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El Rey Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505   |  
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Ranked #11 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Hunker, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful El Rey Inn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed here for a few days and it was wonderful! The hotel staff were great especially the breakfast staff. We had a balcony room above the pool and our room was clean and tidy. Take a walk around the grounds there is so many things to see and the outdoor hot tub was very relaxing and romantic. I am so happy that we chose this place and I am sure that we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Been coming here for years and will continue to do so. Every room is unique. I think we have gotten a different room every time. Lovely pool. Lovely hot tubs. A tiny gym if ya need a quick workout in a pinch. Wifi is reliable.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here during a spring trip to Santa Fe. It has lovely grounds and the hot tub is awesome after a day of walking around Santa Fe. The setting it's located in is relaxing and has an outdoor fireplace. Even though on a busy street the inn is easy to get in and out of and quiet for sleeping. The breakfast was okay and good enough to start off your day. I don't go to Santa Fe for breakfast. What makes this hotel so great is the 50's feel of a motel from when I was a kid. It has a great history. The pool area is nice as well. I would stay again for sure.

Green Features: You are encouraged to reuse towels and the bathroom products are green.
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The week of Indian Market we didn't think we'd be able to find ANYTHING affordable in Santa Fe. But after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to check out the El Rey Inn. Everything online said they were booked, but I picked up the phone, called them and, voila! - we had a room. It was funky fun, tiny, and close to the street. But it offered everything we needed, - including a little refrigerator and coffeer maker. It was also surprisingly quiet. We enjoyed the grounds and even visited the outdoor hot tub one evening. What a treat! and you can't beat it the price. Breakfast bar in the morning was fun because you got to visit with lots of other travellers, and could sit outdoors or indoors. They also have a book filled with local artist brochures and information in their lobby, so be sure to check it out if you plan on hitting some of the galleries. I heard that the restaurant just across the street is fabulous, but unfortunately we never had time to check it out. Next time!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This has been our go to place for 10 years. This year they raised their prices from $129 to 135 for a 2 queen room. Includes breakfast. Beautiful gRdens. Pool. Hot tub. Laundry. Many people picnic in the beUtidul gardens. Son't miss it. You will be pleased.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Farmington, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The El Rey Inn is a destination itself. The property is filled with beautiful gardens, water features, wildlife and little shaded patios. I was concerned that street noise would be an issue since we had a unit closer to Cerillos, but it wasn't an issue at all. Breakfast is served is a cozy part of the main building with the option to eat outside or in. Breakfast is mainly bread items, yogurt and cereal which was fine for my family. Our room was clean and well stocked, it had a small fridge and a microwave, we even had our own private little patio off the bedroom. We rented a one bedroom with an extra twin in a little nook. The size was a little small, but we didn't spend much time there so it worked for us. The pool area is quiet and surrounded by gardens. Because the El Rey is located on old Route 66 there's some interesting history to this property. The Plaza area in Santa Fe is a 5 minute drive and parking downtown wasn't an issue. I would stay here again and suggest it as an option, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salida, Co. USA
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Like I said, it's too bad they don't allow dogs, no, not even little ones...but I suspect that's one of the reasons the gardens are so nice to sit around in. This place is right next store to one of the best places to enjoy breakfast in SantaFe, The Pantry, so you got that going for you here...also, it's a hip older motel that has been kept handsome, and they didn't get greedy and sell off much of their property years back.
Enjoy, Salida1048

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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Additional Information about El Rey Inn

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
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rey Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
El Rey Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe El Rey Inn
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