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new mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no heat in the rooms and the temperature was at 32f degrees. When we asked the front desk for help, they sent a maintenance person who was unable to repair the heater. Staff was rude and the maid took items from the fridge (they thought we had checked out), no apology was given.

Thank ruenm
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

You know I can only say that there are only a few places that I frequent that are family owned and this is one of them.I have always enjoyed my visit's to the San Juan and stopping at Abe's has always been a tradition.The family is about as real and genuine as they come. The store may be old but... More 

Thank rlchef
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The folks at Abe's were fantastic. The service people in the Fly Shop provided great insights and tips for the San Juan River. Helpful and Courteous. The food and service in the restaurant were excellent as well. Simple but good food. Just right for a fly fishing adventure when you are spending the entire day catching trout. Don't miss the... More 

Thank Mike R
Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

It's been 10 plus years since I stayed in the motel and next time I go I will look for other options. Obviously location is the draw for the motel because the rooms are bare bones minimum as far as essentials go. They say there is a kitchenette but there isn't a single thing (knife, fork, can opener, pots, pans,... More 

Thank David W
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Hi David W. Thank you for your comments regarding your stay @ Abe's. Yes, you're correct: it's all about the San Juan River & great trout fishing; so glad you followed the fishing advice via shop assistance & had productive fishing! (BTW: As has been the routine for years, cooking/ eating utensils are conveniently provided upon guests' request.) Keep in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

OK. It is pretty dirty, run down and shabby. Having said all that, I can't think of a better place to spend a week or so fishing. I guess you can stay at the Soaring Eagle, but why? I'm there to fish, not eat a gourmet dinner right at the best time of the day to fish. I can eat... More 

Thank henry j
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

Everything you need to fish is found at Abe's. They rent fly fishing and spin fishing gear, weighters, etc. There were two men, long-time staff who were very friendly and full of advice on where to fish and what to use. Plenty of snacks to purchase.

Thank ValnStephen
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just got back from a week at Abe's Motel and Fly Shop. This is simply a great place to stay for several reasons. First, Abe's has been there since 1958; and caters to the fishing traffic. Navajo Dam, NM is a very small community (300-400?) folks and exists primarily for the fishing; fly fishing on the San Juan, and a... More 

Thank oycrumba
New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

This hotel caters to fly fisherpersons who want to be close to the San Juan River Quality Water but don't want to pay more than a hundred bucks a night. It fits this bill perfectly. If you're staying at Abe's for any other reason, you might be disappointed as is a very basic hotel. We had a room with an... More 

Thank Ricomalo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Who would've thought the El Pascador Cafe would have the best margarita I've had in a long time. (And I'm a picky bartender) Fresh lime juice....awesome. The chips and queso were delicious, (I'm from Texas....I know good queso) and so was my Greek salad. Nice work, folks...we felt very welcome and will definitely be back.

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

As others have humorously stated, the place is dated, yes they actually have carpet in the bathrooms and the showers are small. They are also totally functional and well suited for a great fishing trip, but probably not a family vacation or a honeymoon. I went for the first time with my husband who has been staying there for 20... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abe's Motel and Fly Shop has been on the San Juan River since 1958. We also have a comfortable lounge, motel, restaurant, RV / trailer park, boat storage facilities, and a grocery store. We were the first to explore the river for trout fishing, the first to guide on the river, and the first to fly fish the San Juan in winter months. Born 'n' Raised Guided Fly fishing Adventures offers wading or float excursions on the river, for a successful and memorable fly fishing adventure! We are a family owned and operated business ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abe's Motel and Fly Shop

Address: 1791 Highway 173, Navajo Dam, NM 87419-9712
Location: United States > New Mexico > Navajo Dam
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Abe`s Motel And Fly Shop Hotel Navajo Dam
Abes Hotel Navajo Dam
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