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Desert Sands Motel

5000 Central Ave, Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Ranked #120 of 146 Hotels in Albuquerque
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed at Desert Sands motel for a year. The owners of the motel were nothing but nice to me. They were friendly, caring and welcoming towards me. It is quiet and peaceful here, which I appreciated very much. Housekeeping is once a week for weekly stays. They were also kind towards me. If I am in need of a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If your in real need of a place to stay be warned! I was down on my luck and in between houses . I lived at the desert sands over a year . Night manager "archie" is a very awful person argues with everyone and the owners give him free rein . I seen multiple people die at that motel... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

It was really cheap. Quality not all that well, but not as dangerous as everybody says. Reallly nice for one night, but not for a long stay. day manager nicer but the night one a little creepy.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

i stayed in this room for 3 weeks and complained about the bed bugs, the owner offered to spray the room but i think it was just water they sprayed it down with, everynight for the last 2 weeks i was woken up with bites i complained and the owner said i can move but with a a refund when... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

We came here to this motel instead of another. Big mistake!!! Up stairs we can hear every step the people make all night long. Then they bang the floor we call and complain and they do nothing about it. The beds are super hard the sheets weren't clean we washed them our selves. Lots of bed bugs and roaches! They... More 

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Wonderland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

It is the worst experience I have ever had. It seems that the hotel has some illegal activities at night. The doors don't close so anybody can come into your room in the middle of the night and personnel do not want to fix this problem. The personnel is rude with horrible attitude. They wanted to call the police because... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

The first room they sent me to had a broken bathroom & no working air fan. The second room was better--the loo was dirty, but not un-usable, & the room fan worked. The mattress seemed new & was fairly comfortable. Unfortainatley there were people in & out of the room next door all night & imagine my surprise when I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

ask about room 109 there is suposed to be some ghostly activitys in there some say it is a poltergiest?well not go back to that room again but the hotel is clean and beds are comfertable cheap rooms

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

This is a cool retro hotel with a nice big neon sign. The rooms aren't fancy but it is cheap. The area has character too.with some nice restaurants not far. The movie "no country for old men" was filmed here we found out.

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