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“Quaint & Comfortable”
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The Big Chile Inn
Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Las Cruces
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Quaint & Comfortable”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We had the privilege of staying here while waiting for truck repairs. The owners were on site and available to take care of our needs. They are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We were shown to our room to make sure everything was just right. The room was very clean and comfortable. There is a pool and gazebo for outdoor fun. The decorations are eclectic with an outback flair. Overall, just a really nice place to stay.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Owner and staff were fabulous/ personable. The grounds were a stunning oasis! Next time - I will plan to use the grill and really ENJOY the beautiful space. I appreciated their attention to security, as it did not appear to be the greatest part of town - but was made very comfortable. The rooms were older and eclectic - which I like. If you want fancy, new hotel stuff - you might be disappointed. If you want superb service, a beautiful setting and a great value (and if you like eclectic) stay here.

Room Tip: I liked my room on the 2nd floor looking over the center gardens/ courtyard and koi pond.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed here based on Trip Advisor comments and we were not disappointed. Don't be alarmed by the big chili in front of the hotel, the gardens and koi pond in the back is a beautiful setting after a long day of driving. The owner, David, was gracious and was very helpful in suggesting a place for dinner. A real value for the money.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the courtyard.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Honolulu
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Chose this hotel from reading TA reviews. This location is a "motel" not a hotel. It is an older property. Check-in went smoothly with the owner. He was very personable. He had area maps available and told us how to get the university. We had a first floor room facing the courtyard. The courtyard had a barbque grill, table and chairs and a pool. Room was clean and had a tv, refrigerator and decent beds. (The motel is in dire need of some renovations even if it is one room at a time.) The price was reasonable - around $65 at that time. Would I stay here again?- probably not. I am spoiled and like a little more out of my hotel/motel stays. BUT, there is nothing wrong with this place for a a night or two when on a budget. Wish I got some salsa and chips...

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

The garden piazza in the back is a complete surprise and the crowning jewel in the hotel. I saw the cheesiest big chili in the front, which for some reason just simply works--sorta on the level of the really big pistachio I also saw not too far from here. The room was average, if not a little less than since there was no coffee maker. You had to request a blow dryer. But you did get a small plastic plate of chips and salsa delivered to your room upon check-in. I think, basically, it was the atmosphere and quirkiness of the hotel and its management that garnered this five-star rating. It came with breakfast, which in any higher dollar hotel would've been complaint worthy, but again, here it just seemed to work. I would return to this hotel, despite this rather odd review.

Room Tip: Make sure you are near the garden area.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at The Big Chile Inn while vacationing in Las Cruces recently and our stay was nothing short of phenomenal! We arrived late and were greeted with the most courteous service, being personally checked in to our room. We were even brought chips and salsa! The owner David and his family worked around the clock to ensure all of their guests were well taken care of! We drank wine and ate cheese under the gazebo outside our room in the most peaceful atmosphere, it was amazing! Before we left we purchased hand made metal works souveneirs from the lobby to take back to our home in Salt Lake City and our back yard looks great with our new southwest style additions! I definitely recommend this hotel if you're staying in Las Cruces and we will be back! Thanks for all the hospitality guys!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

This is actually more like a 3 star hotel. It is an older property. The shower heads are placed pretty low in the shower. The reason for 4 stars are the great rates and the owners, David and Elina. They go above and beyond to satisfy their guests. The courtyard is absolutely beautiful, lots of sitting areas and 2 bbq grills and a pool. The laundry room was a little dirty, with a pile of laundry on top of one of the dryers, but it was $1 to wash and $1 to dry. There is truck parking and they allow pets. Will stay every time we come thru this way.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Big Chile Inn

Property: The Big Chile Inn
Address: 2160 W Picacho Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88007-2302
Region: United States > New Mexico > Las Cruces
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Las Cruces
#2 Best Value Hotel in Las Cruces
#3 Family Hotel in Las Cruces
#7 Romantic Hotel in Las Cruces
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Big Chile Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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