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Far View Lodge
Olivia2840 from: California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 27, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 1
Deluxe Kiva Room - Where to Begin…..
Pros: Location and views.
Cons: Overpriced for a run down, semi-clean room with sporadic, at best, hot water in the shower. The toilet height was designed for a young child (plan on practicing your squats). No housekeeping was provided during the stay so the trash was overflowing in the one small trash can in the room. We didn’t see any large trash cans so we couldn’t empty the trash ourselves. Since there was no housekeeping, coffeemaker refills had to be procured at the registrar’s desk when available. The walls are thin so there is noise throughout the night while trying to sleep. Not sure why there is an iron and ironing board in the room. Terrible, if any, Wi-Fi.
We would not recommend staying at this hotel run by Aramark. There are simply too many quality problems given the price!
Cynthia K from: Leawood, Kansas
Published Date: May, 25, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 2
Mesa Verde is amazing but, please just stay somewhere outside the park.
*Windows in room were drafty and wind noise kept my husband awake all night.
*Deadbolt lock was broken.
*Shower head leaked badly and puddled entire floor in bathroom. Linoleum floor and shower stall pan were warped.
*No soap. Two Walmart travel bottles were filled with something that resembled dish detergent. One was marked shower gel and another marked shampoo. I don’t think so.
*Phone out of service making contact with main office difficult.
*WIFI very spotty and weak.
Overall property was in poor condition and there was an obvious short staffing problem. Just sad.
- Value: 2
- Location: 5
- Service: 2
louisek431 from: Belleair, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 23, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Nice view, good restaurant.
We stayed at the Far View Lodge May 14th through 16th. Mesa Verde national Park had a lot of road construction going on so a number of the attractions were inaccessible. It also seemed we were in the park a couple weeks before they were ready for a larger influx of visitors. The restaurants/shops/ranger led activities that were open, seemed rather short staffed. We did have some excellent dinners at Metate restaurant in the lodge. Holly, the hostess was unbelievable in getting us a table with a view each night. The waiters, John, Brian, and JJ were outstanding. The hotel room was a little small, but had a nice balcony with a tremendous view. We did have one problem where we only got lukewarm water for three days. Brought this to the attention of the front desk but the maintenance staff never corrected it. Only blemish on an otherwise great stay.
ellenahandbasket from: Denver, Colorado
Published Date: May, 22, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 2
Very, very disappointing
How heartbreaking to see this lodge in such disrepair. The National Park system does a better job with the Anasazi ruins that the neglect Aramark gives to the ruins called Far View Lodge. As someone who stayed here 30 years ago and as recently as 5 years ago, I was thoroughly disappointed. Our shower had thick (1.5”) black grout that was cracked, loose tiles, and rotting walls. The floors were filthy. Disgusting!
The beds were okay and the views lovely. Can’t say enough about the kindness of each staff member we encountered. The food in the Metate Room is delicious and unique! The staff expressed discouragement at the lack of upkeep.
Come on, Aramark. If you can charge $18 for a beer at Coors Field, you must have the reserves to renovate this once charming gem.
- Value: 1
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
12nancyq from: Ashburn, Virginia
Published Date: May, 21, 2023 Travel Date: May, 1, 2023 Rating: 3
It's hard to beat staying at this lodge located in the middle of the park with beautiful views of the mesa surrounding you! The hotel rooms are fine - roomy, clean and comfortable with a nice balcony. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs as there's very little insulation from folks walking on the outdoor pathways to their rooms. There is a nice bar with food and a full-service restaurant within walking distance which is a plus. And all the staff were encountered were very friendly.