We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

Booking.comUS$109*
View Deal
#3 of 16 Hotels in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Retro Inn at Mesa Verde
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

363 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 331: English reviews
Start your review of Retro Inn at Mesa Verde
 Click to rate
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really loved our stay here. The service desk staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms very clean and comfortable, and the continental breakfast was great. Loved the jam and jelly bar. We would definitely stay here again. Best dinner across the street at Destination Grill.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Phil143
coy.hays@hescomotor.com
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I pulled into Cortez without a reservation. So called one of the nice large chain hotels. They raised their rate about 50% for a last minute booking so we went on down the road to the Retro Inn. Boy we're we glad. The manager gave us a nice discount since they still had some vacancies for the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank motorhead01
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

motorhead01, We're also glad you stayed with us. Thanks for the stellar review! I really enjoyed talking with you and hearing how much you enjoyed the Retro Inn and the rain shower. I agree the Destination Grill does have delicious food and the staff are fun and friendly. Come back soon. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for all the positive reviews.. they didn't steer us wrong! This place is great~! Quick and easy check in, with helpful dinner recommendations. Our room was clean, and themed to match the room number ( Marylin Monroe with a Hot Pink wall!) The continental breakfast offered was perfect, and enough to get out us out to start our...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank cass20
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

cass20, Thank you so much for the terrific review! We are so happy to hear that you liked the Retro Inn so much that you stayed another night. Hope your having an awesome day. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Shiloh, Texas, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed staying in 1951 room for several days. The staff was knowledgeably, helpful and kind. Lots to look at and do at the hotel including a restored camper and a lawn chess set . The location was very near the Mesa Verde.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Monica H
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Monica H, Thanks for the great review! We're so happy you and your family enjoyed staying with us. Come back soon. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun hotel that has been remodeled recently. The rooms are themed. We had room 1964 so there was a Beatles theme. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was large with a microwave, fridge, flat screen TV and a Keurig coffee machine. There was a bit of room noise from other rooms, but it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KNKLHD1NatlParks
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

KNKLHD1NatlParks, Fun and Funky is exactly what we're going for. Thank you so much for the awesome review! It's so great to know that you had fun at the Retro Inn and we look forward to welcoming you back. Hope your having a super-cool day Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team

Grand Junction, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a night coming and going on our trip to Chaco Canyon. Great value for a really great price. Done in 50's/retro style. Very clean, friendly staff and helpful. Breakfast is plentiful; basic cereal, multiple bread/bagel/muffin choices, fruit, beverages. More than adequate.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandy M
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Sandy M, Thank you for the great review! Hope you got the chance to explore Mesa Verde National Park while in Cortez, if not, you must come back. Hope to see you again soon. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team

St. George, Utah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall good experience from booking through departure. Rooms are very cool with different retro look in each room. Ours was 1981 look with pictures of old computers during that era. Rooms were clean and comfortable. If your looking for Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn don't stay here. This place is unique. We especially liked the hand out sheets at the...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ted C
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Ted C, Thank you soooo much for the way-cool review! Hope you had a fantastic time. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team

Fruita, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been twice now while passing through the area. Love the value and room themes. Stayed for multiple days each trip and found the room amenities perfect for travel. There are even grills to cook if you so choose.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 582gush
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

582gush Thanks so much for the awesome review! It's so cool to know that you enjoy staying with us. Did you get the chance to grill and chill on this visit? Hope to see you the next time your passing through. Have a super-cool day. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Grand Junction, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The People are very nice and the Motel rebuild about the 60'th. Very nice and with loveley hands designed. Breakfast was still Perfect. Outside sitting places, lot of Parking Lots. WiFi Good, quiet Stay Close to Mesa Verde 💓💐

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ingridhalm
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Ingridhalm Thank you so much for the lovely review! The outside sitting areas are so nice to relax or play giant chess, badminton or horseshoes. Hope you had a great day at Mesa Verde National park. Come back soon, we'd love to welcome you back. Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

Clinton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my pitstop coming back from Texas to Utah three or four times a year couldn't get a room last December was disappointed had to stay next-door didn't even compare to the retro very friendly staff very clean rooms general overall appearance inside and out is nice and clean .

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Q6612XLgarys
Justin V, Front Office Manager at Retro Inn at Mesa Verde, responded to this review

Q6612XLgarys Thank you soooo much for the wonderful review! We love that you stay with us on your travels from Texas and Utah. See you on your next trip. Have a great day Dede Hodge, on behalf of the entire Retro team.

410 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (174)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (43)
Viewed
Room/Suite (23)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Other (89)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (236)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Other (192)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cortez
0.2 km away
Hampton Inn Mesa Verde / Cortez
1.7 km away
Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites
0.2 km away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cortez
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.5 km away
Far View Lodge
Far View Lodge
#1 of 1 in Mesa Verde National Park
1,659 reviews
3.7 km away
Tomahawk Lodge
Tomahawk Lodge
#10 of 16 in Cortez
183 reviews
0.1 km away
Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 81321-3042 (Formerly American Garden Inn)
Region: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Price Range: €92 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Retro Inn at Mesa Verde 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline and HRS so you can book your Retro Inn at Mesa Verde reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Budget Host Hotel Cortez
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Retro Inn at Mesa Verde staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Flagstaff, Arizona
2 months ago
over a year ago
Spanish Fork, Utah
Baltimore, MD
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Retro Inn at Mesa Verde staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room in the back away from the road.”
Phil143, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“I'm sure all rooms are about the same, just be willing to miss out on wifi (network service was fine) in the rooms.”
cass20, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Pick your favorite year.”
MonicaH136, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Each room is based on a year. Example room 1964 had a Beatles theme.”
KNKLHD1NatlParks, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in an era you enjoyed ie the 50s or 60s.”
694tedc, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$109* /night
View Deal
Hotwire.comUS$109
TravelocityUS$109
PricelineUS$109
View all 8 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates