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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Dayton, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night 6/2015 and found it to be very good. I asked the desk clerk if it was a new building because it looked so good and he informed me it had been renovated. Our room was also renovated with the same good quality as the rest. The pool was clean and enjoyable. The bathroom was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family always have a great stay here. No complaints. Rooms are clean, good size, comfortable, free wifi, complimentary breakfast, free parking, indoor pool, pet friendly, kid friendly, refrigerator/ microwavein room. Our stay was great and relaxing. The staff is really nice and helpful. Definitely coming back!!

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Rio Linda, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This hotel looks better from the outside. Front desk not very helpful. Asked for first floor because of older person in my party he had no room so I asked where elevator was they didn't have one but had carts to take stuff up to room he said I would have to take them up the stairs. Went up the... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Family of four with two small children. Very clean, recently renovated. Nice pool area, decent breakfast. We got our room for $73 after taxes and fees, and we're really pleasantly surprised! Definitely a great place to stop if you're looking for a cheap place off of I-40!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Only hotel in town with a room that night, so we didn't care where we stayed. But we were surprised that it was as nice as it was. However, I never saw an elevator in that place! Rooms were clean but the window was broken (and sealed somewhat) in our room! But didn't see that until the next morning. Breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After much complication & struggle to find a working pool in the area, we were delighted to find the Desert Inn. Twyla (not sure on spelling) greeted us with a smiling face & exceptional customer service. She deserves an award! She made our first visit wonderful! The room was clean, pool was functional (but the chlorine smell left the kids... More 

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