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Trail Riders Motel

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

When we travel, we always look for alternatives to the sterile, boring, foreign and corporate owned chains. In Granby, the place to stay is the Trail Riders Motel! Original vintage touches abound, including knotty-pine paneling, period (original?) furnishings, glass block windows in the bathroom, cool original sink, etc. Lisa provided a warm welcome on our arrival after a long motorcycle-riding... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

Yes you are right! The knotty pine is original. The Trail Riders was built in 1949 and 1950 and opened for buisness in 1951. We are the 4th owners of the motel. We have owned it for 24 years and have tried to keep a lot of it as original as possible. The desks are original with the TRL on... More 

California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Excellent for the cost and cleanliness. The room's appearance was a step back in time with its knotty pine walls! The room was equipped with a small fridge, a microwave, a small table with two chairs, and a desk. Free Wi-Fi was available. The bed was amazing ~ great night's sleep.. When I asked about it, the owners said it... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

So glad you slept well. A good nights sleep goes a long way! Thank you so much for writing a such a great review. Its very thoughtful of you to take the time while you are on vacation. We really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again if you are ever in the Granby area. Thanks again! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This place is a real gem! We were looking for a kitch motel for a one night stay and we found it! The owners were so open and accommodating. We had a 2 bedroom, so our room was a bit larger than the rest (or so I was told). Old wood panelling covering the walls and ceilings - not tacky... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

We want to thank you so much for your wonderful review. I love it when people notice the little things that make such a difference. The woodwork in the motel was done back in 1950 when the motel was built. It opened for buisness in 1951 so you can see it holds up well if you take care of it.... More 

Ogden, Utah
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This hotel was amazing. They manage to keep the feel of a small town "mom and pop" place with the standards of cleanliness and maintenance of a large corporate hotel! I was truly impressed. I was just coming through with a group of Marine Corp Veterans and let me tell you about the added touch... The manager Mark came out... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy you chose The Trail Riders for your over night stay! We were very honored to have you as our guests. Thank you for such a great review we appreciate it very much! I can't say enough about Lisa and Marc and their customer service. They are really great. The bagpipe is an extra bonus! Lisa and... More 

Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had 2 double beds that were comfortable and nice was it that they were in two different rooms. The room is equipped with a fan to bring in outside air but no a/c. It was not an issue even in a "heatwave" of July 2016. (I was concerned but everything was great.) The lady from the front desk was... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

So glad you were happy with your stay at the Trail Riders! Thank you so much for the great review! Lisa and Marc work very hard at the motel. They do everything themselves so they are very busy. They try and make every guest feel as though they have been there before. I guess you said it right " down... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stayed 4 nights in a two bedroom unit. It was fabulous. There is a big shelving unit to store the snacks we bought at the local City Market, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, Cable TV , and free wifi. Lisa and Marc keep this motel spotless. I would definitely recommend it.

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

I would like to take a moment and thank you for all your kind words. We have tried hard to make our small motel cozy but workable. We are so glad you had a good four day stay. Please come see us again! Thanks you. More 

Ohio
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The place looked that best of the several motels that are on the main strip of the town. Two small rooms with no real features. No phone. The code for Wifi is in the book which we didn't discover until the morning. No air conditioning but did have a fan in the window. Bathroom was a little crusty. Found hair... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you were not satisfied at The Trail Riders. More 

Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I don't write reviews but due to a previous One I will this time. This place is exactly as they advertise nothing less, what they don't advertise is the owners are great people will do anything within reason to accommodate you. People like this is what America was built on. I've stayed here 3 times in 3 years, it is... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

I would like to thank you so much for your honest review. I feel everything you said was exactly the way it really is. We advertise as a mom and pop place so when people come they are not expecting a chain motel. It's very small, only eleven units, but there is a lot of hard work that goes into... More 

Golden, Colorado
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was our first stay in a motel, so we are rating the property based on our perception of it compared to the average motel. We attended a wedding in Granby, CO & wanted to stay close to the event. We typically stay in luxury or mid-range hotel chains, however, there were none available in Granby. We found the Trail... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for writing such a nice review! Lisa and Marc do work very hard at meeting all our guests needs. We are very happy that you were pleasantly surprised with The Trail Riders Motel. Sometimes being small is nice because we feel as though things can be taken care of on a much more personal... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This property illustrates my main concern/criticism of the TripAdvisor community: The community blows the value of 1950s bungalow-style motels completely out of proportion. I can't mention other reviews, or other properties, without risking the removal of this review, so I will have to speak generically. But, suffice it to say, these tiny properties have captured the imagination of the TripAdvisor... More 

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Donna K, Owner at Trail Riders Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with The Trail Riders Motel. We always advertise as a small mom and pop place to stay. Yes our place is small, but most people stay with us because they like the cozy charm. When these types of motels were built they fit everybody's needs.We have up dated as much as we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming motel located right in the heart of Grand County. Our classic knotty pine, non-smoking one and two-bedroom units accommodate 1-4 people. Every room has a 32" flat screen TV with cable, complimentary wireless internet service, refrigerator, microwave, dinette table, and daily room service. We are the only motel walking distance of several restaurants, two local parks, the new Granby library and the Amtrak station. Come see us at Trail Riders Motel. It's a great little place to get away! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Trail Riders Motel

Address: 215 E. Agate Ave., P.O. Box 1005, Granby, CO
Region: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Granby
Price Range: $100 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Trail Riders Hotel Granby
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“Appears they are all good rooms. We had the end unit - very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles lindonm2015, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I doubt there's any room better than others - they are likely all sweet!”
 of 5 bubbles LisaH164, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we had a room near the office... the room near highway may be a little noisy, as no a/c unit... fan located in open window?”
 of 5 bubbles 49sr, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are 11 units. We were in Room #5. I looked at a couple before I left, and I liked all of them.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahs961, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you like an end unit, ask for #11.”
 of 5 bubbles CP34, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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