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Express St. James Hotel

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Washington DC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The St James has great historic character and flavor. Restaurant is also very good. All the antique-furnished rooms in the old building, if unoccupied, can be viewed as you walk the halls, much as in a museum. I paid a bit more to switch to a larger suite. If you like historic hotels, this is a gem. Very close to...

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New Mexico
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

I'd stayed at this hotel approx 4 yrs ago. There was a lovely woman that was in charge named Joyce back then. This time my experience was not wonderful. I had my 2 small service dogs with me this time. I notified desk attendant, Rose, of my service animals. That's when it began. I was told about a former guest...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed October 30, 2016

This hotel is definitely on our "return to " travel list. We found the St James by chance and stayed one night there in the Zane Gray room. Felt like we had been transported back in time.. every bedroom had a story to tell as every one had a famous and infamous person stayed there .eg.Jesse James, Doc Holliday,Wyatt Earp....

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Burlington
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We spent the night at St. James Hotel while in the area for other business. We had the Mary Lambert Room with in-room bath and toilet. This is a 1870's vintage hotel and it shows, but that's what makes it neat. Very uneven foundation with lots of creaks in the floor. We had a great meal in the restaurant with...

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Dalhart, Texas
Reviewed September 24, 2016

I am a old west history fanatic. I love western cowboy art work. This place has both!!! It was like Heaven on earth for me. This was place my husband became an art lover. It honestly like stepping back in time. When I looked out windows I expected to see horses and buggies. It is marvelous. Such a beautiful beautiful...

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1Thank Jodietexasgirl
Texas
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This hotel is an historic old-west hotel filled with western memorabilia. There are ghosts there, but with all the creaky floors you'd never hear them. They keep one room padlocked due to an uneasy spirit. We had a very good dinner there too.

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1Thank jmckee7
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the historical part of the hotel and enjoyed the ambiance. The rooms were comfortable and the staff was friendly. The restaurant also had a great breakfast and was reasonably priced. I would love to stay there again.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Millions must have been spent in the restoration of the St. James Hotel by the owner of the famous UU Bar Ranches; this is a "museum" quality restoration of a famous and historical western hotel, eating house and bar. Outlaws, senators, artists, ranch hands and ranch owners have all stayed here.The lobby and bar are like stepping back to time...

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

The St. James Hotel for a lunch. Four of us ate here around 2:00. Place was not crowded. Service was ok. The waiter was good but it took quite a while to get the meals. We did not order anything extravagant, not sure what the holdup was and there was no explanation for the delay. Food overall was good. I...

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited this historic hotel/restaurant, after our 12 day mountain hike at Philmont. The hotel, restaurant, and bar are decorated with incredible western paintings, sculptures, and cowboy artifacts. The service was great, no complaints, and the food was delicious. I recommend the buffalo burger, as it may have been the best burger I've tasted.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Get into the "spirit" of the Old West at the Express St. James Hotel. Relax in a room where frontier legends stayed but beware, some of our "guests" have never checked out. For those seeking less excitement stay in the modern annex side. Guests can choose from a variety of entrees in the restaurant complimented by a drink in the Bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Express St. James Hotel

Address: 617 South Collison, Cimarron, NM 87714
Location: United States > New Mexico > Cimarron
Price Range: $75 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
St James Hotel
St James Cimarron
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We chose upstairs rooms just because we were told to experience a ghostly presence from other guests. Just a bit of fun really”
 of 5 bubbles shazlex2015, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“Look at website pictures and choose. No AC in old rooms, and some use hall toilet facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles wheatczech, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“The modern rooms are pet friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles Jodietexasgirl, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Bat Masterson Room downstairs in the main hotel. We did not hear much noise from the Bar late at night.”
 of 5 bubbles jmckee7, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“stay in the original hotel to experience the old west theme. There's also a modern addition.”
 of 5 bubbles troutbum, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
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