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“Route 66” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunset Motel

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Sunset Motel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Moriarty
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Route 66”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

We arrived just as sun was setting and brilliantly lit up the hotel sign Sunset Motel, so we could not miss it. Kind lady tried to book us in but I got so excited by the Route 66 pin badges that she had to open the cupboard door to get them out. Then we were given keys to our room and in we went to large queen double beds, air conditioning, or heat, so we could get as warm as we wanted and TV, coffee, hot powerful shower, hair dryer. Everything just as one would want for stop of cross country. And extra blankets as I am always cold. The perfect Route 66 experience.

Room Tip: Any room would do. All face quad where cars are parked, so easily in and out again any time of day...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Scoopminime
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is a well-priced nice motel on Route 66. We always try to stay in the local places when we are traveling near Route 66. The room was nice-sized and very clean; the bed was comfortable There was full bathroom and a sink and counter outside the bathroom. There was a good sized flat screen TV. The friendly owners had coffee, cereal, muffins and fresh fruit available in the lobby for breakfast. Because there is no seating area, you bring the breakfast back to your room where where is a table and chairs. This is really not an inconvenience, as you can continue to get ready or watch TV while you eat. It s a great little local motel and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dlgdlg
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Level Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Good, clean, no frills hotel that's easy to get to off the freeway. Like others have said, this is an old motel but it is spacious and clean and the sheets and pillows are quite comfortable.
The front office closes around 10:30 so if you are planning to pull in late like we were make sure you let them know. They will meet you with a key when you arrive.

Room Tip: Room 19 has a sticky front door. It was very difficult for us to get it to latch and lock. If you ge...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NikkiZyp
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

This Motel is located on the old Route 66. The owner's parents started the motel, and they are continuing the tradition. The hotel is dated, but very clean and affordable. If you believe in supporting these type of family ventures, this is a great facility. I have stayed here many times.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian D
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Atlanta
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

It’s a Motel, the old kind, one story park right in front. Clean, quiet, great parking, friendly, cheap. Not fancy. It’s a rejuvenated original Route 66 motel, not a theme park recreation. A little frayed around some edges, but on the charm side.

A better stay than I had in most of the bigger chains, for much less money.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bongo_x
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JACKSONVILLE
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We found this hotel on tripadvisor.com and decided to take a chance on it. We were traveling with pets and most places wanted a small fortune that was non-refundable. Sunset Motel was pet friendly. The lady at the front office was very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Although the building is older, the rooms are large and clean. The beds were comfortable and the area was quiet. We asked for a food recommendation and were referred to Dad's Diner. Both Sunset Motel and Dad's Diner were worth the stop. I would stay there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patty40879
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Flagstaff, AZ
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

My wife and I stayed here while traveling through New Mexico. The person at the front desk (co-owner?) was very pleasant. The room was clean, although the bottom of the shower tub was stained. The beds were a bit stiff. The motel is located off by itself. There is no breakfast room. Instead, a minimal breakfast is offered at the front desk, along with trays to carry to your room. We didn't see a nearby restaurant where we could purchase a real breakfast. We will not return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flagtraveler
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Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Property: Sunset Motel
Address: 501 East Old Route 66, Moriarty, NM 87035
Region: United States > New Mexico > Moriarty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Moriarty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An American Classic Motel located 0n historic Route 66 on the east end of Moriarty. Owned and operated by the same family that constructed the motel in the 50's and 60's. You'll enjoy the nostalgia of the original solid oak furnishings and decor as well as the more modern conveniences, such as coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators and FREE wifi. ... more   less 
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