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By a verified traveler on Wed 08 Jul 2015

Hotel Description

Motel perfectly located for exploring Cortez

City center stay

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Cortez Cultural Center and 2 miles (3 km) of Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez with a stay here. Also, Southwest Health System is within 3 miles (5 km) and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is within 6 miles (10 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This motel features a restaurant, a free casino shuttle, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and laundry facilities are on offer.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 28 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and sitting areas. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and microwaves.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

National 9 Inn Sand Canyon ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.4 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for National 9 Inn Sand Canyon

Everyone (2)
2 out of 5

Cold Shower Surprise!

There was warm water, never hot, but only enough water pressure for anything but a cold shower. The worn down room was neat and clean and the A/C worked but with the tepid bathing dribble even $30 would have been over priced: we got the room "on sale" through Travelocity for $50 before taxes. Can't even imagine paying full price!

Posted by , from Santa Fe, NM on Jul 16, 2016

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3 out of 5

Close to mesa verde

Average room could use a remodel,came in late carpet worn,chair broken

Posted by , from p. adelanto on Jul 8, 2015

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1 out of 5

Spotty, filthy, ripped carpet - for starters...

To cut to the chase - the carpet was spotty, filthy and ripped, the walls were dirty, the paint was chipping with obvious patch marks, the lights were very dim and didn't all work (the table lamp - for a very small table - shorted out from time to time), the inside of the mini-fridge smelled strongly of cleaning solution, and the clock and table were sticky with God-knows-what. On the other hand, the staff appear to be polite, the wi-fi worked fine, the bed seemed clean, and the bathroom seemed clean if dingy. The window was not locked (gulp!) The air conditioner worked OK but was smelly when it was first turned on, and noisy (wall-mount style). In other words, most of the superficialities were covered but there has been no significant investment in the hotel for ages, apparently. I can't imagine anyone finding this acceptable or even a bargain. I suppose if I had paid half the price I would have expected something like this, but I found myself wishing that I had gone camping instead (I had my gear with me). I would have felt cleaner and safer. Cortez has lots of motels - you can do better than this one. I wish I had.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2008

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2 out of 5


This was the kind of hotel you kept your socks on in the room. The kids love pools, but even this one they were not interested in going into. You could see light coming through all the edges of the door. The courtyard view was the parking lot. Steer clear of this place, not worth the cheap price...

Posted by on Jul 23, 2008

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4 out of 5

Excellent value, Excellent Location. Clean, friendly.

Easy to locate; basic room was clean. Large Bed was comfy and we were able to use the guest laundry. Motels in Cortez can be quite expensive (we have stayed in Cortez before at various chains for more than double this price). This was a real bargain, especially if you are on the go. Guest laundry useful.. Pool was warm and open late in the evening. Park right outside your motel room door. We will definitely book here again for trip to Mesa Verde and area. Thanks.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2007

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1 out of 5


Someones beer can was left under the bed. SO much for cleaning. Rooms not well kept, pool scummy. Did not want to give towels for pool ""didnt think they had any"". Did not sleep well at all. Glad we only stayed one night

Posted by on Aug 16, 2006

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1 out of 5

sleep with lights on!!!

Do not let the photo of the restaurant fool you. this hotel has no affiliation with it at all. I t just happens to be next door. Secondly Although the bedding smelled clean the room was in need of repair. and there were cob webs along the ceilings. At night I woke feeling something crawling on my arm. I grushed it away off the bed afraid to see what it was. 5 minutes laer it was back. I did the same and turned on the light. My husband found what looked like a hairy centepede in the covers of where I was sleepng. We slept with the light on, got up with the sun and left.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2006

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5 out of 5

Best motel in a long while

I travel often by car w pets. Was on my way to a vacation rental in Santa Fe. I wish this motel had been that rental. Friendlier, cheaper. Had car trouble, clerk sent me to local garage that was good & didn't gouge. This motel is the motel of childhood memories - clean, xlnt remodel of old Rt 66 type motel. Microwave, parking @ door, xlnt nearby restaurants & shops.

Posted by on May 6, 2006

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About the National 9 Inn Sand Canyon

Location 301 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly National 9 Inn Sand Canyon also features laundry facilities and room service (during limited hours). Free self parking is available.

  • 1 floor
  • 28 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cortez, CO (CEZ-Montezuma County) (7.2 km / 4.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

National 9 Inn Sand Canyon offers 28 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Cable television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

National 9 Inn Sand Canyon has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 10 per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 10 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.