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Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

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St Michaels
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a motel so don't think this is high end BUT it's a fun idea, nice staff, and very cute. Plus the room is clean, quiet and convenient and at a good price. It was a blast looking at all the '70's era TV guide covers in the dinning area. Recommended.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I wanted to really love this place because I love the idea of it, but we found it to be just okay. Topping the list of pros are the really comfortable mattresses. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave and Keurig Coffee Maker, more pros. On the cons list were the thin walls and the noise they let in. The retro...

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Canyon, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is one of our favorites when traveling between Texas and Utah. We have been staying here for years: even when it was the Budget Host. The new owners have really done an amazing job restoring this motel. We stayed in room 1957 this past time: king size bed - perfect! Keurig coffee maker, microwave and fridge. New fixtures....

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

smpvansky Thank you for the way-cool review! We love that we're one of you favorites places to stay. We look forward to your next visit Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team

Grand Junction, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large, clean basic room. Comfortable bed. In-room refrigerator, microwave, coffee. Room could use more lighting. Quiet street level rooms, parking right out your door. No stairs or hallways to maneuver. Large grassy area. Friendly staff. A hidden gem. Will definitely stay again.

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

Sue N. Thank you so much for the great review! Now that the weather is nicer we are putting the BBQ's out in the grassy picnic area so you will be able to grill and chill when your not out exploring. Come back soon Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

St. George, Utah
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Retro Inn was wonderful, comfortable. staffed by friendly helpful people. It truly brought back memories of the 60's. Breakfast was great. Location ideal. Centrally located for our Anasazi oriented vacation.

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

hfusmc. Thanks for the awesome review! We hope you'll come back to check out some of the great and amazing places like Mesa Verde, Hovenweep and Canyon of the Ancients and that you'll stay with us. Hope your having a fantastic day. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owned by the same folks that have the Holiday Inn across the street this remodeled vintage motel was done right - and with a lot of the same amenities in mind. I loved the foam mattress bed, the keurig in room coffee, and the retro colors! Each room is themed to the year number on your door. Clean convenient and...

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

Mark107. Thanks for the groovy review! We are lucky, we get some of the best plus we get to do fun things with the decor and the grounds. Come back soon, there is so much to do and see in our area. Have a groovy, awesome, far out, wonderful day! Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Santa Monica, CA
Reviewed 25 December 2016

On a trip to Colorado for a family reunion, we stopped for the night here. So glad! Great location, nice motel, fun decor. The room was large, breakfast hit the spot, and the grounds were well kept and clean. I'd sure stay again.

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

PlumeriaD, thank you so much for the great review! We will be closed for the winter season and re opening on March 1st. We're so glad you stayed with us, we'd loved to welcome you back. Hope your having a groovy day. Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Richland, Washington
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Loved this place the minute we drove up and saw all the room doors painted different bright colors - we were able to park right in front of our room and it was very spacious and well equipped. CLose to restaurants and breakfast was good and filling. Would definitely definitely come back again - able to see Mesa Verde and...

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

suzannesg, Thank You for the totally awesome review! We will be closed for the winter season and reopening on March 1st We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back! Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team

Macungie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed in room 1951 which was clean, and had fun retro art on the walls. There was a microwave, a coffee maker, and a fridge, and a decent TV in our room, and the room was quite spacious. The breakfast was nothing special, but it was included and was therefore okay. The little vignette of the travel trailer out...

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

TR3B-1962, thanks for the great review! We will be closed for the Winter Season , December, January and February and re opening of March 1st. We are thrilled to hear that you found the Retro Inn to be a fun place to stay. Hope your having a fantastic day. Dede Hodge, manager, on behalf of the entire Retro team

San Jose, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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Pharon L Thank you so much for the way-cool review! We will be closed for the Winter Season, December, January and February and re opening on March 1st. We are excited to hear that the Retro Inn was a great choice for you. Hope you had a fantastic time exploring Mesa Verde National Park and Canyon of the Ancients. Hope...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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)
Region: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Price Range: $105 - $168 (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 Dec 2016 | 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, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are off the road which can be noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles SheilaS204, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher rooms (1969 - 1985) have less road noise”
 of 5 bubbles AndyManCan44, 25 Oct 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, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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