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“Nasty” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Days Inn Cortez
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Cortez
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nasty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

This motel was terrible. The room had a stale odor. There was no soap in the room, but there was soap residue/scum from the previous occupant. We would have gone to another motel, but I don't think there was one in this small town and it was already late at night. I checked the mattress for signs of bedbugs before I would sleep in it. At least that was OK.

Room Tip: If going to Mesa Verde, stay in the park at the lodge or in Durango.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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kjz1970, General Manager at Days Inn Cortez, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
I’m sorry that your stay was unsatisfactory with us. Please contact me at the hotel, 970-565-8577, or email me at manager@daysinncortez.com. I want to resolve this issue with your stay but I need more information.
Thank you,
Kathy
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Mobile, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Cortez is a town that has little to offer as does its Days Inn. This is an old property that is in serious need of renovation. It is not the Days Inn you see advertised on the TV ads. It is a two story motel with no elevator. The doors open to the outside and is not the safest place to stay. The room was clean but sparse and only the basics. The walls were so thin we could hear our neighbors talking in their room and hear their tv's untill late. Glad I was on the top floor so I could not hear them walking as well. The motel sits on the edge of the town and next to a Mexican restaurant. The pool is outside and not covered. A hallway by the stairs was filled with old furniture and stuff. The breakfast area was small and served only the basics. If it wasn't for the fact that it was 7pm I would have kept driving. Two stars is streaching it.

Room Tip: If you are a senior or can't carry you luggage up the stairs I suggest getting a ground floor ro...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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kjz1970, General Manager at Days Inn Cortez, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
I’m sorry that your stay was unsatisfactory with us. Please contact me at the hotel, 970-565-8577, or email me at manager@daysinncortez.com. I want to resolve this issue with your stay but I need more information.
Thank you,
Kathy
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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108 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

This hotel is in serious need of renovation, and we were glad that we only stayed for one night. Our visit coincided with the motorcycle rally, and though we didn't have any trouble with the bikers, my wife would not go swimming because about a dozen of them were sitting outside drinking and relaxing. I fully support a biker friendly location, but I believe that alcohol consumption should be done in an adult environment (bar) and not where children are present.
The reason I gave 3 instead of 2 because everything worked, the beds were comfortable and the room itself was acceptable. The carpet did have stains, and the idea of a central hall leading to a quad of rooms was a foreign concept to me. The sink is outside of the bathroom - convenient for a family of 4 - and there was plenty of water pressure and hot water. The rooms had a mini-fridge and microwave, and a small (~28") TV with plenty of channels.
The pool and hot tub are outside, but the hot tub did not work / was not heated while we were there. The continental breakfast was adequate, and the location (to Mesa Verde) was convenient.
There are several hotels in the area, but this one provided adequate accommodations for a reasonable price. I probably would book something a little more exclusive than this if I were to go back.

Room Tip: Upper rooms are quieter, and Labor Day is motorcycle rally time.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sfairborne2001
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kjz1970, General Manager at Days Inn Cortez, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear Sir,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel in regards to your stay with us over Labor Day weekend. Our hotel is an older establishment and we do try to make our rooms clean, comfortable and in working order. I apologize for the group of adults that took advantage of picnic tables and mild evenings by relaxing and drinking after their rides. Unfortunatly, unless they were loud and abusive towards other guests we really can not dictate their behavior.

I take full responsibility for our Jacuzzi not working during the Labor day weekend, we did replace the pump mechanism on Aug 29th with a new motor when the old one started to make noise, We did not realize that the new motor that we recieved from Doheny's water wareshouse was defective. When ever I tested the motor it seemed to work fine but when I hooked it up to the Jacuzzi system it would only run for 20 to 30 minutes before turning off until someone rest the switch. I did not discover the problem until Saturday afternoon and I did try to re-install the old motor but as it ws on its last legs prior to us installing the new one, it would not prime itself fast enough to start the water circulation. There was nothing that I could do to get the Jacuzzi up and running over the weekend. We are still waiting for the replacement motor from Doheny's and it is the 11th.

Kathy
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Cedar City, UT
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155 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We chose this motel for a one night stopover on our way to the Durango area for convenient location, inexpensive and pet friendly.
The property is older and not terribly attractive from the outside but it turned out to be somewhat updated, clean, comfortable beds, good property for dog walking and a Mexican restaurant right next door that was a welcome convenience for a quick meal before bed.
The continental breakfast was more than adequate and the staff friendly. It worked for us.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RandiRA
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Michigan
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221 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Right off the bat... had I pulled up to this place, I would have never booked it.

I went by reviews, and they were more or less correct. This Days seems very strange when you head to your room, not inviting, sorta dumpy vibe. However, the room was clean, everything worked, and we slept well. The pool, although we never used it, looked OK and usable.

Get a first-floor room, unless you want to lug your stuff up the stairs. Parking is right in front of your door.

All in all, if you don't want to pay for the Best Western or the Holiday Inn Express (both too expensive, IMHO), this is probably your next best choice. It's certainly good enough for a night. Maybe two.

A warning... the Mexican restaurant on site? Food was good, but it was rather overpriced for mexican food. You might want to try elsewhere in town to save money.

Room Tip: Get a first floor room to avoid lugging luggage up stairs.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

This was a good location but was overpriced for the size. The rooms were small and the bathroom was smaller than an outhouse. We have stayed at many days inn but this one was a disappointment . Very close to Mesa verde national park and a easy stop over on the way to flagstaff. Would look into other hotels in the area next time

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hcrossx
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Cambridge, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed here 1 night in August, 2012 because it was close to Mesa Verde Nat Park. We checked in about 5:00 that evening and I was pleasently surprised when I saw our room. We had a two room suite - the first bedroom had a queen bed - then through a short hallway was a second bedroom with 2 double beds. My son and his wife and there 2 small children slept in this room.The bathroom had a door leading into it from either bedroom, so you didn't have to walk through someone elses room to get to the bathroom. I really liked that. There was a small frig, microwave and coffee maker in the 1st room. We went next door and had Mexican food at the restaurant - it was just okay - I am not a fan of Mexican food.
My son and his kids played in the pool for a couple hours -very nice outdoor pool. And then we went to bed. The beds were very comfortable. We had free Wii Fi too.
The next day we went for breakfast and it was great - they had juice, cereal, boiled eggs, waffles, yogurt, fruit, muffins and rolls - just about everything you can think off.
I would definately stay here again - We paid $120.00 for all 6 of us to sleep there and have breakfast - very good value for the money. If we had rented two rooms it would have cost us much more.

Room Tip: The rooms on the lower level are the two room suites. I did not hear anyone above us. However, there...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Debbie C
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Property: Days Inn Cortez
Address: 430 N State Hwy 145, Cortez, CO 81321
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Region: United States > Colorado > Cortez
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Cortez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Cortez 2*
Number of rooms: 87
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