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White Sands Motel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Alamogordo
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Roswell
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Stay here!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Forget the big chain/big name hotels and motels. Stay here during your visit, you won't regret it. Marc and 6inasuburban really captured the essence of this property.

I'm going to do a little different type of review from my others:

retro/vintage feel (the tile in the bathroom was peach; who cares, it was spotless!)

relax outside your room on the patio furniture (some might find the plastic furniture off-putting but I thought it was perfect)

A few grab and go items for breakfast (yes, it's a very small selection, the night manager mentioned this at our late check in) however, I was expecting ZERO breakfast items so anything was a pleasant surprise.

Close to fast food establishments and a car wash right across the street!

The staff and check in (we arrived at 11:30 pm!) and check out were wonderful!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jouy en Josas, France
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We see White Sand Motel as excellent, not because he would have zero defects, but because its quality is excellent compared to its price. In fact, it is very close to zero defects! Welcome is remarkable. The decor recalls the old America, but the rooms are completely renovated, very clean and furnished with taste in light wood. The breakfast is simple but delicious and offered with kindness. A great stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lubbock, Texas
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84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We love to stay out of the way places and try new things. This place is great. We stayed in room 7 which has 3 queen beds, perfect for our big family.

COMPLETELY spotless and clean. Very great value. The owners were super nice and we called ahead and they cranked up the AC so the room was cool before we got there.

Beds were new and comfortable. Bathroom was vintage baby blue tile with a stand up shower.

Sand sleds were available to borrow and it is easy to get to the dunes from the motel.

We will stay again if ever in this part of the country!

Room Tip: Room 7 and 8 are big and sleep 6 comfortably. No couches in these rooms but there is a small table...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

You won't be disappointed. Extremely clean rooms, they were re painted and re modeled not to long ago. Your room has a microwave and a refrigerator along with wifi and cable for 59$. It's right next to chili's and IHOP, about a mile from the zoo. I would stay again. Just only down fall, don't count on a "continental breakfast" unless my definition is wrong, it's just cereal and milk, they give you a yogurt... Overall 5

  • Stayed June 2013
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austin
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86 reviews
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was the perfect place for our family trip to New Mexico. They were easy to work with, our room was spotless and the kids were happy. It made a good jumping off point for exploring the rest of the area, close to Cloudcroft and Ruidoso. The mini fridge was great to keep cold drinks for the evenings. I will staying there again in November.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The White Sands Motel is a good value for money stay not too far from the center of Alamogordo. Rooms nice and clean with all the amenities you can expect in a smaller motel. Area and motel rooms seem to be refurbished quite recently.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

My companion insists in opening a window to sleep comfortably, which she had to because the ac was exceptionally noisy in such a small space. I could hear the night traffic while somewhat asleep though we were on the side where the lobby is located, just a couple doors down. We stayed in Alamogordo the longest for White Sands' Moonlight activities so I checked the other motels nearby the following day. For just a bit more money, we decided to stay at the Best Western next door instead. Yes, management was nice; however, a good night's rest should not be compromised. I will note that this motel allows its customers to use their disks to slide down the sand dunes because I later spotted a stack of them. Not knowing that, I had bought & sold back a disk from the shop at the Park. The room had new furniture & appeared to be recently painted; that room could have benefited from a much quieter ac.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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