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Pelican Spa
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great check in and cute room. That changed over night with less then friendly a.m. staff and dead friends in shower and kitchen (guess I'm glad they were dead!). Had the option to stay or go, so after a soak we split. Colorful place and for the price probably ok for those that are use to unwelcome creatures small and large.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

The rooms were funky, individually decorated with modern art and bright colors. The hardwood floor was grass green, but the bed was red, as was the dresser and artwork. All of the rooms in the building we stayed in were suites, witha kitchen including a moderate sized refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and fully furnished with plates/pots/pans/utensils. There was a flatscreen TV with multiple channels. It's hardly a complaint in the desert, but there was a little bit of dirt on the floor... The bed and appliances and furniture were clean. The building we were in was right across the street from the soaking rooms, which was fine for us, we had a great sunset view from the 2nd floor. There are rooms available closer to the soaking rooms. The mineral tubs are reserved only for guests staying over. Unlimited soaking is included. It is right downtown, so there are plenty of eateries and shops within a short walk!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

If you are staying in the tiny town of Truth or Consequences, you probably already are an adventurous traveler. But, for real town flavor, skip the chain hotels.

Truth or Consequences was originally called Hot Springs and along Main Street, you will find small spas that are an excellent substitute for the traditional hotel. Pelican Spa is one of them.

Colorfully decorated and conveniently located, Pelican Spa offers plenty of bang for the buck. Spacious studios with a living room/dining room, kitchenette, comfortable bedroom, and bathroom. Keep in mind that these are old buildings constructed in the 20s, but they are decorated to make you feel at home.

The main building (some rooms are attached to this) includes spacious common areas, shared washer/dryer, kitchenette, computer room (although the hotel provides free wi-fi to guests), and of course, the spas. All of the soaking rooms are indoor (one of the spas in the area also has an outdoor one), and are open from about 8am to 10pm).

The staff was friendly, the hotel is very affordable (it is currently $55 for a room with a queen bed), our stay was pleasant, and we would certainly come back here if we ever find ourselves in Truth or Consequences again.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Stayed here last weekend and unfortunately our room (the Loft) looked to have been largely ignored by housekeeping. The beds were made (hopefully the sheets were laundered, not sure) but the sitting area had bits of food on the floor, couch and table... shredded cheese, large bread crumbs, even a used band-aid. Clearly this area wasn't considered important by the cleaning staff. The floor is rough concrete which is fine, but it should be swept, the entire floor, after each stay. There is no way this floor had been swept in at least a month. My first choice of coffee cup had dried coffee in the bottom so after that we washed every cup and dish before using it. Two members of the staff were gracious and accommodating, though another young woman seemed to want to be anywhere but there. Lastly, around 8 PM a full rock band set up stage next door to our room and began to play hits from the 70s and 80s, loudly. With the one inch gap between the doors to our room and theirs (they connected, presumably for a suite effect) it was impossible not to have our very thoughts drowned out by noise. Needless to say, we complained and were immediately given another room across the courtyard. This staff member was kind and helped us move our things. The new room was great. Quiet and clean, we wished we had reserved this room from the beginning! T or C was a pleasant surprise, though, and we will be returning. If you rent the Loft, check out the room before unpacking and be sure no bands are booked to play next door during your stay.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

After a nice first night at Pelican Spa and enjoying a soak in the mineral baths we decided to stay for an extra night.

We had to switch rooms on our second night as the room we were in was already booked. We stayed in both #2 and #3 in the Pelican Apartment building.

Both rooms were basically efficiency apartments one with a living room and one with two bedrooms. There is a small kitchen area with a sink, fridge, and microwave and a bathroom with a shower with an awesome shower head. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We were able to walk our 3 beagles in grassy areas nearby. The window unit air conditioning kept the room cool and comfy.

The rooms are painted in vibrant colors and the decor is what I would describe as quirky and fun. The bed linens and towels at the Pelican were soft and plush.. more so than I expected from a place that line dries!

