I stayed in a large one bedroom suite on the third floor of the main building, with elevator access. As noted by other reviewers, the hotel's major selling point is its central location, half a block off the plaza. Apart from its location, and a pleasant staff, there is not much favorable to say about the place. It is badly in need of a major updating, cleaning and refurbishing. The fixtures, furnishing and equipment in the guest room were not quirky or quaint or intentionally styled in some ersatz "chimayo" manner as management responses to reviewer entries would have you believe. Everything was old, battered, soiled, stained and generally unclean. Leather chairs and sofas in the main living room were badly stained and soiled, so badly so that you're uncomfortable sitting on them without first covering them. Carpeting was dirty (several large dead wasps or other insects strewn about the floor and not vacuumed). Room had a constant musty odor. Neatly folded washcloth in bathtub area was soiled on arrival. Drapes were hard to open and close. TV in bedroom is a 20 year old cathode ray relic that is nearly unwatchable (living room has an updated flat screen TV). There is no safe in the room to protect valuables, no equipment in the kitchenette (just lots of empty cabinets everywhere), soap in the bathroom is 1.5 inch square and approximately 1/16 of an inch deep. Bed ruffle was dirty, all furniture was scuffed and battered (from overuse, not to achieve a design theme). There was inadequate and poorly located outlets to recharge phones, tablets, etc. Parking in the garage was often full- leave at your own peril if you want a spot when you return. Staff is pleasant and cheerful and location is very convenient for downtown access and walking. Apart from that, however, this is a two star motel in a five star location. There are better choices elsewhere in Santa Fe at the same, cheaper and/or more expensive price points.
- 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