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Smokey Bear Motel

316 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan, NM 88316
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The smokey bear hotel is a fabulous hotel because of the family service they have their kids are very respecful and doesn't let their personal lives into their work. They make sure every room is clean to the best of a persons liking. It's not to expensive motel to stay a night or even a frw nights at. The motel... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Recently stayed here for a night. It was the second time in five years. I was impressed that they still had my name in the computer. The Motel is still pretty much as I remembered. Maybe a little cleaner and nicer. The lobby area has definitely received an upgrade with many typical artifacts and New Mexican handicrafts. The management was... More 

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Boulder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I needed a place to stay between Socorro and Carlsbad and this motel fit the bill. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the price was right. Internet service was offered, but it didn't reach my room. The Smokey Bear museum nearby is worth a visit if you are into American social history and commercial design.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights over Labor Day weekend. Our room was clean and comfortable with everything in working order. Manager/owner was very nice, friendly and helpful. The restaurant on site had excellent food with an excellent wait staff! (We had a group of 25 eating 2 meals while there)

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