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“Nice place to stay and friendly manager”
Review of Santa Fe Trail Inn

Santa Fe Trail Inn
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Santa Fe Trail Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Las Animas
Reviewed July 6, 2013

My wife, kids, and I stayed here for about a week. The rooms had been revamped since we last stayed here 8 years ago. Our stay then was good but the rooms are definitely better now. Just an FYI, the manager has a dog which came out to greet us when we arrived. The dog is friendly and harmless. The room had two beds, a hide-a-bed sofa, table and chairs. There was a nice Samsung TV, microwave, and refrigerator. The wifi was adequate for our needs.

We used the AC on and off but were surprised at how cool the room kept with just the fan on. The manager and staff were friendly and helpful. We left them a big block of Tillamook cheese as a thank you and I hope they enjoyed it. We would definitely stay here again if we come that way again. The motel is well priced, conveniently located and has a charm of its own.

Another FYI: For filtered water in Las Animas, try the Loaf-N-Jug. The Museum is also a neat place to go. (Be sure to watch the intro video at the Museum). There is also a laundry-mat near the Loaf-N-Jug. The DQ is also right across the street from the Sante Fe Trail Inn.

If the manager reads this review, I just want to say thank you for your hospitality and care. It is rare to find this anymore but I am glad that my Grandma's hometown still has it. Blessings to you.

Room Tip: We stayed in two different rooms and were satisfied with both.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Marion M
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

La Junta CO was taking advantage of the oil pipeline guys and their $$$ so decided to check this little town 20 miles farther east, and to my amazement, another GREAT move and find on my behalf!?! Great price, clean rooms, recently remodeled, not a Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn, in my opinion BETTER!! Small, rustic, older property with business minded Americans!!! If you want a good nights sleep in a quiet, clean, inexpensive place......check em out!! Guaranteed you wont be the least disappointed if you don't mind small town lifestyle!?!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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6  Thank UTrailinspector
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

When I visit the Las Animas Area, I stay at this motel. It is clean and reasonably priced. All the rooms have been redone - completely, like down to the flooring - within the last couple of years. They do allow dogs to stay in this motel. For lunch there is a DQ right across the street and for dinner there are 2 restaurants within walking distance. For breakfast...believe it or not, go towards the west side of town to the tank and tummy! Yep, there's a tiny restaurant inside the gas station. Their food is good and the kitchen was newly renovated - clean. BTW, good pizza here too. Anyway, back to the motel, the manager and his dog are very friendly and he keeps the place quiet and safe. They have free Wi-Fi and Direct TV. There is only one other hotel in town, I promise you, you will be sorry if you don't stay at the Santa Fe!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank djmrock
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Across the street from Dairy Queen. Quiet place. Small parking lot, not a lot of room if you have a truck. No pool or hot tub. Good place to just sleep and shower. Staff seems nice and there is a nice medium size dog to greet you as you arrive.

They offer a discount for prison visitors, which was also the reason for our stay. They are located about a mile from the Bent County Prison. For the same price, I'd rather stay at the Super 8 in La Junta about 30 mins away, as there is a Village Inn close by to have breakfast at in the AM. The Santa Fee Tail Inn only offers a small Sunny Delight and small pre-packaged fruit rool/pastry for breakfast.

Nice flat screen TVs. Hardwood floors need to be glued down better. Bathroom was clean except the mold on bottom of shower curtin.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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9  Thank PurryFurry
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Mary T, Owner at Santa Fe Trail Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2011

Thank you for your comments - hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Santa Fe Trail Inn

Address: 638 Bent Ave, Located on Hwy 50, Las Animas, CO 81054-1728
Location: United States > Colorado > Las Animas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Las Animas
Price Range: $38 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16

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