BEST WESTERN Hotel Kokopelli Lodge,  Clayton

4.5/5  - based on 428 guest reviews.
702 S 1st Street, 88415-2314, Clayton, United States - See map
+1 575 374 2589 +1 575 374 2554

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Exceptional customer service makes our Clayton hotel stand out and is the perfect complement to any trip, from business to leisure. In Northeast New Mexico, travelers are introduced to the true meaning of the great outdoors with Clayton Lake a short drive away. Swimming and boating are summer time staples, and fishing is the sport of choice in this part of the region. For water lovers and those looking for a great way to keep cool during those sweltering summers, nothing beats a trip to the lake. To sweeten the deal, guests know they have cool, air conditioned accommodations waiting for them at the BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge after a day on the water. Clayton, NM hotels are known for hospitality, but it's taken to an entirely different level here. You're not ?just' a guest. you're family when staying here. We're proud to say that 40 percent of our guests are return visitors, proof that guests always come first and feel right at home at this Clayton hotel. A favorite stopover for those in between travels, when en route to Dallas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Kansas City or Colorado, why not stay where there's a free hot breakfast and spacious, quiet rooms? The most important meal of the day is always on us and features some of New Mexico's finest green chili. Kick off the morning with bottomless 100% Arabica coffee. All Clayton hotels put guests in a prime location, but it takes more to be a guest favorite. As a great stopping point between many places, our friendly staff members know how important it is to provide stellar service and accommodations. However, even for guests just stopping overnight, it's worth taking advantage of the wide open spaces and stopping by Dark Skies or the local Observatory. Few places provide such a stunning natural show as a night beneath the stars here. Book your next stopover at BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge and stay awhile! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge,Clayton
  • 5
    « Always outstanding »

    Front desk staff is superb every time I'm here. Late check in due to work commitments and always helpful! Rooms are always comfortable, clean and inviting. They are always willing to make changes if possible. Love staying here, not to mention the breakfast is fresh and they accommodate your diet if possible. Love this little place!

    5
    « Favorite Stay in Clayton »

    This motel offers clean, quiet rooms, blackout curtains for privacy and sleeping in, comfy bedding and pillows and a full breakfast. The price is very reasonable and they accept AAA and AARP discounts. Our favorite place to stay when passing through Clayton, NM.

    5
    « Good Job BW! »

    Stayed here on our way to Colorado and we weren't disappointed. Bed was comfy, room was very clean and the breakfast was great! Only negative was the pillows are too small. Not enough to keep us away next time though.

    5
    « Comfortable, pleasant stay »

    We stopped in Clayton after a long day geocaching in the Texas panhandle before heading up to Colorado to visit friends and family for the holidays. We arrived fairly late in the evening. The gentleman checking me in was friendly and pleasant, with enough information for getting into the room and having breakfast in the morning, but not too much extra talk. I was pretty exhausted, and I'm sure I looked it, so it was a good call. I did notice the lobby was unusual, and had a number of southwestern themed items for sale - nice enough ones that I wouldn't have minded spending more time and money in there. Room was comfortable for the four of us, and I was delighted to find a bath mat in the bathroom for the tub. I've got a bad ankle and bad knees, and slick bathtub floors are one of my terrors in hotels. A flat bottomed tub and a bath mat on top of that? I was extremely grateful. Breakfast in the morning was small, but well stocked. We much appreciated the real eggs used, rather than powdered eggs, and the option to build my own breakfast burrito was much appreciated. My only quibble would have been to have more yogurt flavors available, as I'm not fond of blueberry, but that's just a personal preference. This hotel was a delightful surprise in a small town, and will definitely put Clayton on our preferred stops on our trips to Colorado in future.

    5
    « nice experience »

    There aren't many places to stay in Clayton, but this is definitely a superior experience to many hotels, and an easy choice for future visits. Nice staff, clean and decent rooms, excellent breakfast bar.

    5
    « A Familiar Favorite »

    We've stayed at Kokopelli Lodge many times on our trips to New Mexico and Colorado; this place never disappoints! Rooms have been updated and are very clean! Breakfast was quite nice with several hot entrees, the bed was comfortable, and the staff was nice! Great place to stay!

    5
    « Such a nice surprise! »

    This hotel was right on the main road in this small town and convenient to restaurants and gas stations. Made it easier to continue on our way the next morning. Helpful, friendly staff who made us feel at home. Breakfast was plentiful, warm and served on time. Smiles everywhere!!

    5
    « Good Job »

    I would not stay any other place in Clayton, NM. The rooms are excellent and the service is great. The Best Western is located in a good location and access to food and fuel is close by. Breakfast is hot and there is a good selection of hot food and cold and hot beverages for travelers. The work out room is small, but in good condition. The motel is clean and quite.

    5
    « Great location, great accomodations, amazing breakfast! »

    This hotel exceeded expectations for a 2 star hotel. Room was great, clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was really good--hot food, many choices not offered at other continental breakfasts. Even had a doggy park. Price was average.

    4
    « Nice hotel, shame about the trains »

    We stayed here on our drive from Houston to Calgary. The hotel itself is motel type style (i.e. old) however the rooms were modern, nicely decorated and clean. The bed was extremely comfortable but the pillows were awful. The bathroom was also clean and functional. The only downside to this hotel is it is near to a rail track which would be fine but every train that went past (day and night) sounded it's horn at least 3 times. I can sleep through most things but not that!

  • 5
    « Broke down in Clayton »

    Great hotel. A little dated, but very clean. Comfortable bed. The staff was SUPER nice. The included breakfast was unbelievable. Didn't want to stay in Clayton. I was very pleased with the experience at this hotel. Definitely would stay again.

    5
    « One night »

    I would certainly recommend this hotel. The room was very clean and nicely furnished. The towels were large and cozy. The breakfast was great. Lots to choose from. Very tasty. Nice area for pets also.

    5
    « Great stop in middle of no where »

    Clean hotel with great breakfast and nice people. If you find yourself in the middle of no where and need a room, this is your place. Close to grocery store and across the street from Love's gas station.

    5
    « 10/16/16 »

    This hotel was a wonderful surprise, especially for a small town. It was very tastefully decorated in a southwestern decor wherever you looked. Spotlessly clean and friendly. Our room was comfortable and quiet. We will definitely used Best Western as our favorite in any future travels based on our experience with you.

