We stayed in a king suite because the standard kings were full. What a great deal! The king bed was in a separate room with its own TV, adjoining a gigantic bathroom with separate shower and tub and a large two-sink counter. The tub was the largest we've ever seen (not a jacuzzi, just a huge tub). In the living room we had a large couch, an easy chair, lots of lamps, another TV, and a desk and chair. The lighting should be brighter; when we mentioned this to the front desk they said they are going to improve it. We had read in earlier reviews about the potential for noise near the pool. It turns out the there are only 2 King Suites, and they are at the end of the courtyard, right next to the pool. We actually sort of enjoyed hearing the kids enjoying themselves in the pool, but if there had been too many and for too long, it would have been bothersome. The exercise room is better than most, with excellent equipment in good repair. The courtyard in the middle of the property is cavernous, almost spookily so when there is no one around. When we reviewed the property before coming we thought it was weird that there were both interior and exterior doors, and when we drove up we hesitated again. But it's really cool! You can park your car right outside your room door, very convenient for bringing your luggage in. And then you can just use the interior door for the rest of your stay. Our room was quiet, clean, and comfortable. The front desk was super. We mentioned concern about the fires burning north of us, and whether the road might be closed, and the manager immediately got on his computer and gave us all the information we needed. Breakfast was very good, and the server helpful and cheerful. We took the walking tour of the historic district of Raton while we were there, and thoroughly enjoyed the town and the friendly people. Stop by the Shuler Theater if you get a chance, and get a tour from Bill Fegan; it is a charming theater, beautiful, and full of history, which Bill will be happy to share. Then go to Solano's Western Store the next block down and see the cowboy hat "cemetery." Have fun in Raton!
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