Our stay at the Plaza Real was nothing but a positive experience. I only wish we could have stayed longer than the one night we had planned in our roadtrip schedule. Along our trip, we had stayed at about 6 other hotels and motels across the southwest and this was by far the best value for the location and the quality of the rooms.
Our stay started off on the right foot from the beginning when I was given a rate over the phone of $89, which is comparable to the rate I paid at the Quality Inn in Durango the night before. When we arrived at the hotel, I realized that the Plaza Real could have gotten away with charging twice as much it was so beautiful! The stay only got better when they upgraded our room for free and for no apparent reason to the Junior Suite.
Next, the room... Wow! They're in the process of refurbishing the rooms and the hotel overall, as some other reviewers noted, and our room was one of those already finished. The carpet was new, the lighting was perfect, and the bed was FABULOUS. The only downside to the rooms was that there was no mini fridge and no hair dryer, both things that have been provided at every other hotel along our trip. We were only staying one night, so this really didn't affect the quality of our stay much, but management, if you're reading this, put these amenities in the room as there's plenty of room for them.
The location of the hotel was perfect - about 10 steps away from the main plaza and thus within walking distance to just about everything.
Overall, I felt like I was staying in a luxury, boutique hotel on our motel budget. Santa Fe is a rather expensive city, but I felt like we got such a great deal staying here. To me it seems like most of the negative reviews on trip advisor were written before the hotels remodeling. I would definitely recommend this place to readers here on TA and to anyone who asked. I hope to come back soon when remodeling is done and the restaurant is open.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe (previously the Hotel Plaza Real) has just been fully remodeled. This picturesque boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodations with original artwork which celebrates the unique heritage of Chimayo. The enchanting guest room suites feature bancos, fireplaces, private or communal balconies and separate living rooms centered on an open-air plaza patio. Just a short walk from the hotel are some of the most treasured Santa Fe attractions such as the State Capitol, the Palace of the Governors, the striking St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, and the Loretto Chapel, which houses the Miraculous Spiral Staircase. "Hotels supporting cultural causes." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Real Santa Fe
- Plaza Real Hotel