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Express St. James Hotel

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617 South Collison, Cimarron, NM 87714
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  • 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
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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fell upon this place while visiting Philmont National Scout Ranch 4 miles up the road. This dates back to the cowboy days and had many famous visitors. The bullet holes are still in the ceiling of the bar to prove it! Free tour of the originally decored historic bedrooms. They are available for rent, but are a little pricey. A... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St James is an old hotel dating back to the late 1800s. It's full of stories and allows you to step back into yesteryear. One half of the hotel is ancient with antique rooms to set the stage for a relaxing and historical visit. The old rooms are very basic and allow you to experience what Wild West Cowboys... More 

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

JDTaylor2013, We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We do our best to keep the 1800 era in play, as the hotel became the popular Santa Fe Trail stop, it is fun to be able to enjoy the wild west. The bullet holes make it all really come alive. We do appoligize for the stuffiness in the room... More 

Denver
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a must stop for anyone that is in the Cimarron area. We stayed in the Annex as we had a party of 4 and the room was quite comfortable. We did tour the old section of the hotel and if we're in the area again we will try to stay in one of the original rooms. The... More 

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

KJ, Thgank You for taking time to let everyone know about your visit here with us! Next time you come through we do hope you are able to stay in the historic side, we can put 2 rooms next to each other with an adjoining door. We do appoligize about the food issue, hopefully next time all will be perfect.... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stayed here while on a historic trip with a group and wasn't disappointed. Shared the Bat Matheson room on the first floor. It is an historic setting so everything was interesting, from the rooms to the gun holes in the bar ceiling. Our room had two separate rooms with a full bed in one room with the sink. The other... More 

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

fdunlap, Thank you for letting the online community know about your isit with us. The Bat Masterson room is pretty cozy, with the doors that close off the secong bedroom and bathroom for some added privacy is nice. We do our best to keep the hotel in the 1800's style, from the bullet holes to the furniture. We are glad... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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88 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I'm not sure just how many choices of lodging you'd have in tiny Cimarron, but if you're staying there, you're staying here. And why not? It's fun, atmospheric, historic, and said to be haunted, though I experienced no ghosts despite staying the most haunted room that's open to guests. When nothing happened the first night, I kept the window open... More 

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

JGBaltimore, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us, Yes we are selective in the lodging here in town, as you found out, that is why we highly suggest reservations in the peak season. Hopefully next time you will have a visitor come see you, they do say that while you are sleeping is when most visits... More 

Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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.

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

beachbumminbrigan, Thank so much for taking the time to let the online community know about your stay here with us! We are working on getting more accessible rooms, it does take some time as we have to widen door ways also. We are hoping in the near future we will be able to have at least 2. We are glad... More 

Santa Fe New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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 

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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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 

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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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.

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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 

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