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The Classic Desert Aire Hotel

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Front of property
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Classic Desert Aire Hotel

The Classic Desert Aire Hotel

3.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
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1021 S White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM, 88310

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFlickinger Center for Performing Arts3 min drive
  • Popular LocationToy Train Depot4 min drive
  • AirportAlamogordo, NM (ALM-White Sands Regional)7 min drive
  • Popular LocationNew Mexico State University Alamogordo8 min drive

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About this area

Alamogordo

Located in Alamogordo, The Classic Desert Aire Hotel is in the business district. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts and Toy Train Depot are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include International Space Hall of Fame and New Mexico Museum of Space History.

What's nearby

  • Flickinger Center for Performing Arts - 3 min drive
  • Toy Train Depot - 4 min drive
  • New Mexico State University Alamogordo - 8 min drive
  • International Space Hall of Fame - 8 min drive
  • Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Alamogordo, NM (ALM-White Sands Regional) - 7 min drive

Restaurants

  • IHOP - 4 min walk
  • Denny's - 4 min walk
  • Carino's - 6 min walk
  • Rocket National Buffet - 9 min walk
  • HI-D-Ho Drive In - 10 min walk

About this property

The Classic Desert Aire Hotel

3-star hotel in the business district
Free cooked-to-order breakfast, a terrace, and an art gallery on site are just a few of the amenities provided at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as shopping on site and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and extended parking
  • A front desk safe, luggage storage, and barbecue grills
  • Smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the first-rate property condition
Room features
All 92 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Heating and fans
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Fence around the pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space (450 square feet)
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Fan
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 5:00 AM - midnight
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The following facilities will be closed during the winter:
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from May 02 to October 01
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Best Western Desert Aire Motor
Best Western Desert Aire Motor Alamogordo
Best Western Desert Aire Motor Inn
Best Western Desert Aire Motor Inn Alamogordo
Magnuson Hotel Alamogordo
Magnuson Alamogordo
The Classic Desert Aire
Magnuson Hotel Suites Alamogordo
The Classic Desert Aire Hotel Hotel
The Classic Desert Aire Hotel Alamogordo
The Classic Desert Aire Hotel Hotel Alamogordo

Frequently asked questions

Does The Classic Desert Aire Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–10:00 PM. The pool will be closed during the winter.

How much does it cost to stay at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel?

As of Jan 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel on Feb 6, 2023 start from $85.5, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Classic Desert Aire Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay and a fee of USD 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel?

Self parking and extended parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Classic Desert Aire Hotel located?

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Flickinger Center for Performing Arts and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Toy Train Depot. New Mexico State University Alamogordo and International Space Hall of Fame are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Classic Desert Aire Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Classic Desert Aire Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Classic Desert Aire Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

8.2

Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 465 out of 1051 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 44%
Rating 8 - Good. 351 out of 1051 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 33%
Rating 6 - Okay. 132 out of 1051 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 66 out of 1051 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 37 out of 1051 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%

8.2/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.0/10

Amenities

7.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Danny

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Took good care of us. Breakfast was great!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

J

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff was very courteous and pleasant. The breakfast was excellent.

8/10 Good

Veronica

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love the breakfast choices. Great Cook. Room nice, beds comfortable & amenities. Didn’t like that desk & TV console was sticky & wood floor was dusty.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Bruxvoortys

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. The bed was comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay

Lisa

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
It was an ok place - the room was mostly clean but the tub didn't drain. The staff was very nice and it did have a made-to-order breakfast included that was the highlight!!

10/10 Excellent

Christine

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful breakfast! Curtains did not block out all of the lights on the exterior of the motel-bright all night.

8/10 Good

Chris

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The drapes on our first floor room were hard to close. Had to get a maintenance person over for fear of pulling them out from the wall.

8/10 Good

Jon

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Having grown up in Alamogordo and living around the nation we appreciate coming home to Otero county every year for a week after Christmas, and for the past 15 years have stated at the Desert Aire mostly because of my fond memories of this hotel from the 1960s and appreciation that it still remains in business and very much the same as i remember. The Desert Aire is, in most respects pretty much unchanged in 2023 and that alone keeps us coming back. We stay at hotels if all types of modern resorts and hotels but like the unique places with some character to remind us that the world is still full of unique and interesting people and places The Desert Aire represents individualism and individual character. There is no other hotel exactly like it, holding tight to the art deco, small town, Southwestern NM character that has almost vanished from the scene. The Desert Aire remains standing almost all alone as an example of life and times in small, isolated Alamogordo of the 1950s and 1960s It meets our needs and still guves us more than a bed and breakfast and place to park. It is a reminder that the past is real and you can still touch and experience it if you want to try and. Put aside any comparisons with modern corporate lodging. The Desert Aire is perfectly adequate is all respects today just as it was over 60 years ago in a small, remote town in the Tularosa Basin. That is why we stay, and that is why we return

6/10 Okay

Nitin Raj, Foster City

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Good option for a night or two stay. It is right on the main road which means it gets noisy easily. Breakfast was good. Room was ok but not entirely clean

10/10 Excellent

Bianca

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Always a great stay ♥️