I was riding my 87 BMW k-75 motorcycle east on I-40 aiming for Amarillo, Texas, but got slowed down by rain and cold. I finally gave up and at TucumcariI pulled off the interstate on to US 66 and rode into town. Cursing the boulevard, There was a sign in front of Budget Inn offering Special Senior rates. For me, it would be $35/night. There was no haggling. If I wanted to check out other accommodations further along, and then came back later, the price would be $45/night. I was tired and cold and decided not to risk the chance of loosing the current price.
The room was clean, the heat pump was loud, (but I turned it off when I went to bed) and the front door was self locking I found out the next morning, as I was packing up. I was obliged to wake the morning clerk for another key.
Would I stay there again? Yes. I only wanted a clean bed and bath, and the price was within my budget. I might check out other accommodations first though, to get an idea of general prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small independent motel. With recent renovations, our facility offers a top level of cleanliness. Our rates are affordable and we offer a quiet, peaceful evening of rest. Budget Inn is located right across from a restaurant and lounge. Large parking lot ideal for u-haul trucks. ... more less