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Inn at Halona
Ranked #1 of 1 Zuni B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 20, 2011

The Inn is nestled in the center of town. Owned by the family who own the grocery store and next to it. It is a true oasis. The owners are the most gracious hosts and provide everything you could possibly need. If you are interested in fetishes let them know, they may be able to introduce you to local artists. I recommend going to the visitor center to purchase a photo pass, which has limited use, but needed if you are going to take any photos. The center also has information about the pueblo and tours that are totally worth the cost!! Wonderful, welcoming, delightful visit.

Room Tip: All looked beautiful.
  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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5  Thank dedhammainetraveler
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

We were supposed to stay for 2 nights, but bailed early and only stayed one. The place is super-crowded, with inadequate common area, especially given the tiny room that we stayed in. We were told to pick a time for breakfast and when we showed up at that time, had to wait for a large family to vacate the only table. We had a poor night's sleep on a marginal bed. You can do far better than to stay at this place.

Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
2  Thank SJtraveler52
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Reviewed September 9, 2010

Understanding the Inn is the ONLY option on the Zuni reservation, by expectations weren't very high. Admittedly though, had I seen the exterior of the place online I probably would have opted to stay in Gallup.
Don't be swayed by the exterior. Once you get beyond the ramschackled store and grafitti - inside is an oasis.
We stayed in room #5 -- the basement. Again. Put aside your preconceptions. It was a lovely room with a private bath, two beds, satellite TV -- all of the amenities. And the breakfast was delicious! One has a choice of blue corn pancakes, fresh croissants, fruit and everything else you might expect -- all lovingly made by the Zuni women who work there.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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6  Thank SeattleNMNative
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

I like a nice B&B, but this was really something special. The owners have thought of absolutely everything to make their guests feel comfortable. Breakfast was one of the best meal of our nine day trip. We had great rooms - #22 #23. My only regret was that we didn't see the signs in the pueblo hung by people selling dinner out of their homes until after we had eaten; that would have been interesting.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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4  Thank gypsyEvergreen
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

Staying on the reservation was a highlight of my New Mexico trip. If you are looking for a peaceful, authentic experience and want to learn about Zuni culture, stay at the Inn. No casino here, just quiet, peaceful nights. We were lucky enough to be there when a ceremonial dance was held. It was a sacred event, but we were allowed to attend on the condition that we did not take pictures and watched from the rooftop overlooking the plaza. Amazing! The dancers moved in unison, at times seeming like one colorful organism. It was privilege to be able to see it.

After the ceremony we had a simple dinner at the grocery store deli next to the Inn. The deli is the only restaurant available. They serve delicious fried chicken with New Mexican hot salsa on the side. There is a small salad bar and a menu of burgers and such (no vegetarian options). My husband, a vegetarian, managed with salad and a few items purchased from the grocery store.

But he thoroughly enjoyed breakfast! It was THE BEST BED-AND-BREAKFAST BREAKFAST we have ever had! We had so many options to chose from. I had an scrambled eggs, and he had huevos rancheros. We both had blue corn pancakes that were too good to be true. We kept stuffing our mouths and smiling at each other. And the fruit cup looked like it was made with loving care. DELICIOUS!

Roger and his wife run the B and B and the grocery. They are warm, friendly people. Roger took the time to sit with us on the patio and answer my questions about life on the reservation.

There is a museum which we didn't get to see because it was closed do to the ceremony. But we did visit the jewelry stores--the work is beautiful and reasonably priced. Everyone we met was friendly--even the teenagers! When we asked a couple of young men for directions to the plaza, they actually walked us there. Apparently, manners are part of their culture.

I could go on forever, here. But to sum it up: Staying at the Inn at Halona is a wonderful experience. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank MariaSanFrancisco_CA
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Reviewed October 17, 2009

Did a detour from Flagstaff on way to Monumuent Valley having found this place on the web...........a quite unusual/different kind of b and b........didnt meet the owners but local staff looked after us fine........great breakfast and well stocked store out front..............Room 5 is very nice but suffers from being below stairs so movement above can be a bit disturbing especially if other visitors are used to " RISING AT 5 MOST MORNINGS "............otherwise well worth a detour

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  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BAILEYSONTOURUK
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Reviewed August 22, 2009

The Inn at Halona is one of the best experiences I have had in many years of traveling and multiple trips to the Southwest. I loved everything about the Inn and it's location in Zuni. We felt like we were immersed in the Zuni culture for 4 days. Roger and Elaine are delightful hosts and the staff is very thoughtful. The rooms are very comfortable with beautiful art from the Zuni Pueblo. Learning more about the Zuni people from those who live there was great. We had the opportunity to view a Ceremonial Rain Dance from the home of one of the Zuni families and it was an unexpected highlight of the trip and a very special time. It was also Zuni Expo weekend and we saw social dances and had a great time shopping for Zuni art. El Morro and Banderra are lots of fun and El Morro is especially interesting.

The food at the Inn is delicious and do not miss the blue corn pancakes. Everything was terrific but the hospitality of the owners and people were the best.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Inn at Halona

Address: 23b Pia Mesa Road, Zuni, NM 87327
Location: United States > New Mexico > Zuni
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Zuni
Price Range: $79 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Halona 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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