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Vaughn, New Mexico
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This motel has to b the worst that I've seen! The manager, her name is Elizabeth, was really rude and when I walked in the office it reeked of Marijuana.!! Never again will I stay there!!!!! Love this little town though!

Thank Daniel A
Springville, Utah
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Got 5 minutes, thats how long it took to get hot water. Then the temperature in the shower would randomly change from very hot to freezing cold with no warning. Thats not the half of it. Like your pillow just a bit on the hard huge, and lumpy side? This is the place for you. No shampoo. After a bit... More 

Thank Geri L
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Beyond horrible!!!!! The room was dirty, no way to reach the staff for a refund. Registerd outside in the cold would not open the door to the lobby. Sleeping in the car would have been better! The guy next door kept his tv on loud all night. The worst place I've ever been! DONT GO HERE.

2 Thank sandjbuckley
Marbella, Spain
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

Had to stop here due to snow and bad weather, got charged $60 for the night, the place is horrid! I had trouble sleeping due to constant gun like banging coming from the very old rusty heater, the bathroom was dire and the wooden slated walls made it and excellent location for shooting a horror flick! Tv could only get... More 

1 Thank RoadtrippinWithkids
San Antonio, TX
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72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2011

The Desert Motel was a decent place to lay down and rest after driving for 12 hours in route to Taos Ski Valley, NM from San Antonio, TX. The heater was a little scary b/c it was gas and smelled as such but overall for a roadside motel in a remote and desolate area it was the safest looking motel... More 

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Additional Information about Desert Motel

Address: 483 w 8th st hwy 54, Vaughn, NM 88353
Location: United States > New Mexico > Vaughn
Price Range: $43 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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