If you want to experience the dunes for a sunrise or a sunset, definitely stay here.
It is a smaller motel with average, dated furniture, but it is clean and comfortable inside. Rooms include a patio that overlook the dunes and we had a BBQ grill - but didn't use it. Our patio door did not shut properly, but after we spoke to the manager, it was promptly fixed. The management was helpful and courteous.
There was satellite television reception, new flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning. There was also an indoor pool at the motel, but we did not use it. You pull up to and park right in front of your unit. Within walking distance down a hill, there is an eatery and small grocery store - seems to be family-run.
It was enjoyable to watch to hummingbirds at the feeders by our unit, but there were ants and lots of mosquitoes outdoors (none indoors). Bug spray solved the mosquito problem.
This is a convenient place to stay to see the dunes, but it is nothing fancy. Other places to stay are about a 30-minute drive in Alamosa. I got terrific photos of the dunes and mountains from just outside my room at sunrise, which was about 5:30 a.m.
- Also Known As:
- Great Sand Dunes Hotel Mosca
- Great Sand Dunes Mosca
- Great Sand Dunes Lodge Colorado/Mosca