Our Reviews

See what our guests had to say about their stay at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel!

2021 Travelers' Choice Award from Tripadvisor
2020 Travelers' Choice Award from Tripadvisor
  • star rating  My brother and I thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at this very appropriately named and very pet friendly hotel. Booking, check-in, the room, breakfast, and check-out were all pleasant... read more

    Tour43855065850
    January 26, 2023

    star rating  This is a perfect roadside motel with a staff that was genuinely friendly and went above and beyond at every opportunity. I would stay here again and again. Delicious hot... read more

    Paradise219331
    January 20, 2023

    star rating  It was a relatively nice place with a lot of character. The room could’ve used some updates and a little TLC. It also could’ve been a little cleaner. The... read more

    Maureen H
    January 18, 2023

    star rating  Very nice place, with a breathtaking view and ideal for pets. My husband and I came with a cat and the room proved to be very comfy while also being... read more

    silvia r
    January 10, 2023
  • star rating  Great stay at this motel! Clean, friendly staff, and a GREAT breakfast! We got the burritos and tasty coffee. We got avocado in our burritos and wish we hadn’t but... read more

    lauramadbell
    December 30, 2022

    star rating  While I wanted to really love this "classic" motel...it was more of a like. Pet friendly l..sortof..they threaten you with huge fees uf they find substantial dog hair. The rooms... read more

    606jime
    December 19, 2022

    star rating  The room was clean, bathroom spotless, microwave and coffee, refrigerator and freezer. Staff were very friendly and plenty of amenities including free breakfast. It was a classic motel with easy... read more

    galewood
    November 26, 2022

    star rating  The room was spacious, the ice machine was handy, the included breakfast was good, and it was a good location. You can upgrade your breakfast if you want to pay.... read more

    Eppi1954
    November 21, 2022
  • star rating  Girls trip to Alamogordo was a success and Desert Aire made it that much more satisfying! Staff was friendly and informative. Noise was minimal. Front desk lent us sleds for... read more

    Ashley M
    November 17, 2022

    star rating  We spent three nights in a corner suite with a kitchen during October. The hotel is not new but the bed was comfortable, the bathroom and kitchen were good, and... read more

    DustyBuck
    November 7, 2022

    star rating  Front desk staff was helpful and friendly. The room was extremely clean and comfortable. I missed the breakfast in the morning, but I hope to catch it next time. All... read more

    G5219FIjonw
    October 28, 2022

    star rating  I really enjoyed my stay here! Great customer service, nice rooms, much more decorative and more character than a chain. They also had free breakfast, which again is much... read more

    Donald C
    October 17, 2022
  • star rating  I’d book again with them. I did like staying here. Yes,it’s a bit outdated but didn’t bother me. The guy at the front desk (I wish I got his name)... read more

    Nichole S
    October 14, 2022

    star rating  My father had booked a room for me & him to stay in with my two kids. This hotel had a 5 star hotel for what because those reviews are... read more

    B5561CGjulianav
    October 9, 2022

    star rating  Perfect place to hit White Sands from. It's 15 minutes up the road. Had a double queen room, and they were big queens too. Room had a fridge (a cold... read more

    pozdowny
    September 29, 2022

    star rating  This place is really unique in its colorful Native American pictograph murals on the exterior walls and dining room. Work done by a local artist, Paul Vesey. The... read more

    mollyp350
    September 28, 2022
  • star rating  I chose this hotel/motel because it looked less "cookie cutter" than the average. We were passing through & just needed a place to rest. First the good - the... read more

    SnoozinSuzy
    September 14, 2022

    star rating  Stayed 1 night wasn’t sure what we were getting into. I checked the reviews first and they were favourable. The rooms are old but service and cleanliness was great ... read more

    Shelley4993
    August 10, 2022

    star rating  Cute hotel, Native American vibez all around. Beautiful mountains in the back.
    Pet friendly. Amazing breakfast in the morning.
    Also close to a few restaurants as well. ... read more

    slimshaydee2334
    August 4, 2022

    star rating  The reception team was very welcoming, friendly, and professional. The lobby/gift shop area had a nice variety of traditional items (jewelry, woven goods, handbags, etc). The room was... read more

