BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites

1100 N California Street, Socorro, NM 87801-4266
Phone: 575/838-0556   |   Fax: 575/838-0598   |   120 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Are you looking for a hotel near the Very Large Array? Our Socorro hotel is conveniently located nearby and offers a superior value and service.

For those needing a hotel near the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, our Socorro hotel has everything you need for a great vacation. We welcome government travelers, groups, nature lovers and everyone else who is looking for the best in service. As a popular hotel near New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, we also offer extended stays, which visiting professors especially enjoy.

A pet-friendly hotel in Socorro, New Mexico, we pride ourselves on making guests feel at home. Receptions and parties are often held at our Socorro hotel, and our convenient location right off of I-25 means it's easy to find us or zip around the area. Whether you're here for the Festival of the Cranes or a wedding reception, depend on us to provide the clean, comfortable accommodations you deserve.

We're very close to New Mexico Tech, and our Socorro hotel features a free continental breakfast. Guests need a delicious breakfast to start the day, which is why our buffet features stacks of waffles, pastries, fresh fruits, cereal and yogurt, hot chocolate, 100% Arabica coffee and cold juices.

The Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium brings guests to our Socorro hotel, and the New Mexico Tech Golf Course is always a popular destination. From the White Sands Missile Range to the Trinity Site that is open twice a year to the public, there's no shortage of things to do and see in the region.

If you're here for work with Aerojet, New Mexico Tech, Raytheon or another local business, our Socorro hotel is the perfect place to take care of business. Spacious rooms, peace and quiet, and easy commutes are all guaranteed. When you're so close to top destinations, it's easy to make some time for leisure activities, too.

Reserve a large BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites room today and enjoy the best location.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary continental breakfast homemade waffles, hardboiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, hot chocolate, muffins, Danish, three types of juices, fresh fruit, coffee, assorted teas.
  • Indoor pool, heated open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Sauna open 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Hot tub/ Whirlpool, indoor open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour second exercise room open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Multilingual staff (English, Spanish, Navajo)
  • Guest laundry Same day service if laundry at desk by 8:00 a.m., pick up by 4:00 p.m.
  • Late check out, fee of $6.00 every hour until 3:00 p.m. then full night charge
  • Safe deposit box
  • Game Room
  • Children's activities game room open 6:00 a.m-10:00 p.m.- Foosball table, air hockey table.
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services, nominal fee
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services, delivery to Post Office, FedEX, UPS, DHL
  • Universal gym
  • Wedding services, convention center for receptions
  • Meeting facilities, hospitality room, style furnishings, big screen television, miscellaneous tables and chairs as required, approximately 35.
  • Conference facilities, 50 classroom, 72 banquet, 100 theater style, some rooms include storage and prep area.
  • Catering
  • Ballroom, 150 classroom, 216 banquet, 300 theater, 160 banquet with stage & dance floor with prior set up.
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Snack Bar
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Free newspaper at the front desk
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms

BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites

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BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites

Conveniently located, the best western socorro hotel & suites in Socorro, New Mexico is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 34.071315  /  Latitude: -106.893005


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. Take Interstate 25 to Exit 150. The BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites is located on the left after McDonald's®.

From: The south. Take Interstate 25 to Exit 147. Keep going straight. The BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites is on the north end of town near McDonald's®.

From: The west. Take Hwy 60 to Spring Street. Turn left on Spring Street until you come to Highway 85/California Street. Turn left on California. The BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites will be on the right.

From: The east. Take 380 East to San Antonio. From San Antonio take Interstate 25 to Socorro, Exit 147 to enter the south end of Socorro, or take Exit 150 for the north end of Socorro. The BEST WESTERN Hotel & Suites is located on the north end of town near McDonald's®.

BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge

The winter home for countless rare birds from the North, the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge is located near the central New Mexico community of Socorro.

Caballo Lake State Park

Located in between Las Cruces and Socorro, Caballo Lake, along with Elephant Butte Lake State Park 20 miles upstream, offers plenty of resources for water lovers and makes its splash as one of Sierra County's top activities.

