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Far View Lodge
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Location, location, location
User: manytravels500 from: Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2022
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
Do not believe the pictures on the website! Yes, staying in the park is worth it to save the long drive in from Cortez - especially if you have an early morning tour. But the hotel itself is very low quality. I paid extra for the "renovated" rooms. Seriously felt like it was the 1950's. There did seem to be a newer vinyl faux-wood floor, but nothing else was updated. It was dark and dingy. On the positive side, it really wasn't that expensive - so you have to weigh that, and the drive, against the lack of quality in this hotel.
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Great bucket list place
User: mjbfischer from: Sarasota, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 28, 2022
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
So happy we chose to stay in the park at Far View Lodge. Being there for the sunset, night sky stargazing and sunrise (all from our balcony) was worth the price. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. It felt private and was very quiet. We did a 8 am tour of the park(700 year tour) so staying in the park was clutch. Would definitely recommend.

Run down and not very clean room
User: roguetraveling from: Corrales, New Mexico
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2022
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022
Rating: 1
Aramark should have used the two years of Covid to renovate this hotel. It's a shame they are allowed to have this gig because they are using the fact that it's a 30+ minute drive from anywhere else to get and hike as an excuse not to have to maintain. We will plan a trip back to MVNP, but I will make the effort to drive an hour to get there. I don't think our room had been deep cleaned in over a year. There were cobwebs and dirt everywhere. You could not pay me to take a shower in that bathroom. And if you have any kind of gastric issues, you will most definitely clog the toilet. Fortunately, the bed was comfortable and reasonably firm so I got a good nights sleep, but it did not look like bedding above the sheets had been laundered for a while. And all that for $175 a night. It's absolutely robbery. I posted a separate review of the rubber scrambled eggs in the Terrace dining room.
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Just about worth it for the location
User: cityzen from: Palo Alto
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
I stayed here to avoid the drive from Cortez because I had booked early tours in Mesa Verde. For that purpose, it was worth it but otherwise it's an expensive way to save yourself a 1 hour drive. No TV or wifi in the room (there's wifi in the reception/bar area). The room was old but clean and comfortable. There's coffee in the lobby in the morning but otherwise breakfast is a short drive or walk away and is extra. For dinner, the bar above the reception serves good food and has very friendly and helpful staff. My biggest issue didn't happen to me. When I checked in at about 5pm there were at least two groups unable to check in because their room had still not been cleaned by housekeeping! If I had showed up to a hotel an hour after check in began and my room still wasn't cleaned, I'd be pretty upset about it. It does seem to me that, at least on that day, there was a problem with the organization or management of the Lodge.

Amazing views from a period motel
User: J3323HVlucyf from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 24, 2022
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
The room was compact but very comfortable and clean. It had a lot of the sixties period feel in architecture. The beds were just standard doubles, but comfortable. The WiFi was poor, but then we were in the middle of the park. The location is amazing . The views from the balcony were glorious, and. Watching distant thunderstorms and the brilliant night sky more than made up for having to walk over to another building to get coffee

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