    5
    « A Good Night's Stay »

    The Best Western Kokopelli lodge in Clayton is a good place to stay. The rooms have exterior entrances, a "motel" type of setup. There is a building in the center of the complex that contains guest registration, a gift shop, a breakfast room and a lounging area for guests, but it looks like this building once contained a restaurant. The breakfast was really good. Guests are given a card with their keys to present to employees in the breakfast room. The room was very clean and had an upholstered bench to sit on in the main room. Maintenance does a good job of keeping everything in good working order. The faucet handle in the shower is a bit tricky and the maintenance man had to explain it to me over the phone. It doesn't turn, it sort of "floats" from side to side. The parking lot for the hotel is rather small. The bed was very comfortable and the TV got a big selection of channels. There are no windows on the back side of the hotel because the hotel is right up against an equipment yard for a construction company. A busy railroad line is only half a block away and they can be heard from the room, but it didn't bother me that much since I live near railroad tracks. Every hotel or motel in Clayton is close to railroad tracks. There is a very busy Love's truck stop across the street and it is a handy place to get whatever you may need, including the cheapest gas in Clayton. The only drawback to this motel is that it is a little on the pricey side, but still in line with, say, a Hampton Inn. There is a state park 11 miles north of Clayton that has a lake, campground and a dinosaur trackway and it is well worth a visit. The design of the motel seems to be from the 1970s era.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel with Great Breakfast! »

    This place is clean, has great southwest decor, good location, comfortable beds, even has a cute little doggy park! Breakfast is excellent--hot foods with lots of choices. Could easily be a 2-1/2 or 3 star. Saved a little money booking through priceline.

    5
    « Great Value in an Unexpected Place »

    There aren't a lot of choices when it comes to accommodations in Clayton, New Mexico. An online search of options showed three or four, and some priced higher than I would expect for such a small, out-of-the-way location. The Best Western Kokopelli got my attention because it was priced reasonably compared to the others. We were not disappointed. The lobby was very clean and inviting, lots of beautiful gifts and jewelry were on display from local artists. The staff was very friendly. Though the hotel is really a modernized motel that still has exterior access, the rooms were very well appointed and spacious. The beds -- very comfortable. The bathroom fixtures and tiling was new. The Wi-Fi was free! And so was the full breakfast the next morning. The kitchen was laid out logically which made it easy to figure out where everything was. They even had two staff members manning the chafing dishes full of eggs, ham and sausages. The breakfast featured a wide variety of choices. The dining area was clean. This is an excellent hotel!

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    This place is clean and room was large and nice. Staff was very friendly, would stay again. Price was a little higher than we expected . Good location and free parking, free breakfast and fast wifi. Bathroom was really large.

    5
    « Bright spot on the Prairie! »

    We had planned to travel on to Springer, but a late summer hail storm had different ideas. This is an older motel. but very well maintained. Love the people at the front desk, they were so helpful with ideas for restaurants and what we might find down the road. Our room was double booked, but they took care of us. The lobby has a many displays of jewelry/artwork from Native Americans from the Mesa Verde area (where we were headed). Hot breakfast instead of the usual continental fare. Lovely motel and wonderful people.

    4
    « October 2016 Texas Trip »

    Stayed at the Best Western Kokopelli Lodge this week on business. They were pretty well booked and I had a 2nd floor room (not fond of carrying luggage up the outdoor steps) but understand they were busy. The rooms are comfortable and they have a lovely breakfast buffet each morning you stay. I regrettably booked my reservation 1-day short of my actual stay. They were so kind to keep me in my room for the night even though they were fully booked! I had left my bags in my room in the morning, of course, and headed to work. They just cleaned as normal and left me a voice mail alerting me to my error. When I stopped in to the front desk, they were kind and understanding, just got me setup for the "extra" night! I truly appreciated the hospitality for sure!

  • 4
    « nice pet friendly stop »

    while traveling cross country, we made a one night stop over staying at this motel in clayton, NM. we travel with two dogs. the front desk was very friendly and accommodating, even giving us two doggy teat bags for our pets. the room was very clean and comfortable. there is free wifi connection and a full breakfast is included with the rack rate. all staff were friendly and wanted our stay to be a good one. that it was.

    5
    « High Prairie Way Point »

    The Best Western Kokopelli Lodge is an older property but has been very well maintained and the rooms have been updated as much as is possible given the style of structure. We have stayed here many times and always find the rooms clean and the beds very comfortable. The breakfast buffet offers many options and is well prepared. Given the distance to other towns with lodging we are always grateful to find availability in the Kokopelli Lodge when we are traveling through Clayton. The only downside to the location is the nearness of a railroad crossing which results in the noise of the train whistle. However, the rooms are well insulated and the noise is only slightly bothersome.

    5
    « Great stay and help from front desk »

    My wife and I were riding our motorcycle to Colorado from near Lubbock, TX, with a one night stay planned in Clayton, NM at the BW Kokopelli Lodge. We were scheduled for a late arrival (Around 10:30 PM). About 17 miles south of Clayton, our bike developed fuel problems and completely shut down. I called the hotel and spoke to Cassandra and explained that we might not be able to make it to the hotel that night. I was prepared to call my roadside assistance and wait it out, but Cassandra said she would call a couple of tow companies that she was aware of and call me back. After not being able to contact anyone with a tow company, she called a personal friend who had a trailer and straps and was willing to drive out and pick us up. We were in our room by 12:30 AM or so, and woke up the next morning to one of the best breakfast buffets we had ever had at a hotel, star rating notwithstanding. The room was clean, reasonably priced, and very welcome for these weary travelers. Everyone treated us wonderfully, but Cassandra and her friend get extra stars from me for going over and beyond what she had to do. Will definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    This ranks as one of the friendliest staffed hotels I have experienced. Add to that a well designed room and an excellent breakfast and I would return again despite a higher than average price for the area. As a woman traveling alone on this particular stay, I felt very safe and well rested the next morning for another long day of driving. Clayton is an interesting town and relaxing in itself.

    5
    « Pleasant Surprise »

    We were on a road trip and needed to find a hotel at this point of the drive. We were so pleased with the accommodations and service of this hotel. It had cleanliness in mind as well as comfort. The towels were a great quality. Breakfast buffet had lots of quality choices. Would definitely recommend!

    5
    « Wonderful place to stay »

    This was by far the best place we stayed at on our vacation. From the large, beautifully decorated rooms (which were also spotless), to the delicious breakfast (which was included), it couldn't have been nicer. Best breakfast we've ever had! Real (not fake) scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, cereal, danish rolls, etc. etc. Motel staff were very accommodating and friendly. Will definitely stay here again if passing through this area!

    5
    « What a great Hotel!! »

    Only stayed one night but very nice comfortable hotel. The people at the front desk were awesome! The rooms were very nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. And they had very good breakfast.

    5
    « This Is An Special Best Western! »

    My daughter and I were driving from Denver to Austin and hit a thunderstorm outside of Clayton. It was dark and I really wanted to stop traveling for the night. My daughter had stayed at the BW Kokpelli Lodge before and really liked it. As soon as you walk in you realize how unique this a Best Western this is! The lobby is elegantly decorated in a south western decor. There are cases filled with fine Native jewelry and artworks that are for sale. Our 2nd floor room was beautiful! Our balcony had a sweet table and chairs overlooking the pool. I so wanted to sit outside but it was still storming. The beds were very comfortable! Our tub had water jets in it so I had to try it out and it was wonderfully relaxing! The Kokpelli Lodge offered a terrific full breakfast included in the price of the room. Again, there was amazing Native art beautifully displayed throughout. I wanted to buy everything. The rooms and main building are immaculate! The breakfast had a complete selection of everything and staff to make omelets to order. Staff is friendly and kind! Right across the street is gas and a convenient store. I highly recommend this Best Western Kokpelli Lodge as a perfect place to stay!

