This is a very old hotel that was built during the days of the Old West ... think Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill ... they stayed there. It was the site of a lot of gunfights.
The hotel has been refurbished and decorated in the Old West syle with a lot of old photos and paraphernalia. The rooms in the original building are not air conditioned, so if you visit during warm weather, stay in the newer annex. We stayed in the William Cody Room, # 19. The only problem with it is that it is directly over the lobby/bar area and it was a bit noisy, but the noise did not go on very late. Quieter options might be H 9, 11 or 17. H 10 and 16 might be ok, or they might be too near the kitchen. Ask before booking. Everyone who works there was very friendly.
The food in the restaurant was ok, but not inspired. There is not much to do in Cimarron, so a one night stay will be enough for most people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Get into the "spirit" of the Old West at the Express St. James Hotel. Relax in a room where frontier legends stayed but beware, some of our "guests" have never checked out. For those seeking less excitement stay in the modern annex side. Guests can choose from a variety of entrees in the restaurant complimented by a drink in the Bar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St James Hotel
- St James Cimarron
- Express St. James Hotel Cimarron, New Mexico