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Enjoy the free WiFi at this Cortez motel

In Cortez

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Cortez motel, you'll find Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez and Cortez Cultural Center. Also, Southwest Health System is within 2 miles (3 km) and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is within 6 miles (10 km).


This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 39 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, fans, and hair dryers are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$62* Per night/room Oct 31 - Nov 1

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Retro Inn at Mesa Verde ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

Everyone (16) Couples (1) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Very clean room for great price. Comfy bed, microwave, tv, wifi, coffee maker, and fridge in room. Saw another review with complaint about curtains, but the rooms have black out shades, so not sure why. Check in staff was super friendly.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020

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5 out of 5
Definitely retro accommodations. Loved the rain shower head. WiFi was password protected and fast. Clean room and comfortable bed. The only drawback was there was only one plug to charge everything and it was in a very awkward place. It would be difficult to work if electricity was needed.

Posted by , from Grand Junction, CO on Sep 21, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020

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4 out of 5
Not a big chain hotel small family type property staff was very friendly just a fun simple place to stay and more affordable than surrounding properties

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

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4 out of 5
The room is comfortable and just what you need. The “retro” is a very cool concept and fun. Could be done a little more than posters. But it’s a nice place to stay for one night of sleep!!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019

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5 out of 5
Retro Inn is a nostalgic revisit of the roadside motels of childhood travels featuring back-to-basics. It was simple, but had everything you actually would need. Spacious, comfortable room. We got 1976 in the rear of the property. Rooms are numbered by years and each one has a dedicated parking spot right outside the room. There are small grassy areas with tables and chairs to relax on warm nights, along with grills and board games and even Elvis. Very convenient to Mesa Verde. One of our favorite accommodations on our road trip through amazing Colorado. (Just be aware of limited office hours. They partner with a nearby chain hotel for after-hour needs.) Wi-fi signal was sometimes weak.

Posted by , from Rochester on Oct 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
I loved the Retro youches- Elvis on the bench out front, all the movie posters and 50's-70s deco. All in all a fun place to stay.

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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5 out of 5
We were in Cortez for just one night. The online reviews for The Retro Inn were great and the price was right! The bed was excellent, the breakfast was great, the atmosphere was wonderful! We recommend The Retro Inn!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

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5 out of 5
Unique photos and art on the walls. Each room is a year- we had 1977. There were photos of disco era musicians and movies. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable. Themed rooms were great. Got the 1950 room and it was like a 50s diner.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019

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About the Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

Location 2040 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321

Property Features

Retro Inn at Mesa Verde offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Retro Inn at Mesa Verde also features a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. This Cortez motel is smoke free.

  • 39 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: La Plata County Airport (DRO) (92.8 km / 57.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Retro Inn at Mesa Verde offers 39 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Cortez motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible


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 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


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

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

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. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

  • Budget Host Cortez
  • Budget Host Hotel Cortez
  • Retro Inn Mesa Verde Cortez
  • Retro Inn Mesa Verde
  • Retro Mesa Verde Cortez
  • Retro Mesa Verde
  • Retro Inn at Mesa Verde Motel
  • Retro Inn at Mesa Verde Cortez
  • Retro Inn at Mesa Verde Motel Cortez
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.