MaidenUSA

MaidenUSA

August 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

We stayed here for a week and for the price paid, we had a very pleasant stay. The fold out couches aren't very comfortable, but the queen bed was adequate. The facility is quite large, has limited disabled parking, so getting around with physical limitations was challenging. Food and drink are available and good, but more pricy than expected. Concierge services were a bit lacking in responsiveness, but they don't have the staff that other top of the line resorts have. Pools/hot tubs were great - love the greenery - wanted to rush home and reinvent the same environment in my backyard. An outlet mall is right next door - great deals found. Washers/dryers were readily available and clean, the dryers didn't take extra coins to dry. We attended their timeshare (knocked $30/ticket off the Lua), they did run over the 1 1/2 hours but two hours wasn't unreasonable, no hard sell. The Sunday lua was fun, food left a bit to be desired but still a nice amenity - get there early for better seating. Would stay again, clean, friendly staff for the most part, and they did a nice job at creating an oasis in the middle of the desert.

2 people found this review helpful
August 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Lovely stay as part of a timeshare pitch. Warning to people going on a timeshare offer - the presentation isn't limited to 1 1/2 hours as promised - they ate up four hours and would have consumed more if we'd allowed it to continue. The facility is wonderful, lots of amenities and I would go back and stay, but as a regular paying customer (not timeshare). The spa services are excellent, drinks are available pool side, the hot tub was clean and not overrun with people. There were a lot of families with children, but well behaved kiddos. Hot tub was clean and relaxing! Long waits in the cafe food lines, especially in the morning, but the food/coffee is good. If you need the feel of luxury and service around you, this won't be disappointing, but if you're looking for relaxing...probably not a best pick.

1 person found this review helpful
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

Well worth the visit. Interestingly, the donkeys are allowed to roam freely but the town doesn't claim responsibility for their upkeep. Evidently they are leftovers from the mining days and are just allowed to do their thing - BLM steps in to assist if they become problematic. Quaint, charming, rustic, and unusual, we were glad we took the detour - even if the road coming from the east was a bit austere - winding, concrete poured to hold the edges of the road together...lol We departed on the west side which was far gentler. Watch out for the donkey's they like to eat anything, my aunt was missing a bag from her purse (later recovered) and one stuck it's head in the car and took my sister's breakfast burrito...lol The local bar is a novelty in itself, lots of cute decorations and the IPA beers are excellent. Our trip ended abruptly as a large storm moved in and shut down power to the city - where locals politely urged us to get out of town before heavy rain started - we heeded the advice, but were left with much curiosity as to what we missed...
Great trip - just do it!

1 person found this review helpful
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

This was a great visit, just west of Albuquerque, and a short drive off I-20. The visitor's center offers tours to the indian village at the top of the mesa, you can't walk and they don't allow you to drive - so call ahead for schedules. They have a nice gift shop (but it was closed when we were there), a cafe (some indian foods included), and Acoma artisan vendors selling their wares. The facility is lovely with a small museum and video that explains the evolution of Acoma in that area. They even have a small memorial to those Acoma who served in the US military. Lots of places for pictures of awesome landscape along the way - so bring the camera!!

2 people found this review helpful