New Mexico's third largest lake lies cradled against the picturesque Caballo Mountains in Southern New Mexico and boasts 18 miles of sandy coastline. It is a perfect place for year-round boating, sailing, wind surfing, motor boating, and water skiing. Fishing is also popular, with anglers pulling in generous catches of bass and walleye.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

New Mexico's largest state park also happens to sit upon New Mexico's largest lake. Spanning 24,500 acres, Elephant Butte Lake State Park's main attraction is the historical concrete dam that created the lake that gives the park its name. Engineering buffs can learn about the construction of the dam at the park's visitor center.

Those coming for the water based fun will find plenty to cheer about. Sandy beaches, long coastlines, full-service marinas and open water provide the setting for boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, and more. Visitors can find the park located between Socorro and Caballo Lake State Park and is also north of Las Cruces.

Geronimo Trails Scenic Byway

The Geronimo Trails Scenic Byway in the Gila Wilderness, begins in Truth of Consequences. The byway continues to the north, on highways 52 and 59 to Beaverhead and to the south, on highway 152 to San Lorenzo. Along the journey, take a break at Elephant Butte Lake to enjoy boating and fishing. Bring along your hiking shoes for a nice hike on trails in the Gila National Forest.

Visit the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway Visitor Center in Truth or Consequences, to learn more about Geronimo and the history of this wonderful region of New Mexico. Stay close to area attractions in Socorro, as a guest of Best Western hotels, while enjoying comfortable accommodations and guest amenities. Make the most of your time exploring Southern New Mexico and its natural wonders.

New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Dubbed New Mexico Tech, the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology is a public university located in Socorro, set in southern New Mexico. Established in 1889, the university features more than 30 undergraduate degrees, as well as several masters and doctoral graduate degrees.

Formerly the New Mexico School of Mines, the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology is home campus to more than 2,000 students. The 320-acre campus includes the National Radio Astronomy Observatory – set just an hour south of Albuquerque.

Old San Miguel Mission

The Old San Miguel Mission in Socorro is a part of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The members of the Parish and the Missions celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in unity with the Holy Roman Catholic Church. They offer Christian love to everyone who walks through the door.

While in Southern New Mexico, take time to explore the Bosque Del Apaache National Wildlife Refuge, for a fun afternoon outside. Best Western hotels are a convenient lodging choice offering comfortable accommodations, for those traveling in Socorro.

Truth or Consequences Hot Springs

Many visitors to the Truth or Consequences Hot Springs enjoy soaking in the natural hot springs, found in the town's several hot springs facilities. The locations using the free-flowing hot springs are Indian Springs Bath House, La Paloma Hot Springs and Hay-Yo-Kay Hot Springs. Several other facilities use the springs from wells. Soak your cares away and enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

Visit the nearby Elephant Butte Lake to enjoy fishing, boating, hiking and picnicking. Drive 50 miles north of Truth or Consequences to Socorro for excellent guest services and amenities as a guest of Best Western hotels. Relax along the Rio Grande, in Southern New Mexico.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Hammel Museum
  • 1.00 mile(s) from San Miguel Mission, historic Catholic church
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Performing Art Series, New Mexico Tech Theater offering classical music, dance and family entertainment
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Mineral Museum, New Mexico Tech mineral collection
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Bosque Del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Trinity Site, Stallion Range Center
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Sevilleta National, Wildlife Refuge
  • 30.00 mile(s) from El Camino Real, International Heritage Center
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Fort Craig, established in 1854, was one of the largest and most important frontier forts in the West.
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Very Large Array, radio telescopes
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Brown Bilt's, Western clothing and boot outlet
  • 1.18 mile(s) from Casa De Regalos, southwestern theme gifts
  • 1.18 mile(s) from Sundance Gifts

