Standout motel! It's not just the uniqueness of the property that standouts, it's the personal genuine (not fake) smiles and caring and helpful attitudes of the motel owners who are on property. An excellent base for a visit to gorgeous Las Cruces, NM for all. World international travelers will also most certainly enjoy this property. Never felt unsafe - there are cheap undesirable hotels/motels all over Las Cruces as well as any city. Locals are not allowed to stay so this makes for a safer more comfortable environment for you. As with any city (some more than others), and even in daily life, common sense and vigilance is always necessary, I think. Host/owners went out of their way to make sure I was happy and were very helpful. I maybe have a little more insight than many as I stayed almost a full week. The owners continue to add their signature touches to the property in the form of original works of art, a Koi pond, and yes the LARGEST Chile sculpture in the world! Because of the massive weight, the Chili was very carefully structurally engineered for safety. The inner courtyard is an oasis that is a retreat from the already laid back bustle of Las Cruces with the Koi pond a crystal clear swimming pool and a grill as well a tented sitting area. What amazed me was to see different guests sitting reflecting as well reading books under at the tented sitting area. There is a very basic quickstart breakfast (cereal variety, toast, danishes, coffee, milk, orange juice) and many restaurants. Very basic but adequate toiletries, towels, and wash clothes. The property has a laundry room as well. Clint Eastwood stayed at the motel in 1967 while filming "Hang'em High." Laugh out loud - In what is evidently a very clear cut case of profiling, Eastwood said he would have made it to Las Cruces a lot sooner but he was repeatedly pulled over in his brand new Ferrari sports car as they said he “didn't look like someone that would be driving a car like that.” As with all motels/hotels please remember there are times they are busy helping guests and can't easily interact with everyone at the same time - be patient and you will experience what I did. Just enough home but you have your space as well. The motels on Picacho AV (LOL By the way - PICACHO defined is “a large pointed isolated hill” even the locals didn't know what this meant.) Make sure that it is the America's Best Value located at 2160 West Picacho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88007 United States 575-524-8627.
There are several good restaurants, gas, and a Walgreens within walking distance.
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