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  The pool is non existent! The room was decent except the bathtub could have been cleaner. Staff was friendly. Tip- if you’re going to White Sands Park they will... read more

    June 8, 2023

    star rating  The staff was wonderful, and the room felt very clean. It was obviously a very old facility, but it has been updated a bit. New bathroom fixtures, comfy bed. The... read more

    Anna C
    June 7, 2023

    star rating  Room was clean and comfortable. Cute decor and breakfast was great. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good location, close to restaurants and stores. Nice gift shop too!... read more

    June 2, 2023

    star rating  4.7 great space well renovated. Great gift shop and breakfast. Mattresses could use some replacement but bathroom was great shower pressure. Don’t really feel like making any more comments to... read more

    May 30, 2023
  • star rating  Older motel but still in good shape. Unfortunately the pool was under construction at the time we went. The bed was very comfortable. The free breakfast was very good. A... read more

    May 29, 2023

    star rating  The room was large and clean, just like the brochure. Kuddos to all the staff and cooks for morning breakfast, I had a huge complimentary breakfast burrito, I should have... read more

    Kirk B
    May 21, 2023

    star rating  Great rate. Big fluffy towels. Comfy bed. Made to order breakfast included with stay-photo of choices -at no additional charge. Would love to stay here again. Nice check in... read more

    May 16, 2023

    star rating  Always a nice place to stay in Alamogordo, NM. The breakfast is wonderful. The hotel has been there since the 50's. My family stayed there in the... read more

    May 10, 2023
  • star rating  Perfect for our needs. We stayed in one of the kitchenettes. The layout allowed for a roomy kitchen/living room area and separate bedroom/bathroom/closet. T. V. In both. It’s an older... read more

    May 8, 2023

    star rating  Great place to stay for visiting white sand np. The front desk staff was very friendly and check in was smooth. Our room was very clean and spacious for the... read more

    Hao P
    May 7, 2023

    star rating  It was Excellent. The room was clean and very comfortable. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. In the morning I enjoyed a made... read more

    May 6, 2023

    star rating  Great place.. beautiful outside paint and one can see the care being put into this property..it is an older place..but room is very clean and roomy, the beds comfortable..the... read more

    Lin F
    May 6, 2023
  • star rating  We were stranded in Alamagordo for the most part of a week when we stayed at the desert aire. We didn't know from day to day how long we... read more

    May 4, 2023

    star rating  This hotel is a gem! I arrived late to visit White Sands National Park in the morning. The room was quiet and immaculate. The breakfast included fresh... read more

    Jared S
    April 28, 2023

    star rating  We were visiting White Sands NP, and this motel was convenient. While the motel itself is dated, the rooms were very clean and we had everything we could need.... read more

    April 3, 2023

    star rating  Everything was very clean, bed was very comfortable, nice toiletries. There was coffee, a microwave, and a fridge in the room. The staff was excellent and the breakfast... read more

    April 2, 2023
  • star rating  The best part of my stay was the water pressure - it was phenomenal. They have done some renovations to the room I stayed in, but is still dated. However,... read more

    April 1, 2023

    star rating  The room was clean and everything worked, my room had a desk and chairs, refrigerator, ironing board & Iron, as well as a hair dryer. My only complaint is... read more

    Mary W
    March 28, 2023

    star rating  Stayed at Desert Aire while visiting White Sands. There aren't many options in the area, but we were very happy with this choice! The staff was very friendly and the... read more

    Lindsay W
    March 23, 2023

    star rating  Loved the historic vibes, the super fluffy towels, and the unique décor. My husband especially enjoyed the great breakfast - so much delicious food, made to order, and it comes... read more

    March 15, 2023
  • star rating  Staff was extremely friendly and gave us all the information relevant to our stay, the White Sand National park we intended to visit before we even asked.
    The free breakfast... read more

    March 12, 2023

    star rating  First of all. Can we talk about the cute decor and theme. Made me feel at home. The luxury large towels and the comfy bed were perfect for helping me... read more

    Se D
    February 6, 2023

    star rating  I came for the weekend with my dog. They welcomed us both! The room was on the small side, very comfortable bed! Bathroom was clean and the... read more

    February 6, 2023

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    September 14, 2022