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“Left the 21st century behind”
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Palace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 April 2013

If you want to try staying in a place that doesn't just evoke another era but actually is from another time, before TVs and elevators, then give the Palace Hotel a try. OK, there was a small TV in the large room - and a shower - but otherwise it felt like I'd left the 21st century behind. The breakfast offerings weren't the best but there are some great little cafes and restaurants close by. Silver City is a quirky and historic town and you can get a good feeling of it just by sitting quietly in the front lobby absorbing its faded elegance.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

This hotel isn't for everybody, but I loved it's quirkiness. Many of the rooms are a different mix of bedrooms and living areas so it's a good idea to ask to look at some before deciding which one to take. The location is right in the middle to the old town area of Silver City and you can literally walk out of the door and be right by Javalina, a wonderful coffee shop. We didn't have noise issues as others have had (it was a midweek night in April and we noticed the bar across the street has gone out of business...), nor did we need heating. Breakfast was served on the second floor landing and was the best we had during our week in New Mexico.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This hotel has a lot of potential but the service is very poor and the maintenance of the hotel is apparently nonexistent. I have not given a one star rating before but this place deserves it. The place we rented was three rooms, two for sleeping and a common room between. It was cold as we were there in early March. The temperature in the rooms was probably in the mid 50's. We plugged in the electric heaters that were in each bedroom and promptly blew the circuit breakers. The person at the front desk came and said to try different outlets so as not to overtax the system. They stayed on for about 10 minutes that time before blowing the breakers again. We ended up unplugging all the appliances and turning on just the lights that we needed and they stayed on for awhile longer but still blew the breakers again. There were some hot water radiators in the rooms but they never did work even though we were told that the boiler had been turned on. At about 11 pm there was a constant parade of people showing up to there rooms coming up the stairs which were right outside our rooms. This went on till about 3 am. After 10 am there was no one at the front desk when the breakers blew again. Someone did come storming out of a room to turn them back on again but ducked back into her room before I could talk to her. When we went to check out in the morning there was no one there so we left the keys on the desk and left without a receipt of any kind. I don't really require much of a hotel it just needs to be clean, safe and quiet. None of those needs were meant at this place. We ended up staying the next two nights at the Comfort Inn. It is unremarkable but it is clean, safe and quiet.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I rate this 4 stars, not because it is a 4 star property, but because it's clean, cute, and cheap. The old hotel is renovated but retains its old west charm. The lobby rooms are furnished with antiques, the bathrooms are tidy. Quaint. Some rooms are only big enough to hold a double bed and a chair, but they are only $50+ a night. For a nice, clean, quaint hotel in the middle of historic old town (walk everywhere), this is really inexpensive. There are larger rooms and queen and king beds that are somewhat more. If you are on a budget and value character over chain motel homogenous rooms, you'll love this place. Click on their website for a 10% off coupon.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

I rate my stay at the Palace as a most special experience. How many places lend to old west nostalgia but offer all the creature comforts and ammenities of our modern world today? The Palace does!! The location is right downtown Silver City NM. The great thing about this is you have every artisan and shop just within comfortable walking distance not to mention all the wonderful eateries. The Palace is the "real thing!" Don't pass up this step back into time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

My husband and I had planned to camp in the Gila Wilderness in January 2013. We are hardy winter campers (we're from northern MI) and when prepared, welcome cold and wind and snow. However, we were caught unaware and unprepared while visiting NM- a freak record-breaking cold front came in just about the same time as us, so we were left "out in the cold," literally. Luckily we found the Palace Hotel- we called at the last minute (driving to Silver City from Tucson), and they had several rooms available, at prices tent-campers could afford. Gloria let us see three rooms before deciding on a "small" or "medium" room. I don't know what size rooms the reviewers complaining about size stayed in, but our "small" room was plenty roomy and comfortable. It also happened to be across from the bar, but it was a weekday in winter (and about -3 degrees F!) so no parties or bar noise. It was a tad cold, so we snagged an electric space heater we'd noticed in one of the rooms we had not chosen, once we'd checked in and settled in (door was unlocked). I'm not sure if rooms were supposed to have space heaters, and ours just did not, or if we got lucky and found the only one :). The shower was wonderful- no light in the stall (funny! had too leave the curtain halfway open to see), but excellent water pressure. Continental breakfast=continental breakfast. Eh. Weak coffee, BUT the hotel is upstairs from Javalina, a great cafe with VERY good coffee and friendly, smart staff. I loved the historic, quirky feel and decor- to second what another reviewer said, if you actually like Econolodges, Comfort inns, that sort of predictability, maybe The Palace isn't your cup of tea, but for anyone looking for a small bit of affordable local color in an EXCELLENT location, The Palace is great!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

The Palace Hotel is perfectly situated right in the middle of what's happening in Silver City. It is within close walking distance to great restaurants, unique specialty shops, galleries, and some of the most interesting "thrift-consignment" stores you'll ever encounter. Built in the late 1880's, the hotel retains it's original footprint and decor. No, it hasn't been designer-upgraded, but it is clean and convenient. The stairs are creaky (no elevator), the rooms are small and over-crowded.

Our room was described as a "large room," but it was NOT at all. Every corner was filled with an upholstered chair, antique dresser with TV on top, refrig with microwave on top. One side of the bed had a small table with a lamp, but not the other side. There was nowhere to put our luggage as there was no closet. Instead, there was a metal clothes rack over the refrig & lamp table with ONE hanger! There was no coffee maker in the room, but coffee was available at 6:30 a.m. on the second-floor landing where breakfast was served. The mattress was comfortable and there were sufficient pillows.

The bathroom was clean, spacious and well-lit, but it had no counter space to spread out your "stuff." There was a sufficient amount of linens in the bathroom, but no bathmat. There was no hair dryer provided, but luckily I had brought a small travel dryer along.

Breakfast on the broad landing was really kind of charming. We shared a table with a very interesting couple -- everyone was friendly. The continental breakfast was adequate: instant oatmeal, dry cereals, milk, orange juice, Activia yogurt, boiled eggs, breads, canned fruit coctail, but no fresh fruit.

Matthew,who took my reservation and was on duty when we checked in, was a most pleasant young man and seemed capable of attending to our needs. When I asked for a confirmation number for my reservation, he said, "We don't do things that way --- we're still a pencil and paper kind of place." Indeed.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Palace Hotel

Address: 106 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-5324
Region: United States > New Mexico > Silver City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Price Range: £65 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come join us at the Palace Hotel‚ located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Silver City. Just step out the door and you’ll find art galleries‚ specialty shops‚ theaters and restaurants‚ all within walking distance. Our 22 charming guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of a small hotel in the European tradition. Your day will begin with a complimentary continental breakfast‚ in the upstairs skylit room . . . an extension to our guests rooms which can be used for intimate conversations‚ quiet reading or making new friendships. ... more   less 
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