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Saint Charles, Missouri
Reviewed 12 September 2012

This place has become synonymous with the San Juan River in Navajo Dam. The motel is exactly what you'd expect for a 50 year old establishment. Everything was as clean as possible, but a bit run down. However, for use as a basecamp for fishing the beautiful San Juan River, it is just fine. The fly shop has everything you...

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2Thank KDJERO
Arizona
Reviewed 9 September 2012 via mobile

The bathrooms are carpeted. Enough said? ...well, if not- yes, it smelled of urine and mold. How could it not?! You just can't sanitize a carpeted floor! Icky. A pro: the rooms are very large and the kitchenette area has a big sink. No frills- what you'd expect.

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2Thank jcat111777
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Just re-opened the resturant and the food was excellent. Rooms are just ok.

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2Thank Terry34448
New Mexico
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Pros: Good base to fish the San Juan River; good value for what you get Cons: No frills at all. Everything dated and tired. On the other hand, this is what many fisherman including me expect. Location: Near but not on the San Juan River. Size of room: Varies from section to section. Room numbers in the 50's large (twin...

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2Thank Trogons
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Rooms are no frills. Shower so small you have to step outside of it if you drop the soap. Large place with lots of rooms, so ask to see another if you get a small room. They do have some good sized rooms which we needed to spread out all our fishing gear. There are nicer places around the area...

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1Thank danielt2011
Layton, Utah
Reviewed 19 July 2011

I've stayed in a lot of rustic cabins in my life-time in Yellowstone, but I was expecting a no-frills room, just a place to lay my head and fish all day. I would put this in the same category, a no frills place to lay your head. Only diffenence is we had a TV and Yellowstone has the scenery. So,...

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Thank Mike S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Rooms were very big which makes me wonder why they made the bathrooms so small. If you are a big guy you can not fit on the toilet. The toilet is surrounded by walls that are about 30 inches from each other. The shower is so small that you can't clean without opening up the shower pouring water all over...

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3Thank superbowl3232
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 30 March 2011

The present manager has done some improvements; working TV with cable, rooms look tidier and new grills. The kitchenette really needs working on, the fridge is small but okay, the stove is clean but the large burner wobbles around. There is nothing to cook on or with in the kitchen, so bring everything with you. Everything worked and was basic....

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Thank Escopeton
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 13 February 2011

The familey owned abes is the one of the best places in new mexico to travel by far. Ive been staying ther from 1997 and, go ther at lest 3 to 4 times in the summer every year. I travel with my two brothers and friends with familey and lots of kids.We rent at lest 4 to 6 rooms all...

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4Thank GRIEGOBROS
Weatherford, Texas
Reviewed 16 November 2010

fly shop was very informative and people very helpful. restaurant was good with friendly people (closed mon/tues). room was large but kitchenette had no utensils or pans or anything (bring your own stuff if you want to have a fish fry). no microwave and a very small fridge.cleanliness was just ok.

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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.”
 of 5 bubbles ruenm, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a higher room number are newer, not a big deal though.”
 of 5 bubbles oycrumba, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I'd recommend a room with refrigerated a/c.”
 of 5 bubbles Ricomalo, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The closer to the office the stronger the Wifi signal.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles stevew3217, 26 Nov 2013 | Read review
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