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Sands Motel

112 McArthur St, Grants, NM
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Grants
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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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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a well worth the stop this is a very nice motel!!! The price is very good and as i say very very worth it. Rooms were clean, showers hot, beds AMAZING and staff very friendly would definitely stay again and recommend plus Elvis spent his honeymoon here how cool.

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Lakeview, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to travel back in time, and are traveling along Route 66 This is the place for you. Very friendly staff, very clean rooms. The feel of the 50's with the luxuries of today. Our room had a mini fridge, WiFi and a microwave. These were not there back in the late 60's when Elvis stayed in room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The a/c didn't work very efficiently and the rooms were pretty small for a family of 4. The breakfast had packaged donuts and two cereals and coffee. The place was very quiet and the shower was a little skeptical but doable. We got a special deal of $40. The staff was friendly as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Motel is from the 50s, is fairly basic but has all you need (good bed, a/c, good WiFi, shower/bath etc). Not a lit to see/do in the town of Grants, but if you find yourself needing to stay here then this motel is OK. Price was fairly cheap and we got to stay in room 123 where Elvis stayed back... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our family of 4 stopped in here on our way out west recently. Overall we had an okay experience. However, if I had paid $70 or more for the room, I could not say that! But the hotel coupon booklets you can grab along the road had a coupon for a sub-$40 rate here, and that was a good deal... More 

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Clarksdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Returning from Las Vegas it seems to be appropriate to spend the night where Elvis spend the night after his wedding almost 50 years ago. So we got lucky and stayed in room 123! Clean cheap, great value for your money. No luxury, you are in a fifties motel on Route 66!

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Sands Motel was better than I expected. It was clean, nothing fancy, and the beds were actually comfortable. The carpet was a little old and needs to be updated. The owner was very nice and helpful in finding a place to eat. Good Mexican food with walking distance. We were on motorcycles and being able to have the bikes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you have a low-budget, are adventurous and/or enjoy patronizing Route 66 establishments, then this may be the motel for you. This is a 1950's era motor inn that allows you to park right in front of your room. A place that looks much better when you pull in after dark than it does when you awaken the next morning,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

On our Route 66 trip from Chicago to LA we had on unexpected great overnight stay in THE Elvisroom 123 ;-) sound amazing,WAS amazing too,pure nostalgic,nice place,friendly owner,thank you!! Good luck in the future as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I would highly recommend the sands for anyone hiking the cdt. Great rates with hiker discount, convenient location, friendly helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms with good wifi. Also why stay at a boring chain motel when you can stay somewhere unique with character

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