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The price reflects a monthly rate, but when you add electricity because of the heat (air conditioning, you know), it goes up quite a bit ($243 for a month). We liked the location--close to shops and restaurants. It was also close to Lake Travis, which generated a lot of weekend traffic (but we are not into water sports). The employees could have been friendlier (often when you walk into the office they ignore you and trying to get information out of some of them is like a comedy routine); but some (like the guy watering the trees) are very friendly. They had a lot of rules, but did not enforce them consistently (like the rules only applied to some people). Since they charged for the Wi-Fi, I did not use it. We might stay here again because of the location, but might not because of the park itself.

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We enjoyed our stay at the park. I would give it a 7 based on the park amenities, but the location moved it up to an 8. Less than a mile to downtown Fredericksburg, and close to a lot of shops and restaurants. The drought has taken its toll on the grass in the park, but they keep up as best they can with the grounds. Initial check-in was rocky (was ready to leave right then), but the next day I talked to the owner's son and he smoothed things over (so, when you encounter the rude workers, wait for another one because only a few are that way). The Wi-Fi kicks you off if you hit a certain limit (but they will work with you if it becomes a problem, so mention it in the office). We will stay here again when we return to Fredericksburg. Oh, yeah, don't miss the hamburgers at the mini-golf place next door (homemade buns).

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We always enjoy our stays here. Since it was the off season, there were no dinners, but the Saturday breakfast was still offered. They are also doing improvements during this slow season, so some sites will have even nicer views when they are done (unfortunately, they executed the serpent). We were in the row right behind the club house, which seems to be a bad spot for Wi-Fi (the point the furthest from all the sources); and the Wi-Fi is important if your air card is from Verizon. As usual the staff were excellent and helpful. We will stay here again.

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As an ownership park you will have different experiences depending on the specific owner you are dealing with. Each lot is an RV super site with "coach house" (12x20) finished at various levels (from storage to equivalent of an efficiency apartment). The amenities for the village are the same for all (clubhouse, pools, exercise room, billiards, space for organic garden, citrus trees, wood shop, etc.). A great place to stay in the Rio Grande Valley.

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As others have said, this is a great over-night park. The Roadrunner cafe was very good again, but the staff shortage means they are closed on Monday morning (so we missed their breakfast). Just a note, if the Roadrunner closes, we'll stay elsewhere; the convenience of the cafe is what brings us here. The wi-fi was extremely slow (so slow I could not get into my work site), but the Verizon air card worked well. My opinion--offering poor quality wi-fi is worse than not offering it. I wasted a lot of time and was frustrated because I tried theirs first.

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As usual we enjoyed our stay at Hacienda. We are not sure if we like the trade off of lower rates with no breakfast and paper. We enjoyed the breakfast and paper and talking with the other campers. It is a tough call on which is most important--saving money in nightly rate, or saving money on breakfast and paper. Maybe this should not have been an "either/or" question--what if they did like other parks and just provide the cheap pre-packaged pastries and a couple of papers? That way people still gather and visit, but the park saves money and can lower the rates. Just a thought. As usual we enjoyed the area (La Mesilla), and even ran into Laura Bush who was shopping there at the same time we were. The discount program with merchants is great, and the wi-fi worked very well. We'll be back.

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We've been staying here a few years now, and since the new manager took over 1.5 years ago we have seen many improvements. We prefer this campground because it is in the city, so convenient to everything in Albuquerque (also, the bus routes nearby make it even more convenient--for example, you can take the bus to the RailRunner to ride to Santa Fe). There are improvements each time we stay, but the one that we were most impressed by was that we were treated well because we were return customers. It is nice to feel appreciated. We will stay here again.

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It is hard to beat a rate of $15 per night--this was the off-season; and it was the off-season (us and one long-term resident were it). The restrooms were very nice, and the sites were level. However, remember it is native vegetation (so no grass). If you are staying here for the casino, it is a nice location, but we were disappointed in the information they had available about the Cultural Center and Pueblo tours. Also, they discontinued their shuttle so you walk to the hotel, casino, and cultural center (the hotel and casino are a short walk). Also, no information provided to us about wi-fi, cable, hotel amenities, etc. We also had to ask to speak to a manager to get a "late check-out" so we could take the Pueblo tour. It is unlikely we will stay again because we have now seen the tour and are not gamblers. However, the hotel restaurant had an excellent buffet for $7.99.

