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Branding Iron Motel

1511 Hwy 17, Chama, NM 87510
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Chama
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This town is rustic and all the hotels are basic. This motel was adequate, not bad, no problems, but not luxurious either. Just a bed and bath to sleep in after the Cumbres Toltec train. Ask for a 1st floor room, no elevator. They do have a few King beds too. Compared to the other hotels in Chama, this looked... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent two nights at the Branding Iron Motel taking in a trip on the steam train from Chama. We found the room comfortable and clean. The owners were very friendly. We could not fault our stay.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an OK stay at this motel. Staff were friendly, room was spacious (if a little gloomy) and bed was reasonably comfortable. Free wifi was provided but I was disappointed that there was no restaurant (it is for sale/lease) so we had to drive into town for breakfast and out of town for dinner. Charma is a one horse... More

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Tempe, AZ
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Branding Iron Motel definitely needs to be rebranded. Let me start by saying that the lodging options in Chama are not plentiful. I selected this motel based on ratings and the sign on all of the property photos that said there was a restaurant there. There was not a restaurant, it was empty with a "for lease" sign on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I would HIGHLY recommend this motel to anyone visiting the Chama area! The rooms were amazingly clean, HUGE and very homey. The managers were very accommodating and made us want to come back. Definately worth 5 STARS

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Older property in need of updates, but clean and acceptable. Nothing fancy. Plain and simple. Front desk could've been more personable and polite; seemed overwhelmed. Rooms are way overpriced. If you don't like to climb stairs, book a ground floor room (early). Not a ton of choices in Chama, so they can get away with overcharging. Chama is beautiful.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The front desk clerk was friendly enough. The restaurant on site had closed and no breakfast was offered. The rugs, furnishings and bathrooms were old and could use an upgrade. There was a funny smell when we first entered the room, but after having the window open awhile it abated. The bathrooms and linens were clean though. If we go... More

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Midland, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
14 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nothing special but the rooms were clean and everything worked. Decent view of the mountains. Close to the train depot but not close enough to walk. Several restaurants close by but nothing to walk to. Service was good, room was fine for a few nights stay. Place is dated but considering the age and location, I had nothing to complain... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Three of us stayed here in 2009. It was the only place with three large beds in a room. We came back this year to ride the Cumbres and Toltec again. The Branding Iron is a quiet motel with friendly owners and a convenient location. All the linens and towels are very good and the beds are most comfortable.

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West Helena, Arkansas
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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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Address: 1511 Hwy 17, Chama, NM 87510
Location: United States > New Mexico > Chama
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Number of rooms: 39
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