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Reviewed 28 December 2015

The room is safe, clean and comfortable with a fridge, microwave and WiFi. The fridge, heater and traffic are a little noisy but tolerable. Breakfast is coffee and donuts. For the rate of under $50, I would definitely stay here again.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I have stayed at this motel both long-term and overnight. The staff is friendly and service is great. The "fast internet" is actually fast The Sands Motel is just a block away from an awesome Mexican Food restaurant that opens at 7:00 a.m.

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Reviewed 23 November 2015

Very plain old school 50's motel. Interesting to sleep in a room Elvis slept in, while driving from Vegas back home. Wasn't the cleanest but tolerable. Bed was comfortable with linens you expect from a 1 or 2 star motel. Suggest you bring your own pillow, super lumpy... Warm heat, cold fridge, hot shower but sink did not drain. We...

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1Thank Teresa L
Silver City, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I've stayed at this place many times over the years. Not your 5-star hotel, but very clean, well-appointed rooms, comfortable beds, and the owners/managers are kindest and most responsive I've ever met at dozens of motels/hotels. A couple of blocks off the main drag, so quieter than most. Highly recommended.

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We found the Sands Motel on a mapping program, on the way home from a cross-country trip. A few blocks off the interstate on historic Route 66, it's not hard to get to. The room was simple but nice, with new microwave/fridge, hot shower with great water pressure, and a comfortable bed that lulled us off to sleep quickly. The...

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Campton, New Hampshire
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I was on the return trip of a cross country journey, stayed here because of recommendations through TripAdvisor. The owners did show me the room beforehand and it was the cheapest place I stayed but once I got a good look at it, boy was I disappointed. The best thing I can say is the sheets were clean. I couldn't...

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Arizona
Reviewed 5 November 2015

this is a great little place for a route 66 Great price clean comfortable room with great staff free wifi good size refrigerator, microwave and free breakfast I would recommend the sands motel to all travelers

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Hurricane, Utah
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This one surprised me because I picked it based on TripAdvisor reviews. I don't know if there are 2 Sands motels in Grants NM, but I didn't have the same experience that other reviewers had! The place is run down, old, worn, and that's before you even get into the room ... big puddles in the parking lot, weird parking...

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Grants, New Mexico
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I received kind service at the front desk, a biker discount and a multi day discount. The rooms are respectable and the shower pressure is good. The motel is just off the main 66 route getting you slightly farther away from the very active train tracks. Wifi can sometimes be a bit hit or miss.

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Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Get off the freeway and you will find a treasure trove of lodging and dining history, but so many of these motor hotels and the like are boarded up now...relics now that the big chains have set up along the freeway off-ramps. That said, a few motels like the Sands continue to eke out an exisitence and for the price,...

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“Don't expect sleek or modern. It is an old motel, but clean.”
 of 5 bubbles 52rosiemary, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are at ground level. Probably the rooms away from the ice machine are best.”
 of 5 bubbles BearFanRockford, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check the bed for comfort”
 of 5 bubbles gloriab628, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“LOCK the door, it doesn't do it on its own...”
 of 5 bubbles iamdjstar, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You have to try the Elvis room.”
 of 5 bubbles 39abelc, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
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