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Desert Inn

2420 South 1st Street, PoBox1414, Tucumcari, NM 88401 (Formerly Microtel Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Tomball, Texas
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were just passing through and were pleasantly surprised based on the price. It was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Although they did have packets of toiletries in the bathroom, I was disappointed not be able to add to my home hotel travel collection. That silly complaint aside, we would stay there again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right off I-40. Place is clean and rooms are comfortable. Great rates, too. Very welcoming staff. Tucumcari is an old Route 66 stop, so if you have the time it's fun to poke around. It is, however, in the middle of nowhere, so Subway, McD's, KFC, etc. were the nearest dining choices. Room was surprisingly large, had wi-fi, fridge, microwave.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it's been remodeled, it's very clean and looks nice. The beds were a little hard for my taste. Very nice for how cheap it is, that's why i'm giving a 4. Nice pool and hot tub, a tiny bit of green stuff on the tile in the hot tub but have seen worse in more expensive hotels. I... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby, dining area and our room was attractive, clean and in good repair. Check in was easy once we arrived after making a reservation earlier in the afternoon. Apparently the motel has been renovated and has new management who have resolved the complaints of past years. We would definitely stay here again.

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Bland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on our trip back to VA.. We arrived late at night the lady at reception was very helpful & got us in a room super fast with no hassle the rooms were Very clean, they had a good simple breakfast all at a great price.. Staff was super nice. We would stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent hotel. Twyla, weekend front desk attendant, was very pleasant and helpful. Room was clean, bed was a little firmer than we like but overall a pleasant stay. Breakfast was good. Typical continental breakfast but fresh and they kept it restocked. We usually stay at Holiday Inn and Suites but they were full. This was better. We would definitely recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

7/20 7/21 Needed somewhere to sleep for couple hours. We liked that its right off the 40. Room was very clean. Beds were comfortable. A/c worked perfectly, everything in the room did. Carpet was clean. It was nice & quite. There was free breakfest in the morning. Pastries, muffins, creal , juice that's kind of stuff. Only bad thing I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was our second stay in the Desert Inn over the last two summers. It will be our regular stop on I-40 passing through New Mexico. Very clean room, comfortable beds, effective air conditioner, friendly staff, decent basic breakfast, all for a good value.

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Willow Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We came into Tucumcari late in the evening after surviving a terrible thunderstorm outside of Amarillo on I 40. We found the Desert inn near the exit and it appeared very clean and updated. The building had new siding and appeared new. The desk clerk was OK but her interest was in her computer game more than her guests. The... More 

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Corpus Christi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What a better way to start the morning than a warm biscuit with New Mexico green chili sauce over white gravy. At the Desert Inn you can start your day with this basic breakfast or take a lap or two in the indoor pool. It is true that the rooms are smaller than some but they are updated and do... More 

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