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“Dirty/Buggy”
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Economy Inn Gallup
Ranked #32 of 35 Hotels in Gallup
Reviewed June 30, 2010

Not many economy hotels in Gallup, but this is still a bad choice. I found bugs in the shower, along with a large, half-empty bottle of shampoo from a prior guest. I was awaken during the night by an itchy feeling. When I looked under the covers I found a small bug. The carpet didn't look dirty, but my feet were black from walking on it barefoot. Overall the room just didn't seem very clean. I will not return.

Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 18, 2010

In all my years of traveling across the country, this has to be one of the worst motels I've ever stayed in.
I knew that there was something lacking when I had to navigate the pot holes in the parking lot entrance just to get to the lobby to check in. I entered the lobby to the aroma of Curry cooking and was greeted by Mr. Patel who was very friendly. He pulled up my reservation on the computer and gave us room # 123. I went to the room and entered and found it furnished with what appeared to be close out hotel auction furniture. The front door had gaps around the jamb big enough for bugs and or small rodents to crawl through. The door itself looked like it had seen much better days in an earlier life.
The bathroom had been "upgraded" with a formica counter that covered the top of the toilet causing you to reach under the counter to locate the flush handle. There was a heat lamp in the ceiling but it would not work.
I turned on the A/C and found that it did not have a thermostat but merely a High, Med, and Low setting.
My wife went to get some ice and had to go into the lobby and ask for it and Mr. Patel went to fill her ice bucket from behind the counter.
After dinner, we watched the T.V. and turned in. Then we learned that we were to be entertained about every 10 minutes by freight train whistles. Apparently, we were directly across the street from the point of the tracks where the trains had to blow the whistles as they passed through the town. I suppose that if your a train buff that's really cool but after driving all day long and just wanting to get a nights rest, it was extremely annoying.
The trains (and their whistles from hell) ran all night. I finally asked my wife if she was ready to leave and head for home. She jumped at the chance to get out of there.
I've stayed in Gallup a number of times in the past but never in the Rodeway Inn. I always stayed near the West end of town near mile marker # 16. As we drove west out of town down Aztec Blvd. I noticed how quiet it was on the west end of the "Strip". The Microtel, and other major motel chains are located there. I should have investigated further before booking the Rodeway. Shame on me for that. The cost of the room was about $48.95 which is similar to the other major motels on the western end of town, so it was not a savings thing. I just never thought that the Rodeway was in such a terrible location as far as the trains went.
I can only assume that Mr. Patel is trying to do the best he can but he's not keeping up with maintenance at all and my advise is to avoid this place like the plague unless your a real big fan of railroading.
On a 1 to 10 scale, I'd give it a 1.5.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

We were just looking for a clean place to sleep while on the road. Travel alot so always on a budget. This motel is old, doesn't look like much on the outside but we were surprised to find the room very clean, updated ,tile in the bathroom. Great shower. The front desk was very friendly. For the price, convenience and a good nights sleep, we will stay here again.l

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2010
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1709 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6804 (Formerly Rodeway Inn Gallup)
Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 35 Hotels in Gallup
Price Range: $44 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Economy Inn Gallup 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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