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“Too many other nicer options to ever stay here again” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501   |  
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Ranked #15 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Too many other nicer options to ever stay here again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Let me begin with the caveat of this critique that if they weren't claiming to be "high-end" I would accept some of the shortcomings, but if you are going to claim it, then you better have service/facilities to match. Okay, so I wanted, and intended, to love this hotel. In fact, I pushed for it when another couple brought up a different hotel. To start, I should have known there were going to be perpetual issues after all the challenges associated with just making reservations. I called the hotel, versus just booking on their website, as wanted to clarify not only the package we were planning to do but ensure rooms could be reserved near each other as we were traveling with another couple. Well, 1+ hours and 3 hang-ups (their end) later, I had been told they had no availability even though rooms were showing available on their site (and numerous others). Having given up on getting support over the phone (even though they had suggested that was the safest way to ensure the two reservations were coordinated), I ended up just booking on line (making the note about rooms together). I wish I could say the hotel experience made up for the initial frustration... it did not! First, let me assure you the Santa Fe Hotel and Hacienda are not the same property (don't have same lobby/check-in/service). As you enter the Santa Fe Hotel lobby there is a giant table greeting you where a concierge sits for some hours of the day. Problem with that is there is nowhere else to gather at the entrance so any more than 2 parties arriving/departing at the same time overwhelm the front desk. I will say we got checked in with relative ease but with no explanation as to how to set-up the two tours or dinner that were included in our package (all of which required reservations). After getting to our suites, which were beside each other (yeah), I called to ask about coordinating the tours and was told they would check into and get back to me (which admittedly they did, but what if I hadn't asked; we would have just "lost" those items).
The rooms: okay as to space, if you get suites, but bathrooms are small and balconies may as well not exist. Don't get room 375 as you have the pleasure of the ice machine right beside you;
The restaurant: Breakfast rocks (the Breakfast Burrito, Huevos Rancheros, and Cinnamon French Toast are awesome); but dinner is disappointing in comparison (and especially considering the awesome options in town); dinner is extra disappointing if you get the package that includes it as they severely limit what you can have and I assure you they don't include the top options;
The bar: Pretty much part of the restaurant and not manned well to keep up with the restaurant, catering rooms, and the actual bar area;
The Spa: Expensive, poorly run, and hard to make reservations for before or during a stay;
Housekeeping: GREAT!
The Front Desk Staff: Friendly and clueless; here's a great example - the front desk actually asked my husband to fix their mistake with one of the tours they contract with when they didn't accurately account for who had already paid on the tour (They gave my husband the tour guides cell number and asked him to call. Really? Wrong on so many levels).
Additionally, DO NOT do the SANTA FE tour (either via package or per the brochure in the lobby). It is horrible. "Nat" is a realtor for his "real job" and after the 1st hour, you are pretty much on a real estate tour.
Finally, as I mentioned, we were traveling with another couple and booked the exact same package, but our bills were $200 different after check-out. Admittedly, I haven't followed up here as think we were charged correctly while the other couple ended up getting a night for free, but still shows the lack of competence considering we made reservations, checked in, and checked out at the same time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your stay and please accept my apologies for the reservation complications which are certainly not acceptable.

I checked on your accounts and assure you that both parties were charged the same amount!

Your unhappiness with Nat, our tour guide, is a first! But again, apologies.

Sorry we did not take better care of you!!

kowaen mina so thuu puchi - Have a great day!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

On our way to Angel Fire, NM, we booked a Jr Suite on Dec 29. There was a little snow on the ground, just a dusting, but we woke up to a gorgeous white wonderland. This hotel was so cozy and the staff was very friendly. They genuinely seemed to care about the guests having a wonderful time.

