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Abe's Motel and Fly Shop

1791 Highway 173, Navajo Dam, NM 87419
Abe's Motel and Fly Shop
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Who would've thought the El Pascador Cafe would have the best margarita I've had in a long time. (And I'm a picky bartender) Fresh lime juice....awesome. The chips and queso were delicious, (I'm from Texas....I know good queso) and so was my Greek salad. Nice work, folks...we felt very welcome and will definitely be back.

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As others have humorously stated, the place is dated, yes they actually have carpet in the bathrooms and the showers are small. They are also totally functional and well suited for a great fishing trip, but probably not a family vacation or a honeymoon. I went for the first time with my husband who has been staying there for 20... More 

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lawrence, kansas, usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Staying at Abe's is fun for the serious fisherman who is there to fish not bask in luxury. It's Spartan, bare bones, and fun. It's often full especially on week ends. The rooms have always been very clean each of the four times we have stayed there. There are rooms with small but efficient kitchenettes. The beds are comfortable (I... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you're in Navajo Dam to fish then Abe's is the place to be. Rooms are clean but very very basic. but the upside is the price, very low. With two per room it's about $42 each per night. Great fly shop and restaurant on site also.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've been staying at Abe's at least once/year for over 20 years. There are better places to stay in Navajo Dam, but Abe's has become part of my San Juan experience. The motel's flaws are well known: outdated furniture and appliances; comically poor TV reception; tiny showers (the door pops open when you try to wash your feet). Yet, yet,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I recently stayed at Abe's for the first time; although I had been a customer of their store and fly shop on several occasions. I found that the motel fit the bill in a good manner. It's a motel that caters to fishermen, so it's fairly basic. My room had a nice kitchen and it was super clean. The staff... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were scheduled to stay for three night's. We checked out after only one. It was a truly miserable experience! The refrigerator and air conditioner didn't work. The room smelled terrible and there were bugs in the shower. My wife refused to be in the shower alone and in fact, took a shower with her shoes on. At 1:30am, the... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have been staying at Abe's for over 10 years and the one thing I will share with you is that all you have to do is ask should you need something. The staff is always super friendly and very helpful. Sure you will find that the rooms do need sprucing up; the sheets and towels are not soft and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I've been staying at Abe's for a few years and I always enjoy my stay. It's affordable; they leave the light on for late arrivals and let you settle in the morning; and the location can't be beat. It's a little run-down but for a place that caters mostly to flyfishing men, the rooms are clean enough with little flyfishing... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

It's not so much Abe's itself that brings me back for 2 weeks every summer, but Abe's plus its location plus its traditional place in San Juan quality water flyfishing. Location: you are max ten minutes from anyplace on the quality water below Navajo Dam. Accomodations: basic, which is a big draw to people like me, but you get a... More 

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