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Hotel St. Francis
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   210 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night and for the most part, loved it. It was beautiful and charming. I had read reviews about the small rooms, and decided to try it anyway. The room was indeed small, but it didn't bother us until the morning when we were trying to get ready and there felt like there was no place to move around. We had to shuffle around the bed, sliding past each other. It wasn't terrible, but it definitely got warm in the room (top floor) despite it being cool outside, and therefore felt claustrophobic.

So, excellent customer service, beautiful hotel full of history and character, and definitely worth a stay, just don't be surprised by your teeny-tiny room.

Room Tip: Top floor gets warm in the sun, even on a cool day.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed over Thanksgiving and had a great value in a terrific historic hotel. The restaurant and chef are excellent. The bar is great and expands into the lobby. Location is right in heart of Santa Fe. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Concierge is expert and more than amazingly helpful. Overall, a great experience at a very good price. Highly recommend the St. Francis in Santa Fe

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

On a recent trip to Santa Fe I spent two nights and three day at the Hotel St. Francis. I arrived early, the room was ready (requiring no special request!) and the staff were quite warm and welcoming. The service and attention I received during my stay was excellent and always prompt, friendly and helpful. During my stay I ate several meals in their restaurant all of which were above average in every way. Here, again, the warmth and welcome was evident.

Since I was there on a business trip and am only a bit familiar with where things are I had to ask the Front Desk and Concierge many time for directions and recommendations. All of these requests were responded to with complete, in some cases, printed directions and all of their recommendations where great.

Given it's location, one block away fro the heart of Santa Fe, and the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere I can't imagine ever staying any other place in Santa Fe and whole heartedly recommend it to all who travel there.

Yes, the rooms are small. But really, how much time do you spend in a room when you are traveling? It's size was certainly adequate for my needs and it was spotless! The beds are large and very comfortable. I slept great!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a beautifully renovated historic hotel, giving one an authentic Santa Fe experience. M room was cozy and clean, very comfortable, with a lovely full bath.
The staff were all wonderful, friendly,and helpful - Eric and Alex serving the delicious breakfast, Chris and Nichole at the elegant and fun bar, Secreto.
I highly recommend Hotel St Francis!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went on a SniqueAway deal and really enjoyed our stay, which was 5 nights. Had a little stumble at the beginning with a rude bartender and clueless waitperson. But, other than that the service was great. Rooms are small, as noted by others. But, they are nicely furnished and have a great vintage feel. Lighting could be better in the bathroom, especially over the tub/shower. The hotel was full when we were there but it was very quiet in our room - never head a peep from other guests. The front porch area is a wonderful area to sit and relax in the AM or after a long day of sightseeing. Parking can be a little bit of a pain as the hotel lot is small with VERY small spaces. However, you can park in the public lot directly across the street and just get a voucher from the front desk. I recommend the St. Francis and would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VASHON
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The staff were all very helpful and seemed to take pride in the hotel. It is right in the middle of all the "must see" attractions of Santa Fe, easy to find, easy to park a car. The room was small, but immaculate, with nice details, tile, furniture, italian linen etc. I'm not sure what people expect, this isn't las vegas its more like an old european hotel.

  • Stayed November 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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Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

St Francis hotel has great location within old Santa Fe, walking distance to all points of interests. Hotel is located in older building and has its own unique atmosphere, although rooms are quite small. Staff was very helpful in locating our reservation, since I made reservation the same morning before arrival. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 210 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#24 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#26 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel St. Francis 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Named for the patron saint of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the newly remodeled Hotel St. Francis pays respect to the origins of the city with its unique interior. With a palette of natural colors reflecting the days of Santa Fe and handcrafted wood furniture by local artisans, staying at the hotel is a cultural experience. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its recent restoration and renovation expanded the amenities to entertain travelers from across the world. The hotel is located just steps away from the historic Santa Fe plaza. Whether you're planning a weekend escape, a business retreat, or a lavish wedding, the Hotel St. Francis is the ideal destination. "Hotels supporting cultural causes." ... more   less 
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