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Travelodge Ruidoso
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Reviewed 22 January 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

I really wish I'd researched this place a bit more before booking it. Shame on me. I only read a few of the reviews and figured the property would be OK. Later, I saw a review on Trip Advisor (after I returned, of course) that said the reviewer's "heart sank" when he drove onto the site. That's EXACTLY how I felt. Only my experience did not improve during my stay.

This is a very old "drive-in" style motel. I literally parked a few feet from the front door of my room. Ruidoso is very cold in the winter and I suppose there are some that might like being able to run to and from the room/vehicle within a few seconds. The guest in the room next door had an oversized pick up truck that ran its diesel engine for what seemed like hours. The guest also had an extension cord running from the truck to the room - I assume he was charging a generator in the truck using an outlet from his room.

The room is extremely bare bones, though it did have a microwave/fridge. There was a very small desk with a chair, but not much room from a small family of 3. Room is much smaller than most I've stayed in.

TV reception was horrible, about half the channels didn't come in clearly, if at all. Breakfast area is a joke - there was just one waffle maker and very basic selections. There were only 3 tables in the breakfast area/small lobby and all were taken.

Despite conventional thinking (I'll only be sleeping here, so it doesn't matter where I stay) because the sun is gone before 5pm in the winter, you'll likely be spending more time in your room than you think.

All in all, I won't be returning to this establishment, but here are the bare facts:

Pros: Plenty of parking, adjacent to a full service family restaurant, easy to find, single level (nobody stomping on your ceiling above you), this property is among the lowest priced option in the Ruidoso area

Cons: Very old, exterior corridors, didn't feel very secure - take extra caution as motel is right along the highway, tiny rooms, extremely limited breakfast, virtually no space to eat in the breakfast area, a bit hard to tell if room was dirty or just aged. Bathroom was in dire need of updating (entire room for that matter). Not very close to mid-town shopping/entertainment.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here for several years. I would recommend this place to anyone heading to Ruidoso. The rooms are extremely clean, very inviting, comfortable and have all the amenities. The free traditional continental breakfast is very good and will start your day. The owners are on site and Tejas and his wife are very helpful, courteous and make you feel at home. The staff is also very helpful and friendly. Staying any place else wouldn't be acceptable to me.

Willis Coyle
Wichita Kansas

Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Address: 159 Highway 70, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6015
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Price Range: £38 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Ruidoso 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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