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“Clean, affordable motel located near White Sands monument and restaurants.”
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White Sands Motel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Alamogordo
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great front desk service. Nice couple. Free sled rentals for White Sands. They were charging $16 each at the Visitor Center. Clean rooms. Can back car right up to motel door. Coffee, juice and pastries provided a.m. Great Waffle House across the street.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very clean. Gorgeous mountain view greeted us in the morning. The couple that own it are incredibly sweet and attentive (but not intrusive!). Usually can't do an old motel, but this was updated and very nice. They even had sleds for the dunes (hint: make a path with the sled first, and wax the bottom with candle wax so you make it down without needing to use your feet). Lovely stay. Delicious waffle and pancake breakfast spot across the street too! Enjoy!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We thought it would be fun to stay at one of these retro "Route 66" type motels but were hesitant because cleanliness is very important to us. Thanks to the many excellent reviews on Trip Advisor we chose this property. It was clean, the service was friendly and quick and the cost was very reasonable ~$70 fo a room with king bed. It is small and the towels are on the thin side but you feel comfortable and safe here. Also has a continental breakfast and wireless Internet included.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Normally hesitant to stay an inexpensive non-chain motel because you never know what you're going to get, we took a chance on the White Sands Motel because of great on-line reviews. I am so glad we did! This place is older, but well kept and ver clean. The couple who run the motel are very nice and very helpful. Housekeeping was helpful as well. Everyone made sure we had what we needed and recommended a great place across the street (can't remember the name) for breakfast, which was also yummy. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Stayed at this motel based on other reviews we read and they were correct. The room was clean and up to date. The fridge and microwave were great to have. The owner was so kind and made you feel like she was happy you were there. The price was very reasonable. Would definitely stay at this motel again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We stayed here on the way back from California to the east coast. It is clean and is run by a very nice couple. It's not the Ritz, but their 3 bed family room was perfect for our group of 5. We would definitely stay here again. As a bonus, you get to hear the sonic boom from the local Air Force Base at night.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Price was $62 for a non-smoking room in single-level motor court style motel (You park right outside your room.) With a queen-sized bed you don't have too much room here, but it was clean and comfortable (Just remember to turn on your fridge when you get in the room as they
don't keep them on all the time.) This is on the edge of town and many fast food spots are within a few blocks. Walmart is less than a mile away and the local grocery store (Lowe's) was less than two. White Sands National Monument is about 13 miles west down the highway. Although it is close to the highway, we didn't have any problems with noise from the road or from our neighbors. We slept fine and thought this was a good value. They offer a continental breakfast starting at 7 AM, but we are already on the road by then.

Room Tip: We had an end unit (they have a few) so you only have a neighbor on one side.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about White Sands Motel

Address: 1101 S White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310-7251
Location: United States > New Mexico > Alamogordo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Alamogordo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alamogordo
Price Range: $72 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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