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Inn of the Turquoise Bear

342 E. Buena Vista St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the Turquoise Bear. The rooms are charming, and the breakfasts divine. Dan even serves a smoothie shot to get the meal started, and he has wonderful stories about the inn's artistic guests and history. The dining room is stunningly gorgeous. Don't miss this place.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in the O.Henry room during a recent trip to Santa Fe. We LOVED the Inn- it had everything we had wanted for our vacation. The room itself was fantastic, the Inn overall is a perfect walking distance from Santa Fe's shops and restaurants (even for a pregnant lady and her out-of shape husband), and the... More 

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

Thank you for the review Duff! We enjoyed having you here for a nice long stay! Our close proximity to Santa Fe's historic plaza, canyon road, and restaurants allows our guests to walk everywhere during their stay....but I think it was the altitude that many have to adjust too. You're in fine shape! We look forward to hearing you play... More 

Sandy, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the old carriage house which was very nice when we lit the fire. Property is charming. Dan made a great breakfast in the morning and was very nice. He gave us a contact for a massage therapist (Lauren) who came in the morning and did a great job with my wife.

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

It was great having you and Angela stay with us Roger! Thank you for the review! More 

Royal Oak
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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My best friend and I stayed here at the end of January to celebrate our 50th birthdays. We couldn't have asked for better. The inn is lovely, a short walk from town, and we enjoyed all sorts of unexpected touches. The gardener swept the snow off our car for us. Dan not only made reservations for dinner for us, he... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review Megan! We relish hosting good friends celebrating together and making their visit to Santa Fe special! We invite you and Sue to return when our gardens are in full bloom...they really are quite unique to Santa Fe. More 

Oregon, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such a pleasant stay at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear, which I chose for its location near historic downtown Santa Fe, its interesting architecture and literary history, and its excellent online reviews. I picked the Willa Cather room for its low price as well as my fondness for its namesake, who stayed here (maybe even in this... More 

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

Holly, thank you for your kind and thorough review! We couldn't agree more that our guests are cool! They tend to seek out an authentic Santa Fe experience and as you point out, our rambling adobe estate delivers on that! I appreciate you recognizing our warm and friendly staff. Roberto, Greg and Violeta strive hard to delight our guests and... More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I spent Valentines evening at the Inn and had a great stay! Dan was an amazing host and ensured our stay was most enjoyable: recommendations for fun, evening wine and snacks, excellent breakfast, and a cozy fire were all reasons that will bring us back! And, you feel like you're in a mountain retreat, yet just a... More 

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

Thank you for the review! Many couples find our Inn a perfect spot for a romantic get away...and not just on Valentines! We enjoyed getting to know you Rob and Geoff, but your stay was much too brief! We know you enjoyed a wonderful evening on our front patio with our moutain views. Our towering pines help to bring that... More 

Salida, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a frequent traveler to Santa Fe, I can say this is the best place I've stayed. That said, I do not look for the complete "spa" experience in my travels. I reserved the O. Henry Room, which has a private bath, kiva fireplace, two windows for good cross ventilation if needed, and very comfy bedding. And the 3-foot-thick adobe... More 

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

Isn't the smell of Piñon wonderful! We use a mix of Piñon & Pine for our firewood so guests can enjoy the aroma and warmth in their guest rooms. I'm so sorry you had to purchase wood for your room. We keep extra stacked on our front porch and several other areas around the Inn. I regret we didn't convey... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great stay the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. We stayed in the Spud Johnson room. This is the old carriage house and has a private fire place. The fire place was set up for us each day. The breakfasts were excellent. I would highly recommend staying here. I am sure we will be back.

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

Don, it was great to meet you and Traci during your visit. The Spud Johnson room has great Western charm and our guests really enjoy our fireplaces on chilly nights! Thank you for the review! Happy Travels! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked the smallest room, and got upgraded to the Shaman room at no additional charge. It was a beautiful room, enjoyed an evening fire. Afternoon wine and snacks were a lovely time to get to know others staying at the inn, and breakfasts were filled with interesting conversations. I'm sure you could avoid everyone, if you wanted to,... More 

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

Thank you for the review! Wonderful to meet you and spend time with you Pam during your visit to Santa Fe! We look forward to a return visit! More 

burlingame, ca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spectacular, historic but up-to-date Inn is noteworthy in several hospitality aspects. In my opinion, the home itself is worthy of a trip to Santa Fe. Marvelously constructed and maintained over several decades, the former home of Santa Fe writer-poet-translator Wittner Bynner offers guests the finest quality accomodations, befitting royalty, but on a completely comfortable level. Each room is unique... More 

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

So many of our guests are charmed by this historic rambling adobe estate as well as the literary and artist greats who frequently stayed here in the past. If these wall could talk! We're most pleased that you found our hospitality, food, and friendly attentive service so noteworthy! We enjoyed having you and Beverly stay with us! Thank you for... More 

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Address: 342 E. Buena Vista St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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