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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
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    4 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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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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 November 3, 2014

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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Boulder, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is such a great place to stay if you want to be close to town square and not spend a ton. It's clean and charming. The rooms have all details covered, the bed is comfortable, the complimentary breakfast is very good, and the people in attendance are welcoming and helpful. There are lots of nooks and crannies when you... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great old fashion service. Mother daughter and father do great breakfast. Nice hot tub. Areas of calm where I read by fountains. Owners helpful to our wedding party of our daughter. Very quaint and family friendly

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This older hotel is amazingly well maintained. It is one of the few hotels I enjoyed walking around and taking pictures of. Great gardens and courtyards. A really nice outdoor hot tub. Good breakfast as well.The price was quite reasonable in September.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The El Rey is beautiful and a wonderful place to stay. The grounds are filled with flowers and the lay out gives one the impression of a private oasis. The staff has to be the most friendly and efficient in Santa Fe. The rooms are older, but are kept up immaculately. I wanted to take the large, light-filled bathroom home... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Growing up in Santa Fe, I never needed a place to stay but the El Rey was well known for gardens and wonderful atmosphere. When I returned for my fiftieth high school reunion, I was delighted to find original real Santa Fe ambiance still here. Wonderful staff, quiet room even near Busy Cerrillos Road, every convenience in the room, good... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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 

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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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#1 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#14 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#19 Business Hotel in Santa Fe

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