Cortez, Colorado Hotel Offers Access to Attractions You'll enjoy a comfortable stay and quality service while lodging in Cortez, Colorado. Just off Highway 160, the Holiday Inn Express® Mesa Verde Cortez hotel is a bastion for business and leisure travelers alike. One of the best things about lodging in Cortez, Colorado is our easy access to a number of attractions. If you're staying with us on vacation, make plans to spend a fun-filled afternoon riding the steam locomotives at the Durango Silverton Railroad. Other great, outdoor activities include the Hovenweep National Monument and the San Juan Skyway and National Forest. Our list of extra amenities is what really makes us stand out among other Cortez, Colorado hotels. Feel free to take advantage of our indoor pool and whirlpool. They're perfect for relaxing after a long day. Be sure to stop in every morning and fill up on our Express Start breakfast bar, with hot items like eggs, bacon and sausage and especially our signature cinnamon rolls. Our on-site restaurant, Destination Grill, is open for dinner 7 days a week and offers delicious Southwestern fare!