhiteEyebrows! LOVE the name! We are on the east side of Cortez, here are some basic driving directions; If you are coming from Durango, CO on Highway 160 we will be on the left side of the Highway almost immediately after the first Stoplight. If you are coming from Monticello, UT on Highway 491 you will need to take 160... More 

Stony Plain, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

A favorite stop on our annual drive from Canada to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Clean, well maintained inside and out. Graceful native American-themed accents throughout, as well as authentic native jewellery and ceramics often available. Wonderful bar/grill - Kokos. Margaritas are so good, we've stopped trying to make them at home. Excellent food from a woman surprisingly named, Freedom. Everything... More 

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Matthew E! You rock! Koko’s is a GREAT place to eat. Its one of the few places in town where you see the employees of the restaurant coming in to eat there on their days off. I love the Anasazi Burger and my Fiance always gets the Kiva Chicken, too good! Freedom is a unique and incredibly talented individual with... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Nice, clean, convenient hotel to Mesa Verde. Great breakfast available. Kids loved the family suite with the "fort" with their own bunks, tv, etc. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub, even though the pool was too cold and the hot tub not hot enough! But overall, and excellent experience.

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Innkeeper01, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez, responded to this review

Christy C! Great room tip! The third floor has the best views! Most rooms face either West (the Sleeping Ute) or East (the La Platas), and a few room face south (Mesa Verde) We cannot guarantee a view as things happen in the Hotel business that we have no or at least very little control over, however, if you request... More 

Denver, Colorado
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed at this HIE on August 9th in the family suite for one night as a stop over before Mesa Verde. The location is great and the family suite was a blast for our children! It was a private fort/bunkbed with room with 4 children and its own TV. The breakfast was fantastic and they offered us free waters... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez

Address: 2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-4202
Location: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Price Range: $109 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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