The Best Hotels to Book Near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Explore Mesa Verde National Park with a stay at one of these stunning nearby properties
Explore Mesa Verde National Park with a stay at one of these stunning nearby properties | Courtesy of Blue Lake Ranch /
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Located in Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park contains nearly 5,000 archeological sites, including historical dwellings of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Check into one of these hotels – bookable with Culture Trip – for a unique location for bird-watching, stargazing and authentic relaxation.

Close to the San Juan Mountains, this region offers a unique opportunity to combine magnificent landscapes with a journey back in history riding one of the last surviving narrow-gauge railroads – the Durango and Silverton Train – on a route originally built in the late 1800s. Durango is also home to the Purgatory Resort, a top-value ski resort in North America – ideal for skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, snowshoeing and many more winter activities. Take a look at our favorite hotels for an awesome stay near Mesa Verde National Park.

1. Blue Lake Ranch


Blue Lake Ranch
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Blue Lake Ranch is a boutique bed and breakfast in a secluded, romantic location close to Durango. It features beautiful cabins surrounded by gardens, meadows and a private lake filled with trout – with on-site barbecue facilities and a cozy shared lounge. The property is close to unique attractions, allowing guests to easily explore Mesa Verde, the Durango and Silverton Railroad, and Chaco Canyon – plus activities in the surrounding areas include cycling, fishing and skiing. Cabins and casitas are luxurious and elegant with air conditioning and a fireplace – offering inspiring views of the gardens, the lake and the mountains all year round.

2. Comfort Inn and Suites Durango


Comfort Inn and Suites Durango
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Newly remodeled and offering excellent value for money, Comfort Inn and Suites Durango is a great place to stay when visiting nearby Mesa Verde National Park. Rooms and suites are comfortable and spacious, while the property also features a wide variety of accessible rooms for travelers with special needs. You’ll adore the fragrant morning coffee that pairs well with freshly baked, home-made brownies – along with a dip in the heated indoor pool, a sauna and an exercise room. For business travelers, there is a convenient business center.

4. Homewood Suites by Hilton Durango

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Durango
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Close to the scenic Animas River, Homewood Suites by Hilton Durango is situated just off Highway 550. The strategic location is perfect to go shopping or exploring historic downtown Durango. If you enjoy natural landscapes, take a drive to the nearby San Juan National Forest for a breathtaking outdoor experience. Guests prefer the property for its convenient amenities, including the in-suite kitchen, a daily free hot breakfast, comfortable and accessible suites and complimentary evening social runs.

5. Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez


Holiday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez
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Offering quality service and facilities in Cortez, this hotel is in a perfect location both for business and leisure travelers. The area is ideal to access a ride on the Durango and Silverton Railroad, or to pay a visit to Hovenweep National Monument and the San Juan Skyway and National Forest. This hotel features a fantastic indoor pool and whirlpool, a signature hot breakfast and a delicious on-site restaurant offering mouthwatering Southwestern delicacies. Rooms are well-appointed, with high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV and super cozy bedding.

6. Baymont by Wyndham Cortez


Baymont by Wyndham Cortez
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Baymont Inn is in the heart of Southwest Colorado and it offers exclusive views of La Plata, the Blue Mountains and Mesa Verde Ridge from its rooms. The hotel takes pride in its spacious heated indoor pool and the delicious free continental breakfast – other amenities include a business center, an on-site gym and a romantic sunrise deck. The property is conveniently close to Mesa Verde National Park and the Anasazi Heritage Center where you can also go hiking, fishing or horseback riding at Dolores River.

7. Ute Mountain Casino Hotel

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Ute Mountain Casino Hotel
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A fantastic gaming floor plus over 700 slots, table games and plenty of bingo action are just some of the fun attractions for an entertaining vacation in Towaoc, Colorado. Ute Mountain Casino Hotel features modern and luxurious rooms and suites, equipped with comfy beds and balconies opening to sweeping views of Towaoc. There is also a tent site – ideal for those seeking to experience a closer encounter with nature. Other than a restaurant, gift shop and travel center, this hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center and access to an indoor pool, complete with jetted tub and sauna.

8. Far View Lodge

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Far View Lodge
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Far View Lodge is located in Mesa Verde National Park, offering access to local landmarks such as Far View Sites and Spruce Tree House. Here, all the rooms have balconies with unobstructed views of the national park’s stunning landscape. Convenient amenities include in-room coffee makers, a fridge and MP3 docking stations. The resort has an on-site restaurant and bar, gift shops and newsstands. Buffet breakfast is served daily while business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones for all your needs.

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