Clean, Comfortable and a Great Value!
"The Rock is located in the small town
of Mountainair, New Mexico. This is an older motel that has
recently been fully renovated. This is a family run motel
and the owners really make you feel welcome.
The entire property is very clean and the rooms are large
and spacious. Larger than some Farifield Inn's I have stayed
in recently. The rooms include many great amenities such as
a mini-fridge, microwave and free internet and long distance
telephone. The Internet bandwidth was very good. I measured
6 MB down and 600 KB up. (Comparable to DSL.)
The new tile work in the bathrooms is really nice. Not your
average hotel plain. Whomever did the renovations to this
motel did a terrific job. They obviously have stayed in a
lot of hotels. There are coat hooks in just the right places
and many other conveniences that larger chain hotels are
Perhaps one of the best features on the property is the
outdoor, covered area. They offer comfortable seating, gas
grills and a fire pit that we enjoyed during our three night
stay. Weather permitting, this is a great place to just hang
We visit this area frequently and we will definitely be
staying here again."
Not Much Here But Enough You Should Go "
I visit Mountainair on occasion to
visit some of New Mexico's best archeological sites...Gran
Quivira, Abo Salinas and Quarai. All sites are within 30
minutes of town and best 400 year old Spanish mission
architecture anywhere in NM.
A drive through town takes less than 5
minutes, a gas station, old style hardware store and Alpine
Alley for eats.
You're on the edge of the Chihuahua
desert and short grass prairies with the 'Salinas' just east
of town. Salinas are the salt playas (pueblo source of salt)
that you can still drive into if you have the right map that
shows federal lands connected to public roads...stop into
your closest BLM office and purchase these land status maps.
Every NM traveler will need these.
I've tried all the places to stay in
Mountainair, that's why I need to tell you about the Rock
Motel. It's well worth the price, clean, comfortable,
service attendants are very good. The Rock has come a long
way in the last 5 years, now when I'm passing through,
that's where I stop, and you should too."
Great Town, Great Motel
"I wish I'd had more time to spend in
Mountainair. If I get a chance to go back, I'll definitely
try the Rock Motel first. The price was very reasonable, the
room was comfortable and clean with more amenities than you
might expect at this price, and the owners were very nice.
Diamond In The Rough
"Clean, comfortable, spacious, quiet,
thoroughly renovated and reasonable priced. Friendly and
helpful owners. We like it so much we stayed here twice as
we came and went on vacation in southern New Mexico. They
even have a large pavilion out front with BBQs so you can
enjoy the breeze in the shade or cook a meal. We definitely
Nice Town, Friendly Quiet Hotel
"My husband and I spent two nights here
when we were in Mountainair for the weekend. The room was
extremely clean and in general the hotel seemed very well
taken care of. There is a nice picnic area with BBQs in
front of the hotel that provides a nice option if you're
into cooking your own dinner.
We were disappointed that our room did not have the flat
screen TV as was listed on their website, and there
definitely weren't 100s of channels available. Also, the
wifi was pretty spotty in our room. The staff did provide an
ethernet cable in case we had wired devices but that wasn't
much help for the phones.
The bathroom in our room had clearly been redone recently
and was really nice. The shower was great and the vanity and
lighting was nice. We really enjoyed how quiet the room was.
We never heard any noise from the people on either side of
us and cars/trucks on the highway were barely noticeable.
All in all this was a fine hotel. It's very easy to find,
there's some diners and a great coffee shop very close by.
Mountainair is a very nice little town with a surprising
number of things to do. Overall we really enjoyed our
When In Mountanair NM, Stay Here
"The other reviews are correct, the Rock
Motel is "the" place to stay for the night. Rough looking on
the outside, but very clean, large room, great shower, and
the AC/heater works great. Quiet, even though on US 60 and
and the trains are a few blocks away. Melita checks you in
and runs the place, she is dedicated to a great stay.
Mountainair, not much to the town but worth the time to
check out...drive the back streets, get a feel of the "real"
New Mexico. Have a beer at the Rosebud, visit the local
grocery store or bring your own food. No place to eat in