    Travelin_Gal2009
    July 21, 2022
  • star rating  We stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of July - during which I proposed to my girlfriend at White Sands National Park. Before arrival I had contacted the... read more

    markfD2647RL
    July 16, 2022

    star rating  Gorgeous mural art/custom paint on hotel. Very friendly check-in. Happy they allow our well traveled cats. Kids loved the breakfast! Rooms could use some updates but the linens/towels were clean.... read more

    Patchpixie537
    July 7, 2022

    star rating  This was a really nice roadside motel. The folks at the front desk were very welcoming. The room was super clean and had everything I needed. In addition, it was... read more

    TChicagah
    July 7, 2022

    star rating  The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast they provide in the morning is amazing. The gift shop at the front has amazing small trinket items as well as... read more

    dinitaheitz
    July 2, 2022
  • star rating  This was such a pleasant surprise.
    Staff was awesome, very friendly and helpful.
    Room was great! Clean, spacious and reasonably priced.
    Pool was refreshing.
    Breakfast at the cafe was DELICIOUS!... read more

    Departure48641331244
    July 1, 2022

    star rating  The accommodations were great! Very clean and nice. The staff was very kind and helpful! They were there anytime to help with anything. My daughter needed milk at bedtime (I... read more

    Climber217561
    June 30, 2022

    star rating  Great motel with a vintage feel. We ended up needing a pet friendly motel unexpectedly and we couldn't be happier with our stay at the Desert Aire. The... read more

    CathyN1970
    June 29, 2022

    star rating  We chose to stay in Almagordo for a few days to visit White Sands NP. The staff was welcoming and informative for the area. Breakfast was included and made to... read more

    167suzid
    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  Staying at the Desert Aire Hotel was like returning to the past. It reminded my husband and me of the motor courts we. stayed in with our parents during... read more

    susiecreamcheese44
    June 4, 2022

    star rating  Stopped here after our tent broke while visiting white sands, low prices caught my eye but the awesome free breakfast, free sleds(for white sands), awesome staff and great atmosphere made... read more

    TheJakel
    June 1, 2022

    star rating  We travel with two small dogs and finding pet-friendly hotels can be a challenge. We have stayed at this hotel before - the last time was 2 years ago when... read more

    O6436DHjamesp
    May 23, 2022

    star rating  We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff was great to work with and were very accommodating. We do wish the pool would have been open and that we... read more

    alexish508
    May 19, 2022
  • star rating  We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff was great to work with and were very accommodating. We do wish the pool would have been open and that we... read more

    alexish508
    May 19, 2022

    star rating  Pleasing appearance, lovely Southwest murals all over, gift shop, free hot breakfast ( great bkfst burrito), helpful, friendly front -office staff, AND most importantly: clean, comfortable, roomy sleeping and... read more

    angieabruzzese
    May 13, 2022

    star rating  It's a nice motel just 15 minutes away (by car) from the White Sands NP visitor center. The staff (Front desk and breakfast room) was very friendly.
    The room had... read more

    claire_bdx_fr
    May 10, 2022

    star rating  When I first drove up, I was surprised by the quaint old-fashioned type of look; very 50's kitchy painted motifs. Inside is a very nice, large gift shop with a... read more

    H6335UHcynthias
    May 7, 2022
  • star rating  The housekeeping staff did a great job preparing our room, and nice it was on the first floor, as my knee has gone bad and there was no elevator. Location... read more

    71travel2022
    May 3, 2022

    star rating  Check in was quick and easy. Monica was very professional and friendly. Room and hotel is a bit dated but still clean and has helpful employees.
    I will return... read more

    lubbockcooper
    April 16, 2022

    star rating  First time staying in New Mexico & this by far is the best place to stay at in Alamogordo. I stayed here for 2 wks & LOVED it! All the... read more

    C3336HYamberm
    June 5, 2021

    star rating  It served its purpose. We needed a place to stay for the White Sands trip and they were accommodating and even offered sleds for free. The breakfast option... read more

    FBX7
    June 5, 2021