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Budget Host Melody Lane Motel
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Raton
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denver, co
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of a kind lodging...”
Reviewed May 16, 2010

We stayed here because we couldn't make it home in 1 day - so not by choice. It turned out to be a very pleasant experience - the rooms are large and well appointed (steam shower was great), and the place is sparkling clean. The manager was very personable and helpful, and the breakfast, although light, was fine - esppecially considering that we paid under $50!! I wouldn't stay anywhere else in this area.

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Oklahoma
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180 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2010

This place looks a little unfriendly on the outside, but it had the best reviews on tripadvisor of any other place in Raton, so we gave it a try. The rooms look a little dated, but are extremely clean and comfortable. We had a beautiful wood ceiling in our large room! The shower was equipped with a steam feature which worked like a sauna. Breakfast was a bit light for those of us who like to eat and be able to drive several hours before needing to stop again. Toast, cereal, muffins and juice were available, but I really can't complain because we got a great rate and we were the only ones eating at the time. We got a great deal on the room! Highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2010

In this day and age of cookie cutter hotels when you can hardly distinguish one from the next, the Budget Host Melodie Lane motel really stands out. We stayed here merely to break up a 7 hour drive from Denver to Albequerque and are very glad we did. It was nice to be able to park five feet from your motel door, grab the things you need out of the car and hit the hay. Other reviews are accurate in describing the amenities. The free breakfast went over well with all of us, saving us money and time before jumping in the car to finish our journey.

While Raton is a sleepy little town that pretty well shuts down after 7 pm, the folks there have done an amazing job of preserving nostalgia - not just at this motel, buth throughout the town. The front desk manager informed me that a horse track and casino are scheduled to open sometime in 2010 which will definitely liven up the town.

Tip if you're arriving in Raton from the north: get off at the first exit and proceed south. Knowing this would have saved us about 10 minutes in trying to find the motel.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2010

We were looking for a decent place to stay near Capulin Volcano. I checked Tripadvisor and this place came up. Looks a little questionable on the outside as these types of motels you never know what to expect. What a gem, truly a clean, friendly, mom and pop type of establishment. Cheap rate. If I had any complaint, it might be that the breakfast was a little light - but what you do expect for the $. I can honestly say that for us, all things considered (including price) - this was our favorite stay in New Mexico.
On a side note, TripAdvisor led us to this place and it is much appreciated. I hope TripAdvisor helps to keep motels like this running successfully.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2009

First time we stayed at this motel was in 1994, again we returned here in Oct 2009 and stayed on our way to CO and on our way back to AZ. The whole property is clean and neat as a pin. Our Cocker Spaniel is as welcome as we are, and the rooms are immaculate! Be sure to include this neat place in your travel plans!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Albuquerque, NM
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2009

Previous reviewers got it right - this is indeed a really nice place to stay. Beginning with the warm welcome by the owner (and his very-friendly sidekick, Roscoe the spaniel), we very much enjoyed the quiet setting and our surprisingly-spacious and VERY clean room. The complimentary continental breakfast items were basic but varied and quite adequate, and we had the breakfast room to ourselves for a quiet repast. And at $56+tax for a spotless non-smoking double room, we were more than happy with the entire experience.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2009

This is a no frills, nice, clean motel. It's quiet and well kept but best of all, it's inexpensive. I've stayed in more expensive hotels in Raton and you don't get more for your money. It doesn't have the latest furnishings but it does have everything you need and everything works. We felt safe here with our children. We would stay here again in a second.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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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
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#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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