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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Alamogordo
Certificate of Excellence
Encinitas, California
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54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stayed here 2 yrs ago and again last week. Yes it is a motel but It is far superior than most 3,4 star hotels. Its is super clean and carpet, curtains, furnishing all is in top shape. V. comfortable bed with nice linens, Cable Refrigerator Microwave Coffeemaker.. at prob 1/2 the price of surrounding hotels. Nice owners & best part is you can just walk over a few yards to applebee's & chili's.. a big plus it you want to gave some wine or beer without being concerned about drink/driving.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Shepherd, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were on our 6th anniversary vacation & wanted to see White Sands National Monument, so, what better place to stay than White Sands Motel. I checked all reviews & all were good except maybe 3. This place is small but very clean & staff is great, very friendly. We will stay here again when we are in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lester W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were in town for two nights to visit White Sands and attend the Balloon Invitational. As we weren't going to be spending too much time in our room, I was primarily concerned about the motel being clean, safe, convenient and not overpriced. This motel was all of the above. We got a regular room with a queen bed. Room wasn't very large and it was older, but it contained everything we needed including fast wifi, mini fridge, and microwave. It's also family run and the owners were very friendly and readily available. They also had several sleds to borrow if you were going to White Sands. The free breakfast was very limited, but there are several restaurants nearby to dine at if you wanted more choices.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Its no frills all value!! Super clean freshly painted and like others have stated the owners are off the hook friendly. Each room has a table and chairs out front to relax and unwind after along days ride...WiFi was really strong even in the back room we stayed in. Breakfast in the morning.

You will not find a better deal for a nights stay in Alamogordo!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

What attracted me was the outside appearance of the motel. Freshly painted and spacious with a really keen retro sign.

Everything was great inside the room also. Very clean with wi-fi, fridge, coffee maker. Great cable selection and wi-fi.

The owners were very friendly and take pride in the appearance of their property. I saw them dusting off the AAA discount sign and cleaning all the rooms even though some weren't rented out.

The only downside was the shower which was small.

$50 bucks plus tax for a single. Sure beats the chains that must charge at least twice as much for the same quality room - if that. Well, maybe the chains give a hot breakfast. But save the $50+ and eat like a King or Queen at a local restarant.

Easy to see why it is Tripadvisor's top-rated motel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Mark_S36669
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Clyde, Texas
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Convenient motel for a stop over when passing through Almagardo. It appears to be well maintained and our room with king sized bed, refrigerator, microwave and Internet was quiet, clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Alliance, Ohio
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the family suite, which consisted of 3 double beds. It was perfect for our family of 6! After visiting the sand dunes, we took food back to the hotel & ate at the little table & chairs. The breakfast was very small, but filled our bellies & the owners were more than accommodating! They even let us borrow their sleds for the dunes! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Treena K
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Additional Information about White Sands Motel

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): $
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
White Sands Hotel Alamogordo

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