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“Staying at the El Rey Inn Santa Fe, NM” 5 of 5 stars
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El Rey Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505   |  
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Ranked #12 of 60 hotels in Santa Fe
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Canton, Massachusetts
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“Staying at the El Rey Inn Santa Fe, NM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The motel room had the unique Southwestern feel along with all the comforts. The large "powder room" section with an extra sink and good lighting was a definite plus. Although situated along a main road into Sante Fe, it was sufficiently set back to avoid any annoying street traffic noise. The contininetal breakfast, served in a charming dining area offered a decent range of choices.The 10 minute ride to the downtown Plaza area made it conveniently located. It was a great value.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Roanoke, Virginia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The owner bought a motor court in the '70s and has added on units in the same style, landscaped it beautifully and offers a unique, charming outdoor hot tub, a delicious New Mexico breakfast offering and employs a very personable staff. If you're looking for something convenient to downtown, at a reasonable price with ambiance, this is it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Germany
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13 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My friend and I booked this hotel after reading the reviews. We are so happy that we did! We loved it, the charm and unique feel of the hotel made us feel special. The staff was wonderful, from check in, to the awesome guy who came out at night and lit the fireplace at the hot tub for us to the grounds keepers and I can't forget to mention the lovely lady at breakfast-think her name was Lilly, she was so sweet offering everyone a fresh tortilla. The room itself was clean and of course had a vintage feel but thats why you stay at the El Rey to see and do something different, something unique to Santa Fe not a chain hotel. I slept great, the bed was comfy, the noise level was low, some reviews commented on it being loud but I did not hear anything and I am a fussy sleeper. The soak in the amazing outdoor hot tub could have helped me drift off but whatever it was, I will be back El Rey, thanks so much, oh one last thing the hotel is close to everything, good food, shopping, downtown easy to get to as well-just perfect.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City
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32 hotel reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

What a great surprise the El Rey Inn is! I was expecting your typical mom-and-pop motel experience -- clean but outdated, a bit tired but lovingly cared for. What I got was a completely updated and modern room that retained much of its original charm. My mother, sister, niece, and I shared a room with three beds, and the nice surprise was that I had my own room with the third bed (which is always good when you travel with three people who have to sleep with the TV on)! The bathroom was small but clean and functional, and it included plenty of thick towels for all four of us. The room itself had a fridge and a huge wardrobe with plenty of storage space and an extra blanket or two for cool evenings. Our room was very quiet, the beds were extremely comfortable, and we had plenty of hot water for showers.

The unexpected bonus of the El Rey Inn was the charming outdoor hot tub/seating area/fireplace. What a great way to spend a relaxing evening after wandering around Santa Fe all day! There's also a sauna, another hot tub, and lots of seating in the lush courtyards scattered around the property. It's a real paradise ... and all right off old Route 66, too! In addition, the El Rey offers up a pretty hearty breakfast in a lovely dining setting that can't be beat.

While we paid more than we're used to for the room, the elegance and charm of the El Rey Inn quickly won us over, and we won't hesitate to stay here on our next visit. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This was our third visit, the last was 15 years ago. Room #23 was great with a kiva to enjoy and with extra room.The sunny breakfast parlor and attentive staff, make for a delightful experience. Close to downtown and the sights of Canyon Road. Trader joe's is close, as well as Jackalope.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clovis, New Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This Inn is on the original Route 66 and was built in the 1930's. The prices are reasonable for Santa Fe. The room we had was adequate, quiet and comfortable. The bathroom was done in black and white! LOVED IT! Each room is slightly different. We did not spent much time in our room since there is so much to EXPLORE in Santa Fe. The grounds of this hotel have so many interesting items to look at with many flowers, plants, statues and water features. My favorite item was the secluded hot tub with a fireplace. After a long day of site seeing what a treat it was to relax for a couple of hours in the hot tub. There are actually two on property but the one with the fireplace is BEST. I want one in my backyard! The staff were EXCELLENT! Loved the maintenance guy who came to light the fire for us. Will be staying there again!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Siam Reap Cambodia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Really glad we paid the little bit extra to stay in this motel. good sized room with a cute sitting area in front of a wood burning stove. Didn't need the stove as it was still hot. The heated pool was big enough for lengths and had lots of beds. Also had a hot tub.
The room was very clean and it was all set in lovely gardens that were extremley well maintained. Stayed two nights and had a lovely relaxing time. Its a shame tah the dustman comes so early. The bin area is just behind the childrens paly area and they should learn to keep the gates shut.The breakfast area was a bit cramped but you just have to wait your turn.
Would definatly go back to this motel.

Room Tip: Make sure you get one of the bigger rooms with view of gardens it is well worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#27 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rey Inn 2.5*
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