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Branding Iron Motel

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had no idea where to stay in Chama when we visited to ride the train. The room was clean. Had requested a quiet room, was told they were all quiet. For 2 nights we had to listen to our neighbors tv playing all night long. The bed and pillows in our room definitely needed to be replaced.

1Thank KyGirl90
Carol Stream, Illinois
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very nice hotel, comfortable, nice and clean. I stayed there last week. There are no rental vehicles or cabs in town and the owners were nice enough to give me a ride to the train depot on my last day.

1Thank Taggs56
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night after our train ride. There isn't many places to stay in Chama so with that being said if you have to stay just know ahead that your not going to like it! No hair dryer, microwave or refrigerator but there is a 1 cup coffee maker in the room.

1Thank Ida R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This little town survives under the scenic steam engine train that runs Mar-Oct. We were there at the peak of the fall foliage so the whole town is packed with all hotel/ motel rooms booked. This wasn't our first choice (Vista Del Rio were booked 3 weeks ago) but it turned out to be very accommodating. Everything that a motel...

Thank Onephzw
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our stay at The Branding Iron was nice. The room was clean. The bed was alittle hard for us. We stayed for 2 nights. We were there to take The Cumbres & Toltec train ride. Another plus to staying there is they give a discount on the motel, if you are there to ride the train. And they give you...

Thank Ruby W
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Chama doesn't have much to offer in places to stay. However the Branding Iron was better than we expected! The property is older but it has been very well maintained. The owners are very nice and friendly. In fact one of our Grandchildren left an electronic toy in the room and they tool the trouble to call and arranged to...

Thank Csxyoder
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Chama for the cumbersome &toltec train ride. stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. The room was large but needs some updating. The bathroom was clean no blow dryer was provided in the room. Had to ask at the office for one. The rugs need to be updated.

Thank Atherton99
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had the worst experience ever!! My hubby and I had been planning a quick trip back home to visit family for months and when we finally got a chance to get away I took it upon myself to book a room...with almost all rooms booked; I felt thankful to find a room at the Branding Iron. Because of work we...

1Thank Cyndy P
Richard N, Manager at Branding Iron Motel, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear that your stay was so unsatisfying. When you booked your room ( a room with 2 double beds) with the booking agency that you used, you were required to give a valid credit card to guarantee the reservation. This is standard procedure. Without a valid credit card the reservation is not guaranteed. At around 7:30 pm...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Weekend trip to Chama for the beautiful train with our in-laws. The room was clean, the shower was hot, and the bed was comfy enough (for away from home it was awesome!) The owner operator was very helpful and nice. If we ever visit the area again we will definitely be staying here! Thank you!

Thank J E
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 August 2016

In Chama the outside looks great the rooms are old but sorta clean no bed bugs a/c worked but smelled bad. Shower and bath were clean, bedding was clean. I have stayed in worse rooms and this will do in a pinch. Staff was friendly the restaurant closed a few years ago, and that's too bad it has a good...

Thank loboGary

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the Rio Chama valley at the Southern tip of the spectacular Rocky Mountain Range, the Branding Iron Motel welcomes you from May to October and offers the comforts of home delivered with exceptional Southwestern hospitality. From our unrivaled location, hear the engineer’s whistle announcing the arrival and departure of trains from the historic Chama depot on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Branding Iron Motel

Address: 1511 Hwy 17, Chama, NM 87510
Region: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Price Range: $115 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Branding Iron Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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“On the main road, less than a mile to the train depot or to a nice restaurant/bar in town. High Country”
Onephzw, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Late check-ins where very noisey one night. Please be considerate of other guests trying to sleep.”
RubyW304, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good clean room and the price was right!”
644je, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“stay on the second floor, it may be quieter, but there is no elevator”
davwitcher, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“1st floor room very convenient to parking”
76clarkn, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
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