The bathroom was on the small side but it was clean!
I posted done pictures so the hotel could be viewed in the winter. To have a nice breakfast in the dining room and see snow gently falling was very beautiful and serene.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
So delighted you had a wonderful time in Santa Fe’s “Winter Wonderland”. Thank you for staying with us!
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have stayed at Hotel Santa Fe before and it is consistently a great experience. The staff is friendly and helpful, the bed was super comfortable, our room was immaculate. The bar has great burgers and Amaya has wonderful food at very reasonable prices. We loved the breakfasts too. We had an odd problem - there was an alarm clock on in the next room which was unoccupied and we could hear it through the wall. We called the front desk and it was fixed within minutes. I have recommended Hotel Santa Fe to friends and they have thanked me. We will definitely come back every time we are in Santa Fe.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
With apologies for the neighboring alarm clock!!

Your kind words are greatly appreciated together with your recommendations to friends. Many thanks!!

thu xonn chiimen iy a whachii wye wye - May Your Travels Bring You Back Soon
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Our knitting group decided to have a retreat at the Hotel Santa Fe. What a wonderful place to hang out and knit!!! The staff was so wonderful! Allowing us to sit in the lounge and knit the day away. The food was amazing! The shuttle took us happily to yarn shops in the plaza area. We will be booking our retreat for next year!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you knitters!!! Delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay, but I never got my scarf!! (Just kidding!) We look forward to seeing you next year.

ko piane ca whachii - May Blessings Come Your Way
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Hotel Santa Fe is a lovely and unique hotel reflecting the historic town of Santa Fe in combination with the Native American influences. It is co-owned by the Picuris Indians and reflects a quiet and intimate feel in a luxurious setting. The hotel is very comfortable with a great roaring fire in the bar area (with great Margaritas) and a very good bar and dinner menu. It is located near the historic plaza and the new Railyard District.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you so very much for staying with us. Your compliments are gratefully received.

kii thu wia‘‘ kanna thu wia - Our House is Your House
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My daughter and I recently visited Santa Fe to attend the wedding of a very dear family friend. Many of the guests at the wedding were attending from out of the area and stayed at the Hotel Santa Fe. We personally were extremely pleased with the service, accommodations, courteous and friendly staff, and the wonderful spa treatments we received during our stay. Our room with its fireplace and super comfortable king-sized bed was incredibly cozy and welcoming! We would definitely recommend this hotel and spa to our friends and family who might be planning a visit to Santa Fe. The Continental Breakfast served each morning was just right to get us going in the morning, but not too heavy to keep us from being able to enjoy a wonderful lunch and dinner at the great restaurants that Santa Fe has to offer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Very many thanks for your recommendations to friends and family and we are delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay.

ko piane ca whachii - May Blessings Come Your Way
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed here in October for a long weekend. The staff was very welcoming. We were upgraded to a suite with a fireplace on the top floor, which was a 10-foot walk down to the common room for breakfast in the morning and drinks in the afternoon on the balcony. I can't say enough about the amenities, including those awesome toiletries, newspaper in the morning and that great coffee.The location is perfect for a walk or drive down to the plaza. If you don't want to walk, a shuttle will take you anywhere within a mile of the hotel.

It's too bad that everything seems to close down at 8:00 p.m. and there isn't much of a nightlife in Santa Fe -- or maybe we didn't know where to find it! But, if you like peace, quiet and relaxation, The Hotel Santa Fe & Hacienda and Spa is your place. We look forward to our next trip to Santa Fe.

Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor. Not much of a view, but close to the breakfast/happy hour room and balc...
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  • 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Nightlife in Santa Fe is probably our “Achilles Heel” but after a hectic day of hiking or biking or skiing or museums or shopping or just plain sightseeing - then a spa treatment followed by some peace and quite is probably a good idea!! Thank you so very much for staying with us and glad to know you enjoyed the amenities!!

thu xonn chiimen iy a whachii wye wye - May Your Travels Bring You Back Soon
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Address: 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Santa Fe and the Hacienda and Spa, the only Native American Owned hotel in Santa Fe, is located just blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza in historic downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the Guadalupe Railyard District. ... more   less 
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