Hotel Eklund, Clayton New Mexico

Hotel Eklund, Clayton New Mexico

A beautifully restored hotel in this crossroads town in the Northeast part of New Mexico.  Prior to the development of the interstate highway system, Clayton was a crossroads for several U.S. highways. As the pictures attest it was built in three stages: 1892 , 1898, and 1905.  It is named for Carl Eklund who converted the structure into a saloon and hotel.  In the lobby they have retained two old safes as tables and there is also the old telephone switchboard for the hotel. There is a beautiful wood carved bar in the saloon with many historical items.  The first appearance of the Hotel Eklund in the Hotel Red Book was in 1918.  The building is also a New Mexico registered Cultural Property.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hotel Eklund

Clayton, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce

The Collaborative Inc.

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