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“Wish I had found this place earlier!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ten Thousand Waves - Houses of the Moon

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Ten Thousand Waves - Houses of the Moon
3451 Hyde Park Rd., 4 Mi From The Plaza On Road To Santa Fe Ski Basin (Box 10200), Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Hyde Park)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 60 hotels in Santa Fe
Spokane, Washington
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“Wish I had found this place earlier!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2006

Wow! What a wonderful place. I am a native New Mexican and wish I had known about this place before. It is pure Santa Fe. No place like it in the world w/ the unique blend of adobe and Japanese. We stayed in 2 different rooms, both were wonderful - especially the bathrooms. I would recommend any room from what I saw.

The staff is again pure Santa Fe, with a delightful man at registration. You will know you are in Santa Fe from the moment you enter the door. Definately not Kansas!!!

The spa was wonderful also - not much of a spa goer, but this was outstanding. The private tubs are fantastic also. Not for little kids (in my opinion).

Don't hesitate and have a blast!!!

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
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washington dc
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2006

We stayed 4 nights in Blue Moon, which had a separate living room area with fireplace, TV and sound system. The spacious bedroom had a microwave and mini fridge stocked with excellent granola, soy and rice drinks, and coffee beans. All the equipment is there to have a freshly ground coffee every morning (grinder, water boiler, french coffee press). They also stock a bowl of fruit everyday and we had chocolate buddhas on our pillow every night (this may have been a promotion of some kind). Attention to detail really makes Ten Thousand Waves special: the toilets are heated, the in-house toiletries come in big sizes (we ended up buying a set since we loved the smell of them), lodging guests get a heavy kimono robe and an orange Japanese style overcoat for walking up to the spa. The spa is up a gradual series of steps winding through pinon trees. There's no restaurant on site, but in the welcome folder there's a book of menus from restaurants that deliver to the resort. Otherwise, it's a quick 10 minute drive into downtown. But you might not want to leave, as it's very peaceful (at least in Jan.) and the air is clean and clear and the sky full of stars. And the Japanese aesthetic everywhere is a nice change of pace from the southwestern adobe style you see throughout Santa Fe. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2005

We stayed two nights here, one night in Crescent Moon and one night in High Moon. They had to move us after the first night because of a strange noise coming from the boiler room that kept us awake the first night - not the most relaxing way to spend the evening after some lovely spa treatments, but it could happen anywhere. They stock your room with granola and fruit, but it's a good idea to go to Whole Foods or Albertsons to get some groceries before heading up. Every room has a microwave and fridge, and a few have full kitchens. We really liked the architecture/decor, especially at the spa. It's especially lovely at night, with all of the paths lit by lanterns. We used the Shoji tub and Imperial Ofuro and they were both nice, but I preferred the atmosphere of the uncovered tubs. The communal tub is nice, and was empty when we saw it. We both had spa treatments, and they were fine. It was fairly crowded though and we were there during the week. The vast majority of patrons were day trippers, not hotel guests. I tried the Thai massage and Indoasian Hot Oil Treatment. It was great to get slathered with oil since the air there is so dry! Their gift shop is fun as well. Overall I would highly recommend it for a 2-3 night getaway -especially if the Santa Fe Ski Area is open.

Stayed December 2005
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2005

Lodging is excellent, with spacious, well-decorated rooms and suites. Make note, however, that there is NO room service or valet, so everything is pretty much do-it-yourself (except for cleaning.) Still, I would recommend this place for a romantic excursion.

If you want to see Santa Fe and be a "tourist," this place is 5-10 minute drive away from the town center and may not be ideal, and I would recommend a hotel closer to the Plaza where you could walk to major restaurants and galleries. This "hotel" is on top of a hill in the woods.

The main attraction is the VERY popular spa here. The Japanese styled spa is well done. However, it is a busy place, especially on weekends. Instead of feeling Zen tranquility, I felt more like shopping mall anxiety, fighting for time and room. Success in spa business, I find, can be counterproductive.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2005

This place was perfect. My husband and I stayed here for two nights and loved every minute. The calm that decends upon you when you arrive is immediate. we stayed in sailor moon, which was high tech funky. very cool - so cool we couldn't figure out how to turn off the stereo. the bathroom and shower in sailor moon is like non other. i'd recommend it to anyone. we did the private tub, massage, hot stone, salt glow...it was all amazing. this place is so laid back - not pretentious at all. i've read other reviews that indicated it's expensive, but i found it to be a good value. we tried to stay another night but everything was booked. we loved santa fe so much, we're going back thanksgiving week. other recommendations...pasqual's is everything everyone says it is. coyote cafe was very good, but empty. we also ate at the old house at the eldorado, and it was fantastic.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ten Thousand Waves - Houses of the Moon

Address: 3451 Hyde Park Rd., 4 Mi From The Plaza On Road To Santa Fe Ski Basin (Box 10200), Santa Fe, NM 87501
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Hyde Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#26 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ten Thousand Waves is a unique mountain spa resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico that feels like a Japanese onsen. We're primarily a large, beautiful day spa, but for those who plan ahead, we're a great d destination spa. Just a short walk through the trees from the baths and treatment areas are thirteen hotel suites.Come for an hour or a week. Stop by briefly after skiing, or spend a romantic vacation sampling our luxury spa packages every day. ... more   less 
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