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Elephant Butte Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elephant Butte
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lake havasu City, Arizona, USA
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“Elephant Butte...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

We cannot say enough about the cleanliness and friendly staff at this fine resort. From the moment we arrived until we left the entire staff including the grounds people we friendly and eager to make sure that we had everything we needed. The outside patio where they allow pets while dining was great. The waiter even brought a container with water for our dog. It was super clean yet did not smell of that awful disinfectant that some places use. Super comfy bed and four pillows on each bed two softer and two firmer. We cannot wait till we can go back.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lhcharvey
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Big Spring, Texas
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

I wanted to take another route to get home to West Texas from Albuquerque so I headed down I-25 with a plan to finally see the city of Truth or Consequences and found that there is a 25 mile lake (though very low level of water right now) at the connecting town of Elephant Butte. After driving through the little village we de died on The Elephant Butte and eating at the their in-house brand grill!

My daughter and I had some delicious steak and cheese enchiladas then an excellent nights sleep here!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kaye22_13
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Smithtown, New York
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Had reservations to take my son to the SpacePort the next day so on a recommendation we stayed at the Elephant Butte Inn. From the moment we approached the reception desk to our check out we were treated warmly and professionally. The lakeview room we had was newly furnished and was quite comfortable with two queen beds. Dinner in the Ivory Tusk Tavern was delicious (have the enchilada plate with both red and green chilies).

I highly recommend staying at his friendly, clean and comfortable property.

Room Tip: Lakeview rooms are newly renovated
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DRAncient
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Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Clean and convenient. Great place to stay with friends and family. Restaurant service is slow and they need to staff up on holiday weekends, but other then that, everything else is enjoyable. Very convenient to lake and activities.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Ivory Tusk R, Owner at Elephant Butte Inn, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Thank you for the kind review. We strive to offer the best accommodations and services but this holiday was far busier than previous years and our staff seated and served guests as quickly. Thank you for choosing Elephant Butte Inn & Spa and for your comments...most appreciated. We look forward to your next visit to the Elephant Butte Inn & Spa.
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Vallejo, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

We were adversely impacted by a fire during our stay but this Parton NM is just plain hot and barren. But I guess if you can be by water, the lake being formed by a damn on the Rio Grande river, then this is the place to be. AC units are awfully noisy and you cannot survive without them. They are the kind that get the room cold so you grab a sheet then they shut off and you get boiling hot. So we did not sleep well. This hotel in NOT ready for ADA accessibility. No elevator to floor 2 and stairs to get to lobby and restaurant - you are not in California! Continental breakfast disappoints and is a ploy to get you to order food. It comes with only sweet pastries but if you would like toast or English muffin you have to pay. Had to hunt for Cheerios in the bowl of sugary cereal. Spa is one person only so don't plan on couples or simultaneous treatments. But the staff are wonderful, the rooms are clean and pleasant. If you have (or want) to be in this part of the world, this is a good spot to stay.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Ivory Tusk R, Spa Manager at Elephant Butte Inn, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Dear Wildwinglin, Thank you for your kind comments about our staff and the cleanliness of our rooms. We are so sorry that you didn't get a chance to enjoy the Ivory Spa during your stay. At the time you were here, we had two massage therapists, a reflexologist and an esthetician on call. We surely could have created a couples package for you; we truly apologize for any miscommunications you received. The ivory Spa takes pride in providing a very individualized experience in an intimate setting and perhaps next time we can respond to your needs. In the event you are in our area again in the future, our handicapped rooms are on the lower floor and are the last rooms to be rented in the event a handicapped individual is in need of the rooms. There is also wheelchair accessibility on the east entrance of the restaurant. Again, thank you for your kind comments.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stayed for almost two weeks at the RV (sister) park. Everything was perfect. We could use the pool at the inn and did that almost every day and loved it, even got a pooltowel everytime we checked in, clean and beautiful views at the mountains and lake. Very friendly staff and helpfull. The Inn looked clean and well kept but we didn't stayed over there. We sure will come back at the RV park, nice level sites, WiFi (soso), Cable and good waterpressure.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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El Paso, Texas
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217 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

35 years ago my wife and I stayed in this motel on our honeymoon when we were just starting out and had a very small budget. At the time it was a bit campy and sort of run down. Returning this year it has been updated, cleaned up and the grounds well kept. The bar and resturant are clean and the food very good for a motel. Having traveled for 3 years on business before retiring I found one thing that really stood out; in the bar they have beer and wine you can buy to take back to your room at very reasonable prices. With DWI or DUI enforcement it is a nice touch to keep safe and off the road.

Room Tip: It is worth the little extra to get a room with a view overlooking the lake and gardens. Be advised...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Elephant Butte Inn

Property: Elephant Butte Inn
Address: 401 Hwy 195, PO Box 996, Elephant Butte, NM 87935 (Formerly Quality Inn)
Region: United States > New Mexico > Sierra County > Elephant Butte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Elephant Butte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elephant Butte Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elephant Butte Inn and Spa has an ideal location with ever-changing views of the lake and surrounding desert. Our exotically designed lobby and common areas are reflected in each stylish and comfortable guest room. We offer AAA, AARP, and have government, military and corporate rates. After a busy day, relax in our outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal). You can hike to nearby Elephant Butte Lake--the largest lake in New Mexico--enjoying nature trails leading to the State Park. Elephant Butte Inn is the perfect choice for group events. Experience authentic New Mexico cuisine, steak and seafood in our Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant. Take time for yourself at the Ivory Spa and Salon. Indulge in a variety of treatments from our spa, including massages, body polishes, skin treatments, and pedicures. The Salon specializes in haircuts, styling, and hair color treatments. ... more   less 
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