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“A Gem of a Motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Silver Saddle Motel
2810 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505   |  
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Ranked #7 of 60 hotels in Santa Fe
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Found this motel online and was impressed with all the fantastic reviews and price. I am adding one more to the other accolades. First the nightly rate was terrific, helped save $ for other splurges while visiting Santa Fe. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful with all my requests/questions. The room was clean (super clean) and smelled fresh, not stale like some older motels. Overall, I was extemely satisfied with my stay. The only down side to the room was the shower. It was very and I mean very small, but served its purpose. I am so so glad I found this place! In the future I need to look no further for a nice and inexpensive place to stay in Santa Fe.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

this family-run treasure is sure to please. very reasonable rates, with super clean rooms, nice mexican tile showers, and home away from home comfort. with a decor that is just kitschy enough, penny and her daughter, dawn, have created a special motel. penny has a green thumb that keeps the garden areas beautiful. they both really know and love santa fe, and are a wealth of information for your visit. i will be staying here,again, and recommending this motel to all of my friends heading to santa fe!

Room Tip: rooms 1 and 2 are the largest...the outlaw room and the roy rogers....closest to road but very quiet...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011 via mobile

As a travellers not interesred in high end accomodation, we strive to find those indy owned, character-driven places that offer comfort, cleanliness, and value. Usually, you're lucky to find 2 of those in any one place. The Silver Saddle really exceeded our expectations to the point we readily ended up booking a 2nd night simply b/c it was such a great find. Very, very comfortable bed (and we own a tempurpedic back home, as well as the fact I am 6 mos. pregnant). The room we stayed in was very tastefully decorated and welcoming Americana (not kitsche) and extremely clean. Wish we could find a place this well-run every where we went. Thank you to Ted and the friendly woman at the front desk in the morning for being such great hosts. Would recommend you and your motel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

This hotel was decent enough for an overnight stay in Santa Fe, but may not have been adequate for anything longer than that.

The motel itself is very neatly done up with lots of interesting trinkets and photographs on Western-styled materials. If you get a chance to meet Ted, the Japanese cowboy, he will only enhance your experience and is very helpful with his intricate knowledge of the town. The continental breakfast was great as well.

On the downside, the air conditioner was extremely noisy and if you are travelling with children, there is nothing much to do at the motel itself, such as a pool.

If you can get a decent rate and don't mind the basics, this hotel is definitely for you.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011 via mobile

When looking at a nonchain motel I'm looking for cleanliness, value, and a comfortable bed and this place meets them all. The staff was so friendly and really wanted you to have a nice stay. They provide wifi, nice large tv with HBO, and a simple but fresh continental
breakfast. The room smelled like fresh laundry which is a nice change of stale smoke. The bathrooms are certainly outdated but clean. Right now there is major road construction going on out front, making it a bit of a pain getting in and out, however the room was
quiet. We sleep good and would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Emeryville, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Stayed at the Silver Saddle while traveling across the nation with my girlfriend. The gentlemen at the desk was very helpful and even showed us a few places in Santa Fe to go eat and have a drink. He was spot on with the recommendation and we ended up getting food and drinks at the CowGirl BBQ in Historic Santa Fe. We plan on making an annual trip and staying at the Silver Saddle every time.

Room Tip: Tough to get to because of construction but every room is worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011 via mobile


This is a charming motel. The amenities and building are older, but in good repair. Everything was clean, even the top of the cabinets that being 6'6" could see. We stayed in the Wyatt Earp room. The bed was soft, and too soft for us, but for one night it was ok.
The continental breakfast had actual food, with full size servings of cereal, bagels, muffins, real cream cheese, etc.
Ted was very friendly and took the time to show us the rooms before we had to make a decision.  He also recommended a wonderful local New Mexican restaurant, which reminded me of my college days in Socorro.
Ted gave us the password to the free wifi, rather than waiting for us to ask.  That to me is truly free wifi.
While the construction on Cerrillos can be squirrely, don't let that stop you from going to this motel.
The room and bathroom were not particularly large, compared to modern chains.  But, with Santa Fe to explore, who wants to sit in the hotel anyway?

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Silver Saddle Motel

Address: 2810 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Fe
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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