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.