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El Rey Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Ranked #11 of 60 hotels in Santa Fe
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We especially enjoyed the cost of our room at the El Rey. It is in an area where a lot of great restaurants are close by. You do have to drive to the plaza. Everyone working at the Inn was very friendly and helpful. We would stay there again. The gardens are very nice.

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Shelton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old sign and white stucco set the mood for a nice hotel with character. The rooms are nice and fairly roomy, but the over all feel is what sold me. Little nooks and grassy areas and fountains allow you to relax. the hot tub is in a quiet area and the pool is nice as well. The breakfast area... More

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price you absolutely CANNOT beat the El Rey in Santa Fe. There's a bus stop right in front of the hotel which allows easy access to downtown if you can figure out the stops! Unfortunately it's not close to the city center, but again - for the price you just can't beat it. We've stayed several times and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first sight, the hotel may appear a poor choice; it's near a busy road, some distance from the historic centre of Santa Fe, and the rooms look a little tired. But what makes this hotel such a great choice are; 1) The pool and hot tub. I'd never come across such an attractive pool area at a motel; it's... More

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Dobbs Ferry
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

August 2014. This is our 2nd visit to the El Rey, the first being in 2006. Both times excellent. Although our two queen room was around 150/night, compared to, say, under a hundred a night at one of the chains (and don't get me wrong - I love Motel Six's and Sup'r Eights - happily staying in many of them... More

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Pagosa Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Rey was built in 1936, thoughtful owners over the years have maintained and upgraded this property. It now contains mature plantings, shady walks, sculptures and myriad flowers. We stayed in one of the original rooms nicely furnished with Santa Fe style furniture. My only disappointment - pillows way too soft, and bedside light fixture that did not work and... More

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not love Santa Fe as much as I thought I would (too touristy after Taos and Chimayo areas), so the El Rey was a real oasis with its friendly staff, great pool, and many amenities. It was close to the Shake Foundation too, which was a perfect lunch spot. The El Rey's breakfasts were good and varied. Our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Ray Inn is beautifully set out , good price for rooms , very clean & neat hotel , traditional adobe style ,plenty of facility's & room , grounds are lovely & pool is spacious , spas & sauna are great , washing facility's are good Highly recommended to stay at

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were heading back to Texas and needed a place to stay in Santa Fe over the 4th of July. Tried to book the El Rey over the internet but it showed full. Pulled in and were pleasantly surprised to find they did have a room--they explained they don't put all their rooms up on the net and hold back... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older Inn but well kept. Staff was friendly and the grounds are so beautiful. A little far from the Square area. The breakfast was nice and great to sit outside an enjoy the scenery. The flowers are gorgeous all around.

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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*
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