Within 30 miles of Ruidoso Downs, NM.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
Ruidoso Downs

26147 US Highway 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
Phone: 1-575-378-3333
Fax: 1-575-378-1004

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The La Quinta Inn & Suites Ruidoso Downs was recently named a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!

The 100% non smoking La Quinta Inn & Suites Ruidoso Downs hotel lodging sets a new standard in comfort and convenience with a wealth of modern amenities to suit your needs.

In each guest room, you'll find a sleek 32-inch flat-screen television, a microwave, refrigerator, and more. Enjoy a refr...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Welcome
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Bagels
  • Cereals
  • Milk
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Biscuts and Gravy
  • and Sausage Links

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Hotel Details
100% Non-Smoking HotelTripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • Floors: 3
  • Rooms: 63
  • Suites: 63
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms!
  • Microwave in all rooms
  • Refrigerator in all rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Good stay"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 12, 2014
Texas_Bubba | lubbock,tx
We used this as our base for trips around Ruidoso and Alamogordo. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was good except wasn't sure if wall thermostat or unit thermostat was in control. Also, they use satellite TV and could not find any list of available channels. Breakfast was typical for LQ. Was good way to start day. Was quiet and well lit property.  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 10, 2014
Steve69101 | North Platte
Great place to stay! It was somewhat worth the trip after the horrible experience we had in Lincoln, New Mexico. So bad we just headed back to the Great State of Nebraska. You will be able to get everything off the History Shows you want. Your not missing much.  
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"stay at ruidoso"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 8, 2014
richardbL8263SS | Sandia Park, New Mexico, USA
very nice accommodation; good beds, quiet; pet friendly; great selection of "cable" channels; better than average breakfast; good Wi-Fi access; friendly staff; very clean; always stay there on trips to ruidoso  
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"Evening Cookies"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 26, 2014
Lindsey C | Lackland Afb
Wonderful! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable! In the evening there is chocolate chip cookies, a big hit with my 3 year old daughter! Pool area is great, large indoor pool and hot tub! Beds are very comfortable, we prefer fluffy pillows which they did not have, but that is a personal preference, so we just used 2!  
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"Wifi did not work our entire stay. Spa needed servicing."
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 24, 2014
Paula R | Nmchick
I hate to rate an LQ so poorly, especially since the staff was exceptional, as usual. However, wifi is very important to my business and it was not working for the 4 days/3 nights we were there. Not on my laptop, my kindle or my cell phone. And it was hotel-wide. They said they thought it was because the hotel was booked up and there wasn't enough bandwidth. Whatever. We choose La Quinta for their free pet policy and this one had an indoor pool/spa, which is great during the colder months. The pool was clear and clean and a good temp, but I would not go in the spa after the 1st day, as it started looking very cloudy. I reported it (as I'm sure did others) and they said they had it serviced, but when the jets were turned on it went from pretty clear to cloudy, so I think they need to flush out the pipes and start fresh. And yes, I DO have a spa at home, so I know a little something about servicing them. Also, the flat screen tv volume was hinky, deciding to go loud so we would put the volume control down to 2 (then at 1 couldn't hear it at all); then it would go low and we would have to crank it back up to 20. Happened repeatedly in our room 224, very frustrating. Breakfast from 6-9, I like it when it goes to 10 a.m. Waffle bar, sausage, eggs, biscuits and the usual yogurt and cereal. Pool closed at 10 p.m., too. The pillows were not good, all feather pillows--so what if there are 5 of them for one bed if I don't like any of them? Most LQ's have both feather and foam/polyfill types of pillows, but not this one. The feathers kept poking me. Bed was a bit hard, too. If it weren't for the wifi, I would rate this as average. But compared to the LQ Tropicana in Las Vegas, with 24 hour pool and breakfast 'til 10 a.m. and excellent wifi and wonderful beds and pillows, this one is not so great. Still love that they don't charge for dogs though! We stayed in the extended king, and we do like the extra key-shaped desk between the sofa and bed. At least we got a good rate even though it was spring break; the week between Christmas and New Years they hiked the rates up to $200 per night! What a rip-off just because it's ski season during a holiday break.  
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Alto Lake, 10 mi.
  • Bonito Lake, 15 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, 1 mi.
  • Downtown Ruidoso, 3 mi.
  • Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course and Casino, 8 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Ski Apache, 10 mi.
  • The Links at Sierra Blanca, 3 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Denny's, 0 mi.
  • Multiple Fast Food Options, 1 mi.
  • Western Grill, 1 mi.
  • Cattle Baron, 2 mi.
  • Pasta Cafe, 3 mi.
  • Casa Blanca, 5 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
Ruidoso Downs, NM
Local Time: 10:01 PM (Mountain)
Local Temperature: 51.6°F
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