Website: Route 66 RV Resort
Location: The red pushpin depicts the location of the Check-In office
Date(s) of Stay: October 29, 2017 arrival, October 31, 2017 departure; March 24, 2017 arrival, March 31, 2017 departure
Located on the Pueblo of Laguna, 14 miles west of Albuquerque on historic Route 66, this relatively new premiere RV resort features luxury amenities and is located next to the Route 66 Casino Hotel, a Vegas-style casino with restaurants, gaming and live entertainment. It has 100 full-service sites with concrete pads and all with picnic tables and fire rings. Regular sites have 12′ wide pad, “premium” sites have 16′ wide pads and also offer 100 Amp electrical service.
For 7 nights on a standard site we paid $242.93 which includes $32.93 tax. This was a promotional rate of $30/night or $34.70/night all inclusive. Standard rates are higher (starting at $50/night rack rate and $45 Good Sam) and can be found on their website. We had to call to get the promo rate, so if you visit, it is worth a call to them to see if there are any promo’s going on. For our second stay (October 29-31) on the same site (#1301) our rate was $45 per night which includes the Good Sam discount.
Overall Impression – 4.4/5
Easy on/off I-40 (Route 66). Great location with views of the mountains, this is a very nice resort with a lot of amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return in the future. The buildings are done in an Art Deco Route 66 style architecture. There is even an electric car charging port next to the Check-In office disguised as a 60’s era gas pump!
Sites are well situated and very spacious in both width and length. No privacy between sites, as there were only some young plantings, but the site spacing mostly made up for that.
If you are into gambling, it’s just a short drive, walk or call the shuttle for a ride to the casino. The shuttle will also take you across the highway to the 66 Pit Stop diner for a Laguna Burger which we highly recommend, probably one of the best burgers we’ve had!
We went to the buffet at the casino (2 for the price of one special), lots of food but not as good as other buffets we’ve been to at other casinos. Besides the buffet, there are several other restaurants in the casino.
The only issue we had during our stay in March was with receiving our mail delivery. We had mail forwarded via 2 day priority mail to us during our stay. When the tracking information said that it had been delivered we stopped by the office expecting to pick it up. Wrong! We were told that we had to go to the Front Desk at the Casino hotel. When we checked in the hotel, we were told that their receiving department was closed and to check back the next day. Long story short our package arrived from Florida in 2 days but it took three days for the package to find it’s way within the resort to our site. It seemed like the staff had no clue how mail was handled.
Size – 5/5
Our pull thru site #1301 was an end site and quite spacious and plenty long enough for both the rig and our toad.
Privacy – 3.5/5
None between sites but the spacing between the sites was adequate so you shouldn’t feel like you are on top of your neighbor.
Amenities – 5/5
Fully equipped rec hall, large pay laundry, pool, courtesy computers, exercise room, etc. etc. and all in new condition. A full list of amenities is listed on the website.
Convenience – 4/5
Relatively close to Albuquerque where there are retail stores, restaurants, medical facilities and numerous attractions (see our previous post). Be sure to go to the Pit Stop across the highway for a Laguna Burger (you can call for the shuttle to take you there). Delicious burgers!
Physical Surroundings – 4/5
It’s elevated desert terrain with a view of mountains off in the distance toward Albuquerque and I-40 as well. From our campsite we had nice views and enjoyed several pretty sunsets.
Maneuverability and Roads – 5/5
Roads are all paved and plenty wide enough for big rigs.
Peace & Quiet – 4/5
Considering that it was fairly close to I-40, the traffic noise was minimal.
Utilities – 5/5
- Sewer – Well placed next to the Electric pedestal and water spigot with its own concrete drainage pad. Threaded cap.
- Satellite – Excellent, no issues with satellite here!
- WiFi – Fair, typical campground WiFi (slowish). We almost always use our wireless broadband anyway which was significantly faster here.
- Cellular signal – Excellent, 5 bars of Verizon 4G LTE
- Over-the-Air (OTA) TV – Good, we locked in on 57 channels.
- Power – Excellent, 120 volts on both legs, no problems. Note that some “premium” sites with 100 Amp service are available at this resort.
- Water Pressure/Quality – Excellent water pressure. No off odors or turbidity, moderately hard.
What We Liked
– Clean, well maintained, new resort.
– Large, spacious sites with concrete pads and modern utilities.
– Convenient to Albuquerque and about an hour away from Santa Fe.
– Lots of amenities and sightseeing opportunities in the area.
What We Didn’t Like
– Some lack of privacy between sites if the campground is full.
– Mail delivery confusion.