    5
    « Diamond in the Rough »

    This was a really nice hotel for the population of the city. The rooms had a New Mexico vibe and a large vanity sink apart from the shower and toilet area. This made getting dress with two people a lot easier. The parking was adequate. Breakfast and the gift shop were a nice touch. The mattress was quite comfortable no sinking whole in the bed.

    5
    « Pleasant Surprise »

    Booked a night here based on other reviews. It was exactly as advertised on their site as well as in the reviews. Very clean and neat. Quieter than others as traffic is slower in this part of town. Did no hear traffic during the night. Lobby has extensive display of NM jewelry and other art for sale. Breakfast was fresh using real eggs instead of powdered or frozen. Lots of other items including jar and fresh fruits. Front desk called 30 minutes after we were in our room too check if everything was satisfactory. This will definitely be a repeat stop for us whenever traveling to/from Central Colorado.

  • 5
    « Clayton New Mexico Trip »

    The Best Western in Clayton New Mexico had an excellent staff. The overstaff was very friendly and helpful throughout my stay. The breakfast was very good and the quality of food was good. The overall cleanliness of the hotel was good as was the quality of the food and restaurant. I would recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again on any future travel through the area. The hotel is centrally located and there is a LOVE's covalence/gas station directly across the street for easy access as well.

    5
    « Quiet stay »

    I enjoyed our stay at this Best Western due to the quiet and clean facilities and grounds. The breakfast was quite a spread of choices and one of the best complimentary breakfasts that I have ever seen. They had hot scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee and other assorted items. The hotel help overseeing the breakfast was really nice and helpful! I also enjoyed looking at their southwestern themed items in their gift shop. The gift shop starts in the lobby and ranges into the breakfast area. We stayed in one of the handicap rooms and there was room for a wheelchair in the bathroom. I have found that not all "handicap accessible" rooms are built with wheelchairs in mind but this one would do!

    5
    « Pleasant Stay »

    The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff was helpful and friendly! Breakfast is always excellent! There are also dog friendly, and there is a very nice area to walk your dogs. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

    4
    « A little pricey, but nice stay »

    Hotel and rooms were decorated nicely with southwestern feel. Vaulted ceiling made the room feel very large. Bed not so comfy. Good breakfast but very crowded small breakfast area. Nice pool and grassy area for pets and relaxing. Lobby area was nice and had computer with printer to use to print fishing licenses since everything in town was closed up very early. Looks like nicest place to stay in area.

    4
    « One of the best hotels on HWY 287 between Texas and Colorado »

    Have stayed here for many years traveling from Texas to Colorado. Has always been clean and looks like it has just been updated everytime we stay. Very friendly for pets and have a breakfast that is included in the rate with lots of fresh items and variety. Will continue to stop here for a very good rest everytime.

    5
    « Super clean and comfortable stay in Clayton NM »

    Our favorite place to stay en route to CO. Be sure to grab a plate of enchiladas at the Rabbit Ear as well. Breakfast in the AM is a full breakfast with a wide selection to start your day. Worth the stay so you can see the beautiful landscape of northern NM on your way to Raton Pass

    5
    « Restful spot »

    Really didn't expect to find this gem nearing the end od a 1500 mile trek across the country. This was truly the nicest, cleanest, most hospitable spot we had traveling across the USA. Don't miss the breakfast, not the typical motel cuisine. Thanks so much for a restful stop

    5
    « Frequent guests! »

    We have stayed at this BW lodge several times in the past few years and each time, we are never disappointed! Great location and staff is very friendly and kind. Always clean property and we appreciate the pet-friendly area next to the rooms. Will return again on our next trip west!

    5
    « Vacation »

    By far the best Best Western I have ever stayed at. The facility was very clean - the bed was very comfortable and the towels were very plush. The breakfast was by far was the best I have had at a hotel-eggs, sausage, potatoes, hot sauce, tortillas, biscuits, gravy, fruit, and granola. The staff was very friendly. We will definitely stay here again!!!!

    5
    « Clean with good breakfast »

    Pet friendly. Clean. Large rooms. Nice sheets & very plump towels. The pillows are lumpy & small but clean overall. South western theme. Breakfast has fresh real eggs & meat. Not much parking...every place full. This is our 3rd stay as we travel from Texas to the mountains of Colorado. Nice stay for the value.

  • 5
    « Good nights sleep and great staff »

    The rooms were updated. The linens good, towels great, shower good. Beds good, multiple pillows. The breakfast was homemade and good. Good place to stay after a long day's drive . We asked on line for 2 bd floor room, clerk was kind enough to make sure that would be ok since there was no elevator but thanks to trip advisor I was already aware:). They also have a great variety of gift items available.

    5
    « Best Place to Stay in Clayton, NM »

    This hotel in Clayton, NM has very clean and nice accommodations for a small town. The staff is friendly and seems to be glad that you chose to stay there. I would not stay anywhere else while in Clayton.

    5
    « Beautiful Southwestern Motel »

    We found this motel to be exceptional in the somewhat small town of Clayton, NM. Staff were polite, rooms were very, very nicely decorated to Southwest motif. Breakfast was fresh made with several hot foods, all delicious! More than we expected.

    5
    « Great choice in Clayton! »

    Nice Best Western in Clayton. Not as new as the Days Inn, but a great room, very clean, nice bathroom and bed. Breakfast was AWESOME, not your typical Best Western breakfast, fresh fruit and lots of extra fixings for a breakfast taco or pancakes, along with a great pastry assortment. Coffee could be a little stronger, but that was the only downside and it was still good tasting. Will be stopping here again if we are through the area.

    5
    « Midway stop on road trip with 3 adults and 4 kids and 1 dog »

    We are moving cross country and based on reviews we stopped for a night here and it did not disappoint. Rooms were extremely clean and well taken care of which was my #1 priority. We were in 207 and 208. We traveled with 3 adults, 4 children and 1 dog. They even gave us a goody bag of treats for the dog but it was a $10 pet fee in addition to the already expensive rooms. They offered gluten free breakfast options and the ladies who served the food were the nicest and were so sweet to our children ages 1, 3, 4 and 6. This was above and beyond. There is also a cute fish pond and a man even let our kids feed the fish. We also collected beautiful pine cones and enjoyed the nice weather. I would stay here again and recommend. My only complaint was it was the most expensive hotel we booked on our entire trip and restaurant options in the small town were limited. (Maybe 4 restaurants in the town).

    4
    « Clean, Friendly, but Pricey »

    Stayed on the way home for a family funeral so we were tired and late arriving. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful although the check-in process was very lengthy - they asked a lot of questions and I had to initial a lot of paperwork. I travel a lot for business and this was the most involved check-in process I have ever experienced. The air conditioner in our first room was broken so the gentleman at the front desk gave us another room and even helped us move our belongings. The breakfast was good. Knowing what else is available in Clayton, I would recommend this establishment although I thought the price was excessive for the type of hotel (outside entrances, older) it was.

