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“Clean Yet Spartan Digs” 3 of 5 stars
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1445 S. Second St., Raton, NM 87740   |  
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Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Raton
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“Clean Yet Spartan Digs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I agree. The photo posted is misrepresentation of this property... but I have images and will soon set things straight.

No doubt, these are some fairly Spartan digs. I am also sure there are other, more engaging and expensive lodging options in Raton. It would be hard to stay here with children... no pool... no place to play... no vending machines to speak of. There is very little for a kid to do here. However... because I often ride solo and tend to focus on budget lodging arrangements aimed toward motorcycle tourers, I can say the Oasis Motel in Raton, NM is not entirely without merit. After all... there is something to be said for a place peacefully devoid of children.

First, let me say the room was large and functioned as expected. It was in need of carpet and an upgrade but everything was clean and worked. There is plenty of "at grade" parking at the door. There are various places one could find to string a clothesline to dry gear. The exterior doors had screens. Somewhat odd in a motel property but also decidedly indicative of how cool evenings in Raton can be.

It appeared I had what would have been a double, except there was only one queen bed. So the room seemed overly large and empty. I will attest there are advantages here. If one were staging some sort of adventure into the wild... this would be a good rally point. Lots of room to spread out and sort through things. The AC was adequate, my room had a microwave and a mini-fridge, the flat screened CRT TV allowed for input from my portable DVD player. The free wi-fi was trouble free, strong and robust. Oddly, the evening and morning views from the rear windows were magnificent. The Oasis does NOT have a guest laundry.

It would be prudent to note here that this property is mostly about the on-site restaurant by the same name. The Oasis Restaurant is somewhat of a fixture in Raton and I would rate it well as far as value and service are concerned. A good standard road cafe, packed full of local people who are willing to chat. As the motel office is closed, one checks into the motel through the desk at the restaurant. Ice and most amenities are to be had through the desk at the restaurant. Any site based food or coffee is only available through the restaurant. This place is almost entirely about the restaurant.

There is fuel and well stocked grocery store within walking distance and easy, fast coffee and breakfast to be had along the interstate corridor. This place is not the Taj Mahal but functioned okay for my needs.

The Oasis isn't really a bad place. It;s just sort of... sparse... unrefined. A peaceful one night layover at best.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pampa, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Unless they've done a complete remodel within the last year the photo for this motel is very deceptive!!! The rooms we have stayed in look nothing like this!!! My husband competes in a rifle competition near Raton & has stayed in this motel for several years...it has never looked like this photo!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have stayed there for our trips to and from Silverton, Lake City, and have always been clean
and Safe place to leave a fully loaded truck, fishing,camping, Canned food goods and gear,
no one has ever missed with our gear. Also a lot of Hunters, Fishermen, and even 1000 yd
Rifle Shooter's with very High Dollar Equipment. Don,t expect 4 star food or Rooms, Food
is Okay.
Again Thanks See ya next year.
Bill & Roberta

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nevada, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

My son and I were passing through Raton on our way to ski wolf creek. We wanted a clean, reasonably priced room. The Oasis Motel was perfect! The little dinner on the property had a delicious supper and breakfast. Wonderful experience all the way around!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rocky Mtns, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2008

When you only need a cheap and clean place to stay when traveling through NE New Mexico, this will do the trick. $59 for a large room with a queen bed. Very dated furnishings and decor. Pink shag carpeting. Somewhat threadbare linens and minimum "extras" (no box of kleenex, shampoos or such). But the place was clean and smelled fresh. Good working air conditioner. No noise. Nice benches outside each room to enjoy the evening breeze looking out on to the parking lot. It actually encouraged interaction between guests.
A downer: They need to install new hardware on the doors. Flimsy and not very secure knobs with key entry and no deadbolts. I never felt unsafe but this needs attention.
The best part: The hotel restaurant serves a FANTASTIC breakfast. Their 2+2+2 (eggs,meat,pancakes) was out of this world.
If you are at all picky this is not the place to stay but when all you need is a clean bed for cheap, this will be fine.

  • Liked — Cheap and clean and the great restaurant
  • Disliked — Flimsy door locks/no deadbolts
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2004

The Oasis is a so-so kind of place. Clean but not too clean, comfortable but not too comfortable (no king sized beds, sheets a little threadbare). The rooms tended to be good-sized but dark and dreary. They do allow pets, though. Which is nice.

There is a restaurant on premises that we ate at once. That was enough. I have TV dinners in my freezer that are better than the food there. My husbands "fish filet" was a square, preformed fish patty.

Take my advice and stay at the Melody Lane instead.

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Address: 1445 S. Second St., Raton, NM 87740
Location: United States > New Mexico > Raton
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Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Raton
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Number of rooms: 14

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