Originally designed as a railhead in the late 1800s, the city of Gallup sits on what used to be Route 66. Flanked by the red sandstone vistas known as Red Rock Park, it’s a city brimming with Native American culture both ancient and modern. Anasazi archaeological sites occupy Red Rock Park while artifacts fill the many museums of this year-round destination. Less historical attractions include the Fire Rock Navajo Casino. Seasonal draws include the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in August and the Red Rock Balloon Rally in December.
We’ve chosen three affordable properties for you within Gallup. We selected hotels located close to the city center, and preferred those with customer ratings of at least an 8 on Booking.com. For pricing, we sampled rates from several weeks and chose the lowest.
From $71/ night
Sporting decor both modern and comfortable, this property has scored great ratings from past guests, averaging a 9 on Booking.com at the time of this writing. Customers have also given high marks to the breakfast, which includes eggs, sausages and other morning goodies. For less fattening activities, there’s an indoor pool ( available for free) and a fitness center (which costs extra). Attentive service at the desk and a property-wide no-smoking policy make for an extra comfy stay.
From $92/ night
This newish property looks fresh, “smart,” and “spotlessly clean” according to past visitors’ reviews. Especially spacious rooms make the overall cleanliness even more enjoyable. A breakfast buffet with ample options (waffles, fruit, oatmeal) will christen your day with a nutritious start, while an on-site minimart —filled with those necessary food groups of sugary and salty snacks— will keep you satiated throughout the day. Whether you’re headed toward Gallup’s natural beauty or the casino, you can expect a good night’s rest at this property —where, by the way, parking and wifi are free.
From $83/ night
This is the second Marriott property in Gallup on our list, and like SpringHill suites, it’s received great ratings from past guests. It’s also a looker, with a clean, energizing lobby that provides space for relaxation or chat. Free wifi hums throughout the rest of this modern property. You can enjoy breakfast in this contemporary ambiance (think sausage, oatmeal, yogurt and a slew of other choices) before heading out to explore Gallup. After giving your hand muscles a workout at the casino, give the rest of your body some attention at the on-site pool and gym.