    5
    « Best Western Kokopelli Lodge, Clayton, NEW MEXICO »

    We love this motel and plan our trip to stay here whenever we travel to Colorado. The breakfast is very good compared to other Best Western locations with more offerings. The only issue was the motel was full and there was not enough parking.

    5
    « Wonderful hotel - nice pool - terrific breakfast and staff »

    We stayed at this hotel twice as we drove to Colorado and back to Oklahoma. The rooms were comfortable and well furnished. The swimming pool was appropriately sized for the number of rooms. The breakfast included many options, and everything I ate was delicious. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I would definitely stay here again if the situation arose.

    5
    « Kokopelli rocks »

    I've been coming to this hotel since 2002. My husband and I stay here about once a year. When I'm traveling solo to Taos or to Santa Fe, Kokopelli is where I stay. It's an oasis after many hours of driving from Tulsa. I love this place. It feels like home.

    4
    « Excellent Motel »

    This Best Western is an old style motel with a central building in which you check in and two separate, two story buildings with exterior walkways on the second floor level for access to the rooms. Be sure to ask for a ground floor in advance if you have much luggage or can't navigate stairs, as there are no elevators to the second levels. All rooms, of course, face outside, but the motel is far enough off the main road that there was no problem with traffic noise. The rooms are all updated and tastefully done. We had an executive room with two queen beds. The bathroom had a large "L" shaped sink, but regrettably only one sink, which was not clean on check in. No other complaints at all, though. The free breakfast buffet was the best I have seen at a roadside hotel in years, with real scrambled eggs and homemade red and green chile, along with the standard cereals, pastries, potatoes, sausage, fruit, etc. This place was a pleasant surprise, and a nice reminder of the motels I stayed in when traveling with the family as a kid before the arrival of the inexpensive roadside hotels.

  • 5
    « Great hotel for the travel weary »

    The hotel is beautifully done in Southwest decor. The staff is friendly and welcoming. There is a very interesting well stocked gift shop of Indian turquoise jewelry. Nice pieces with somewhat reasonable cost. Our room was king first floor as requested. It is a nice sized room, flat screen TV, very comfortable mattress, and good shower with thick puffy towels. The breakfast is super good with real eggs and delightful selection. Will definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    I was extremely pleased with this hotel. The staff was so helpful and friendly. The room was very clean and the decor was so enjoyable. It's not very often that you come across such a nice hotel. When we left, each member of our family commented on how much we enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

    5
    « Nice surprise. »

    This is a great stop over hotel. The room was nicer than the standard room- a little bigger than most, vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, fluffy towels and was exceptionally clean. The swimming pool was clean and refreshing and the morning breakfast was better than the average hotel fare boasting real scrambled eggs made with real milk and I enjoyed having coconut and dried cranberries for my granola. The staff were courteous and attentive. I would definitely stay here again on our next road trip.

    3
    « good »

    Very difficult to climb stairs with no ramp or elevator for my 90 year old mother and a walker. No electricity for a while and staff did not know why. Room was not ready for us when we arrived at 2:00pm. The room was beautiful the bathroom was very easy to get my mother into with her walker. Everything was so clean and well taken care of so it was easy to relax.

    5
    « Great Hotel Great Breakfast »

    My family had a great time at this hotel. The rooms were great and the pool was clean. We were very impressed with the breakfast. Amazing spread of wonderful food! We will always go back to stay at this hotel on our way to Red River.

    5
    « very nice »

    My wife and I were in a party of four traveling to NEW MEXICO and had made reservations in Clayton, New Mexico at the Best Western. The staff was very friendly. They made sure everything was just right for our stay. Our absolute favorite part was the breakfast the next morning. we did not want to leave! I can assure you we will be coming back to the Kokopelli Lodge on our way back to New Mexico!

    5
    « Stopover »

    Stopped at this super cute motel on the way from Colorado to Texas. It was clean, renovated and the grounds showed that they cared about it. They had a fantastic breakfast as well as a cute koi pond out in the back patio area. It is Amstel. AC worked well.

    4
    « Probably the best in Clayton »

    Stayed here one night while passing through. The hotel was fine, pretty clean, and comfortable bed. Breakfast was great. I recommend this hotel if you need a place in Clayton. There are a few restaurants in walking distance. Not necessarily cheap, but I believe you get what you pay for.

    4
    « Passing Through »

    Over nighted at the Best Western Kokopelli Lodge while traveling to Colorado. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and our room to be clean, and very comfortable. Just what the doctor ordered after a long day driving, and breakfast the next morning was the bomb! Perfect halfway point stop for us. Will use it again next summer!!

    5
    « THE place to stay in Clayton »

    We have stayed at this location many times and are always pleased. The rooms are clean, modern, and the breakfast is the best I have seen as an "included breakfast". Real eggs cooked with milk. Real ham, sausage, potatoes and all the other items you would want. Best of all is their green chili sauce for the eggs. I look forward to it and found that they now sell it in frozen plastic quart containers so you can carry some home! This trip we were two couples traveling. One traveler was 90 years old with mobility issues. The other couple also had one party with mobility issues. We were pleased to see that they had taken care with our request to hold downstairs adjoining rooms for us. Make your reservations early for this location. Some days it sells out long in advance! A little more expensive than other sites in Clayton, but worth every penny.

  • 5
    « Best Western Review in Clayton, NM »

    Our stay was reserved beforehand and made a big difference in checking in time. Our representative was very professional, business attire which we believe is important. Nothing worse than someone checking you in wearing pajamas! Decor was beautiful with a good selection to purchase merchandise. Room was clean, smelled very good; not a "cleaner product" but an air freshner which was very nice. Beds comfortable. Everything was very nice! Would certainly consider staying again! Thanks!

    4
    « Clean, comfortable, not cheap »

    Our BW Kokopelli Lodge room was very clean, large enough, comfy, convenient to restaurants and gas stations. The continental breakfast was better than most motels that provide morning eats. Every staff member we met was absolutely friendly and helpful. Our only issues were an AC unit that was more noisy than it should have been and the same was true of the small frig. The room was more expensive than we had expected, especially for a small town such as Clayton, NM. Otherwise we were very pleased.

    4
    « Love the Kokopelli in Clayton »

    We stay here on our way to and from Colorado. It is a wonderful oasis and respite on our long trek. The pool is excellent, and we enjoy picnic-ing in the park area. Love that y'all allow dogs! Wish the A/C would blow air continually -- kind of hard to sleep well through the on-and-off cycles of the unit. Breakfast is the BEST!

    5
    « Best Hotel in Clayton, NM »

    W e love this hotel.. beautiful decor... comfortable room.. excellent breakfast... helpful, friendly staff.. and they take dogs (she got her own treat bag!)... a very good value too. a nice dinner restaurant was within walking distance.. We will be back!

