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Branding Iron Motel

1511 Hwy 17, Chama, NM 87510
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Chama
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mjowl West Helena, Arkansas
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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West Helena, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this motel it was very clean and the people at the check in office were very nice. My kids left some video games in the room and we had already left and the guy at the front desk called me within 30 min and told me. We were eating breakfast down the road so we went and picked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We held our convention in Chama and the Branding Iron Motel was our host motel. They went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs. Richard and Jane were great hosts. The rooms wereclean, comfortable and more than met our needs. The support staff were friendly, accommodating and made us feel very much at home. We highly recommend... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The rooms were good sized and I appreciated the number of electircal outlets available. I also liked that the vanity was outside of the tub/toilet area. We were here with another couple who was about four doors down, their room setup was the same. Both rooms also had a "dip" in the wood floor right in front of the sink... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Nice place to stay while visiting Chama, Nm very reasonable priced. Nothing really fancy but rooms were clean and comfy. Wifi was pretty slow but that was the norm for most of the days up around Chama.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We rode the Cumbres and Toltec and there is limited lodging choices in Chama. Branding Iron is probably one of the better choices. Comfortable and clean but seems a little overpriced for the area and for what you get.

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South Oxfordshire, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed for one night in October. Was satisfied with the size of the room, the cleanliness and the check in welcome. As mentioned by others, the parking area is good and sizeable but I imagine this is as the restaurant located in the parking area is long shut so the space is bigger than it would have been. Would consider... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 hotel reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed 2 nights and were very satisfied with our stay. The motel is clean and well maintained. The rooms are clean, quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds. They have a paved parking lot as compared to some of the other motels with gravel. This was important to us since we were on motorcycles. We had a total of 5... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After a long day of traveling in NM, when the night comes it can be a little daunting, especially if you are used to highways with lamps and cat eye dividers. Having spent a few night trying to find Motels and Hotels in the dark, driving off dirt paths to get to them - it was actually great to get... More

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Roswell, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My sister and I were to have arrived from two different directions but the front desk has both our names listed. We were greeted cheerfully and efficiently. The rooms were clean, there were plenty of towels, the television worked properly and the coffee & maker (both caf and decaf) was a blessing. We were given directions and information about parking... More

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed here two nights in September, before and after riding the Cumbres & Toltec Railway. This hotel is still just like hotels were in the 70's, with the modern additions of Wi-Fi and a remote control TV. I liked it! The hotel has been extremely well-maintained and was very clean. Rooms were large. Beds were comfy. We rather liked... More

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Address: 1511 Hwy 17, Chama, NM 87510
Location: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Nestled in the Rio Chama valley at the Southern tip of the spectacular Rocky Mountain Range, the Branding Iron Motel welcomes you from May to October and offers the comforts of home delivered with exceptional Southwestern hospitality. From our unrivaled location, hear the engineer’s whistle announcing the arrival and departure of trains from the historic Chama depot on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. ... more   less 
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