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“Inexpensive, worn, but comfortable motel”

Sangre De Cristo Motel
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Sangre De Cristo Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Questa
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I stayed here 2 nights while I was hiking in the area. This is a small, old motel, but the rooms are large, the bed was comfortable and there's a microwave and refrigerator in the room in addition to a TV. The owner is very nice and friendly. Questa is not a tourist town but an old, quiet, rather depressed, mountain village in a beautiful location. Finding food here is an issue. There are 2 places in which to eat, but they close by 7 PM. There is a supermarket in town with a deli where you can get a good sandwich. There's also a Family Dollar store which sells food items and is open late. I brought leftover food from a restaurant in Taos, (which is about a 1/2 hour drive away) which I reheated for breakfast and I bought a sandwich for dinner.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

It's run down and, even though inexpensive, not really worth it. If you are taking the beautiful loop around Wheeler Mountain, I would recommend moving on to Eagle Nest. It's not that far and there are many more lodging and food options.

Questa looks like it has been badly hurt by the economy. While there are a large number of places to buy liquor and beer, there is very little in the way of food. We did get a pizza and it was terrible.

This is a beautiful location on a stunning road. Someone really should put some money and energy into supplying a decent place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank sailsequoyah
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We chose this place for is location- closest motel to the Valle Vidal and Rio Costilla areas for fly fishing and closest lodging to the Wild Rivers Recreation area. Close enough to Red River to go there but not have to stay there. The owner is very friendly and seems to be the only one around. He did not require a credit card for a reservation, and gave us a senior discount when we checked in. $50/per night included tax. The rooms are concrete block construction, so you hear very little noise from other guests. The A/C unit is noisy, but this is a plus as white noise. Mini-fridge, microwave, TV with lots of channels, plenty of lamps, a love seat, decent queen bed--all we needed for our 3-night stay. No internet, no shampoo, no phone. Local grocery store, dollar store and hardware store are just down the road for things you might need. But the motel really needs some work - old wallpaper on one wall was dirty and peeling - carpet not well vacuumed - dead bushes in front of each room - pile of brush/branches heaped next to the one outdoor table - indoor/outdoor carpet on steps coming off - constantly dripping tub faucet - and more. It is sad and tired looking. I hope the owner can fix it up some or it may not be around for long. It is a restful spot to stay in a beautiful part of NM, and would be missed.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

As others have stated in previous reviews (which helped me to stay at this motel), this is a good place to stay. Questa is 12 miles west of Red River and Questa is not a tourist town (it is a sleepy community). Overall, the owner (Bud) is a great cordial person and the motel can be be viewed in my opinion as an early 60's type motel. The exterior is in need of some repair but the interior of the rooms were clean, beds were comfortable and equipped with small frig and microwave. As earlier reviewers have stated, this is not a fancy place but simply is a clean, comfortable inexpensive place to stay. I was able to make a reservation via telephone (no credit card) and was unable to make first night due to car trouble. Called Bud and it was no problem. If you check Red River they want your first born to make a reservation and there are no cancellation policies (generally 2 weeks notice). We paid $55 night for three adults (myself, wife and 18yr old son).

Would stay here again without hesitation. Actually this would be a great place to stay if you were skiing in Taos since it is not far from the Taos ski area and the rooms in Taos are outrageous (years ago we stayed in Red River and drove over to Taos to ski). At that time, I took a turn off at Arroyo Hondo (state route B143 to Arroyo Seco) and then into the ski valley. Been several years but it cut off several miles.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank osucowboy1980
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

As others have said, this place offers an excellent value and a good location for exploring the nearby area. Close to Wild Rivers park and Red River. Good fishing and outdoor activities as well as breathtaking scenic beauty. The rooms are nothing fancy but clean and comfortable with small refrigerator and microwave. No internet at motel and almost none in town. Restaurants scarce. Owner/manager Bud is very friendly and helpful. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ozone88
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Nice big room with a couch refrigerator and microwave. Good deal for the money. No internet and bring your own shampoo. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank jonnywiseblood
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

A great place to stay if you want an inexpensive place to stay while skiing. This is not a fancy place compared to the places on the mountain, but can't complain as it had a bed, shower, and cable tv. Owner was great dude. Was able to get a room the night before I arrived.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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1  Thank Usnate84
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Address: Highways 522 and 38, Questa, NM 87556
Region: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Questa
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Questa
Number of rooms: 13

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