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El Rey Inn

2.5 of 5 1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Neath, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I absolutely LOVED this hotel. The gardens are incredibly beautiful and it had a fabulous ambiance. We even had our room upgraded because we were on our honeymoon. The service was excellent and the view from our room was great. The beds were very comfortable and we both slept well. Breakfast was included in the price and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stayed in room 60, October 16th-October 19th. The room was clean and the staff was pleasant. The hotel and grounds are quaint, and looks like what one would expect in "Santa Fe"; Southwestern style, adobe clad buildings and furnishings. However, had this hotel been in any other city in America, one would consider it old and outdated. The bathroom... More 

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Terrell W, Owner at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our unit 60, one of our very popular rooms in the Spanish Colonial Courtyard. This particular courtyard was designed for our inn in order to feature all three Santa Fe architectural styles, classic Pueblo (unit 60), Territorial style, and the Spanish Colonial style. Unit 60 has a lovely seating area with bancos, custom furnishings,... More 

Davenport, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We arrived later in the day and were very pleasantly surprised by the magnitude of the gorgeous landscaping in this oasis... the plantings and flowers were really beautiful and my husband and I took the time to really explore the grounds. It's much bigger than it looks, and while it is on a busy street our room was quiet and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The El Rey was recommended by a friend and I soon learned why. It is an older place, somewhat dated and kitchy, but very comfortable and the staff make you feel as if they have been waiting at the door for you. The lounge and breakfast room welcome you to the southwest with breakfast burritos a nice touch. It is... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A nice change of pace after a week of traveling and staying in chain motels. The rooms feel like you're in the southwest with rugged furniture and beamed ceilings. I really enjoyed walking around and looking at the gardens and all the nooks and crannies with fountains, flowers, and other surprises. Breakfast was nice with hot tortillas offered. Very easy... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

FYI these are vintage.... Had trouble plugging in electric items; cpap machine, phone, camera, computer. When I mention this I was told unit from the 1930's and have not been electrically updated. Vintage sized too, kinda tiny rooms; as was par for back in the day.... If you are use to modern pillow top mattresses you may have a very... More 

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26 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have stayed at the El Rey in the past. They are very consistent with the level of service and the quality of the rooms. Everything was great during our stay. We used the hot tub one evening which was relaxing. The rooms are starting to get a bit dated, but the cozy feel and the spaciousness of the rooms... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I usually stay in 1 of 3 hotels when i take a gaggle of kids snowboarding every year......There is nothin to say ,...bad about this hotel. Even the kidz love this place ,...especially since its across the street from Baskin Robbins !....Staff is laid back ,easy to get along with. Breakfast is excellent ,gotta fill the rats bellies ! Just... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I loved El Rey, it had all of the accommodations of a hotel for a great price, and more importantly- the rooms were each different and beautiful, staff so friendly (maintenance helpful too), and breakfast WAY exceeded normal fare. Decor was very tastefully southwestern and gorgeous. I would want to stay again, and my extended family that I was there... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

El Rey is very conveniently located and with a really early departure time, we appreciated that the office is manned 24/7. The Inn could stand a bit of refreshing, but the gardens are gorgeous, the amenities--hot tub, gym, children's play area, pool--should satisfy all travelers. The rooms were very comfortable; some have kitchenettes for those who wish to stay a... 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#19 Business Hotel in Santa Fe

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