We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Express St. James Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
617 South Collison, Cimarron, NM 87714
Special Price
10% off room rate
Express St. James Hotel

158 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    89
    45
    13
    5
    6
See reviews for
39
57
10
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (58)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (158)
  • Mar-May only
    (36)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (53)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (49)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my parents and daughters.*There is no accessible rooms but room in new bldg. was ok. Bathroom is not handicap. Could use so rails. Home Depot sells them. Our room was ok. Plenty of room. We ate in the restaurant. Very good value and delicious. Great staff. Restaurants closes at 9 so watch your time. Very interesting history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Fe New Mexico
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I called to make a reservation, I asked for the least haunted room with a private bath, and we were given the Wm. F. Cody room. It was large, bright, clean and comfortable. Some of the other rooms in the historic side of the hotel are more "atmospheric," but I was very happy with the room we were given.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

JinG, Thank you for taking the time to let the online community know about your stay with us. The William F Cody room is my favorite, such a relaxing room, great views. We are happy you were able to enjoy your stay here with us. It's guest like you that make the staff work harder to keep the hotel in... More 

Portage, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The St. James was amazing--- very historic and so much to look at! We stayed in the historic section of the hotel and everything was set up to be as close to the original as possible, yet with the convenience of actual running water and electricity. When I called to make reservations, the staff made it clear to me what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

Macquesten G., We are glad you were able to come stay with us. Yes the hotel does seem to get very queit after queit hours, we like to let our guests be able to relax with the vibes of the 1800's. We look forward to the next time you are able to come stay with us. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ZSeems we aren't the only ones, dropping off our daurghet to work at Philmont Scout Ranch. Food - Excellent Service - Can NOT be beat Atmosphere - Relaxed, but pleasantly professional Rooms - ok.. not the best... but the beds were very comfortable. The 'addition' or 'extension could use a bit of renovations... but still a solid structure. If you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

Steve_962, We are happy you were able to stay with us! Thank you for taking time to let the online community know about your stay here with us. We have recently added new flat screen televisions, new paint, new carpet, and bedding, next time you are in town it should be a pleasent suprise. We ;look forward to having you... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Hotel and Restaurant! Great staff and very good food in the restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very well documented history of the hotel and Cimarron, NM. Clean and comfortable rooms. Original section of the hotel has no TV which I think actually adds to the total experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

Daniel A, We are so happy you guys were able to stay with us for a few days! Please remember to call and make reservations for the pickup trip, We will be busy at that time still. We look forward to seeing you guys again soon. More 

New Mexico
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you coming to the St. James hoping for a little paranormal activity? I was a skeptic when I arrived, William F. Cody's room H19 turned me into a believer! I'm not going to spoil it by saying what happened but this was a very active room that didn't disappoint! Seriously, if you're not sure if ghosts exist the one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let the online community know about your visit with us, It was a pleasure visiting you folks, I love to hear about new adventures that happen here, as long as they are not scary stories of course! The next guest to stay in that room had an experience also, and was really great... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We just returned from spending 2 nights at the hotel.When you first pull up to the hotel it just looks like an average older hotel but you open those front doors an enter you take a step back in time,the place is beautiful the lobby is huge with stuffed mt lions , deer heads, a bufflo head, as you go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

tx-friends, Thank you for letting the online community know about your stay here with us. I remember you folks, it is always a pleasure having excited guest stay with us. I will let the entire St James Team know everything you have said. We do look forward to having you guys again soon hopefully. Again Thank You More 

DFW
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Dropped our son off at Philmont to work for the season and we decided to stay at the St James. Very historic and very nice. Though I did not see a ghost -- a few spirits :-) -- no ghost. Room was very modest, but very clean. We stayed in the more modern section. Perhaps next time we will stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

jmsmoll DFW, Thank You for letting the online community know about your visit here with us! We do appoligize about no ghostly visit's hopefully next time you are able to stay with us someone will stop to say hello to you! Most of the reports we have from guest that have visitors do stay on the historic side, but a... More 

Las Cruces
Level Contributor
92 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a gem in the middle of nowhere! This hotel features old world charm with new world amenities. The hotel was chosen for me, but i would totally re-book on my next trip. They have a wonderful restaurant featuring classic New Mexico dishes, and the bar is the gathering place for all of the locals so terrific cowboy flare.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

Jessica K. Happy Belated Anniversary! Thank you for sharing with the online community your stay and the paranormal experiance you folks had. It still amazes me some things that guest are able to see, feel and record. Very happy you have evidence of your visit with us. We are happy you chose us for one of your many adventures.William Cody... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My fiancé and I drove all the way from Minnesota (Straight through) to this hotel. Every year we visit haunted locations on our anniversary. Most of the front desk staff were very nice and open about the place and didn't mind sharing stories. After being awake 36 hours we decided to take a nap in our first room The Cody... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy S, Front Office Manager at Express St. James Hotel, responded to this review

crucesaggie, We are happy you found us, we are somewhat off the new age beaten path but still on the Old Santa Fe Trail. Cowboys are a frequent guest present and past, it always gives a good old west feel. We look forward to having you visit us again. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

96 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (91)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (27)
Viewed
Room/suite (34)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities