Raton Pass Motor Inn is a classic 50’s motel with authentic vintage decor spanning the decades since it was built.
While our vintage roadside motel doesn’t have ghosts, we do provide clean and cozy rooms, comfortable beds, modern amenities and nostalgic experiences. Speaking of experiences: There’s lots to do in and around Raton, just ask us! We’d love to help you create an itinerary of fun and memorable activities.
Raton Pass Motor Inn

Modern Amenities with Vintage Flair

Raton Pass Motor Inn

Over the years, the Raton Pass Motor Inn has transformed from a dated yet homey and charming roadside motel into a fun and funky respite – a cool retro motel with a vintage vibe where you can comfortably stay the night. Coast on in, stay a while and make yourself part of our big, funky family.

All our rooms are placed in the mid-century modern era with a decidedly Southwestern flavor. Each has its own unique theme, ranging from the Santa Fe Trail to Movie Cowboy, to the Pinup Room and Reveille Room. We love matching guests with a room that resonates! Many outdoor enthusiasts ask for our Field & Stream room. Or perhaps you are brave enough to stay In Lucky Thirteen!

We outfitted each room with modern conveniences, including free WiFi, flat-screen cable TV, microwave, and mini-fridge — so there’s no need to worry about straying too far from the present day. Next door, the old Capri Cafe has been refurbished into our office and lounge. While the cafe is no more, you can still grab a cup of Michael’s famous percolator coffee while chatting up with other guests. In addition to comfortable lodging with nostalgia and hospitality, four-footed furry companions are welcome in select rooms, only.

Raton Pass Motor Inn room

Raton Pass Motor Inn

Gila, New Mexico
(575) 535-2047

Raton Pass Motor Inn is at the foot of Raton Pass with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and fantastic views of the surrounding mesas. Vibrant rainbows appear when afternoon thunderstorms form to the southeast, on their way to the Texas panhandle. Deer saunter through our “glamping garden” in the mornings and evenings.

After your morning coffee, go take a quick hike in town at Climax Canyon Park, or go for a longer hike or bike at nearby Sugarite Canyon State Park with almost 20 miles of hiking/biking trails. Or you can go fishing or kayaking on Lake Maloya! If a scenic drive is more your speed, Cimarron and Eagle Nest are a short ways away, leading to Angel Fire, Taos, Red River and other highlights of the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. Folsom and Capulin National Monument are also worth a visit, especially if you take the road across Johnson Mesa!

Guest Testimonial

A recent guest described it this way on Hotels.com:This place is the best. It’s a funky little place with lots of character. The rooms are all decorated differently and have names. The management was the nicest, very welcoming and had lots of information about the area that was very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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