This is a very nice hotel, it is very peaceful & quiet, it is very easy to find being on the main street. There is plenty of parking, for Cars, RV’s and Trucks.
We received a really nice welcome from the 2 Ladies on the front desk, they wanted to know where we were from and if we were planning to explore the area, in which case, did we need any maps printed out or information about what to see and where to go and how to get there, the ladies were really helpful. The Best Western Welcome is always good, these ladies are a good example of how good it can be, the welcomes we receive from Best Western Hotels seem to get better every year.
The room was very clean, the bed and the pillows were very comfortable. The A/C was running when we got to our room, so that was nice and cool. The large TV had a good selection of channels, HBO, ESPN, FOX, CNN Etc. After a good night’s sleep, we enjoyed a first-class breakfast, there was plenty of choice:- Various types of Bread & Cereals, Freshly Cooked Sausage, Hot Eggs (Omelet style and hard boiled), Yoghurts, Fruit Juice, Coffee, Muffins, and a good selection of fresh fruit. All the hot items were freshly cooked and there was a good supply of all of the food items available.
This hotel would make a good base for exploring the area, there is a lot to see and do, not only in Las Cruces but also in the surrounding area.
Approximately 70% of the historic part of Las Cruces was destroyed in the 1970’s by the Urban Renewal Movement, but in 2002 the people of Las Cruces came together to reverse the process & restore Las Cruces to its former glory. There are several Art Galleries & the Farmers & Craft Market is well worth a visit.
The Organ Mountains have a lot of interesting and historic sites. There is over 22 Miles of the Original Butterfield Stage Trail, Billy The Kid used these mountains to hide away, and you can visit “Billy The Kids, Lookout Rock”, Geronimo the Chiricahua Apache Leader hid here, look for his cave. The US Air Force used part of these mountains for target practice in WWII, The Apollo Astronauts trained here and there are over 240 Archeological & Petroglyph sites.
Spaceport America is only 45 miles North of Las Cruces. The New Mexico Museum of Space History, The Museum of Nature and Science & The White Sands Missile Range are all within easy reach. The Rio Grande, Old Messila Village, Hiking, Horseback Riding & Birding Watching are all activities that can easily be done using this hotel as a base.
My Wife & I had a great stay here, we definitely recommend this hotel and look forward to the next visit. less