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Sands Motel

112 McArthur St, Grants, NM
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Grants
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was beyond one of the most horrible experiences. I was driving across the country by myself (bad idea anyways as a young woman) and stopped here after driving 12 hours. The staff was O.K. Stuck me in a room that smelled like mold. It wasn't until 3:30 in the morning while I tried to sleep when the light flicked... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I obviously read some reviews that gave this place a 5 or 4 star so i thought it would have nice rooms, yes the furniture is not banged up but that's about the only nice thing about this place. Horrible old dirty ripped carpet, stayed w ith my kids so asked for non smoking and it smelled like smoke, place... More

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Bradford
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in Grants on a Sunday evening, our initial thoughts were we had made a mistake... it's hurting and struggling to maintain itself.. Sands (Elvis Presley stayed there!) is welcoming and well equipped. There are some amazing places nearby and we could easily have spent more time exploring. Yes Sands is a little 'tired' in its decor, but for the... More

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South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Sands doesn't look like much from the outside and hasn't been updated much on the inside, but it is clean and the furniture is old, but not beat up. The lighting is good, a small microwave/fridge, and there are deadbolt locks on the doors. There is a small breakfast with cereal, pastries, and coffee, no tables or places to... More

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california
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have to say I was a little nervous at first. Pulled into the parking lot, handful of cars, and each room had a couple of chairs outside their door. I work with law enforcement and chairs outside doors are not usually a good sign. Looked somewhat shady, but for $52 total with tax.. Worth it.. Beds clean.. Small fridge..... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Had a nice stay in this motel when travelling route 66. However when we left we left a tablet behind. After calling to get it forwarded to us and giving the details twice, the item was received addressed to the wrong person and smashed to pieces as the owner had failed to simply put it in a protected bag (common... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

On a 12 night road trip, the Sands was the cheapest and far from the worst motel we stayed in. We heard that Elvis stayed there and were excited to see the documents, but unfortunately they were hung in one of the rooms that someone was already staying it. It would've been nice to see, but it was still a... More

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I booked a room at this motel after reading a good review for an inexpensive room and I admit the name made me think of The Sands Motel in Las Vegas. It is not a modern motel but I'm fine with that. The room I had was quite large, the heater worked well. It had a small fridge and microwave,... More

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Clyde, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We hit Grants at dusk and went for this old Sands motel leftover from the 1950's where the $42/night price was right. The toilet is cranky and the rug has lots of stains but the bath is clean and there are new turquoise and red bedspreads.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Former neon-lit motel on old Route 66. Today, poorly cared for piece of history on the Mother Road. Hotel desk clerk's English was very hard to understand. Didn't have any record of my reservation (not that one was needed). Fought with room door lock for several moments before gaining entry. No smoking room had a heavy sprayed-over smell. An assortment... More

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Address: 112 McArthur St, Grants, NM
Location: United States > New Mexico > Grants
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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