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Travel Motel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Raton
Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

I checked in late at night, ready for a good night's sleep. I'd been here a fair bit over the years; my usual cheap & genteel-shabby sort of stop. The rooms have always been adequate to date.

This time was atrocious.

Not only were the floors dirty, but there was trash on them and in the drawers.

The sink was dirty, the toilet had unflushed feces in it, the switchplates were filthy, and the bathroom had no fart fan.

There were no washcloths or towels. Luckily, I had my own.

Also, the bathtub was slippery; needed some of that non-skid tape.

For pluses, the place did have shampoo & soap. The shower head was decent.

The room had modern electrical outlets, and the heat was decent.

The bed was made, and appeared clean. Still, I had to wonder....

My guess (playing detective) is that the room was partially cleaned, the maid called away, and the rest forgotten. This is why I'm giving the motel a "poor" rather than a "terrible".

On this occasion, I declined to tip. I would have complained to management, but it was way late.

Even though previous visits were okay, I have no real desire to go back given this last experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Raton, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Very nice manager, friendly, courteous.
Clean and comfortable. Pet friendly.
Worth the stop when on the road and need a place to stay that's not going to empty your wallet for a few hours sleep.
Not the Waldorf Astoria, but not paying Waldorf Astoria prices either.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sanford, Maine
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

My plans for my month long vacation fell thru because there was a fire where I had planned on staying. Thank to Aimee the manager at the Travel Motel I was able to have a clean, comfortable room for my stay here in NM. The price was very reasonable and the location was great..close to restaurants, convenient stores and gift shops. This may be a older motel..but its clean and comfortable and quiet. If I happen to pass by this way again I would be happy to stay here again. A BIG thanks to Aimee the manager for making my stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Bullhead City, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

found this Route 66 type motel, to be better than expected.
Amy was awsome and sincerely cared about my comfort.
Nice to have refrigerator and microwave in room.
Great location for exploring.
Be back soon.....
Thank-you

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We tried the quality inn across the street and they where just rude and they wanted over a hundred for a king. We saw the travel motel and they offered us a king for 39.99(smoking and non smoking) DEAL we said. When we checked in they gave us a business card that was good for ten percent off at the local restaurants. We went to eat at sands Mexican restaurant. every thing is homemade and delicious. The room in the motel was good for the price but the bed was HUGE California king huge. I would totally recommend and stay there again... thank you guys.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

This motel was almost the first one off of I-25 after I passed the big chains (Motel 6, Quality Inn?, etc.) When I'm traveling solo, I prefer simple places with clean rooms and comfortable beds... the rest doesn't matter. This place didn't disappoint on those two, but the extras surprised me.

When I got there, one of the two owners (Nilesh & Krupa Patel) patiently answered my questions and let me see a room. It was spotless. After I checked in, he worried that there might be some dirt in the bathtub because there'd been a huge windstorm the day before; he checked it and offered to clean it. (He said that, during the winter, the two of them do all of the housekeeping. His standards were obviously high. I don't know what RoniTC and Phil225 saw, but it wasn't a problem in my room (#2)!

For $35 plus tax, I got the following:
- comfortable king-size bed
- microwave
- refrigerator
- plenty of heat on a snowy zero-degree night
- parking at my door
- a bathroom with a tub and shower
- free unlimited long distance (!)
- free Wi-Fi (a bit spotty in room 2; if it's important to you, you might check the room first)
- a very helpful owner
- a 10% discount at several local restaurants, including the excellent Asian Buffet (TripAdvisor still calls it by the old name China Kitchen)

Maybe during the summers, when there's different housekeeping, this place is different? If you aren't sure, ask to look at a room before you check in. (There are lots of other motels in town.)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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2 Thank An0nyMs
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Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I read one of the other reviewer's comments that this hotel is one of the dirtiest he's stayed at. Maybe the hotel is under new ownership, because I found my room to be neat and tidy. I'm always looking for a bargain so was happy to find this nice, no frills hotel. The hotel provided free WiFi and cable plus in-room appliances. Breakfast was not included, but there are plenty of restaurants within blocks of the hotel. The owners were helpful and courteous. The only negative is that my shower was lukewarm. Overall a good value.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Patti B
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Property: Travel Motel
Address: 400 Clayton Rd, Raton, NM 87740-2345
Region: United States > New Mexico > Raton
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Raton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Travel Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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