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Ruidoso hotels and places to stay

Sitzmark Chalet Inn
2.5 out of 5
627 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM
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The price is $47 per night
1.99 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (450 reviews)

"This place is very clean with a friendly staff. I would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Sitzmark Chalet Inn
Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
3.5 out of 5
107 Main Road, Ruidoso, NM
The price is $129 per night
0.3 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (217 reviews)

"Great cabin for a quick getaway with the family. Had everything we needed. So clean and great space."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
Motel 6 Ruidoso
2 out of 5
412 Highway 70, Ruidoso, NM
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The price is $35 per night
3.03 mi from city center
2.6/5 (732 reviews)

"Great, friendly and helpful employees. Went out of their way to make my experience a great one"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Motel 6 Ruidoso
Super 8 by Wyndham Ruidoso
2 out of 5
100 Cliff Dr, Ruidoso, NM
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The price is $39 per night
3.19 mi from city center
2.9/5 (682 reviews)

"Nice rooms suites with 3 beds and a sleeper was great will definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Ruidoso
Whispering Pine Vacation Rentals
3 out of 5
422 Main Road, Ruidoso, NM
The price is $149 per night
0.73 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (12 reviews)

"Great stay. Comply relaxing. Can't wait to go back"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Whispering Pine Vacation Rentals
Travelodge by Wyndham Ruidoso
2 out of 5
159 West Highway 70, 159 W & Hwy 70, Ruidoso, NM
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The price is $40 per night
3.17 mi from city center
3.2/5 (932 reviews)

"The bed was so comfortable we were supposed to head to el Paso for our second night but decided to stay another night due to the comfort we felt."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Ruidoso
Best Western Plus Ruidoso Inn
2.5 out of 5
97 Camelot Drive, Ruidoso, NM
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The price is $76 per night
2.97 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (609 reviews)

"Me and my family stayed in the suit it was so comfortable the room was so nice we decided to stay another night"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Best Western Plus Ruidoso Inn
Canyon Cabins
3 out of 5
416 Main Road, Ruidoso, NM
The price is $109 per night
0.71 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (39 reviews)

"Check in was quick and simple. Cabin was wonderful. Loved the location. Deer came right up to the cabin. Nice and quiet at night. Great for families or couples."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Canyon Cabins
Ruidoso Mountain Inn
2.5 out of 5
400 W Hwy 70, Ruidoso, NM
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The price is $60 per night
3.06 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (1,441 reviews)

"The staff was very helpful when needed, and very caring towards us."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Ruidoso Mountain Inn
Crown Point Condominiums, a VRI resort
3 out of 5
220 Crown Drive, Ruidoso, NM
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1.84 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)
Great weekend getaway

"Personnel were so nice, the rooms are clean and well cared. The raquet ball court is great, my kids enjoyed the indoor swimming pool, I’m planning to come back God willing"…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

Crown Point Condominiums, a VRI resort
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Visiting Ruidoso

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Ruidoso, and visitors give high marks for the magnificent mountain views, ski areas, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its casinos.

  • There are 762 hotels and other accommodations in Ruidoso
  • The closest major airport is in Ruidoso, NM (RUI-Sierra Blanca Regional), 12.3 mi (19.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Alamogordo, NM (ALM-White Sands Regional), 38.6 mi (62.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Ruidoso

Cultural venues in the city include Hubbard Museum of the American West, Gallery 408, and Smokey Bear Museum and Gift Shop. The mountain views and forests highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Bonito Lake, Smokey Bear Historical Park, and Valley of Fires Recreation Area. Top activities include skiing and horseback riding, while The Links at Sierra Blanca, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, and Cree Medows Public Golf Course are favorite sights to visit.

In Ruidoso, there are 762 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Ruidoso Downs - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and helpful staff.
  • Sitzmark Chalet Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this lodge. This 2.5-star lodge features free WiFi, free parking, and a sauna.
  • Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins - With a stay at this 3.5-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a spa tub, along with an in-room kitchen. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.

Dressing for Ruidoso

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 61°F during the day and 21°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 30°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 82°F with nighttime averages of 41°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 71°F and nighttime averages of 21°F
  • Ruidoso gets about 21.85 inches of rain per year
  • Usually June and July are the hottest months with an average of 80°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 22°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Ruidoso?
Ruidoso Lodge Cabins is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star lodge offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveler reviews also recommend Sitzmark Chalet Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites Ruidoso Downs as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ruidoso, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Ruidoso.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Ruidoso?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Ruidoso, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Ruidoso?
Based on reviews, Travelodge by Wyndham Ruidoso is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Budget Lodge Ruidoso and Days Inn by Wyndham Ruidoso Downs.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Ruidoso?
MCM Elegante Lodge & Suites Ruidoso is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and free parking. Best Western Pine Springs Inn is another good choice for your stay with the kids. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Pillow’s Funtrackers.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation in Ruidoso?
High Country Lodge is a favorite cabin for couples, and features an indoor pool and free parking. Another good option for your romantic getaway is Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Ruidoso?
Pinecliff Village is a top dog-friendly condo resort, and offers a fitness center along with in-room kitchens for its human guests.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Ruidoso?
Hotel Ruidoso - Midtown is a favorite hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features an indoor pool and free breakfast.
What's the best accommodation for casino gaming in Ruidoso?
Best Western Pine Springs Inn is a hotel featuring free breakfast and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice near the casinos. Other good options to try your luck include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ruidoso Downs and Hotel Ruidoso - Midtown.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Ruidoso?
MCM Elegante Lodge & Suites Ruidoso is a top 3-star hotel that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Another good choice is Best Western Plus Ruidoso Inn if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit The Links at Sierra Blanca or Cree Medows Public Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best place to stay for a ski vacation in Ruidoso?
Based on our travel data, Quality Inn & Suites - Ruidoso Hwy 70 is a top hotel for skiing, and features an indoor pool and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near skiing include Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins and MCM Elegante Lodge & Suites Ruidoso. Those looking to ski or snowboard can spend their days at Ski Apache.
What is the average resort fee in Ruidoso?
From the 1009 hotels and other properties in Ruidoso, you’ll find about 5 that charge a resort fee. The average resort fee is USD 12.00 per night, per accommodation.

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