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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Manchester England
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115 reviews 115 reviews
73 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great rooms -we had a suite which was large with a very good lounge area. The breakfast was failry standard for a Hilton-not great but passable. The pool area was not crowded when we were there in early August but needs more shade for us. We had dinner in the loung bar one night which was OK except for a... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time there meeting relatives from out of town to eat at the Super Sunday Buffet, The Painted Parrot, We did not stay at the hotel. Lovely view of the hotel as we approached the property and knew we'd made the right decision. Awesome Native American artwork, beautiful carpeting we said how could we go wrong. What a letdown!... More

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

Dear Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at the Painted Parrot buffet. I'm truly sorry that you didn't enjoy anything on our extensive buffet this Sunday and wish that one of our managers was aware of the shortcomings that you mentioned. I can assure you that we are always looking for ways to... More

College Station, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location. Nice facilities. BUT, customers are just flat out trashy. Indoor swimming pool is small (20x40) and has three building columns in the middle of the small pool. Pool was filled with people in t shirts and street shorts. Our "neighbors" were "up" for two separate one hour periods either reenacting the closing scene of brave heart or running... More

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

Dear Wisconsintotexas, Thanks for taking the time to share comments on your recent stay at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. I was happy to hear that you felt our resort had a nice location and facilities, however concerned that you felt our customers did not meet your expectations. I have passed along your concerns about the Front Desk staff's inability... More

Scottsdale, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our King with Balcony and Fireplace room was lovely. We enjoyed the morning sun on the balcony and appreciated the fine furniture, furnishings and artwork in our room as well as the wonderful collection of Native American artwork throughout the hotel. The bed and bedding were very comfortable and the bathroom accessories & shower were great. It would have been... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture and an amazing collection of local art Buffalo Thunder is well worth the money. The pool is huge and the hot tub is just right. They also have a nice little fitness center. Food wise the Turquoise Trail has the best chicken enchilada I have encountered at a reasonable price. The rooms are super clean and very sound... More

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Corrales, New Mexico
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully decorated hotel, reflecting the Native American cultures of New Mexico. Pleasant, welcoming staff; very comfortable room. Outstanding experience in every aspect. Would definitely return to this hotel.

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Albuquerque, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only complaint is that Hilton charges for wifi. Overall we had a vey pleasant stay there. The Casino ventilation was inadequate and had an unpleasant smell. The balcony and fireplace were very nice additions to our room.

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Daytona Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After finally getting the room that we had reserved (after 2 moves and a key to an occupied room), we were upgraded to a beautiful suite over looking part of the golf course. Location to Santa Fe was excellent....furnishings were beautiful and the Red Sage restaurant was worth every cent (we ate there 3 nights out of 3)

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Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for our 35th wedding anniversary weekend. Thought we'd pop the extra bucks for a King Terrace Suite (Room 5214)....beautiful room inside, but could never use the terrace as it overlooked the huge HVAC compressors that run 24/7. The noise outside was so loud, you couldn't even hear yourself think. Really wish we would have went for a cheaper... More

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

Dear jwgncolo, I truly appreciate you candid review of your recent stay at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. I was pleased to read that you selected our resort to celebrate your 35th Anniversary and that you felt we had a nice, clean property with our Red Sage restaurant, a great dining option. I was disappointed that the large HVAC unit... More

Stavanger
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: room was nice, clean, and quiet. Staff was generally helpful and friendly. Artwork on property very nice. Cons: no free wifi (virtually everywhere I stay in the world nowadays has free wifi); food very mediocre if not downright poor (buffet), something healthy would be nice. Golf course very good. In sum: won't return to stay, but may play golf... More

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

Dear CalGalStavanger, Thanks for taking the time to review your most recent stay at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. I was very pleased to read that you found our guestrooms "nice, clean and quiet.....staff helpful and friendly......and our Golf course very good. I was sorry to hear that the food in our Painted Parrot buffet was only mediocre and that... More

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Address: 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder 4*
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Also Known As:
Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort And Spa At Buffalo Thunder
Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa At Buffalo Thunder Hotel Santa Fe
Hilton Santa Fe Hotel
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