After a long day of driving, any roadside hotel will work for me. As long as it looks safe and is in a decent looking area, I’m willing to take a risk and give it a shot! Such is the case with the Comfort Inn, located off Interstate 10 in Deming, New Mexico.

I was tired. It was there. And that’s pretty much how the decision process went. I didn’t care about sticking to certain chains or brands, and I sure as heck wasn’t worried about getting valuable points for my stay.

A full review of my 1 night stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Deming New Mexico

The reason why I chose the Comfort Inn over the other hotels in the area was because of convenience. It has easy access to the freeway, and there are several restaurants nearby. It isn’t the best looking hotel in the area, but it certainly isn’t the worst. Is this a ringing endorsement for the Comfort Inn in Deming, or what?

Exterior of the Comfort Inn and Suites in Deming, New Mexico
Exterior of the Comfort Inn and Suites in Deming, New Mexico. I suppose it’ll do.

First impressions

I set my expectations fairly low even before stepping through front door, and that actually ended up being a good thing because I immediately felt happy that I made a good first hotel choice for this road trip. Sure, Comfort Inn’s are notoriously “budget” properties with very few perks, but this one was very clean and looked as if it had recently been remodeled.

In terms of quality, this one is probably the cheapest hotels I’ve reviewed here on SANspotter so far, just a notch down in overall quality compared to the Comfort Suites hotel I stayed in last year in Anchorage.

2nd floor hallway Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
The hallway on the second floor
Room 209 door Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
Room 209 is mine for the night

The room

The room itself was so so. It was large and clean, but sterile as it gets for a hotel of this caliber. There was very little in the way of style and design, which I wasn’t expecting anyway, but I do think that a few little details here and there could help it to stand out against all the other hotels that are crammed together in a five-mile radius of this one.

Large king bed Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
While the large king bed looked decent, the very first thing that I noticed about this room was that it didn’t look anywhere near as nice as the rooms at the Comfort Suites at the Anchorage Airport (in Alaska). Apparently this brand has varying levels of quality from state to state.
Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico dreary room
The room was pretty dreary overall, but not so bad for a roadside motel.
Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico room
Honestly, all I needed was a place to sleep for the night, so I wasn’t all that much concerned about room decor. This king bed did just fine.
Refrigerator and microwave Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
One nice thing about this room was the size of the refrigerator. It was huge! Microwave was an added bonus as well.
In room desk Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
The desk was a bit on the small side
Room window Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
The window was a bit small as well
Bland decor Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
Something that struck me as being really odd was the lack of artwork on the walls. It looked really bland, and not at all “on brand” with other Comfort Inn & Suites that I’ve stayed at (such as the Comfort Suites in Salem, VA).
Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico floor plan
Map of the property. It’s about as basic as roadside motels get!

The bathroom

The bathroom was a low point. While generally clean, the mold and rust around the edges of the tub was a bit unsettling to see. Being exhausted from a full day of driving out on the road, I didn’t really care all that much, but it definitely might have bothered me if I had booked this hotel months in advance for some sort of special event or something. But then again…I can’t imagine myself booking a stay at a Comfort Inn for a special event anyway.

Rust and mold in the shower Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
Rust and mold in the shower
bathroom Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
Besides the dirty shower and tub, the rest of the bathroom was clean
Bathroom vanity Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
Simple vanity – clean and basic.
Bathroom amenities Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
Comfort Care amenities in the bathroom – nothing high end here!

Warning: it’s noisy (and smelly)

Another low point was that my east-facing room overlooked the adjacent Sonic fast food restaurant, which is apparently a popular hang out for local hot rodders and motorcyclists on Friday and Saturday nights. I’d like to go on record as saying that I’m a diehard car guy myself (I love cars more than travel), but listening to all that noise until the early morning hours was irritating. If you stay here, make sure you get a westerly facing room – it’ll be much quieter.

View from room Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico
The view from my room. This Sonic drive-in restaurant located just across the street gets really loud late on Saturday nights. Beware!
Comfort Inn Deming New Mexico pool
The pool looked decent – though it was the reason why the entire property smelled like chlorine.

Final thoughts

So, would I stay here again? I don’t know. Especially since I noticed a much better looking Holiday Inn Express located just down the road as I was leaving the next morning. But given the fact that I only payed $70 for this room (which included a breakfast I didn’t dare to try), I can’t complain.

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