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Smokey Bear Motel

316 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan, NM 88316
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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I was happy to arrive at Smokey Bear Motel in Capitan after getting stuck from the road block near Hondo. The check-in was a friendly and comforting experience. The room was nice too! Thank you! The family who owns this place was sweet the next morning as well, very helpful with advice on road conditions. Life savers!

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1 Thank akiko808
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

In the past two months we have stayed at this hotel a couple of times, each time in a different room. The style in each room varies, the beds are a bit hard but after a day hunting a bed is a bed and you won't find any complaints from me on that. Wifi worked great for us. My biggest... More 

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Goldthwaite, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We checked in on the 21st late (about 7pm). Although busy, they had a room #125. Room was outstanding and clean, (beds a tad hard) but the carpet and tile and toilet were very very CLEAN. Flat Screen TV was good. Only complaint, WiFi was WEAK in this room. Smokey Bear Cafe 'next' door, different owners. GREAT place to eat... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The owners of this motel have really done a great job by adding charming details to the rooms! I like their "western furniture", the dark wood of the bed, the desk and the rocking chair, all made with wooden joints - haven't ever seen this in a motel! Far from average! One wall painted brownish to match the furniture. And... More 

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4 Thank Astrid O
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Okay, as has been noted in other reviews, this place isn't fancy. If you're wanting the Hyatt or the Hilton, you won't be staying in Capitan, NM. That said, we have stayed multiple times here at the Smokey Bear, and occasionally for extended periods depending on how long we are in the area to hunt. The motel is ALWAYS clean,... More 

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2 Thank Mandi W
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I had stayed at the Smokey Bear Motel 17 years ago, and, at that time, it was considered kind of old. So, do the math, it's an older motel. But it is clean, roomy, and comfortable. Upon checking in, the owners made us feel welcome and were genuinely happy that we were giving them business. We had reserved a room... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed here by default after our b&b in Lincoln cratered on us. One of those happy accidents of the road. It's basically an old school no frills motel. The sleeping area and bathroom were both roomy. Good bed in the first, good shower with curved shower rod in the other. Wi-Fi connection was immediate. There was a coffee maker... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in this motel. The room was clean and comffey, no frills. The people in the office were very nice and accommodating. We will stay here again. 888888888888888888888888888888888888888

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place was kept very clean. However, it has seen better days, a few decades ago. Couldn't plug in my laptop because of the two pronged receptacles. Very hard water. Good pressure but the shower head filled with hard water deposit. Staff responded quickly when they thought I was a restaurant customer, not coming to their hotel, telling me to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an adorable little mom & pop place. I'm thinking there are about 25 units. Personally I found the place to be adorable. We traveled with another couple so they made a point to put us in adjoining rooms. The rooms were very spacious, clean and comfortable. The room also had two large old fashion rocking chairs which I... More 

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