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El Rey Inn

2.5 of 5 1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the charm that we like to associate with the 1940s and 1950s but it's not a recreation. It has been in operation for nearly 80 years and I bet it's been charming for all of them. I really enjoyed both sitting in front of my room and walking around the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1936 on the original Route 66, the El Rey has been lovingly maintained. The original adobe structures and beautifully landscaped courtyard are inviting and immaculate. I love the tile murals and hand-painted cultural symbols around each door. The sounds of Spanish guitar softly fills the air of the public areas and the staff is warm and helpful. The... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling across the U.S. for a total of 44 nights most hotel rooms become a blur. This quaint inn still stands out, from its friendly greeting upon registering, to the picturesque grounds, to the New Mexican decor of our fireplace room. I felt I was in New Mexico. I loved it. We walked a block down the street to their... More

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Lovington, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by this inn numerous times & it always drew my interest. Have now stayed 3 times in past 5 years. I love the atmosphere & all-round peaceful setting the El Rey offers! No gimmicks here! I always feel like I am staying in someone's guesthouse. I enjoy my morning coffee outside on patio of the room....such a blessing... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here after all the glowing reviews. Must say we were very disappointed. Yes the grounds are beautiful with many plants and flowers, but our room was very dark and worn. It was in need of repairs and paint. Breakfast was just barely adequate. There were less expensive places to stay for less money and better rooms all over Santa... More

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cerrillos, Owner at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

On behalf of our staff at El Rey we thank you for your review from your visit in September. We would very much appreciate it if you would contact our inn and let us know which accommodation you stayed in so that we may make the changes needed in order to bring this particular accommodation up to the standards of... More

Guthrie, Oklahoma
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed at the El Ray Inn for three days, and loved this hotel. Service is great everyone is very nice. Our room was very comfortable and decorated with beautiful native architecture. The grounds and pool are absolutely beautiful, and clean! This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed at. I would highly recommend this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been staying here for about 9 yrs now on our way from Denver to Arizona. It is close to the historic downtown. In fact, the bus stops right out the front and take you right into town! Always clean and I love the grounds. The rooms are very "southwest"--lots of character!!!

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Berkeley, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: inexpensive, nice gardens, very nice people at the desk, old historic buildings Cons: our bath did not drain, off busy Cerrilos street about 2 miles from square, our room was down a dim walkway which was met by a placard warning card about robberies etc. Breakfast was AWFUL, styrofoam plates, small selection of unappealing cereals. last but definitely not... More

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cerrillos, Owner at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

It is difficult to believe that this person really stayed at our inn. We have replaced all of our mattresses in the inn over the past year. We do not serve our breakfast on Styrofoam plates unless you take the breakfast items to your room. We take pride in being a founding member of the Green Hotels We serve our... More

Greeley, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by Foder's...What a quaint and charming hotel. Gorgeous grounds, cute clean rooms...large bathroom. Not far from Plaza on Cerrilos. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the price was very affordable. I've told all my friends!!

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Somerset UK
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is about 2 miles from the centre and set in spacious grounds with gardens and the motel rooms clustered around attractive courtyards. Our room was comfortable with a good sitting area with two sofas. Outside we particularly liked the chairs on the covered terrace where you could read or enjoy a drink. Breakfast was adequate, perhaps not as... More

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Address: 1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rey Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
El Rey Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe El Rey Inn
El Rey Santa Fe

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