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Hotel Eklund

Certificate of Excellence
15 Main Street, Clayton, NM
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Clayton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jules0215 Huntsville, Texas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huntsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were traveling with our Golden Retriever and spent the night here. We were originally hoping for the Best Weatern because the reviews were so good. But, we were so happy we stayed here. Much more quaint, quiet, historic, great restaurant and salon. We ate dinner outside on the patio with our dog happily greeting everyone who... More 

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Durant, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay in this historical hotel, however, there was a major dissatisfaction that I want to state first. I booked our rooms on Expedia over a month in advance. I booked 2 deluxe queens for $90 ea. The next day, I found out that we would have another child traveling with us. I read on the Hotel Eklund... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passing through Clayton on our way to Wyoming. We usually stay at the Best Western Kokopelli Lodge, but they were booked. This is a historic hotel with a lot of character in the lobby and saloon. The rooms are very clean, but very basic. There are no coffee makers, fridges, or microwaves, etc. there is free wifi, though. The room... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stayed here on a trip from Texas to Colorado. The Eklund hotel was built in 1892 and restored in 2004. All of the century-old charm remains - including bullet holes in the saloon ceiling from its Wild West days. The staff is amazing - friendly, helpful, and filled with enchanting stories of the hotel's early years. The restaurant/saloon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here three times over the years. Clayton may be a small, dusty town but the Eklund turns it into an enjoyable experience and a welcome stop on a long drive across the prairie. The Eklund has a great history behind it, as well as a fine restaurant. It may cost a bit more than the nicer motels in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I stayed at the Hotel Eklund because it seemed like the historically appropriate thing to do. The front desk clerk, Jerry, was incredibly friendly and helpful. And the A/C in the room worked great! So that's the positive side. The room dated back to the early 1900s and was, well, historic. And simple. A bed, a desk and a small... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I travel roughly 120 nights a year and look for historic/interesting hotels to stay in. This was not one of them. Unfortunately, I found out too late. I could not get service at the restaurant, the room looks like it was decorated by the hardware store across the street, and the price is way of line for the value. I... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's hard to find these old well preserved places along the long and dusty trail. On our annual sisters motorcycle ride,, this was our 350 mile stop, and we find this gem. From the late 1800's, restored and updated,but with many of it's old nuances. We got a balcony room and hung out and watched the world go by. The... More 

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Boquete Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

While on a cross country motorcycle trip, my son and I stumbled on the Historic Eklund Hotel in off the beaten track Clayton NM. The original building and interior was apparently completed in the late 1800's with additions and updates occurring over the years. Somehow this unique gem has managed to retain the original feel/charm while providing the modern amenities... More 

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Waco, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Hotel Eklund has been around since 1892, but it got a major restoration in 2007. We stumbled upon it by accident when we saw a small sign about 80 miles west of Clayton. We were very impressed to find an historic hotel in otherwise about the only town in the middle of nowhere. We have now returned to Clayton... More 

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