The small community of Santa Teresa sits along Hwy 136 near the international border in far south New Mexico, 40 miles from Las Cruces and 13 miles from downtown El Paso, Texas. The one hotel in the area is the Travelodge, an affordable, interior corridor property within a business park near Dona Ana County Airport; it offers free wi-fi, a fitness center and a meeting room. The parking lot is shared with a 24 hour diner. All guest rooms contain a coffee maker, a microwave and a refrigerator. The immediate neighborhood has little of interest but there are plenty of scenic places nearby, in the Franklin Mountains and along the Rio Grande.