    4
    « Great little surprise! »

    Cute and very clean little roadside motel. Love the decor and cleanliness. Beautiful jewelry and decor items for sale in lobby without a sales pitch. Certainly the decor and friendliness of staff offers a warm welcome and good impression of New Mexico. The room itself was quite large (we had king), nice TV and service, no problem with wifi. The actual bath/toilet area was divided for dressing table and sink which was nice. Large in the sink area but cramped in the tub/toilet area. Had a little trouble adjusting the tub temps but once mastered, it was fine with good pressure. The breakfast was very good and all items hot and fresh. The building is "L" shaped and we were in the bottom "L" so parking was a teeny bit cramped...probably would have liked the long building behind the lobby better but even though it was closer to the road, it was quiet. We will definitely stop here again if on this route. My only complaint was the a/c cutting off and on...it didn't have a constant fan so would bring a fan next time as I am a white noise person.

    5
    « Charming, clean and friendly »

    We loved the Southwest decor and artistic touches throughout--from cute metal work designs around the pool enclosure to metal gecko art on the light switches and outlets in the room. It's obvious that someone is paying a lot of attention to the small details that make a difference. The room was super clean--all of the bedding was white, even when pulling back every layer. :-) The towels were thick, fluffy and bright white. My mom broke her hip just two months ago, so finding a nice clean bath mat in the shower was something she especially appreciated. The shower water pressure was perfect with plenty of hot water. Our son loved the heat lamp in the bathroom, as well. Front office and restaurant staff were friendly and caring. The pool and pool area were clean. Breakfast had the choices of cereal, muffins, breads, gluten free options behind the counter, sausage, eggs and pancakes. The buffet was kept well-stocked. The business area and gift shop were also really nice. Definitely plan on staying here again!

    5
    « Best customer service hotel in Clayton NM »

    This was our first time to stay at this location. We stay at BW hotels frequently. I have to say this has been the BEST one yet. The staff was very accommodating, rooms were very clean and well represented, overall appearance was great. Breakfast was awesome and very well clean and organized. I have to say if you are looking for a nice friendly, clean, very accommodating place to stay, THIS IS THE ONE.

    5
    « A nice, clean place... »

    Linda and I stopped in Clayton, NM on our way to Lubbock, TX from Breckenridge, CO. We stopped at the first motel we came to in Clayton only to find out there were no rooms available there unless one had made a reservation. So we continued on into Clayton and stopped at this motel, and got the last room they had left. Talk about good timing! Our room was on the 2nd floor (#228), on the end beside the street. The room was nicely decorated and clean. It had a refrigerator and a flat screen TV. The bed was very comfortable, too. One of the best night's sleep I had on our trip so far! Very satisfied with everything about the room. The bathroom's tile decor was awesome, especially the accent tiles around the shower. Also, a big thanks to Britt, the desk clerk, who gave Linda and I some ideas about things to do in Clayton that evening. We had a great time at the street dance downtown, which was just a few blocks away. Even though the room was close to the street, it was pretty quiet. In the morning, we went to the complimentary breakfast. Eggs, sausage, ham, biscuits, gravy, pancakes and several options for side dishes were on the menu, as well as coffee and 3 fruit juices for drink options. No complaints at all there, that's for sure ! The motel also has a lot of items for sale in the gift shop, as well as in the halls around the gift shop. Reasonably priced, too. All being said, I would highly recommend this motel to anybody passing through Clayton, NM.

    5
    « Kokopelli Lodge is the best »

    When traveling to New Mexico or Colorado we always stay at the Kokopelli Lodge in Clayton because of the service. The folks that serve you are the best, and the breakfast are just wonderful. The rooms are always clean and the personnel is just the best.

    5
    « Best place between Houston and Denver for stopover. »

    Very clean, great mattresses, good breakfast. It is clear to us that the owner of this hotel truly cares about the appearance of his property and the comfort of his guests. In the small town of Clayton, New Mexico, it is a welcome break after 740 miles of road noise.

  • 5
    « One of the Best »

    In all our hotels on a 13 night trip, the best western inn Clayton NM ,had the nicest room, nicest bathroom products, ,restaurant , breakfast , service. I would live there if I could.iHowever, I don't think they had a pool. And there were not enough parking spaces to go with all the rooms. My hubby had to get permission to park in a no parking area and walk a distance in pouring rain to our room.

    5
    « Very nice motel »

    My husband and I stayed here one night, along with our small dog. During the reservation, I requested a first floor room. That is what we got. Very happy about that. The room was clean, nice shower. Beautiful outdoor area. Dog walking area with provided bags. My pet peeve is people that don't pick up after their dogs. The bags are provided right there. Check in was great. Very friendly desk personnel. Breakfast was great with REAL eggs. Would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « BEST WESTERN,CLAYTON NEW MEXICO »

    It did not start good, checked in a 3:30 pm, had asked for lower room, bad knees, said ok, rechecked 2 days before we arrived, said ok, but there was none left, not good. But the man at desk, Jessie, tried real hard, told us that the person should had key in don't not change. So if you go check with Jessie. Every thing else was great, room and breakfast. BUD CARTER, TEXAS

    4
    « Great Stay »

    Travelling from San Antonio to Colorado, stopped at the Kokopelli Lodge, and had a good stay. Employees were nice, efficient, and quick to take care of our requests. They have a great gift shop in the lobby if you needed anything. The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, and the breakfast was good. Will stay here again.

    5
    « Excellent Stop Between Texas & Colorado »

    I have stayed at this hotel twice. The first time it was a very pleasant surprise. The second time, I deliberately sought out a room here for our stay between Texas and Colorado. The staff is excellent and the rooms are outstanding. Very clean and well stocked. The complimentary breakfast is a treat as well.

    3
    « Just passing through »

    The hotel was clean and quiet,but rather expensive for what you get and where its located. The breakfast was really good and included scrambled eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, and ham. Nice hotel, but should be less expensive for area.

    4
    « Best place in town, great staff and breakfast »

    This is the most popular place in town. Our second stay there and it's always clean and dog friendly. Staff is amazingly awesome, with smiles, laughs and warm welcomes. Not to mention best breakfast around.

    4
    « Hotel in New Mexico »

    The hotel property was very nice and the rooms very large. The free breakfast was very good and still had plenty of hot foods available close to the time of them closing it down. My only negative was the lack of parking spaces. We arrived in town later in the evening and I think we took the last open parking space and it was on the opposite side of the property from our room.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    I am 100% satisfied with our overnight stay at the Best Western. Nice decor, spotless rooms, comfortable bed, thick towels, delicious breakfast. The cherry on top of the sundae was the moment I saw the complimentary makeup remover wipe alongside the lotion and other toiletries right after realizing that I had forgotten to bring mine.

    5
    « Stay here for the breakfast »

    If you find yourself in Clayton, this is a nice place to stay. It's a little pricier than some of the other options, but you will get a VERY GOOD hot breakfast. The room was clean and quiet and parking was close to the door.

