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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

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20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kokomo, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here on a family vacation. The rooms were large, beautifully decorated and the beds were a dream. The suite was large and felt more like a private residence than a hotel. The staff was courteous and extremely friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful and the complimentary dinner was better than most restaurants! The courtyard and trails were... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our 4th visit. We enjoy the Jr. suite room layout. Great Guacamole in the Iguana Café! It is made to your order, so fresh and lots of chips! Roomy rooms and very clean. Many things to do aside from the Casino gambling. Staff is always helpful and friendly. We will go again. Also they have great room package... More 

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OKLAHOMA CITY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel looks like it's going downhill a bit and maintenance has taken a back seat to profits. We have stayed here since its opening but the last few times its seems to be lacking the attention to detail they once had. Floors not as clean, rooms not as clean and smell smoky, the little things used to make this... More 

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Goodland, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Buffalo Thunder for our first visit to the Santa Fe area. The property is huge, with large guest rooms and an airy central lobby. The room prices are a bit expensive for the average traveler, but we wanted to splurge on this vacation. The casino is large and has a friendly atmosphere, the pool is spectacular (though... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, you should know that there are only a few entrances into this sprawling property. If your room is - as ours was - at the end of the hallway, you will have a LONG walk to get anywhere. There are also no luggage carts readily available. The rooms are typical Hilton hotel rooms, which means there is no refrigerator... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Price was ok for the hotel, although the location is on the outskirts of the desert and next to other establishments that looked like they needed work. While the overall cleanliness of the hotel and room was fine, our a/c was extremely loud. We had to turn it off at night in order to sleep. The problem was mentioned to... More 

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Hal L, General Manager at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, responded to this review

Dear Y2566MAmichaelb, Thank you for taking the time to send us comments on your recent stay at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. I was disappointed to read about the noisy A/C unit in your room and our lack of response to your complaint. I have investigated this concern and believe that you were in room 4136, which I immediately inspected... More 

Albuquerque, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our sixth stay at Buffalo Thunder and it continues to be the perfect hotel for our needs. It's close to old town Santa Fe. It offers easy access. Lots to do on site. Friendly staff and good food.

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Albuquerque, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffalo Thunder is beautiful and the location was very convenient for our stay. It is very close to Santa Fe and Chimayo where we visited during Holy Week. The room was very clean and decorated beautifully.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After watching "The Bachelor" in New Mexico, I knew we wanted to check out where Chris and the ladies stayed! We had a reasonably priced room, but a little too close to the ice maker and we could hear the guests chatting next door at 6 AM! The staff was exceptionally nice and the room was new and clean. One... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing this beautiful resort on "The Bachelor", we took advantage of the special rate and booked two nights. We loved the Butterfly walking trail and the entire resort. Since we arrived on Wednesday, we drove to Chemayo to experience the yearly pilgrimage that was recommended by the concierge. We are so glad we did that. Everyone at the is... More 

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