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“Big Juicy Bed Bugs”
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Lamplighter Motel
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Lamplighter Motel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Alamosa
Reviewed 20 July 2013

I have heard that they have supposedly "fixed" their Bed Bug problem. But they have NOT. They were HUGE and very WELL FED!

My family of four (with two children) stayed here the night before last. We were happy to get a room during a busy weekend. Good price as well. We walked into the room and it was very quaint and had a pleasing atmosphere at first. Then we noticed the air conditioner was pointed right at a half-wall... weird. Then the lighting was that horrible flickering florescent tubes above the head of each bed. We went to put our water int the fridge to find out that it was unplugged and had a notice that said that the power to it was attached to the light switch in the room- which also controlled the TV and all outlets in the room: all on or all off.

All this was "meh" for the complaints department... Until I pulled the sheet back a HUGE bed bug, and I did Google the images to double check- it was definitely a giant, well fed bright red bed bug. I drowned it in the toilette and hunted for more. We found a total of 5- and they were big bright red plump and juicy ones (they still looked flat, but not 2 dimensional like hungry ones). Then we looked at the brick wall... hundreds of baby spiders had just hatched and were crawling all over! It was like something out of X-Files. BUT~ spiders eat bed bugs, so we were happy to see them . in . a . very . odd . way.... Anyway. We hoped for the best after it was about 2am and we were tired from driving all day and hunting for bed bugs and slept with our own blankets and with our heads at the foot of the bed away from the spider kingdom.

After the worst sleep of my life- waking up every 15 min to slap "bugs" off of me, I woke up in the morning to find my 10yo daughter covered in 22 (TWENTY-TWO) bites!

The kicker??? When we told the manager about the bed bug problem in our room (123) his response was that they had never had bed bugs in "...that room... "!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Value is fine and good location. If you are looking to time travel back to 1973 look no further. A close walking distance to the brew pub is the reason I chose this place and everything worked out well.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank kyle w
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Room was okay, no bugs, sheets were clean, bath okay....
Nothing fancy, or even "quaint" or "quirky".
Really odd set up for advertised pool: you get a key to walk over a block or so to an old abandoned motel, let yourself in through the locked padlocked gate and use the pool there.
Breakfast of eggs, meat, homefries, and toast in diner next door is included. That was a plus.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank HoppyGirl
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

The rate that was advertised on the website is not what we were charged. We were offered no breakfast vouchers, but yet when we ate at Rockies, the restuarant attached to the motel, several people were coming in with vouchers for breakfast. We we told that because of the Car show, the rates were higher and the management did not offer breakfast. When confronted the manager of Asian decent went crazy on us, we are a family of 5, with three children under 7. No ice, crib that they offered was recalled. Pillows very thin, stains on bed spreads.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank 501MSteele
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

I decided to stay at the Lamplighter to get a flavor of the 50-60s style places that I use to stay at on my travels to and from Phoenix. The room was clean and everything worked well. It is not fancy motel, more of a Motel 6 style room. The price was decent and the free breakfast the following morning was very good.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Ringo515
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Additional Information about Lamplighter Motel

Address: 425 Main Street, Alamosa, CO 81101
Region: United States > Colorado > Alamosa
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Alamosa
Price Range: ₹ 3,845 - ₹ 4,358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10

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