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White Sands Motel

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1101 S. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Fairbanks
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71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

People seem to rave about this motel, and I'm not really sure why. There are loads of lodging options in Alamagordo so compare and get the best deal you can, which may or may not be this one. The owners are very nice, housekeeping staff friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean, all as expected, and quiet. Good hot... More 

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Reston, VA
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We enjoyed one night at the White Sands. As others have mentioned, it's kind of a throwback to the old motor hotels. Our room was clean and compact, and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was a simple one - some juices, coffee or tea, cereals, maybe some pastries - but fine for our needs. And the price was right!

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your money at one of the bland chain hotels when you can stay at this beautifully maintained throwback to the 1950's instead. Comfortable beds, exceptionally clean rooms, grounds impeccably maintained, and a gorgeous neon sign all add up to a great night. Chuck was an excellent host, and recommended an excellent Thai restaurant nearby. Skip the boring chains... More 

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Raton, New Mexico
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Fabulous. An old motor court motel that's been well maintained and kept perfectly clean. Our room was more than 100 yards from the boulevard and it faced the mountains. Windows opened for ventilation but the room smelled perfectly fresh and clean the first time we opened the door. Our room was $74 for two people with two beds, including all... More 

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Housatonic, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I stayed at the White Sands back in 2010. Loved it then, so put it on the itinerary this fall when I was going to be back in Alamogordo. Found it just as charming and comfortable as I did 5 years ago. The owners are friendly and helpful, and the rooms are clean and comfortable (though smaller than the big... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The White Sands Motel is a GREAT option when visiting White Sands National Monument. It's on the south side of town, making it one of the closer options to the Monument. You can walk to several restaurants - basically across the parking lot - including Applebee's, Chili's, and several international cuisines (Italian, Asian/Japanese...). The rooms are clean and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Went to Alamogordo without a clue where to stay. Ended up coming to white sands motel. Treated us very well and room was perfect and clean. Staff always made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely come back. In the middle of white sands national monument, and Lincoln national park, so perfect place to stay and find some fun... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stayed at this motel for one night after visiting White Sands National Monument. We selected it based both on Trip Advisor reviews, and on the fact that it was independent, rather than a chain. Our check in was smooth and swift with a very friendly and helpful guy on the front desk. We had a room at the back... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Small motel on south side of Alamogordo run by very nice couple. We paid a few dollars extra for a large room to handle three women! Our room had wonderful furnishings, desk, table, flat screen pull out TV, coordinated bed spreads and shower curtain. The bathroom still had the older style fixtures, all clean, working well with fabulous shower. We... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is the 5th time that we've stayed here. It is always a clean, comfortable place to stay. A good value and convenient location to White Sands and many restaurants. We appreciate the free lending of snow dishes to play with at White Sands.

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