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Inn on the Alameda
303 E. Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501   |  
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife and I spend three days at the Inn on the Alameda for our 20th Anniversary. This is a well run small high end hotel that treats its guests very well. they provide an excellent breakfast every day as well as have on site massage services which my wife utilized to great satisfaction. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Tucked away and unobtrusive, you will find this delightful Inn. Within walking distance to the Canyon Rd. galleries and the Central Plaza and surroundings, it is both convenient, warm and relaxing. This quiet Inn provides a fantastic breakfast buffet in the a.m. and a wine and cheese offering in the afternoon to it's guests as part of the package. They also have a lounge which offers a tasty light fair menu in the evening.

The Inn is tastefully decorated with a beautiful courtyard and gardens accompanied with a warm and helpful staff which make this Inn a must. It was definitely filled with an older clientele during our stay. They also offered transportation services for local jaunts.

We found everyone on the staff to be knowledgeable and eager to offer concierge services. My wife and I found Diane exceptionally helpful, friendly and a whole lot of fun.

  • Stayed September 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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Winter Park, FL
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120 reviews 120 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Inn has a number of nice features - pleasant public gathering spaces, a car service for delivering weary travelers about town, welcoming reception people. The room is a good size. But the bed is uncomfortably high to get in and out of (and I'm not short), and the bed coverings are uncomfortably heavy.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This Inn offers good service, a nice breakfast w/gluten-free offerings, and great atmosphere. It is located on the Santa Fe River making it not only w/in walking distance from most activities, but it's a beautiful walk along the river.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We selected this hotel for our recent trip to Santa Fe, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The room was lovely and the staff very friendly and eager to please. Upon our arrival, we were informed that there was a complimentary wine and cheese reception starting in just a few moments. We went to the reception, which apparently happens every evening, and enjoyed some sangria and wonderful cheeses free of charge. The breakfast the following morning was also free and delicious. Best of all was the shuttle. Santa Fe can be a difficult place to drive and an expensive place to park, but Dustin happily took us anywhere we needed to go, and in one instance, brought us back - all complimentary. Yes, the room was not cheap, but no rooms in Santa Fe are. We loved our stay at the Inn and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 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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Brookings, Oregon
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125 reviews 125 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was by far the most expensive room we had on our entire 4,000 mile tour of the Southwest, even more than our canyon-view room at the El Tovar in the Grand Canyon, and this was one of the cheaper rooms at the Inn, with a view only of our car and the parking lot. That's Santa Fe. Parking spaces are almost nonexistent in and around the Old Town section, so hotels within a half-mile walking distance are ridiculously priced, but always full. So what did we get for that price?

First, the good. The Inn consists of a beautiful series of mission-style buildings and looks to be quite romantic from the outside. It is located on the edge of the historic district, but just outside the mayhem in a fairly quiet area. Our greeting at check-in was excellent, friendly and informative, even though we were a couple of hours early. The lobby and dining area were just as beautiful as the outside of the Inn. Our bed actually had supportive pillows, something getting very rare in hotels today at any price.

The bad. As one of the less expensive rooms, our room was really quite plain, more chain-motel than luxury inn. It lacked a mini-fridge and microwave, something we've found in motels costing one-sixth as much. The room was clean in the obvious areas, but not beyond that. Our shower head was loose, allowing a stream of water to spray up on the ceiling and down onto the floor. From the looks of the ceiling, it had been that way for some time. I tightened it without any tools. End of problem. You need an advanced engineering degree to program the clock, and the inn knows it. They include a full page of instructions in each room, but even so I had to devote about a half hour to set the alarm for morning. The walls of the rooms don't transmit much noise from adjacent rooms, but a lot of sound travels between floors. We always request a top floor to avoid noise from above, but rarely get it. They assigned us a first floor room here.

The ugly. This was, hands down, one of the worst breakfast experiences I've ever had. From other reviewers, I expected a lot. Instead, I found a large buffet of incredibly dry pastries (probably from the dry climate) and of course no microwave to make them more palatable. Every cereal choice contained oats, which I love but am allergic to. There was something on offer back in the kitchen area behind the buffet, but we had a hard time trying to get the person on staff to explain what it was and how we could get some. This employee was obviously not a morning person. She finally cut a couple of slices of what turned out to be some kind of quiche and microwaved them (they get a microwave back there). I didn't ask for a piece. I only wanted to know what it was. It turned out to be a super spicy Southwestern concoction which I can only assume other reviewers were looking for. Personally, I can't face green chile first thing in the morning, and it was about the only choice. So I ended up crunching down a couple of pastries while being bombarded with incredibly annoying jazz music, something else I can't face first thing.

All in all, we wouldn't necessarily recommend a stay here, but if you want to explore historic Santa Fe, I don't know if there are better choices. If you can swing it, go for a seriously expensive room. In the photos, they looked much more charming. If chile and jazz are your idea of a great breakfast, look forward to it. Otherwise, eat someplace else.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We've stayed at the Inn on the Alameda three different times over the past sixteen years and haven’t been disappointed. The service and accommodations are fantastic; it’s conveniently located to the Santa Fe’s plaza; and the breakfast itself is worth the trip. We’ll definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 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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Address: 303 E. Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, between the historic Plaza and the art-filled galleries of Canyon Road, the Inn on the Alameda is the ideal downtown Santa Fe lodging location. With this cozy inn as your home base, you can explore our town’s unique attractions, unique museums, fine dining, distinctive boutiques and local festivities. An ample continental breakfast with organic. vegan and gluten-free selections is included with every stay, as is a relaxing afternoon wine hour daily. Wi-fi and parking are always free, and one pet under 30# is welcome with a nightly fee in pet-specific rooms. ... more   less 
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