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We chose the park as a halfway point between Las Vegas and Albuquerque. It is an excellent stopping point for an overnight stay, and if you have never seen the meteor crater it is just down the road. There is some grass in a few areas in the park. The free coffee was nice. The Wi-Fi worked fairly well (strength was okay, speed a little slow).

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What can I say except this is a premier luxury resort. While I gave it a 10, there were some issues: They advertise free Wi-Fi in their brochure, but said they charge "guests" (non-owners) $5.00 per day (there is a $20/week rate). They advertise a restaurant on-site, but it is not open, and there were less activities here than in other luxury resorts I've stayed at. Also, while I found the "guests" as friendly as any other park, very few of the owners were friendly at all. It was difficult to find a table to sit at when attending an event because owners would only allow other owners to sit with them. Also, there is no shuttle or easy transportation to the strip (1 hour by public bus, or 10 minutes by cab). Also, some other "cutbacks" are apparent (no heat in 2 of the pools, broken door on restrooms, etc.) and if allowed to escalate, could lower the ratings.

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A good overnight spot. We were surprised by the bathrooms: obviously had just been remodeled, so were very nice. The park is not near the "busy part" of Cedar City. We mentioned we wanted to walk to get some food, and the staff told us about the closest place. Unfortunately, it was closed on Sunday which is a pain when you are walking. We were not told that most places nearby were closed on Sundays and that the places open were further away. As travelers we have to rely on the staff of the campground to let us know what is in the area. The staff lowered the rating. We might stay here again, but would look at other options.

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I would say that this park was more of a 7, but the location earned it an 8. We enjoyed the Good Sam discount, even for a weekly rate (it kept the price in line with the amenities). Also, we are giving them the benefit of the doubt: we had problems with the Wi-Fi (and Tengo's customer service was poor), the cable TV, and the water. The cable and water were due to switching companies and maintenance, so I do not think they are normal occurrences; however, the Wi-Fi issue seemed common (other guests complained that it "came and went") and our experience with Tengo is that there are normally problems. We enjoyed the shuttle to Temple Square, and that the KOA is on a bus route for those times after the shuttle is not running or to go to other locations. The laundry and restrooms/showers could use work (for example, in one shower stall all of the hooks had been pulled off the wall). The laundry is at the front of the park, so while a good size facility is a bit inconvenient (the large dryers that start with a quarter are great, though). We did see some high-speed traffic from the permanent folks, but not much. Most of the long-term RVs seemed in good shape, there was one in the short-term area that seemed to have more caution tape and tarp than fiberglass. The part of town was not the best, but we felt comfortable here. If you stay here, Temple Square is a must see (the most popular tourist destination in SLC) and the Choir rehearsal is excellent. We would stay here again.

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We were here for a week and enjoyed our stay. Was not able to use the Wi-Fi, so had to rely on my air card, which worked well. The staff were friendly and helpful (great directions and knew the area). The paper during the week and coffee in the office was nice; the cookies were great while they lasted. While it never impacted us, the double-stacking of the pull-throughs was interesting on the busy days. The sites were close together, but not too bad. It appears that ownership has changed, so not sure what type of changes that will bring. Maybe that is why the cookies ran out? We would stay here again if in Pocatello; very close to the University, so convenient to shops and restaurants.

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An excellent resort. We do not give a 10 when we park on gravel, but this park was close. The sites were large, with cement patios, tables, and they were easy to get into and out of. It is a bit out of town, and there is not much to do in Caldwell, but Nampa and Boise are close by. We enjoyed the brunch on Saturday, and the clubhouse facilities were excellent. We also enjoyed the free coffee and pastries each morning. Everyone was friendly. More barking dogs than we normally see, but not at night. We would stay here again. The wi-fi worked some days, but not able to use it on others.

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This park is in a beautiful location--it is like Idaho's version of Lake Tahoe. The town was close by (short drive), with lots of shops and restaurants (and the best Paul's Market we've seen). We would definitely stay here again. Some of the wi-fi transponders did not work, but some worked well. We were close enough to the lodge to get the signal. We enjoyed getting to choose our site (it was a bit slow). The park is newly taken over by Premier Resorts, so they are making improvements.