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“Clean, charming, comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
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Silver Saddle Motel
2810 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505   |  
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Ranked #9 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Clean, charming, comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We enjoyed our first encounter with the motel, which involved driving on gravel, parking practically right outside the door, and admiring the well-kept outside porch, garden (with a nursery?), and Western-themed decorations.

We got the Billy the Kid room. The decor was country-style, modest, and charming. The room was clean and comfortable, with quilt comforter on the bed (and extra blanket just in case), wood furniture, tiled bathrooms, fridge/microwave, TV. Intense and loud gas? heater on the wall. Wi-fi worked well. Continental breakfast (bagels, toast, oatmeal packets, boiled egg, coffee/tea/juice) was served in the hotel lobby.

Overall, great value and quite cozy. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Billy the Kid room would be great for couples (one Queen-sized bed).
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vermillion, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Our stay was delightful! Very clean and comfortable. Hotel staff so nice and helpful regarding sightseeing tips. We had booked one night, but liked hotel, staff, and location so well stayed another night. The continental breakfast was very nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Madison Wisconsin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Each of the rooms have a different theme. We stayed in Billy the Kid room. The beds were comfortable, the room clean and the continental breakfast wonderful. The owner and staff were very friendly and made us feel like we were one of the family. Good location. I'd definitely recommend staying at this hotel. We'll be back the next time we are in Santa Fe.

Room Tip: Each of the rooms have a different theme. Check their web site and photos to choose your room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arkansas
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27 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I spent 4 nights at the Silver Saddle, while spending days doing day hikes in the area and enjoying the cuisine. The room was relatively small, had some period western kitsch on the wall, and was cleaner than average. Other than the stuff on the wall, there's not much architectural decoration to the room itself. The shiny semi-gloss paint on the walls and ceiling was a little off-putting at first, but I got used to it. The room had a fridge and a microwave. No coffeepot or hairdryer. Bed was comfortable. Through-the-wall a/c (the fan can drown out external noise) and some sort of wall furnace. There was a little noise through the wall from neighbors, but at reasonable hours, and, like I said, the a/c drowned it out. The lobby has some neat beams in the ceiling that my room didn't have. Breakfast included toast, bagels, other packaged bread, cheerios, raisan bran, fruit, orange juice, good coffee, and boiled eggs. Front office staff were all quite personable. Nice '53 Chevy pickup out front for show.

All in all, it's not the nicest vintage motel out there, but the price is right, it's safe, clean, and comfortable for about $50, a great deal these days. I'll definitely stay there again. It has way more character than any of the chain places up and down Cerrillos Road.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Glendale, Arizona
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211 reviews 211 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 95 cities Reviews in 95 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I really like this place. Second time here, new owners, just as nicely done. It's an oldie, motor inn. Such charm. In a nice way too. Clean, updated, gently used furniture though without losing the older western feel. First time stayed in the John Wayne room, this time in Lone Ranger's. Our dog was very welcomed. They had a "dog run" on the side which we sat out on for awhile. I've never seen a hotel with a dog run come to think of it. So all were happy. Had micro and fridge. Probably small breakfast, but we went to The Pantry Kitchen down the road for my husband's birthday. He's a big Western fan.
I read some of the other reviews. I agree fully...cute, well maintained, spotless, refreshingly done well, nice lobby.
We'll always stay here coming through ALB!

Room Tip: Remember your room number...they are sandwiched between same looking cypress firs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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77 hotel reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
622 helpful votes 622 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

While on a recent 11 day trip through northern New Mexico we stayed for three nights at the Silver Saddle Motel in Santa Fe. I suppose those who want unlimited amenities in a brand new chain place could be wanting more but we did not. Yes, the Silver Saddle is a few decades old but is well maintained, cute, and spotless. The management was so friendly and helpful (especially owner Dawn). The room we had was plenty large and very clean. Plus it was very affordable in what some consider an expensive town. The breakfast was the standard continental fare and you could eat in a backside patio, in the lobby (especially on a cold morning) or in your room. The Silver Saddle also has a few rooms that are larger than the others for a few more bucks, just in case you like lots of room. The motel is a about a couple of miles from Old Town and most tourist sites on busy Cerrillos Ave which is lined with other motels, restaurants, stores, and more. Also there is no pool but we were not in Santa Fe to swim with all there is to do in this great town. We give a strong recommendation for the popular Silver Saddle.

Room Tip: If you need more room then book one of their larger ones for a few dollars more.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Silver Saddle is an old-school motel with a hip attitude. It reminds me of the places where my family stayed during vacations in the 1960s, but it is very clean, imaginatively decorated, and cool. As other reviewers have mentioned, every room is dedicated to a legendary Western personality, such as Wyatt Earp. Although the bathrooms are small (no tub), the beds are comfortable and the linens nice and crisp. The rooms are not luxurious, but they are tidy and have personality. Lovely flower gardens have been planted on the grounds, and a nice little outside sitting area makes a colorful spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer. Continental breakfasts are served in the office and the courtyard. My husband and I stayed there because we wanted to spend only one weekend night in Santa Fe, yet most Santa Fe hotels require a two-night stay on weekends. Plus, lodging in Santa Fe tends to be expensive anyway. The Silver Saddle does not have the two-night requirement, and it is a very good value. It's comfortable and clean, it's charming, it's memorable, and it's reasonably priced. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Fe
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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