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“Motel needs to be rebuilt.”
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Swiss Chalet Hotel
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Motel needs to be rebuilt.”
Reviewed 3 May 2011

I have stayed at the Swiss Chalet Inn many times but it has slowly gone down. It now is in need of being torn down and rebuilt to its original greatness.
During my recent visit the motel room was dimly lit, terribly stained carpet, toilet had almost no water pressure , you have to leave one panel of drapes pulled back... where people can see into your room, in order to use the window unit air conditioner. There are not longer telepones in the rooms. The room was very noisy until 1:00 am when a party finally ended.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 4 March 2011

Spacious rooms, but very old and worn furnishings, mattresses were very cheap with paper -thin mattress pads. Indoor pool was warm and fun for the kids. View was nice, location is very close to ski run road. Continental breakfast was about as minimalist as you will ever find. A few low quality packaged pastries and some packets of wal mart instant oatmeal. Also what I think was grape drink. The room was so worn out I don't think we would stay here again, even though the price was very low.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 July 2010

When I was a child I used to ride by this hotel and think that I wanted to stay there. I finally did, and I was extremely disappointed. The room was relatively clean, but everything else about the hotel was a let-down. The heated indoor pool that was advertised turned out to be unheated. My wife and I wanted to go swimming, though, so we used the net to skim all of the bugs off of the surface of the water, then we got in. The water was downright cold and I couldn't get in above my knees. The jacuzzi was shut down for some unknown reason. The carpet in the hallways was worn out. I asked for a room with a view and got a room with a view... of the trees directly outside the window. Through the branches I could sometimes see the mountain if the wind blew just the right way, but there really was no view. The worst part was the "free continental breakfast". They had a toaster, three loaves of bread, and some toast and jelly. They didn't even have cold cereal and milk! The bread was still in the bags, so you were expected to open up the bag, stick your hand in to get some bread, and then close up the bag. I could only wonder how many dirty hands had been in the bag before mine, so I just decided to skip the "free continental breakfast" and go get an Egg McMuffin.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 July 2010

This property is worn and tired. It needs repainting outside and in, carpets worn bare in spots.
The lighting in the room was extremely dim. It was hard to tell if the room was clean or not. Bedspread ripped on one bed. Towels very thin.

The telephone in the room was broken, with a paper sign on it that they were waiting for a part for the phone system. Most people use their cell phones now, but you couldn't call the front desk. There is free wi-fi here, but only in the lobby. There are plenty of other spots to stay at in beautiful Ruidoso.

I would say the Swiss Chalet Inn could use a complete renovation, but due to its funky, outdated design, it might be a tear down. The location it's in is beautiful. It could use a nice building on it.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Swiss Chalet Hotel

Property: Swiss Chalet Hotel
Address: 1451 Mechem Dr, Highway 48, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7137
Region: United States > New Mexico > Ruidoso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
Price range (per night): $124 - $147
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Swiss Chalet Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you looking to take a vacation where you can enjoy yourself in the great outdoors? Or are you seeking a great hotel for business travel? In either case, you need to check out the Swiss Chalet Inn in Ruidoso, NM.Whether you’re looking to escape into the wilderness or conduct essential business, the Swiss Chalet Inn offers the best of both worlds. Their comfortable, spacious rooms will provide plenty of space for work, play, and of course, rest. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, so you’ll have plenty of energy before you hit the trails during a weekend getaway. And the stunning views of the Sierra Blanca Peak will sooth your soul whether you’re looking to conquer it or just admire it from afar. Once you come to stay, you may never want to leave. ... more   less 
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