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Sands Motel

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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“donuts”(9 reviews)
“historic route”(6 reviews)
“the main drag”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Each afternoon we chose where to stop on Route 66 and we were pleased to have chosen the Sands Motel - It offered great history with a clean and well appointed room at a reasonable price. We spent a little more time at Inscription Mountain...More

2  Thank PaPopHall
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Do not judge a motel by the front! The Sands was one of the nicest places we stayed on our 21 days road trip. The room was large and very clean. Nicely decorated, great bed, pictures on the wall were appropriate for the Southwest. Helpful,...More

1  Thank Abbyann
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Sands Motel is an older establishment, but the rooms are clean. The front desk staff are polite and attentive, the air conditioner in my room worked quite nicely, the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was nice and clean, and the WiFi worked quite...More

1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It may not be a 5 star hotel but it is a 5 star deal. Our room was clean and comfortable. Good hot water and good location. We had new looking towels and shower curtain. Good continental breakfast. The only critique is the bed and...More

1  Thank Bjm35
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I've just spent the night at the Sands Motel, Grants NM. I've had the best night sleep and best shower so far on our Route 66 honeymoon. Best neon sign too. The beds and rooms are large and adequately equipped. There is a shower and...More

3  Thank NatalieC3
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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US$33 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$33 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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katmckee
1 July 2016|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I believe the earliest you can check in is usually 3:00 PM. But they are really sweet about late check ins!
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BlueFox_13
16 May 2016|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. I would ask the owner where she'd like you to park. This was an EXCELLENT place.
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"Room 123 was once occupied by Elvis!"
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"Ask for the Elvis Room"
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"There is a room here that was stayed in by Elvis on his honeymoon!!!!"
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"Don't expect sleek or modern. It is an old motel, but clean."
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