Hotel Overview

If the promise of a galaxy far, far away sounds up your alley, then you deserve a stellar stay at the best Roswell NM hotel in the area.

The International UFO Museum and Research Center (IUFOMRC) is right around the bend from this spacious Roswell hotel. However, that's not the only attraction in the neighborhood. We're also close to downtown and in excellent proximity to many restaurants. Clean, comfortable, recently remodeled guest rooms are a welcome respite from the heat.

Three golf courses give you plenty of room to practice your swing. If you're in town visiting the UFO Festival, Eastern New Mexico State Fair or New Mexico Military Institute, the prime location of this Roswell hotel can't be beat. Enjoy exceptional value and superior service and staff.

The Carlsbad Caverns and Ruidoso Downs are a couple of must-see stops near your Roswell hotel. Don't miss out on the plethora of events happening. The Chili-Cheese Festival is a red hot item, and there's no better way to wash down that fiesta than with the Milkman Triathlon. The Dragonfly Festival is a family-friendly celebration of nature's beauty, while the Rio Pecos Kennel Club Dog Show puts Bowser front and center.

When traveling on business, you deserve to be pampered. Our Roswell hotel welcomes employees of Lovelace Regional Hospital, Leprino Foods, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, the International Law Enforcement Academy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to name just a few. These folks return to us year after year for those special perks.

The daily complimentary breakfast spread of this Roswell hotel is a real treat. Fill up your plate with hot waffles, a variety of fruits and pastries, cereal and yogurt. Nothing complements the most important meal of the day better than 100% Arabica/Colombia coffee and chilled juices.

Reserve your next stay at Best Western El Rancho Palacio and get ready for desert living done right! Enjoy your stay.

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Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • 0.01 mile(s) from golf course
  • 0.30 mile(s) from New Mexico Military Institute, (NMMI)
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Roswell Museum and Art Center
  • 2.00 mile(s) from UFO Museum
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Limousine & Bus Tours, Service in Roswell
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Bitter Lake Wild Life Refuge
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Bottomless Lakes State Park
  • 13.00 mile(s) from wildlife refuge
  • 70.00 mile(s) from Ruidoso Downs
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Carlsbad Caverns


  • Across the street from Applebee's, grill and bar
  • Across the street from Denny's, open 24 hours
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Nuthin Fancy, home cooking, open Monday through Thursday 6:00 .a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Claim Restaurant and Saloon, open Monday through Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Golden Corral Family Steak House, Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Seafood
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Burger King, Fast Food
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Kentucky Fried Chicken, Fast Food
  • 0.5 mile(s) from McDonald's, Fast Food
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Sonic Drive, Fast Food
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Wendy's, Fast Food
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Domino's Pizza, Fast Food
  • 1.00 mile(s) from El Toro Bravo, Mexican
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Martin's Capital Café, Mexican, open Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Cattle Baron Steak and Seafood, Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Hunan, Szechuan and Mandarin cuisine, open 7 days 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Kwan Den Chinese restaurant, Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Hazel's Restaurant, Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the summer and Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Nearby Cities

  • 60.00 mile(s) from Carlsbad
  • 185 mile(s) from Las Cruces
  • 200 mile(s) from El Paso, TX
  • 215 mile(s) from Albuquerque
  • 260 mile(s) from Santa Fe


  • 10.00 mile(s) from Roswell Airport
  • 220 mile(s) from Albuquerque International Airport
  • 195 mile(s) from El Paso International Airport