This is a very nice, well-maintained facilty, but with some quirks.
First quirk - I was told by the check-in clerk that I could park right outside my door. Well, not quite - there were handicapped spaces right outside my door. But that was OK - I parked a little distance away. However, I noticed as I approached the building that there were no windows. No windows??? I opened the door and saw an open door and a window across the room from me. The rooms have two doors - one opening onto the parking lot, and one opening into an interior courtyard. The only window opens onto the courtyard, which means there is no natural light in the room.
That would be fine, except for the second quirk - in spite of numerous lamps in my room, the room lighting was extraordinarily dim. I turned on all the lights and still struggled to find things in my suitcase. Reading was out of the question. The courtyard itself, while attractive, was also dimly lit. The brightest light was the one over the sink, but that didn't really help me within the room itself.
I'm going to state, for the record, that the room seemed clean. But would I have known if it were dirty, in that light? Certainly the bathroom, where I could actually see, was clean.
The room was well-appointed, with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, large TV. The toiletries provided were nice quality - soaps, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion from Bath and Body Works. The WiFi worked well. There was a curtain liner that completely blocked the (minimal) light from the courtyard overnight and gave me complete privacy. I was concerned that my room was beside an outdoor metal staircase, but the sound didn't bother me during the night. The courtyard area had a long carpet runner beside the room doors so I didn't hear footsteps in the courtyard. The AC had complicated instructions, but there seemed to be no way to have the AC fan running continuously - I never sleep as well when it's cycling off and on. The bed was quite comfortable.
I used the fitness room, and it was fine, although not extensively equipped.
Breakfast was nice. You had your choice of buffet items, or they would bring you pancakes or waffles. I had ordered a waffle before I discovered that they had yogurt and fruit, which would have been my breakfast of choice, in a dim (!!!) corner of the buffet area.
Another quirk - I went to the lobby after checking in, looking for brochures and maps of the Raton area. Every other motel/hotel I've stayed in has a brochure rack, or brochures at the main desk. I saw nothing, so I asked. They pointed me to a table that had a magazine on it and said "maybe there is a map in there." No maps??? I had to resort to my phone (thanks, at least, to the good WiFi) to find where I was going. It's not a complicated town, but still, I'd never been there before.
Basically, I spent a very comfortable night here, and had an excellent breakfast. So I'm giving it a "very good" rating. But I'm not sure I could stand multiple nights with such dim lighting. It may not bother you. But for the price, around $121/night including taxes, I would have liked a little more light.
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