We traveled through Raton on our way to Colorado, took many photos of some old "Norman Bates" lovingly nicknamed by us motels. On our way back to Texas we decided to spend the night in Raton. We checked Tripadvisor for ideas and decided on the Best Western. Very pleased to say the least. Felt more like we were still on vacation rather than a place to stay for the night to break up our long drive. The lobby hosted this magnificent tree sculpture of a native Indian. (See photo). The Hotel had obviously been renovated. Very clean and trendy with a comforting feel. Our room had a door leading from the parking lot to our room as well as a door inside our room leading to a beautifuly landscaped courtyard with pool. We had dinner and drinks at the restaurant in the Hotel. The green chili chicken alfredo was great and the blue agave margarita was as well. I'm a margarita snob so I was thrilled it was so good. Our room was quiet, the beds were very comfortable and the room was well appointed. We also enjoyed a lovely breakfast included in the room price. Many choices, scrambled eggs, sausage, assorted pastries, waffles, cereal, yogurt, bagels and more. After breakfast, we drove to a nearby supermarket referred to us by our server the night before. We purchased a bushel of Hatch Green Chilies to bring home, only $14! Loved feeling like we were still on vacation on our stop over for the drive home. Hope opportunity arises so we may visit again! Fantastic value!