  • 5
    « Consistently really good place »

    This property is decorated in Southwest style. I've stayed here at least 3 times in the past 5 years on my way to Colorado. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. The hotel maintenance is superior. The rates include a breakfast meal. Although the fare is not gourmet, it is a a good old fashioned American breakfast with an adequate variety of foods to satisfy everyone. Desk service is quick and every effort is made to please guests. I recommend Kokopelli and plan to stay again if the need arises.

    5
    « good place to stay »

    We spent one night here due to severe storms.The room was great the bed so comfortable.The only problem we had with the stay was the fact the coffee maker was broken.But we will not hold that against them.Every one was very pleasant and helpful.I know we would stay there again if the opportunity came.

    5
    « Nice comfy place »

    Traveled to New Mexico to visit friends, Chose this hotel. It was great Home away from home. The people that worked there are all friendly. From the front desk staff, breakfast staff, and housekeepers. The room was very clean, very comfy. Its an older hotel that was updated. Breakfast was great with lots of choices. They had a lovely gift shop also, For such a little town, it was a highlight.

    5
    « Everything a motel/hotel should be... »

    I want a minimum of three things at my nightly stops: clean room, quiet, convenience. The Kokopelli Lodge provided all of those with other pluses as well. It is as well maintained as any I've stayed at, it has a very pleasant western motif throughout, serves a great breakfast, and its employees are all friendly and helpful from the front desk to the breakfast personnel. If I were ever to travel through Clayton again, I would seek out the Kokopelli for my stay and I recommend it without hesitation to other travelers. One thing over which the management has no control is the train whistles that sound during the night. This line seems to be the same one that goes through Dalhart, TX where we had a bad night years ago. Apparently it is up to the discretion of the engineers how long and how often they blow their whistles as they pass through western towns. Dalhart's were long and frequent, Clayton's more civilized. Also, the soundproofing at the Kokopelli is probably better.

    4
    « Very Comfortable Hotel »

    This hotel was very comfortable, and the decor fit nicely for our stay in New Mexico. Staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good, although we almost missed it because it ended at 9:00, and we like to sleep in on the weekends! Room was very clean and comfortable. The value received was excellent!

    5
    « Best complimentary breakfast I've had »

    We stayed as a stopover on our way to Colorado. The hotel is an older, well kept hotel. Be sure to make reservations because it fills up! I was very pleasantly surprised at the complimentary breakfast! Real eggs, good ham, sausage, grits, French toast ......I could go on. Definitely the best choice in the area!

    4
    « May 2016 Texas Trip »

    I stayed 2-nights at this property in May. I was working in the area and selected the Kokopelli Lodge based on customer recommendation. The property is nice-looking from the outside and while you can tell it's an older property by the layout itself, the rooms have all been somewhat tastefully remodeled with a southwest flair to them I felt safe (the room doors open to the parking lot) and comfortable during my stay. They have a lovely morning breakfast buffet in the lobby area/building in the center of the property. Staff is all friendly by my encounters, as well! I would recommend staying here if in the area.

    4
    « Best Western, Clayton, New Mexico »

    Very nice motel. Excellent staff. Nice, clean room. Fantastic, hot breakfast. Convenient on highway. However, overpriced in my opinion compared to other Best Western's. Would recommend if you don't mind paying the price.

    3
    « The place to stay »

    This hotel is decorated very nicely and every where we went it seemed to be clean. The beds was comfortable but the pillows were a little small. The breakfast was a very good breakfast with hot items available as well as continental. When we first checked in I was a little disappointed with the front desk clerk. She seemed to be having a bad day and was a little curt. Hopefully this was just a one time thing. We will stay here again if we are need to stay in Clayton.

    5
    « Best hotel in the area »

    What a wonderful place to stay while traveling through the Clayton, New Mexico area. Very clean rooms, and clean grounds. Staff is welcoming and helpful. Hotel offers the best breakfast and an amazing green chili! This is not your average hotel breakfast; they served real eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, red and green chili. This hotel is also pet friendly.

  • 4
    « Best Place to stay in Clayton »

    The interior of the room is nice and matches the price range. The bed is comfortable and makes for a great night's sleep. The wifi is fast and functional. The breakfast is a full hot bar with gluten and dairy-free options. The service is extremely polite and professional. This is definitely the best place to stay in Clayton.

    5
    « Good hotel at a good price »

    We stayed here during a road trip. The hotel room was spacious and clean, and the hotel itself had long (and early!) breakfast hours. We got here late, but the staff was friendly and accommodating. We've stayed here before and will do so again the next time we find ourselves in Clayton.

    5
    « Recent Visit-Very Nicely Done »

    Had to attend a funeral there recently. Although Clayton looks a little "tired", this hotel is a real pleasant surprise. Clean rooms, good front desk service. This is a real gem halfway between DFW/Denver/Red River-New Mexico ski areas. Won't go wrong!

    5
    « Adorable Best Western »

    This Best Western is wonderful. The decor is charming. The rooms are very clean and the beds are extremely comfortable. We had a room with a king size bed and the room was very spacious and comfortable. The WiFi was not reliable but the location of this hotel is remote so reception would be iffy. We thought the breakfast was very good. There was a variety of items to select from and the food was fresh and tasted good. All the employees were professional, friendly and very helpful.

    4
    « Pleasant night's stay »

    This is a tiny burg, so not many choices. Luckily, this place is a very good choice. Friendly, clean, pleasant Unfortunately, if you're here after noon, The Rabbit Ear Cafe, the best place in town for food, isn't open. Neither was anything else.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    We stayed for one night at this hotel while on our way to Colorado and it was really great. The hotel was very clean and the staff was awesome. The customer service was really superb. the staff was so friendly and helpful. This will be a repeat stay for all of our future trips that direction.

    4
    « Amazing breakfast, nicely updated, clean »

    The facility is nicely updated in a pleasant Southwestern style. The room was a nice size and was very clean. the breakfast is pretty amazing - puts all others to shame.. There were eggs, ham, bacon, green and red chile, tortillas, bagels, English muffins, homemade cinnamon rolls, muffins, yogurt bar plus cereal, oatmeal etc. Am sure I have forgotten items. The dining area was immaculate, staff friendly - couldn't have been better. What a surprise in this small town. Pet friendly and there is a nice grassy area to let the pooch stretch his/her legs.

    4
    « Clean hotel, friendly staff, great breakfast »

    This hotel is a nice place to stay when visiting Clayton. The price seemed a little high, but the quality of breakfast makes up for the higher price. Our bed was a little uncomfortable and the Wifi was almost non exsistent. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Pleasantly surprised »

    This motel is very well run and maintained. The breakfast was exceptionally good and the rooms were tastefully decorated in a southwest theme. The overall quality of the furnishings, supplies and facilities was well above the average for this type of business.

    5
    « Well decorated motel, super clean with great staff »

    This motel in a declining backwater in the middle of nowhere is beautifully decorated in a New Mexico style. It is super clean and with an exceptionally friendly helpful staff. Very nice breakfast is included. Well located regardless of your destination out of Clayton.

