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Ruidoso Downs, Ruidoso
(2.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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  • Fun little casino. No table games. No horses were running when we went. Nice country atmosphere. The casino was crowded but finding a machine was no problem. 
  • I am a horse loving person and we like to watch the horses run. We always limit the amount we are going to spend betting as we really do not know the system very well. But the shear joy of seeing thos...  more »
  • It is a nice hotel but it is far from downtown. It is by Ruidoso Downs where they run horses in the summer and have slots all year round. It was slightly overpriced but the rooms we looked at were nic...  more »
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  • Horrible....Booked on a Friday, very friendly staff....when you could find them!! Room had no towels.... Yes zero, floor had not been vacuumed you could see dirt on floor. Beds were super soft (as in to old) Pool room had no lights, hot tub did no work, once again no one at desk. Breakfast.... What breakfast, the waffle mix was watered down as well as the juice, and there was no coffee, a few muffins and some yogurt. I will not stay again and I highly recommend that no one else waste there money.
  • The worst place me and my family ever stayed!!! Bug's were in are room everything was dirty ,cobwebs every where the ceiling had big water stains the walls were falling apart. I don't even want to remember the smell that's how bad it was. As for the indoor pool i wouldn't let my dog swim in it . We couldn't pack fast enough to get out of there. Stay at you're own risk !!!!
  • There is no option to chose 0 stars or i would have. One of the worst hotels ever, super dirty rooms, linens, pool, restrooms, mini fridge. We had to be switched twice from rooms because rooms were just so dirty. The continental breakfast consists of expired food, ( this was told to us from an employee, ) didn't plan to eat there in the first place. We had to ask for clean linens, my husband and I had to redo the bed ourselves, there is no housekeeping available, and we had to clean entire room and mini fridge that was full of mildew with antibacterial wipes. We left and gladly paid extra for a great room at inn of mountain God's. I can't believe Wyndham will let Ramada owners carry on their name like this. This particular hotel is giving Ramada and Wyndham a bad reputation. This particular Ramada owner uses one employee to do everything, front desk, housekeeping, laundry, breakfast, etc. Then pays them a minimum wage! I remember when Ramada used to be a nice higher Place Hotel. The only good thing about that hotel was the manager Alex he was very helpful he tried to make us as comfortable as possible but unfortunately there were just too many things wrong with this hotel overall .this is a seriously bad bad place to stay in. Here are some of our photos,
  • Was one of the worst hotels I have stayed at. When I walked in the front there was nobody behind the check in desk and the two ladies that were suppose to be working were sleeping on the couch. Bless there little hearts they have been up early in the morning because none of their cleaning crew showed up to clean the rooms so they had to get their hands dirty. Yeah right. What a load of bull. I do not recommend this hotel because of the poor service. The rooms were extremely hot but luckily the AC worked so that worked out. My father has diabetes and the refrigerator in the room did not work at all!!! Again the room was clean but as clean as it probably should've been. But thankfully I was there for only one night. I don't think I could stand the horrible smell of the hotel.
  • decision. Terrible! Worst hotel experience I've ever had. One star rating is one star too many! Rooms were grimy and run down, and the tub was dirty. Nonexistent "Breakfast", except for the waffle maker. I think the waffle mix was rancid and believe the waffles made several people in our group sick. I was told several times that the entire staff was brand new, and had only been there a week or two. No one on the phone, through many conversations, seemed to know anything or could make a decision There was only one employee seen on the entire ground floor in the morning. Watched several groups wait a long time for checkout, even though they repeatedly rang the service bell. We had to wait a half hour for coffee. No fruits and only one piece of cold meat? and another piece of "egg"? inside a covered cake tray. Steam tray was empty and not being used. Worst part was that I had been in contact with the hotel staff for seven days to make a two night reservation at a group rate. Our organization was having a seminar at this hotel. No one on staff, or the manager could confirm the seminar, the group rate or even bothered to call me back to follow up during that time. I was left hanging for a week! On arrival, and after discussion with the manager (who said he didn't know about our group seminar at their hotel until that day), I thought I had an agreement with the manager and had him initial a room invoice with the agreed on hand written group rate. Apparently that didn't count, and when I addressed the still high rate in the hotel computer the second day with the manager, (he didn't come in till noon) he informed me that I would be paying the full rate because he had gotten others in the group to do so. He also didn't want to hear about the dirty room or non breakfast. Said this was the first he'd heard of it, although I've since seen several recent reviews that express the same hotel experience from other travelers. On hearing this news it became clear to me that the management had been leading me on and always intended to charge me the standard "walk in" rate. I checked out immediately, and found accommodations elsewhere. This hotel management and owner are providing substandard facilities and services, paltry, unsafe meals, and unscrupulous business practices with predatory pricing. They have no idea what customer service is, and have only contempt for those that stumble through their doors. Enter at your own risk!