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Budget Host Melody Lane Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   136 Canyon Drive, Raton, NM 87740   |  
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Ranked #3 of 19 hotels in Raton
Willis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good night's rest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This little motel offered us great service and a comfortable, exceedingly clean room on our stopover from East Texas to Keystone. A no-hassle, welcoming check-in, when we were so tired, was great! Nice.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Looks like your standard motel from outside but give it a chance. The proprietor was extremely nice and informative. He gave me a room with a steam bath. I was skeptical. After two steams in my little bathroom sauna I was sold. The linens were clean, no stains. The bathroom had obviously been thoroughly scrubbed and was spotless. They take pride in their property, and as a former hotel manager I very much appreciate that. I didn't try breakfast ( I opted for my second sauna in the morning) but I wouldn't be surprised if it was something good. As I said, give this place a try. Total came to 44 dollars with tax. Worth every cent.

Room Tip: Steam room, obviously!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Montrose, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My family was traveling from Western Colorado to Eastern Tennessee for my Father-In Law's funeral. This Motel was such a welcome and wonderful surprise to come across! After comparing many higher priced motels in Raton, I decided the reviews made this one worth a look...The outside may look a tiny bit dated, but this is a great place and adds to the charm! Skip the chain Motels and the higher prices!! The warm greeting right away from Connie was just the beginning. The room is really large for a motel, with lots of room to roam around, the roof is pitched so it really feels spacious! The heater worked great and warmed the room in no time! Then....there's the steam shower!...Oh the steam shower!! My daughter got in and when she came out she said it was like a water park ride! It had wonderful pressure and instant and un-ending hot water. You have to adjust it so the curtain doesn't blow away! :0) Best shower in a motel I've ever had...Really! The beds were very comfortable with a nice assortment of pillows. The cleanliness is top notch...very clean and well cared for!! It's just off the highway (and easy to find) so it's quiet. One of the best "Mom and Pop's" around...When I checked out in the morning, Connie gave me a big hug and gave condolences on my father-In Law's passing. She is such a sweet, wonderful person and that was the icing on the cake. Truly a hidden gem! I'll stay there again and again when we pass through Raton and tell others to do the same!!!

Room Tip: Just choose this motel...bet all the rooms are great! Pull up right to your front door and its easy...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This motel is a very good deal. The rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is also far enough off the highway so you don't hear the traffic noise from the highway. If you are looking for a reasonable place to stay, this is it! Spend a few days and go visit Sugarite Canyon State Park! You won't be sorry you did!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Very quaint, park next to your room door, which is very helpful for unloading and heading out in the morning. The steam shower was priceless! Gets intensely hot and steamy. :). The photos in the motel hallway are a snapshot of the beginning of the motel. The manager Connie, is lovely, she is a Raton native. The beds are very comfortable, and the sheets are extremely soft. Would prefer to stay here with all the history and supporting the local economy, than stay at a large chain. :)

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My friend said he had stayed at a wonderful motel on Melody Lane in Raton, New Mexico. This was a great stopping off place in the beautiful mountains in northern New Mexico near the Colorado border. We were welcomed by Connie, the friendly front desk person at Budget Host. She made us feel at home after a long day of driving. I was amazed at the size of our room and the great level of comfort. Everything was super clean and the ceiling goes upward on an angle giving the room a unique feel. Melody Lane looks like it has been around for awhile and the new owners want to keep up the high standards. This motel is a hidden gem in the mountains.

Room Tip: We liked having a king bed room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

$62.12 total including taxes. Coming from Dalhart, TX, cross over I-25. Turn right on 2nd street. Go a mile or two. It is on the left. You can go less than a mile north and get on I-25 going north or south.

The room was clean, but it would impress no one that you stayed there. It is an old motel from the outside. The breakfast that was included was OK, but not great. The steam shower worked great, I turned it off quickly, because it got really warm, like in a sauna. The lady manager was friendly and helpful. It had cable TV and WiFi.

Room Tip: We were in room 28. The walls were a little thin (heard neighbors briefly). It was non-smoking and...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Budget Host Melody Lane Motel

Address: 136 Canyon Drive, Raton, NM 87740
Location: United States > New Mexico > Raton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Raton
#4 Business Hotel in Raton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Host Melody Lane Motel 2*
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