  • 4
    « Nice hotel »

    This hotel is clean, doesn't smell and is comfortable. The air/heating unit was very LOUD! Sleeping was not good. I did not complain because we only needed a one night stay. I also could hear someone trying to place their security card in our door several time throughout the night. CREEPY!!

    5
    « A wonderful stay in New Mexico »

    After a long driving day from Winter Park, CO, we arrived at the Best Western Kokoprlli Lodge in Clayton, NM. We had stayed there before so we knew what to expect - outstanding accommodations and service. We asked the lady at the desk where we could get something light for dinner and were told about several places. The motel is excellent, clean rooms and most importantly, a good, comfortable bed. The morning breakfast is absolutely the best we have experiences at any Best Western. If you manage to stay in Clayton, Best Western is the place.

    5
    « Great hotel! »

    Had to stop here last minute on the way from Angel Fire, NM back home to Houston. Very nice place for being in the middle of nowhere. Clean rooms, felt very safe, friendly service, great hot breakfast with lots of variety, including green chiles for the eggs! What more could you ask for?

    4
    « Best Western Clayton NM. »

    Needed a place to meet a family member. The staff was very nice. The room was clean. Breakfast buffet was included in the cost of room. The buffet had a lot to choose from. I would recommend this to friends and family.

    5
    « Best motel between Houston & Denver »

    Clean, good design, well lit, comfy chair, comfy bed, fridge, pet-friendly with green space for dog-walking, and parking next to the room. This is a great place to stay! We even got a call after check-in asking if the room was satisfactory. I plan to stay again.

    5
    « Pleasant stay »

    The clean, modern facilities and amenities make this hotel a very pleasant stay...especially for the money. It is easy to see that the staff all strive to be pleasant and helpful. The presentation of breakfast has a southwestern taste if so desired. Addition of the yogurt/parfait bar is outstanding.

    5
    « Really, you gotta choose this place if you have to stay in Clayton »

    Short and sweet. This place is very clean. This place is very customer service oriented. This place is easily accessed. Really clean updated rooms. Great full breakfast included in cost. extremely pet friendly. Can't say enough good thing about this oasis in the middle of no where on the road to somewhere!

    4
    « Great Breakfast! »

    We stayed here when driving home to Colorado from Texas. It was clean and the breakfast was amazing. The doors are on the outside, which I personally don't care for, but it was great for 1 night. Clean remotes are also a plus while traveling with small kiddos.

    4
    « Good stop between CO and TX »

    Comfortable and clean motel in a town with few options but its getting too expensive for a B-W. Clayton, NM is a nice place to stop to break up the TX - CO drive. The motel is pet friendly for a reasonable fee.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Driving from Colorado to Texas across New Mexico in the middle of the night. Sometimes you are not sure about what will be available. If you are stopping in Clayton, you can't go wrong with this Best Western! Great accommodations and the breakfast was very nice.

  • 5
    « Great place »

    The lobby and breakfast area are exceptionally clean. Comfy, clean rooms. You wouldn't know that this is a pet friendly hotel because the room was very clean without any odors. The breakfast area was so clean and the staff would go out of there way to make your stay the best one.

    5
    « Repeat Customers! »

    We have stayed at this location several times in the past few years and are always delighted with the property and accommodations. Staff very friendly and helpful, room extremely clean and one of the better breakfast offerings. Usually we skip the hotel breakfast, but not here. Had a minor tire issue and the front desk folks were very helpful with locating a tire company to check it out.... Keep doing what you're doing!!!!

    5
    « Very nice stay »

    Nice little motel with charming southwestern decor. Lots of good variety at breakfast: eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham, biscuits & gravy, plus all the usual pastries and cereal. Very clean and comfortable. The tasty Rabbit Ear Cafe is right up the street.

    5
    « Just Like Home »

    A must stop if you want a classy motel in Clayton, very clean, great breakfast, wonderful art and jewelry. Great place to stop if the weather is bad in Raton. Staff is very helpful, quiet location. Highly recommend!! Slot

    5
    « Great stay, Great value »

    This hotel may still be a secret due to its location. All the staff, the amenities, appearance and cleanliness make it an outstanding Best Western experience. We plan our trips to time a night's stay there if out trsavle plans permit.

    4
    « Great rode trip stop »

    The room was clean and comfortable. I was expecting it to be noisy. It wasn't. I really like this style of motel where you park right outside the door. We didn't have a chance to check out any local dining spots. The morning breakfast at the motel was outstanding. The serving staff was very friendly and professional.

    5
    « Very nice hotel! »

    We have stayed at this Best Western several times The rooms are very clean and comfortable. What makes this Best Western stand out for us is the fantastic breakfast. It is what keep us coming back each time. I highly recommend staying at this property.

    5
    « Best Hotel In Clayton »

    We have stayed in this hotel many times and find the staff friendly & helpful, the rooms clean and comfortable, the check in/out fast, the location convenient, and the full breakfast delicious. Would highly recommend!

    5
    « Excellent Service at the Best Western Kokopelli lodge »

    The room was comfortable. The queen beds were a plus. They served an excellent hot breakfast and the staff serving breakfast were courteous, efficient, and pleasant. Check in and check out was a breeze. The linen was clean and rooms large and well laid out.

    5
    « Best Lodging in Clayton, NM »

    Rooms may seem a little pricy for type of lodging (motel style right on the highway), but it is worth paying extra for the nice, clean, beautifully decorated rooms, and the wonderful breakfast. The only downside is the noise from the road, but we slept fine. I would highly recommend this Best Western. Our friends stayed at another less expensive chain, but they experienced poor service/breakfast and wished they would have stayed where we did.

  • 4
    « A nice, clean, pet friendly motel »

    We've stayed at this BW many, many times on our travels between TX and CO. It is certainly not the least expensive option on this trip but we like that it's pet friendly and clean. And it's a great half way point between Dallas and Denver.

    5
    « Friendly staff »

    We stopped at this hotel because of the snow storm and the closure of the road. The check in staff was professional and made sure long queue of guests had a room on that day. With free WIFI and hot breakfast. The lady in the breakfast room was kind and polite to every guests.

    5
    « Best Western Experience »

    I would definitely recommend the Best Western. They went out of their way to accommodate me and my family. I am very pleased at the way the staff went out of their way for me and my family. We were stranded in Clayton New Mexico due to a blizzard storm and their staff went beyond their normal work day to accommodate us and I have a disabled son and I will forever be greatful thank you

    5
    « An unexpected delight! »

    We were stranded due to a blizzard on our way to Colorado and were blessed to stumble upon this hotel! We also have three small dogs, but they were very welcoming. No place else to stay. We found the room to be immaculate (I'm very picky) and so comfortable. It seems to be recently remodeled, tastefully decorated and warm! The bathroom even has a jacuzzi style bathtub/shower. Thanks for a great, unexpected stay!

