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Abe's Motel and Fly Shop

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Just got back from a week at Abe's Motel and Fly Shop. This is simply a great place to stay for several reasons. First, Abe's has been there since 1958; and caters to the fishing traffic. Navajo Dam, NM is a very small community (300-400?) folks and exists primarily for the fishing; fly fishing on the San Juan, and a...

Thank oycrumba
New Mexico
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This hotel caters to fly fisherpersons who want to be close to the San Juan River Quality Water but don't want to pay more than a hundred bucks a night. It fits this bill perfectly. If you're staying at Abe's for any other reason, you might be disappointed as is a very basic hotel. We had a room with an...

Thank Ricomalo
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Who would've thought the El Pascador Cafe would have the best margarita I've had in a long time. (And I'm a picky bartender) Fresh lime juice....awesome. The chips and queso were delicious, (I'm from Texas....I know good queso) and so was my Greek salad. Nice work, folks...we felt very welcome and will definitely be back.

2Thank Bekah H
Terrebonne, Oregon
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

As others have humorously stated, the place is dated, yes they actually have carpet in the bathrooms and the showers are small. They are also totally functional and well suited for a great fishing trip, but probably not a family vacation or a honeymoon. I went for the first time with my husband who has been staying there for 20...

1Thank lynn r
lawrence, kansas, usa
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Staying at Abe's is fun for the serious fisherman who is there to fish not bask in luxury. It's Spartan, bare bones, and fun. It's often full especially on week ends. The rooms have always been very clean each of the four times we have stayed there. There are rooms with small but efficient kitchenettes. The beds are comfortable (I...

1Thank b b
Derry, New Hampshire
Reviewed 7 August 2014

If you're in Navajo Dam to fish then Abe's is the place to be. Rooms are clean but very very basic. but the upside is the price, very low. With two per room it's about $42 each per night. Great fly shop and restaurant on site also.

Thank Bumpa44
Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I've been staying at Abe's at least once/year for over 20 years. There are better places to stay in Navajo Dam, but Abe's has become part of my San Juan experience. The motel's flaws are well known: outdated furniture and appliances; comically poor TV reception; tiny showers (the door pops open when you try to wash your feet). Yet, yet,...

6Thank unknown48713
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I recently stayed at Abe's for the first time; although I had been a customer of their store and fly shop on several occasions. I found that the motel fit the bill in a good manner. It's a motel that caters to fishermen, so it's fairly basic. My room had a nice kitchen and it was super clean. The staff...

Thank stevew3217
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We were scheduled to stay for three night's. We checked out after only one. It was a truly miserable experience! The refrigerator and air conditioner didn't work. The room smelled terrible and there were bugs in the shower. My wife refused to be in the shower alone and in fact, took a shower with her shoes on. At 1:30am, the...

Thank Sandra G
Corrales, New Mexico
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I have been staying at Abe's for over 10 years and the one thing I will share with you is that all you have to do is ask should you need something. The staff is always super friendly and very helpful. Sure you will find that the rooms do need sprucing up; the sheets and towels are not soft and...

5Thank lpet2

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abe's Motel and Fly Shop has been on the San Juan River since 1958. We also have a comfortable lounge, motel, restaurant, RV / trailer park, boat storage facilities, and a grocery store. We were the first to explore the river for trout fishing, the first to guide on the river, and the first to fly fish the San Juan in winter months. Born 'n' Raised Guided Fly fishing Adventures offers wading or float excursions on the river, for a successful and memorable fly fishing adventure! We are a family owned and operated business ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abe's Motel and Fly Shop

Address: 1791 Highway 173, Navajo Dam, NM 87419-9712
Region: United States > New Mexico > Navajo Dam
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Abe`s Motel And Fly Shop Hotel Navajo Dam
Abes Hotel Navajo Dam
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“Make sure the heater works.”
ruenm, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a higher room number are newer, not a big deal though.”
oycrumba, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I'd recommend a room with refrigerated a/c.”
Ricomalo, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The closer to the office the stronger the Wifi signal.”
bb568, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I had a double room; it was only five dollars more than the single. The manager said the doubles were much nicer. It worked fine for me.”
stevew3217, 26 Nov 2013 | Read review
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