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“Basic, Clean and Cheap” 3 of 5 stars
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Royal Inn
701 Airport Drive, Hwy 550 & Apache, Farmington, NM 87401 (Formerly Knights Inn Farmington)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Farmington
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“Basic, Clean and Cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Like the previous reviews stated. It's basic, clean and cheap. The hotel is old and a little shabby (not shabby chic, either). But, it's clean and only $45 a night with free wi-fi (be sure to ask for the code when you check in). The air conditioner is a window unit and is a little loud. It does an adequate job, but it's a dry 75 degrees outside. Not sure how it would hold up in the summer heat. There is no light in the enclosed shower stall so when you close the curtain it's dark. Not a lot of electrical outlets so if you travel with a ton of electronics it might be a problem. No continental breakfast, coffee only. Sign in the lobby says no pets. We're just passing through Farmington, checked in just for the night and you can't beat the price.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Quiet, clean and old fashioned motel. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed where it was located and the grounds was well maintained. The room was nice. The bathroom shower was very dark, but it was a cool retro looking bathroom and clean. (There was a bath and shower - which is a plus.) Definitely a good value. We would come back for sure!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This was a really cute little inn. The grounds were well maintained. The inn is located towards the back of town so it was nice and quiet. There was ample parking for our trailer and the rooms were simple and clean. The staff was very friendly and check-in was a breeze. It was quite inexpensive ($40 a night). A continental breakfast was included.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Room smells smoky and musty, bathroom is huge, AC takes forever to cool off

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cocoa, Florida
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed 4 nights. Hosts are good. Wifi worked and at no extra charge. Rooms were clean and large. It's not the Hilton, but the rates are good. A good value. Quiet place on the road to the airport.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The Royal Inn in Farmington was a great find for my wife and me. It has a great location near the airport, city offices, and downtown. The motel is old, but spotlessly maintained by the family that owns and maintains the Inn. Situated on the mesa above town it is in very quiet location and with older substantial construction the rooms are quiet and much larger than in the newer chains. Frankly the decor is quite charming. For a nice change from the noisy chain motels on the main highway through town, try the Royal Inn. You will also save some money. There is no breakfast, otherwise would have given them 5 stars instead of 4, but the main street restaurants are only a few minutes drive. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fort Worth, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2008

I've stayed at this motel for a number of years now. It was recently renamed the Royal Inn, so you can't find it as Knight's Inn. When I lived in Farmington in the 50s it was called the Basin Lodge.
It's nothing fancy. But it has more personality than typical chain motels and that's why I stay here. 50s style tile in the bathroom, but it has a separate shower and the biggest bathtub I've ever seen in a motel room. There's a separate little dressing area that has wood panelling in it; still a 50s feel, but oddball enough to be appealing. To get to your room you walk into a foyer shared by 2 rooms, which gives you some time to adjust to the weather in case it's cold, without having to walk straight outside. It faces west, and you can see Shiprock off in the distance. It's off the beaten path and quiet. If you want fancy, go somewhere else. But if you want an inexpensive room that's a bit unique, try it out.

  • Liked — unique feel of the room
  • Disliked — front desk seems a bit stiff
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 701 Airport Drive, Hwy 550 & Apache, Farmington, NM 87401 (Formerly Knights Inn Farmington)
Location: United States > New Mexico > Farmington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Farmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Knights Inn Farmington
Farmington Knights Inn

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