We did not think that we could get a better welcome at this hotel than we did last time, but the welcome we received this time was fantastic. After travelling over 200 Miles that day, we were welcomed by Name as we walked through the front door, it was like the Young Lady on the front desk was welcoming old friends. We got the same welcome when we saw the General Manager, it was almost like we were visiting Family, even though this is only the second time we have stayed here.
This hotel is in a good location and is easy to find, on US 550, just 1 block down from the junction with US 64, and it has plenty of parking space. The whole hotel is really clean and the beds are very comfortable. They also have a Guest Laundry with supplies available from the front desk, very useful, if like us you are on a "Road Trip" lasting several weeks.
The complimentary breakfast is very good, with an excellent range of fresh and cooked food, and plenty of it. There is a variety of different bread, cereal, meat, eggs, waffles, fresh fruit, coffee, fruit juice, Etc. You will not leave here hungry. The staff in the breakfast area are also very friendly and helpful, and cannot do enough to help you.
Once again the Young Ladies on the front desk (We met 4 different ones a various times throughout our stay) and the General Manager could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We stayed here for 4 days on this visit as we explored more of the places in the area. We were asked if we needed directions, maps or any other information, all the staff were very helpful. Sadly you don't get service like this very often today, just another reason why this hotel rates 5 Stars, we would give it more if we could.
There are various "Fast Food" outlets within walking distance, "Lotta Burger, KFC, Domino's, Burger King, Subway Etc. There are also various restaurants, there is a "Farmer's Market" on a nearby corner. There are various local convenience stores close by, either within walking distance or a short drive. Should you require a bigger store, there are 2 Walmart stores in Farmington which is about 15 Miles away, ask at the front desk of the hotel for directions.
The "Salmon Ruins" are less than 3 Miles away. The "Aztec Ruins" are 10 Miles away about a 20 Minute drive. There is a Gas Station and a Post Office also within walking distance. Angel Peak is approximately 15 Miles away, the views from here are stunning, and this is a good place for seeing the night sky. We do however recommend that if you are going to visit this area at night, first of all visit it in daylight, to give you a better idea of what the road is like, it can be uneven in places. There is also Navajo Lake which is 43 Miles from here, The Durango & Silverton Railway is 45 Miles away, approximately 1 Hours drive along US 550, the views along the route are also fantastic. All these places are well worth the effort to go and see them, not only for the scenery, but also for their historic past.
This hotel is a great place to stay whether you are just staying one night, or staying several nights to be able to explore the area like we did.
We definitely recommend this hotel and we are looking forward to staying here again, the next time we are in the area. less