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 42.00 mile(s) from Belen
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Albuquerque
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Truth or Consequences
  • 152 mile(s) from Las Cruces
  • 152 mile(s) from Santa Fe
  • 185 mile(s) from El Paso, Texas
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Middle Rio Grande Realty
  • 0.10 mile(s) from New Mexico Land & Ranches
  • 0.23 mile(s) from Security Finance
  • 0.34 mile(s) from Allied Research
  • 0.47 mile(s) from USDA Rural Development
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Home & Country Realty
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Family Planning
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Coldwell Banker Legacy, Realty Company
  • 1.00 mile(s) from United Mineral Corp
  • 1.10 mile(s) from BBS Corp
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Thermotrex Corp
  • 1.40 mile(s) from Viva Motors Corp., car dealership
  • 19.00 mile(s) from Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • 19.00 mile(s) from Dicaperl Corp
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Gallaher Realty
  • 1.16 mile(s) from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Sedillo Park
  • 1.00 mile(s) from City Swimming Pool
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Hammel Museum, Started as a beer garden and intervened into a brewery and ice plant. Closed in the 1950's.
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Mineral Museum, Established in 1889 assembled to assist education of geologists and engineers.
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Historic Walking Tour, take a leisurely stroll touring our historic district, includes homes surrounding the plaza with architectural styles from the Spanish colonial and territorial past.
  • 1.90 mile(s) from New Mexico Tech Parks, includes an extensive golf course, duck pond, playground and athletic field.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from New Mexico Tech Golf Course, an 18-hole championship layout on rolling hills, dramatic elevation changes, and dynamic views of the Rio Grande Valley
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Clarke Field, newest addition in park's offerings, with jogging track, outdoor grills, covered picnic tables, and skate park.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Box Canyon, enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and camping.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Escondida Lake Park, fishing, camping, RV Hookups, tent sites, bathrooms and potable water.
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Quebrades Back Country, enjoy biking, scenic mountain bike trail, colored cliffs, arroyos, and rock formations
  • 13.35 mile(s) from San Lorenzo Canyon, hike and explore the Chihuahuan Desert's plant and animal life at this photogenic canyon.
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Gordy's Hill OHV Area, 6,000 acre off-highway vehicle scenic dirt bike and ATV destination, overlooking Rio Grande Valley
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Sevilleta National Refuge, majority area closed to public, few areas are open for public enjoyment, visitor center.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Trinity Site, the first atomic bomb tested in White Sands Missile Range
  • 65.00 mile(s) from Gran Quivera, part of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, an important trade center before and after the Spanish entrada

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to McDonald's, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • Adjacent to Burger King, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from Sonic Drive-In, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.01 mile(s) from K-Bob's Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Also houses BBT's Hideaway (Billy Bob Thornton's Hideaway).
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Socorro Springs, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Restaurant & Brewery: Wood fired cuisine, steaks, seafood, pizza, pasta, soups, salads, and gourmet sandwiches. (
  • 0.40 mile(s) from El Sombrero, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, The atrium is recommended dining, it has a fountain in the center and old style Mexican cultural paintings and settings to enjoy a nice Mexican dinner.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Denny's, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from El Camino Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Serving New Mexican & American food. Open 24 hours.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Rancher's Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Adjacent to the Roadrunner Lounge.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Stage Door Grill, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Steaks, burgers, salads, fish, pasta, and Cajun specialties.

BEST WESTERN Socorro Hotel & Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Socorro. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

April 2015

April 23 - 26, 2015
Las Cruces Country Music Festival

Downtown Las Cruces hosts this three-day country music extravaganza.

April 25-26, 2015
2015 La Viña Spring Wine Festival

Over 20 regional wineries come together for two days of elegant wine tastings and accompanying events at the La Vina Winery in La Union. The event is all ages and begins at 12 p.m.

May 2015

May 9, 2015
2015 Microbrew Festival on the Pecos

Join local breweries and community residents at the Pecos River Village Conference Center in Carlsbad for an evening of craft brews, food vendors, live music, and much more. The event begins at 3 p.m.

May 2015

May 23-25, 2015
2015 Two Rivers Arts & Crafts Festival

For three days, Two Rivers Park in Ruidoso will celebrate New Mexican artistic culture with a variety of booths, vendors, artists, and so much more. The event times vary by day.

May 29, 2015
2015 Opening Day at Ruidoso Downs

Celebrate the opening of Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino with a full day of thoroughbred racing, world-class gaming, amenities, more. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m.

July 2015

July 3-5, 2015
2015 Roswell UFO Festival

Roswell celebrates its extraterrestrial reputation when costumed visitors who "want to believe" make their way to the International UFO Museum for three days of special exhibits, seminars, and more.

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