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Cortina Inn and Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Mendon B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Four of us stayed at Cortina for 5 days in Sept. 2012, and found everything was fine. So when husband and I decided to take some vacation in VT last month, we didn't hesitate to book with Cortina again. The front desk person, Juan, was very nice but he couldn't make up for defects. This time, our room was next to the one we had last visit 2 yrs ago. Maybe we lucked out the first time because now, our room looked very tired: wallpaper peeling in bathroom, daylight under door going out to balcony, outside of balcony door looked like a crowbar had been used on it. The easy chair in the room was so worn that when you sat in it, you sunk to within a couple of inches of the floor. Needed my husband to rescue me or I'd still be trapped in the sink hole Even using the 3 extra bed pillows didn't raise the seat high enough to make it usable. The chairs in upstairs lobby area were equally broken down. Management should be ashamed to offer "free" breakfast. It should have been eliminated altogether. Two years ago, they had hot dishes as well as cold ones. This time, there was cold cereal, pitcher of lukewarm milk, a decrepit toaster & waffle machine, bread and a couple of pastries. There were 2 bowls of melon that I was afraid to eat since the fruit was warmer than room temperature and I doubt it had ever been refrigerated. Went to make cup of tea. Big mistake! The hot water was brown, apparently they didn't clean the coffee/hot water combo and the water was tainted with watered down coffee. Yuck and double yuck! So, if you decide to stay here be sure to budget for breakfasts for your family at a real restaurant. Finally, if you are petite or even just short, you will have problems climbing into bed. It had high platform, then the deep box spring and equally deep mattress. I'm 5'2" and the top of the mattress was higher than my waist. Nothing like having to launch yourself at the bed and hope for the best. Needless to say, we cut our visit short and won't be back again. Too bad because in good location between ski resorts, across from Pico and just down the road from Killington and Okemo. Hopefully, the owners will get things straightened out but I won't be recommending this place to our friends.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Disclaimer: We were here in the summer, not during ski season.

The staff was very friendly. Our room was clean. It was nice being on the first floor so we could easily bring our bags to our room through the door that led from our room directly to the parking lot. Included Continental breakfast was make-your-own waffles, oatmeal, fruit, english muffins/bagels/etc., juice, coffee, hot chocolate. Pretty standard these days. All around a nice spot to stay. And the location was picturesque.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Pixycon
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Cortina Inn during the Killington Stage Race. I am pretty fussy about my hotel accommodations, and this hotel far exceeded my expectations. The hotel has a craftsman style entrance, and the lobby is nice with a large fireplace. Our room was clean and comfortable. Our hotel room had a large original wooden bedframe and stove which gave the room a funky and cool feel, and the rest of the room had been renovated. The bathroom was newly renovated and very clean, and the mattress and pillows were new and comfortable. There was also a flat screen TV (although I didn't have time to watch TV). This was a great place to stay, and also convenient and easy to get to town (even on a bike!). I've stayed at other hotels during this bike race, and there is no question that this was the nicest place and reasonably priced. Will definitely be staying there again.

Room Tip: I would recommend a room with a balcony, especially in the summer. Nice to be able to hang out on i...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dlru
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We have stayed at the Cortina Inn several times now. We have been able to get our family and friends come on several occasions. The owners and staff are so welcoming and genuine. The pool and hot tub are amazing. Rooms are remodeled and very clean and nice. Beds and pillows are very comfy. So many games to play in the game room. The best fireplace in new england, sunken fireplace for 25 people to sit around, enough said. The shuttle stops at the resort. Perfect for every season, we have been up for all of the seasons now.
Don't waste your time and money anywhere else at Killington!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We have stayed at the Cortina Inn & Resort on multiple occasions. Each time we are overwhelmingly pleased with the cleanliness, friendliness and the amazing atmosphere!! The view is spectacular and the staff is unbelievable! The GM has given us so many local places to eat and see and we have been pleased every time!!! The indoor pool is clean and so much fun! The beds are SOOOOO comfy and the sheets are so soft! The guest rooms are impeccable and the staff goes above and beyond!!! This will be the only place we stay when we visit Killington! Kid Friendly, Pet Friendly and all around just amazing!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Cortina is just over the top of the hill on 4 past the access road to Killington. You can see the top of Pico from the deck. You're surrounded by the Green Mountains and it's a short drive to Killington proper as well as down the hill to Rutland. The staff is super accommodating and has everything dialed in with the feel of a small B&B but the facility of a full fledged resort. The fireplace that dominates the center of the main building adjacent to the lobby is a great place to gather and hangout after a day touring the region. The rooms are clean and always well kept and the food is on point. The work that the staff is putting into the hotel looks to make this an even better place to stay in the future. I can only recommend minor upgrades to the downstairs entertainment area, but I am sure that is undergoing work similar to the improvements around the hotel itself. Overall a great place to stay with friendly knowledgeable staff, good food and great rooms.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Connor J
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed at the Cortina for one bonus night when we decided to extend our Killington weekend (thank you Long Trail Brewery!). We looked up places when we were at Long Trail and the staff there tried veering us away from the Cortina. Apparently, it is in the midst of a major renovation and their experiences were from years ago. Based on the positive recent reviews and since the price was right, we decided to give it a go.

It was a Sunday night during ski season but the Inn was very quiet. We were given a queen room on the second floor but traded for a king room on the 1st floor. What may be the only downfall is the proximity of the rooms to the central hang out area in the middle of all the rooms. There are couches and a fireplace which is nice, but as soon as you exit your room, people can be chilling and reading their book. The room to your door and that area is only about 2 feet apart. So maybe not the best choice if you're looking for privacy. There are other rooms in the back you could ask for but on a slow Sunday night, they were not available.

The pool and the hot tub were very nice. There is even some other areas to explore next to the pool...what looks like the older part of the hotel. There is an abandoned bar and game room, it's kinda creepy but kinda cool. We also found a ping pong table and played a little while waiting for the hot tub to clear out.

Breakfast was ok (no hot foods out, only waffle maker and cereal), but it was included so I can't complain too much.

Room Tip: Choose second floor for added privacy
Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Caitlin M
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Additional Information about Cortina Inn and Resort

Address: 5709 Route 4, Mendon, VT 05751-4435
Region: United States > Vermont > Mendon
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Mendon
Price Range: £70 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cortina Inn and Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cortina Inn, located in Rutland/Killington is one of Vermont’s loveliest hotel and four-season destination resort, is centrally located in the Green Mountain State only minutes from the Killington and Pico ski areas and just a few miles from downtown Rutland. Here, experience the true meaning of “relaxation” amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the extraordinary natural environment. Virtually everything you could want is within a few steps of your door, and you’re always welcomed by a friendly staff dedicated to your every comfort.Internationally renowned for offering guests the charming hospitality of a country inn with the splendid amenities of a full service resort hotel. Cortina Inn features 57 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all air-conditioned and many with their own fireplaces. Tastefully and uniquely furnished in luxurious contemporary décor or charming country style, every room and suite provides enviable levels of comfort and convenience. ... more   less 
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