    5
    « The BEST Best Western »

    A great place to stay. The rooms are nice and the decor goes with the name of the hotel. The entire grounds and inside lobby are well kept and classy. Their breakfast is the best we've ever had. Everything very fresh and tasty with a great presentation.

    4
    « Been here Numerous Times - a True Gem »

    Okay. Clayton is in the middle of nowhere but if you are driving into NM or Colorado from Texas or OK Clayton is a great place to stop, sleep and eat on what is a scenic, tranquil drive North to Raton and on into either I-25 to Denver or back West to Red River, Eagles Nest, Taos, Santa Fe etc. I love this drive and really enjoy staying the night at the Best Western Kokopelli. Reasonable clean rooms and Southwest decor throughout the buildings inside and out. Numerous, beautiful handicraft and Artisan items are for sale including Southwest themed jewelry, wall hangings, decorations, crucifixes etc. The staff are friendly and helpful. The best part of the Kokopelli is the generous breakfast buffet with a good selection of hot items (sausage, ham, eggs, potatoes and both red and green pork chile) with tortillas, muffins/rolls, biscuits and yogurt. Also juice and coffee. A good start to another day's drive. BTW, you can purchase green and red chile by the quart to go. Frozen. I have generally paid $100 to $120 per night plus taxes. Some may argue a tad pricey for this area but I think it is worth it. There is a Super 8 and a Days Inn (going on memory) that are likely less costly but without the decor, breakfast etc (I did stay once at Super 8 with a "cheap" friend so I know about it). I suggest that you try the Kokopelli at least once. Do not forget breakfast and browsing the beautiful decorations for sale. You will be satisfied. On a side note, eat at the Wildhorse Grill and/or The Eklund. Avoid the Rabbit Ears.

    5
    « STOPOVER IN NEW MEXICO »

    We found this hotel as driving thru on our way to Colorado. What a hidden gem! the décor was awesome, reminding us that we were in NM for the first time. All staff and townspeople we met in this quaint little town were so friendly and kind. We ate at local café right down road and had great New Mexican food. the hotel is very clean and refurbished with beautiful southwestern décor. You can buy handcrafted items throughout hotel if you wish. the breakfast was the BEST point tho, we had home cooked food with touch of Mexican flair. green and red chile sauces and fried potatoes and real sausage, ham and eggs. OH so much! it was a very good rest for us and was well worth the stop here. You will be pleasantly surprised!

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    We were driving through to Colorado Springs & got snowed in here. What a nice place to get snowed in! The staff prepared dinner, which they normally don't do, because every place in town was closed or no good. It wasn't the best meal I have ever had but sure was glad to get it! The room was very nice too. The breakfast buffet was outstanding! I have never had a meal like this in a motel before!! There were eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, fresh baked rolls, biscuits & gravy. I'm sure I have missed the rest! Everyone was very nice & we would stay again!

    5
    « Fantastic hotel experience!! »

    Everything about this hotel was exceptional. The comfort of the bed, the quiet, the great shower, the restaurant, the check in folks, and the unexpected yet extremely honest staff who are sending a misplaced bag of clothes to us which we left behind. I don;'t normally expect this type of service, but this is a great place to stop.

    4
    « Everything was just okay! I'd give it a Good Rating. »

    I'd give it this motel a good rating. You can't go wrong staying here. The rooms are clean here. The hot breakfast was good. For the price, it was good value. So, if you find yourself passing through Clayton, by staying here you won't go wrong.

  • 5
    « Love the Kokopelli »

    We actually LOOK FORWARD to staying at this Best Western. Our room, as always, was impeccably clean and comfortable and our dogs love staying here too! They liked their treats handed out at check-in. The hot breakfast buffet with its authentic New Mexico green chili is awesome. The hotel even has Southwestern gifts - some made by local artists - that you can shop for while staying there.

    4
    « Short night on the Road to Denver »

    We were coming from Dallas to Denver with 2 dogs in the car and this made perfect sense for a short nights sleep. Friendly and easy staff, working the desk late. Also the rooms are dog friendly, which was great for us. Select rooms only. They have a nice grassy dog park area off to the side that was convenient for walking the pups.

    3
    « Gotcha Place »

    Arrived at 8:50p on a Weds night. No place open in town to eat except a truck stop across the street. Nice enough hotel but overpriced- I suspect because they can. Lock on door broken. Took 15 mins to get in the room and then another hour for maintenance to change out the lock. The staff was friendly and apologetic and gave us a 10% disc. Breakfast was very good. We won't stay there again if we can help it. We'll stop in a larger town where there are restaurants and the hotels are cheaper. Would definitely stay there again if the price was reasonable.

    5
    « room for a night »

    This was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed. Clean and very well furnished. This is the finest Best Western I have ever used. Every thing about my stay here was very pleasant. The place was very clean inside and out. I would for sure stay here again when back in this part of the country.

    4
    « BW Kokopelli »

    We stayed at this hotel after a very long day driving through the mountains in northern New Mexico. The hotel is older but has been kept up. The young woman at check-in was very welcoming and friendly. The room was spotless and everything was in working order. The front desk clerk even called later to ask if everything was OK. We would stay here again and would recommend it. Beware that they are on a very busy highway. All the traffic from Texas to Colorado goes through here. If you are noise sensitive, ask for a room at the back.

    5
    « wonderful experience »

    This was my second time to stay at this location and it was just as wonderful as the first. I travel with my two small dogs and really appreciate the dog area. The room was clean and the breakfast is always good;l

    5
    « Surprised »

    Clayton is a little town in the upper Northeast corner of New Mexico. This hotel was a definite surprise. Great hotel, Clean friendly staff. Breakfast had a good selection. Very flavorful. Staff was very helpful and truly there to help. I would highly recommend this hotel over any hotel in town.

    4
    « Very nice but overpriced for the area! »

    When we arrived there was construction at the hotel. We made reservations online while driving when we knew where we would like to stop for the night. The price seemed very high for the area. Our room was very nice, roomy and clean and updated!!!! A lot of southwestern decor. We were very surprised there was no microwave in the room! We would like to have had a table with two chairs instead of the little arm chair and little side table. TV channels were very limited and basic for the price of the room! Had a lot of problems trying to connect to the Internet! Never could get online and stay online or even get email!!! We called the front desk. All they could do was send someone who was not onsite to our room! It was too late for us by then. My wife was woken by the Train twice during the night!!!! The refrigerator was loud and we could not turn it off. So we turned on the continuous fan on the a/c which helped drown out the noises. Bath towels were very nice. Breakfast was good. As we left we still felt they were overpriced!

    5
    « great place »

    This Best Western best place to stay, rooms comfortable size, beds great- rooms quite - no highway noise - make it easy to travel with pets also - great place to walk pets, landscape is finishing touch - breakfast helps to round out experience - great location- easy to find- do not have to go off route- so when ready to continue there is no extra travel

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Highway 87. The BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge is located on US Highway 87, on and half mile south of the intersection of US Highways 87 and 56.