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“Stopped on a whim” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Loma Motel

La Loma Motel
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La Loma Motel
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761 Parker Avenue, Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM   |  
Ranked #2 of 3 Santa Rosa B&B and Inns
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“Stopped on a whim”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

and would do so again. Total kitsch, very clean, and decorated for Christmas! I was traveling alone with an overloaded car across the country. I felt very safe. The owner/operator takes pride in his place. AND it was super inexpensive.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Okay, so you are driving Route 66. A must stop is the La Loma in Santa Rosa, NM. It is as original as you can get...meaning, though there were renovations and whatnot over the years, at least one of the other "original" motels on the route in Santa Rosa is gone. The surrounding grounds are a little worse for the wear, but Ed, the on-site proprietor, has been there for over 24 years...and a real gem of a person. He does most or all of the work himself and really cares about the guests. Don't expect luxury if you are unfamiliar with the property, but expect that Ed prepares each room as if he knew you were coming, and perhaps a reservation is a good idea. There is not much in the way of amenities, but you know it is a motel--inexpensive, but clean and manicured. The overnight rate is inexpensive, so do leave Ed a tip...he prides himself on the work he does and it is worth it for clean sheets, clean bathroom, the instructions for the wall heater, leaving the keys, etc. If not just to meet Ed, you will be glad you stayed, it is worth the stop.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 761 Parker Avenue, Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Rosa
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Rosa

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