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“Hidden Gem!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Budget Host Melody Lane Motel
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Raton
Certificate of Excellence
Angola, Indiana
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

We happened upon this small friendly motel late one night driving from Denver to Phoenix. You have to call them directly to reserve but that turned out to be very easy. The rates were so very low we were suspicious, but we followed the advice or other reviewers and took a chance, and it was excellent. The room was spotlessly clean, beds comfortable, and service top notch by the innkeeper, I believe her name was Connie. This not a big fancy place, not at all, not even a little bit, but it felt very safe and it was clean and comfortable. It was late, dark, and bitterly cold. The room warmed up quickly and it was so quiet we got an amazing night's sleep. If you are traveling with kids or on a budget this place is great. If you just want a safe low cost place to stay, this place is great. It isn't gorgeous or new, but it's very comfortable and clean. I would stay there again. I was pretty impressed by how pleasant, clean and comfortable it was. We didn't know a soul in NM and picked this out of the blue as we were tired as we neared Raton, which was to us just a place on the map. It turned out to be a really pleasant experience. LOW rates. Includes a standard cereal, toast, juice and coffee breakfast. Very accommodating and good natured innkeeper, and we probably woke her up on our arrival but she never let on. Don't judge the place by the "old motel" style.

Room Tip: Inside corner by the soda machine. One parks outside the room and it's just a few feet from you...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Annette K
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Benton, Arkansas
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very clean, quaint and quiet place to stay that's off the highway. The steam shower is a nice touch after a long day in the car on the way to the mountains. There's no restaurant on the property so you have to drive up the main drag, but Connie will give you some good recommendations.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank John S
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Willis
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

This little motel offered us great service and a comfortable, exceedingly clean room on our stopover from East Texas to Keystone. A no-hassle, welcoming check-in, when we were so tired, was great! Nice.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JanWillis
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Looks like your standard motel from outside but give it a chance. The proprietor was extremely nice and informative. He gave me a room with a steam bath. I was skeptical. After two steams in my little bathroom sauna I was sold. The linens were clean, no stains. The bathroom had obviously been thoroughly scrubbed and was spotless. They take pride in their property, and as a former hotel manager I very much appreciate that. I didn't try breakfast ( I opted for my second sauna in the morning) but I wouldn't be surprised if it was something good. As I said, give this place a try. Total came to 44 dollars with tax. Worth every cent.

Room Tip: Steam room, obviously!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Osivitz
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Montrose, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

My family was traveling from Western Colorado to Eastern Tennessee for my Father-In Law's funeral. This Motel was such a welcome and wonderful surprise to come across! After comparing many higher priced motels in Raton, I decided the reviews made this one worth a look...The outside may look a tiny bit dated, but this is a great place and adds to the charm! Skip the chain Motels and the higher prices!! The warm greeting right away from Connie was just the beginning. The room is really large for a motel, with lots of room to roam around, the roof is pitched so it really feels spacious! The heater worked great and warmed the room in no time! Then....there's the steam shower!...Oh the steam shower!! My daughter got in and when she came out she said it was like a water park ride! It had wonderful pressure and instant and un-ending hot water. You have to adjust it so the curtain doesn't blow away! :0) Best shower in a motel I've ever had...Really! The beds were very comfortable with a nice assortment of pillows. The cleanliness is top notch...very clean and well cared for!! It's just off the highway (and easy to find) so it's quiet. One of the best "Mom and Pop's" around...When I checked out in the morning, Connie gave me a big hug and gave condolences on my father-In Law's passing. She is such a sweet, wonderful person and that was the icing on the cake. Truly a hidden gem! I'll stay there again and again when we pass through Raton and tell others to do the same!!!

Room Tip: Just choose this motel...bet all the rooms are great! Pull up right to your front door and its easy...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank okieannie
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New Mexico
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

This motel is a very good deal. The rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is also far enough off the highway so you don't hear the traffic noise from the highway. If you are looking for a reasonable place to stay, this is it! Spend a few days and go visit Sugarite Canyon State Park! You won't be sorry you did!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank redruby2986
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Very quaint, park next to your room door, which is very helpful for unloading and heading out in the morning. The steam shower was priceless! Gets intensely hot and steamy. :). The photos in the motel hallway are a snapshot of the beginning of the motel. The manager Connie, is lovely, she is a Raton native. The beds are very comfortable, and the sheets are extremely soft. Would prefer to stay here with all the history and supporting the local economy, than stay at a large chain. :)

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank The4goods
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Property: Budget Host Melody Lane Motel
Address: 136 Canyon Dr, Raton, NM 87740-3524
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Raton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Raton
#4 Family Hotel in Raton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Host Melody Lane Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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