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High Country Lodge

303 First Street, Highway 60, P.O. Box 228, Magdalena, NM 87825
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Magdalena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

An older motel that is going through some changes. Clean and comfy and a good night to recharge while traveling. Don't wait too long in the evening because most restaurants close early. Very small but nice town. I have stayed here once before and had a similar experience. I hate to use the phrase "you get what you pay for"... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was pretty disappointed because the other reviews indicated at least an average experience. The grounds were not clean - old food wrappers and cans laying around. The bathroom had mildew growing in the shower. And we heard some critters in the walls, or under the floors that kept us awake much of the night. However, there was a super... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Room was dated but clean and tidy. The heater, however, barely worked. We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and on both occasions we met and talked to the Marshall - a very interesting guy! The food was passable; staff friendly and helpful. All in all a motel that fits in with the quirky character of Magdalena.

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Utila, Honduras
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Comfortable bed in clean room! AC, heat, microwave, refrig, coffee machine. Kind of retro funky! Lovely quilt on the wall. TV with movie channel. Walk to restaurant at hotel, convenience store, or quiet little bar. Quiet with a good night's sleep!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I've stayed at both motels in Magdalena. Both are old but adequately maintained. The High Country Lodge has less noisy air conditioners and provides a frig and microwave so I stay there if rooms are available. The restaurant is OK too. It just re-opened. The management was friendly and opened the restaurant an hour early to benefit a local event... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The night manager was a slob. Sleezy with the teenage girls in the group. Best to check in during the day when it is hopefully some one else. Feels like the Bates Motel at night. Place was empty. Restaurant not open.

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Cody, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

There is not a lot of choice in Magdalena. As so many places rich in history, modernity has pretty much passed the place by leaving quaint old buildings from a time when construction was unique and pride was taken in workmanship. The High Country Lodge is one of only a very few places for overnight accomodations. I chose a double... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is the neatest little place. Clean and comfy and superior customer service. They have a restaurant on site called Mary Mac's Cafe and the food and service was awesome. I stayed and extra day because I felt so comfortable. Lovely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

Staying at the hotel is like taking a trip back in time. it's very quaint and rustic. The rooms are small but they are all equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot. You couldn't ask for a friendlier staff!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

One of 2 little old motels in Magdalena with a really sweet owner. My wife was looking at geodes in a glass case by the check-in desk and he asked if she had an interest in rocks. They chatted for an hour about his amateur digs in the nearby mountains, brought out other cases full of beautiful rocks and even... More

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Also Known As:
High Country Hotel Magdalena
High Country Hotel
Address: 303 First Street, Highway 60, P.O. Box 228, Magdalena, NM 87825
Location: United States > New Mexico > Magdalena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Magdalena
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