We stayed at the White Sands Motel for a night.. The White Sands Motel is less expensive and has many advantages over the nearby national chains.! Because it is a 'Route 66' era vntage motel, there is a certain nostalgia about seeing their neon sign and being able to park right in front of your room, The proprietors are extremely nice and go out of their way to please. Our room was clean and quiet. The motel is well-maintained hence the AAA rating. Although there is no on-premise restaurant, several are within walking distance and the motel provides continental .breakfast:, fresh fruit, cereal, excellent coffee, sweet roll. When in Alamogordo, this is a great independent motor hotel..