After a long day of driving, any roadside hotel will work for me. As long as it looks safe and is in a decent looking area, I’m willing to take a risk and give it a shot! Such is the case with the Comfort Inn, located off Interstate 10 in Deming, New Mexico.
I was tired. It was there. And that’s pretty much how the decision process went. I didn’t care about sticking to certain chains or brands, and I sure as heck wasn’t worried about getting valuable points for my stay.
A full review of my 1 night stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Deming New Mexico
The reason why I chose the Comfort Inn over the other hotels in the area was because of convenience. It has easy access to the freeway, and there are several restaurants nearby. It isn’t the best looking hotel in the area, but it certainly isn’t the worst. Is this a ringing endorsement for the Comfort Inn in Deming, or what?
I set my expectations fairly low even before stepping through front door, and that actually ended up being a good thing because I immediately felt happy that I made a good first hotel choice for this road trip. Sure, Comfort Inn’s are notoriously “budget” properties with very few perks, but this one was very clean and looked as if it had recently been remodeled.
In terms of quality, this one is probably the cheapest hotels I’ve reviewed here on SANspotter so far, just a notch down in overall quality compared to the Comfort Suites hotel I stayed in last year in Anchorage.
The room itself was so so. It was large and clean, but sterile as it gets for a hotel of this caliber. There was very little in the way of style and design, which I wasn’t expecting anyway, but I do think that a few little details here and there could help it to stand out against all the other hotels that are crammed together in a five-mile radius of this one.
The bathroom was a low point. While generally clean, the mold and rust around the edges of the tub was a bit unsettling to see. Being exhausted from a full day of driving out on the road, I didn’t really care all that much, but it definitely might have bothered me if I had booked this hotel months in advance for some sort of special event or something. But then again…I can’t imagine myself booking a stay at a Comfort Inn for a special event anyway.
Warning: it’s noisy (and smelly)
Another low point was that my east-facing room overlooked the adjacent Sonic fast food restaurant, which is apparently a popular hang out for local hot rodders and motorcyclists on Friday and Saturday nights. I’d like to go on record as saying that I’m a diehard car guy myself (I love cars more than travel), but listening to all that noise until the early morning hours was irritating. If you stay here, make sure you get a westerly facing room – it’ll be much quieter.
So, would I stay here again? I don’t know. Especially since I noticed a much better looking Holiday Inn Express located just down the road as I was leaving the next morning. But given the fact that I only payed $70 for this room (which included a breakfast I didn’t dare to try), I can’t complain.