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Sunset Motel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Moriarty
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 22, 2013

It’s a Motel, the old kind, one story park right in front. Clean, quiet, great parking, friendly, cheap. Not fancy. It’s a rejuvenated original Route 66 motel, not a theme park recreation. A little frayed around some edges, but on the charm side.

A better stay than I had in most of the bigger chains, for much less money.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We found this hotel on tripadvisor.com and decided to take a chance on it. We were traveling with pets and most places wanted a small fortune that was non-refundable. Sunset Motel was pet friendly. The lady at the front office was very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Although the building is older, the rooms are large and clean. The beds were comfortable and the area was quiet. We asked for a food recommendation and were referred to Dad's Diner. Both Sunset Motel and Dad's Diner were worth the stop. I would stay there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed here while traveling through New Mexico. The person at the front desk (co-owner?) was very pleasant. The room was clean, although the bottom of the shower tub was stained. The beds were a bit stiff. The motel is located off by itself. There is no breakfast room. Instead, a minimal breakfast is offered at the front desk, along with trays to carry to your room. We didn't see a nearby restaurant where we could purchase a real breakfast. We will not return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I drove from Texas to California and back on a three week trip. Based upon these recommendations I spent my first night here after 9 hours driving. It was exactly as described. The room was clean, the bathroom spotless and had been refurbished to look like it did in the 1950's. This is a great place to experience the old Route 66 days. There is a large mini fridge, large LCD tv, and the staff is great. I liked it so much that my wife and I stayed here again on the return trip home. Would definitely recommend it if you like quiet and classic.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed one night while attending a nearby sporting event. The building was freshly painted and the interior in good shape. The room was good-sized and accomodated all our gear. The parking lot would accomodate larger vehicles. Plumbing fixures leaked out the valve stems and the mattresses were pretty old. The location was very quite with no traffic noise.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a true remnant of the Route 66 days. You drive right up to your door. The rooms have been upgraded but still retain the old 60's style decor. There was no vent fan in the bathroom but you could actually open your bathroom window! There was a sink both inside and outside the bathroom. The staff was very friendly and the internet connection was the best I've had in the 3-week trip we've been on. Some of the furniture is a little worn and there wasn't much to the breakfast but spotless. Even though I don't generally stay at motels with exterior access, I would definitely stay here again. And it was the least expensive room we've had on the entire trip.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

the wife and i stayed one night at this motel. Motel is the older style which has the parking in front of your own door. the weather was really cold at night but the room was warm. the bathroom on the outside wall was a little chilly.

but overall i would recommend this motel, which they are updated including a flat screen TV.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 501 East Old Route 66, Moriarty, NM 87035
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Moriarty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Moriarty
Price Range: $71 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An American Classic Motel located on historic Route 66 on the east end of Moriarty. Owned and operated by the same family that constructed the motel in the 50's and 60's. You'll enjoy the nostalgia of the original solid oak furnishings and decor as well as the more modern conveniences, such as coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators and FREE wifi. ... more   less 
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