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Swiss Chalet Inn Ruidoso

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1451 Mechem Drive, Highway 48, Ruidoso, NM 88345
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Ranked #15 of 24 hotels in Ruidoso
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at the Swiss Chalet off and on for decades. I like it. But, it is very old and need of renovation. The floors creak, the carpet is original (?), and it has the feel of a very old motel. Ice machine busted, though bags of ice were available in the lobby at no cost. That said, my... More

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cheryl r, Manager at Swiss Chalet Inn Ruidoso, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with an honest review. We view your observations as an opportunity for improvement. We appreciate the positive feedback about our rooms and the compliments about our staff. Thank you for your loyalty to return again in the future. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests again! More

El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

every year i attend the golden aspen motorcycle rally and every year my friends and myself stay at the swiss chalet no matter what time of year i make my reservation they always have a room for me yes the facility is undergoing renovations but keep in mind it is a business they cannot close the entire building down for... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It all started when I walked up to the front door. I was amazed by the beautiful wooden statue of a dog by the door. It was not hard to see this took the artist a great deal of time to master. When I walked in I was greeted by the hotel employees behind the desk. They were so happy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with a group of friends after another friends wedding. The room was huge and was plenty big for five people. We had trouble with our ac but the maintinence guy was quick to help us, and was hilarious while trying to fix it. Place was clean, and just what I expected for the price.

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Salida, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed in Ruidoso for 4 nights Dec. 26- Dec 30th. We needed a pet-friendly hotel. After checking the rates at all the pet-friendly places, and realizing that even with our government, AARP, and AAA discounts, all the rooms were over $110, plus pet fees (rates go up over the holidays), and since all the reviews we read for every... More

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el paso
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My family and I spend the New Year's weekend at the Swiss Chalet and looking at the website; the hotel looked fairly decent especially since we have our dog. finding hotels in Ruidoso that are pet friendly is difficult so the Swiss Chalet and their $25 fee was reasonable, rooms are $90 a night by the way. They do not... More

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My wife and I and two of our closest freinds along with my daughter and her firend stay at the hotel this past weekend. I dont know what happened to the other people in theese reviews but i have no complaints. The hotel does need uptating but so does every hotel in Ruidoso that wasnt built in the lase 5... More

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Palm Springs, California
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11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Property is in BAD need of maintenance and major upgrade. Staff & manager are professional and friendly. Views are spectacular especially from the patio. Dog friendly was appreciated. Probably would not stay here, again, unless it was a new structure. Did not eat or drink here but kitchen doesn't open until after 4pm - a bummer.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely filthy and Horrifying! If first impressions are on top of your list, this isn't the place to say! The room was dirty and the carpet were stained as well as the bathroom falling apart. In all my year of travel I was never so disgusted at a hotel room like this. Water damage apparent throughout. I was literally scared... More

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Salem, Oregon
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Worst food I have had in Ruidoso, NM and that is saying a lot! Ordered a burger and wanted it to be medium and came out a burnt hockey puck. French fires were over done and burnt to a crisp along with the tea tasting like toliet water. The overall atmosphere was terrible, old and very hot with the sun... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: 1451 Mechem Drive, Highway 48, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Location: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 24 hotels in Ruidoso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Swiss Chalet Inn Ruidoso 1.5*
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