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El Rey Inn

#11 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Have traveled to Santa Fe many times, and stayed all around the square. We really like to stay at here because we get a room with a fireplace, nice, clean and comfortable, friendly, and close to everything. However this time when we checked in, the front desk clerk acted like it was an inconvenience to wait on us, and no... More 

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

On behalf of our very dedicated staff who have been with us many, many years I do apologize for the reception that you received on your recent visit. It is certainly not the way we want to conduct business and it is certainly not indicative of our reputation that we have so carefully earned over seventy-five years of being in... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here. The place is super cute with nice rooms. The breakfast was adequate and the breakfast staff were as nice as could be. The room was clean and nicely decorated. It is only 5 minutes by car from the downtown historic area of Santa Fe. The price was perfect and much easier on the wallet... More 

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MEMPHIS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

What a Great place to stay! The rooms was small but how much time do you stay in your room in Santa Fe! The grounds beautiful. The free breakfast delicious! What a bargin! Hope to go back.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

Another friend chose this hotel & I'm glad we only stayed one night. Quaint is a fairly adequate description - old & outdated more accurate. It is "cute" but the room left a lot to be desired for the price. We were in Room 27. First the bathroom; I'm just over 6' tall & had to squat in the shower... More 

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

It has been our hospitality philosophy over the past 37 years that we have owned the inn to create an atmosphere where each accommodation has personality and individuality. We have original art in every room created by some 30 different artists from the region as well as unusual period furniture pieces placed to complement the interiors. Many rooms have hand... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

An older property on Cerrillos Road, the rooms are dated but the place has incredible charm. We particularly love the grounds and different types of rooms available. We've stayed here several times over the years and find it always delivers what we're looking for. Cerrillos Road is very busy and a chore sometimes to enter but there's no street noise... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

After reading all the glowing reviews, we were extremely disappointed in this motel. Yes, it's old and the grounds are certainly unique and probably charming when in bloom. However, the room was simply old and run down. Bedding was dingy and worn, as was the carpet. The room was very dark and worn. The bathroom was grossly outdated. The electrical... More 

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

I would like to respond to the review of October 20,2010, "So Disappointed". A photo of the accommodation that was reviewed can be seen on our website under the title of "Accomodations" and then under the catagory of "Traditional". The photo is of the two-bedded accommodation which we think is very lovely and charming. We are sorry that these guests... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

We generally only stay in B&Bs and small places, so i was reluctant to stay in a motel, but could not find another place that worked. This place is unusually lovely and warm for a motel. It is pretty to walk around - with tile work and pretty garden areas. Nice pool. Very friendly staff. Nice breakfast, too. I would... More 

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Dallas Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

The El Rey Inn is just perfect. Quaint, beautiful, clean and friendly. We stayed a couple nights in early October and the grounds were very pretty. Our room was really nice with everything we needed. The breakfast is nothing short of lovely - with the table settings and the classical guitar music playing, very calm and inviting. the workers were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

What a great place to stay when you're in Santa Fe!!! My wife and I had spent a hectic couple of weeks touring the mid west and we chose Santa Fe to 'chill out' for a few nights. We chose this place - mainly because of the good reviews - and we are so glad we did!!!! Everything about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

I've stayed at different places in Santa Fe over the years ... I've now found THE place I'll come back to. The El Ray Inn is conveniently located on Cerrillos Road & is easy to find. I love the "motor inn" style of the property, and the grounds were beautiful! Every staff member I encountered was most pleasant & courteous.... More 

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