Get an overview of this hotelMotel in Cortez with free breakfast


Situated in Cortez, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez, Clay Mesa art Gallery and Studio, and Cortez Cultural Center. Cultural Park is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

Property Features

Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free motel has free newspapers and free breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.

Room Amenities

All 39 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, ceiling fans, and hair dryers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Cortez motel also offers coffee/tea in a common area and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Retro Inn at Mesa Verde is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 39 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No elevators

Hotel Name

  • Budget Host Cortez
  • Budget Host Hotel Cortez
  • Retro Inn Mesa Verde Cortez
  • Retro Inn Mesa Verde
  • Retro Mesa Verde Cortez
  • Retro Mesa Verde

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4.2 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
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4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 7, 2016
Great surprise for a low cost stay. Very clean. Easy check in.
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Wonderful hotel.

5 out of 5
by from elizabethtown,Pa
Posted Oct 2, 2016
We were pleasantly surprised. Room was very comfortable, quite, clean. It had the 50 and 60's theme. We made a great choice staying there.
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It's definitely like stepping back in time !

4 out of 5
by from Arizona
Posted Sep 29, 2016
Reminds me of family trips in the 50's. And getting to snuggle with Elvis for a picture was a real treat. Worth straying from the chain hotels.
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Excellent staff at the Retro Inn

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 15, 2016
Fun motel with yearly theme for each room. We were in 1969, (Woodstock.) Well stocked Continental breakfast. Wi-fi was a bit weak. Good value.
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Really friendly, clean and cute.

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 12, 2016
Location: On the Main Street, close to shops and dining. Very close to Mesa Verde.
Very comfortable and the decorating is darling. Breakfast was ok
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Hotel with a personality near to Mesa Verde

5 out of 5
by from Southampton
Posted Sep 4, 2016
Pros: The personality and character of the motel, the space in the rooms, liked that you can drive up to your door, service was friendly & polite.
Cons: Rooms felt a tiny bit dated. Shower (and showers in adjoining rooms) very noisy
Location: In town of Cortez. Near to restaurants, shops & petrol stations. Very close to Mesa Verde National Park and Four Corners (where 4 states meet)
We really enjoyed staying here on our road trip around Colorado. It was great to stay in a typically American motel (in our British eyes!) instead of the Best Westerns and Holiday Inns we had chosen previously.
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Fun hotel, close to Mesa Verde

5 out of 5
by from New York
Posted Sep 1, 2016
Pros: The grounds and the rooms were well kept, there were several restaurants nearby, and the drive from the hotel to Mesa Verde was easy.
We really enjoyed the kitsch factor of this hotel. The staff was friendly, the room was super clean and the complimentary breakfast was very nice.
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Quaint and Funky.

3 out of 5
by from New Mexico
Posted Jun 6, 2016
Pros: The staff was great and the theme resonated with us.
Cons: Choose different furniture to accommodate eating and using a computer.
Location: Cortez is very close to many ancient Puebloan sites at Hovenweep, Mesa Verde, and Canyons of the Ancients. There is skiing nearby.
It was reminiscent of the '50's. Our room had a king bed in a small room. There was no place to hang clothes and no real place to set a computer. If they would have substituted a parsons table for the nice dresser it would have added another place to sit, and a place to put food prepared in the microwave.
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Clean. Excelente breakfast

4 out of 5
by from illinois
Posted Apr 1, 2016
Each room is theme based for every year, 1950 /1980. Quiet, clean, great breakfast. We made a last minute reservation with a great rate, less than $60, including taxes
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Very nice little hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Mar 19, 2016
Pros: I like the retro style
Location: Very close to everything!
Was perfect for me the retro small hotel I will stay there again and I will definitely recomanded
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