Retro Roadtrip: the Belair Inn, Truth or Consquences, NM

*This feature will introduce our new Mid-Century Motels site – we’ve been working on it and now just need more wonderful motels – please email us at if you have a favorite mid-century motel you’d like us to feature!

A few years ago, my family was traveling together throughout New Mexico – in-laws, kids and us and came across this little gem.

Ultimately this would inspire the all new Mid-Century motels site. How did one little motel inspire all of this? The answer was quality. It’s a fabulous little motel (only 10 rooms) with upgraded comforters, better soaps in the bathrooms and lovely furnishings.

The Belair Inn was quite a find – small, quiet, no pool, but well taken care of and fabulous furnishings. While the furniture wasn’t new it was stylish with all upgraded bedding, linens and soaps. making a simple little motel feel luxurious.

The motel is locally owned and operated offers Free Wi-Fi  (huge to our family) , Cable, all Non-Smoking Rooms, Pet Friendly and offers Kitchenettes.

This has become my benchmark of what CAN be done with a small little motel. Not fancy, but making the most of what it has.

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