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“Wonderful Santa Fe B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn of the Turquoise Bear
2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   342 E. Buena Vista St., Santa Fe, NM 87505   |  
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Ranked #6 of 43 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
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Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
“Wonderful Santa Fe B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Recently spent three nights at the Turquoise Bear B&B in Santa Fe. The property once was the residence of the poet Witter Bynner, and the rooms are named after his famous guests. The place is beautifully unique - great rooms, gardens, breakfast and fellow guests. The hosts are very gracious. We plan to visit again in the very near future.

Room Tip: Some rooms are small but really interesting. Two have a shared bath.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review, September 18, 2014
Thank you for the review David! Witter Bynner would be happy to see guests like you, Mark, and others enjoying his rambling adobe estate! We were very glad we could accommodate you extending your stay! We hope to see you again for many more Opera seasons!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this wonderful B&B and we were so lucky! The property was beautiful, our room was big and comfortable and Dan the innkeeper was incredible!!! I am not sure what we liked best??? The breakfast, the wine on the porch or Dan's great tips of what to do and eat. You can walk to everything or stay local and be happy. You will LOVE staying here!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review, September 18, 2014
Thanks for the kind review Laurie & James! We really enjoyed getting to know you both during your nice long stay in our DH Lawrence room. We know you enjoyed taking in Santa Fe's beautiful surrounds with many day hikes! Thank you again for the great feedback you gave us on our upcoming hiking packages! Loved getting to know you with wine on the patio while enjoying the gardens and mountain views! We look forward to keeping in touch!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Dan, the proprietor, is an innkeeper extraordinaire. In addition to being a fabulous cook, he has gone to great lengths to think of every little thing a traveler might need for comfort and convenience. From the sumptuous breakfasts to the flower-filled gardens gardens with plenty of outdoor gathering places to my well appointed room (St. Vincent Millay) I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and felt I lacked for nothing. Note: If you are sensitive to traffic noise, you might want to bring ear plugs. The Old Santa Fe Trail is a vital artery for local traffic and you will definitely hear it if your room is street side. But it makes for easy access to the Plaza or Museum Hill, so I like to think of it as a human acequia, directing the flow of lives and life to the heart of the city.

Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review, September 18, 2014
It was so great to get to know you Elayne during your visit to Santa Fe and stay at our Inn. We know you were seeking a great home-base to explore all Santa Fe has to offer while also enjoying our acre of lush gardens for some relaxing down-time! We look forward to pampering you again should you return for a visit. Happy Travels Elayne!
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Dallas, TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have been coming to the Inn of the Turquoise Bear for years and were sad to see that the Inn had been sold to new owners. But our fears were misplaced because the Inn is as fun and welcoming as ever with the addition of new upgrades. Dan is a terrific host and he has wisely kept the old traditions including the evening wine gathering and the hot breakfasts. The lemon ricotta pancakes were incredibly good. The Inn has charm to spare, a wonderful location, and it's a historical landmark. We have already made reservations for next year's opera trip to the Turquoise Bear.

Room Tip: Book early, although they really don't have any bad rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review, September 18, 2014
Sam & Wes, thank you for the kind review. As new owners, we love our returning guests. We get to learn more about the property in the past. We enjoyed getting to know you better with wine and cheese on the Patio before you left for the Opera. We look forward to your return next August! Be well!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When we came there I was completely unprepared to what I saw - an old adobe house in a beautiful garden, surrounded with pines and flowers. The rooms have separate entrances and are small, not very comfortable according to modern standards, but this place is so special I would never exchange it for modern comfort. Plus, the size of the room is nothing really, as you have this charming garden, the living room furnished in old-fashion but beautiful style, the breakfast room with an incredible view. To get to Santa Fe central plaza is ca 10 minutes walk.
This place is hstoric and charming, and very, very romantic.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Inn and truly enjoyed it! Dan and Greg do a great job making sure each guest has an enjoyable stay. Breakfast was great and the Inn and the grounds are just fantastic!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for the review Jim! It was great seeing you and Chris again. It was fun meeting adorable Marley during your visit. Hope to see you again and again. Perhaps the family can meet you mid-way next time to enjoy the Inn and all that Santa Fe has to offer! Safe Journeys!
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Castle Rock, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As usual, we enjoyed our 7th stay at the Inn which was during our yearly trip to Santa Fe for opera, music, museum tours, great dining and hiking. This is a beautiful property, short walk to the plaza and dining, well maintained, helpful and courteous staff and great breakfasts. I'd recommend it without reservation.
Kris and Dennis

Room Tip: This is a picturesque and historic property where rooms are arranged in separate units, all quiet an...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Kris & Dennis. Thank you for the review. It was great getting to know you better on your return trip to Santa Fe and the Inn. You took advantage of all of Santa Fe's charms...hiking, art markets on the plaza, fine restaurants, and some down-time on our patio. We're looking forward to your visit next year during the Folk Art Market! Be well!
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Address: 342 E. Buena Vista St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn of the Turquoise Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience warm Santa Fe style and charm in this quintessential rambling adobe estate occupying an acre of terraced gardens walking distance from the Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road, and Rail Yard. Our Santa Fe bed and breakfast will pamper you with gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, twilight social reception, and concierge service. Guests will also enjoy complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi internet. Constructed in Spanish-Pueblo Revival style, our Santa Fe inn dates to the mid-1800's and is one of Santa Fe's most historically significant buildings. Located just 6 blocks from the Plaza, Canyon Rd, restaurants, shops and galleries. ... more   less 
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