The bonus of this place is the private mineral bath rooms that both my husband and I utilized a couple of times. The hot springs soaks were soothing and relaxing and the baths were clean. The staff we encountered were both friendly and helpful.

We would gladly stay here again. :)

If you choose to cook there is a stove at the main facility about a 1/2 block walk away. We walked to the short distance to the yummy Happy Belly Deli for breakfast all 3 mornings.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

I stayed 3 nights in Pink Pelican #1. It is really a small apartment, rather like the kind I rented as an undergraduate but with everything working and SPOTLESSLY CLEAN. It included a large living room with a somewhat tired but large couch. There was a widescreen TV with basic Direct TV. The bedroom queen bed was quite comfortable. Off the bedroom was a walk-in closet with 6 wire hangers. There was a nightstand that opened but does not include drawers. The bathroom is your basic bathroom with a tub/shower, etc.

The kitchenette was actually larger than many kitchens I had in rentals. The fridge is about 3/4 size, there is a microwave, sink, stove and table with two chairs. It included a couple plates, bowls and silverware. There were no pots or pans or ice cube trays but I could probably have asked for them at the front office. Since I did not need them, I did not ask.

The air conditioner was stand-alone tower that was vented out the living room window and could not be moved, so I made sure to crank it up well before I was ready to turn in so the bedroom would cool off. Because of the venting, the drape did not close fully but it closed well enough for me. I'm not real shy.

The pink pelican 1 is in a building more or less across from the main office and facility. The hot tubs are in the main facility, about a two minute walk. The tubs are in 4 or 5 separate rooms, first come first served, with doors that shut and latch. Fluffy towels are provided. The rooms that house the tubs are all decorated with fun art on the walls and the soaks are glorious.

The main facility also has a communal kitchen where you can pick up coffee for your coffemaker and, for those who do not get a room with a kitchenette, you can cook. There is also a washer and dryer in the kitchen area.

The first morning I dropped by the office to ask them to not change the bed sheets or the towels and was told that the staff do not go into the rooms unless asked, which worked for me.

The Pelican main facility is covered with funky outsider and Asian-style art. There is a large living room with lots of seating including a large table for groups. There is also a TV in that room.

I used the free wireless Internet service in my room with no problem. There is also a computer with free Internet access in the main office and free printing. I tried it as well and it worked just fine.

The inn is located in the historic area of T or C and within very easy walking distance - like a block - of art galleries, consignment shops, and several restaurants. There is also a park a few blocks away on the water.

I had a great stay.

Room Tip: Pink Pelican rooms give you a lot of space for the money; main facility rooms are fancier.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Third time here, nothings changed I still love it. This is the perfect embodiment of the funkyness of TorC. Ive stayed here, the Sierra Grande and the Blackstone. They all have good and great things going for them but dollar for dollar I like this place. But if your looking for the Holiday inn/Comfort Suites/Red roof experience please dont stay here. You will be disappointed. Have the best breakfast ever at the White Coyote just up the street. BTW unlimited tubbing is included in price.

Room Tip: The rooms in the Spa compound while a little more give quick access to tubs
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 306 S Pershing St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3346
Location: United States > New Mexico > Sierra County > Truth or Consequences
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Truth or Consequences
Price Range: $61 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pelican Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pelican Spa & Hotel is a comfortable, colorful and reasonably priced hotel and spa conveniently situated in Downtown Truth or Consequences in historical buildings and within easy walking distance of restaurants,shops,local museum and art galleries. The hotel has the most reasonable rates in town and includes FREE, unlimited hot mineral water soaks for all guests in our private, indoor tub rooms in our central spa building. Each room is furnished with vintage furniture and original art and features FREE WI FI Internet, HDTV with Direct TV cable, and kitchenettes. We also have convenient meeting rooms and Asian-style outdoor courtyard environments. We specialize in hosting groups of all kinds for meetings, weddings and retreats and have special group rates. Please contact us if you would like to have your group meeting or event with us. ... more   less 
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