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Inn of the Turquoise Bear

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342 E. Buena Vista St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Maldon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a historical and comfortable B&B to stay at, we fell upon this place. The rooms were just as beautiful as the building itself. The breakfast was fantastic, the owners are lovely people. If you are in Santa Fe, this should be on your list!!

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

It was great to meet you and your family, Sarah, during your recent overnight at our Inn. Your stay was much too brief! Loved chatting with you all at the breakfast table and hearing of your holiday adventures. Thank you for the reivew! More 

Peoria, Illinois
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent weekend trip to Santa Fe, we opted for a B & B, based on the recommendation of a friend. We chose the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. It's several blocks from the famous Plaza, it can be walked if chosen. The property itself is beautiful on the outside, looks very historic built around trees, some ponds and... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Michael. We are frankly horrified that you suffered through a cold evening with us as you describe. Being from Peoria myself, I know how the dry cold air at 7200 feet feels much different than the humid winter of the Midwest. When Alex checked you and Shawn into the Stravinsky room upon your arrival he... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inn of the Turquoise Bear is a wonderful place to stay. The Inn is charming and home to so much interesting New Mexico history. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Our room had been recently updated with a comfortable bed, nice linens, and great wifi access. The fireplace was a nice feature in the room that made the cold... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Kristin, thank you for the kind review! We enjoyed having you and Sergio with us once again! So pleased you noticed the updating we've been doing since acquiring the Inn 20 months ago. Our guests often comment how they enjoy our wood burining fireplaces available in 10 of our 11 guest rooms. There's nothing like returning to your room on... More 

Macon, Georgia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved The Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Our room was perfect-comfortable but with the feel of Santa Fe. The breakfasts were delicious and the other guests were great resources as were the hosts. There were beautiful outside areas to sit and enjoy the day too.

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Karol! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree that engaging with other guests at our large community dining table for breakfast provides for great information sharing! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the inn. Dan, the inn keeper, was friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was cute, and the bed was great! We enjoy breakfast in the morning and chatting with other guests over wine in the evening. As a native New Mexican I can say that this historic building and location will give a true... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

We so enjoyed hosting you, Deanna, and sweet Sage for your big day at our Inn! So many of our guests echo your comments about how authentic our historic Santa Fe estate feels. We try our best to maintain its authentic nature while improving guest amenities such as free robust Wi-Fi, flat screen Samsung TVs, and charging stations in each... More 

Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My wife and I were fortunate to have found the Inn of the Turquoise Bear to spend four perfect nights celebrating our 35th Anniversary. The innkeepers, Dan and Alex, could not have been better hosts. Everything was perfect. We stayed in the Shaman room with has its own fireplace, beautiful polished brick floors, a beamed ceiling, private entrance, and an... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

We enjoyed hosting you and Karen for your special 35th wedding anniversary trip to Santa Fe. We enjoy celebrating special occasions with our guests! We've upgraded many of our rooms with new custom mattresses and luxurious bed linens and so happy you found them comfy! We strive to make our guests experience in Santa Fe comfortable and memorable. We are... More 

Canberra, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A cramped but cute hotel in a converted historic mansion. Just 15 minutes walk from the Santa Fe Plaza. Watch your head as you move about as people in the olden days were much shorter. Great rooms that reflect the historic nature of the establishment. Good home cooked breakfast with a buffet of typical breakfast fare. Endless coffee. Great conversations... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We enjoyed bringing in the new year with you and Paula! Our Willa Cather room is one of our smallest rooms and we are pleased you found it comfortable. Most of our adobe villa is over 150 years old and some of our doorways are indeed shorter than more modern venues...particularly for someone as tall... More 

Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our stay at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear pre-Christmas this year. The inn keepers were both extremely helpful and fun to talk with and the breakfasts were superb. The Inn is an old structure, loaded with history and provides a sense of what it might have been like to live in Santa Fe... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

We enjoyed celebrating Christmas with you and Peggy! Our rambling adobe estate certainly is authentic Santa Fe isn't it! We are very pleased you enjoyed our friendly service, tasty food, and the lively conversation at our breakfast table! Thank you for the kind review George! Happy Travels! More 

tempe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

we spent two days to take in the Santa Fe Christmas spirit and arrived to below freezing weather (from Phoenix!) so we had to buy gloves and adapt, but the staff at the Inn made our stay as warm and cozy as was imaginable. The breakfasts were as always (we're 3-time veterans) were sumptuous and unpredictable. Our dogs enjoyed their... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

It was great to have you and Johnny back with us again Mark! We also enjoyed having sweet Uno & Poco with you on this trip! Many of our guests comment that they love the smell of Pinon from the fireplaces in their guest rooms! So glad we were able to provide a warm and cozy holiday get-away for you!... More 

Jones, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We absolutely loved The Inn of the Turquoise Bear! This was our first time to this wonderful Inn, but it won't be our last! The room was romantic, the breakfasts were delicious, Dan and Alex were so easy to talk to and made excellent suggestions for our stay and they were so nice to our 2 Labs. I think our... More 

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Innman80, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We enjoyed having you stay with us Patrick & Tomey! We also enjoyed meeting your beautiful labs Risata & Heifer! We do love our pet guests and are pleased you all felt comfortable at our Inn. We have 4 rooms that are pet-friendly. We are so pleased we will be your home away from... More 

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