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“A pleasant well priced gem” 4 of 5 stars
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308 Canyon Drive, Raton, NM 87740   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Raton
Northern Arizona
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21 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“A pleasant well priced gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

It doesn't look like much at first glance, but glance again. It has 50's charm, but comfy beds, great heaters for those cold evenings, and personable staff. CLean, comfy and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I have stayed at this little motel for years. Not only is it clean and pleasant but the innkeeper is delightful. She remembers you - try to find THAT in a city. The breakfast is quite a spread even if there are only a few people staying. More like bed and breakfast. Quiet and always welcoming - western hospitality at its best.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lubbock, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

A gem of a place. It’s very neat, clean and easily accessible. The Raton Pass Inn’s innkeeper is very nice and helpful. It's a little off the beaten path so it's quiet. The best part is it’s very reasonably priced. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, OK
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed here by default, having arrived in Raton in the middle of the night with no reservations and all of the national chains full. The innkeeper took our reservation (if you call it that on 15 min. notice) and ran down to put extra towels in our room, since we're a family of 5. The hotel is about 60 years old, but it's clean and tidy. It was just what we needed. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lubbock, Texas
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

We were going on day 3 of a 2-day fun road trip, and decided Raton as a good stopping point. After checking Tripadvisor, as I always do, we decided on the Raton Pass Inn. I called and made a reservation from nearby Cimerron. The owner was very friendly on the phone, and I liked her immediately!
We arrived and she knew I was the one who called! There wasn't a crowd (the summertime peak is just starting to pick up) so we had no issues with getting a room or checking in. A King bed room cost us about $50.00.
We checked in and chatted with the friendly owner, who made us feel very welcome and comfortable. We learned she is retired military (a BONUS in my book!)
She only opens the motel in the summer - so if you're a winter travler, you're out of luck!
We went to our room, to find a very, VERY clean room, with comfortable furnishings. Besides the king bed, there was a nightstand, table, desk, chest, TV, mini-fridge, and microwave, alarm clock. There was no blow dryer. There IS free wi-fi connections.
She recommended a few restaurants in town after we asked. We chose Crystals, a wonderful Italian restaurant in town. She knows the town and local area very well.
The room was quiet -- almost TOO quiet! It was wonderful.
The next morning, we had a great continental breakfast, and wonderful company as she sat and chatted with us.

This is the kind of person with an outgoing, warm personality, who makes you feel at ease right off the bat. The hotel and rooms were very comfortable. I highly recommend this place to anyone going through Raton. You get a cleaner room, and better service here for 50 bucks than at many of the $100.+ chain hotels. AND a little bowl of candy in the room -- how many chains do that?

I'd call this a "hidden gem" for sure!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

We accidentally found this motel a number of years ago and decided to try it. It is a 1950s style tourist court type place, and a bit different from the larger chain motels. After that first stay, we have been returning at least twice a year on our way to Colorado. The rooms have been refurbished and the owner insures that they are super clean. Free wi-fi is now available which has added an extra value to the room. For those who want a comfortable, clean, and well established place to stay, this is a great choice. Jan (the owner) greets everyone with a warm and friendly smile...and remembers the quirks of her returning guests. For such a small place, the included breakfast menu is pretty varied. If you try it, I think you'll probably visit again if you have the chance.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

Small one level (no steps to climb!) older building.
However, the rooms were fresh and clean.
Stay includes a nice continental breakfast.
Owner runs the desk and breakfast, and she is very friendly and helpful.
Not all of the amenities of the big chains, but we were on our way to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch, so this was going to be the most comfortable sleep we would have for the next two weeks - and the beds were very comffortable!
The showers rocked!

  • Stayed July 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Raton Pass Inn

Address: 308 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 )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Raton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Raton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Raton Pass Hotel Raton

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