We like old things with character, and the Journey Inn Motel was exactly what we were looking for. It's an old (50's/60's, I'd guess) 1 story independent motel that mostly surrounds the parking lot. It's about a 10th of a mile off the main drag on the western side of town, and it was nearly shockingly quiet and cute. The windows on the room were open-out casement style, and it was a pleasant evening, so we eschewed the air conditioner (which did work) and felt comfortable enough to just sleep with the window open. The room was not in tip-top shape, but we weren't expecting as much. It was, however, clean, the bed was comfortable, the fridge worked, the tv and remote worked (and they had more than the customary 14 or so channels -- I think that we were on the same plan as the owners, so I think there were more than 100 channels available. We were tired and unwound to the original "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".)
When we pulled in on Sunday evening, I first asked for the price (~$40), then asked if I could see a room. The owner slid me two room keys without hesitation, and I was pretty sure we were home right then and there. We took the first room we looked at, and had a sweet night. The only drawback was that the toilet leaked a little water from its base when flushed, but it was clean water, evaporated quickly and wasn't worth mentioning.
Bottom line: if you like predictable, characterless national chains, you probably won't like this place much. If part of taking a trip means trying to find some distinctive local flavor (as it does for us), we cannot recommend this place highly enough. The owners were extremely pleasant, the place was in as good repair as can be hoped for for the price, the layout was very cute and quiet, and if we ever find ourselves staying in Farmington again we'll definitely be back to the Journey Inn Motel. Fantastic start to our short trip!