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“Great Location, needs some updating” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe

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The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   537 S Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501   |  
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Ranked #16 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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West Sacramento, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great Location, needs some updating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This was my second stay at this facility and it remains one of the most convenient and attractive locations for your Santa fe stay. I was surprised however that except for ipod docking station nothing else had been updated in the suites. It is crazy they only have showers and no nice spa tubs or double sinks in the bathrooms, no flat screens or dvd players either.
There were a couple of issues with our room, the most trying was the fact construction was going on , on the roof, after calling the front desk we were offered a lower rate which was fair, but I wish the reservations person had made it clear.
The service was very nice, the staff in the Hacienda were very proactive and helpful ready to give suggestions or advice on what to see or where to go. The breakfast offered in the lounge, included in the room fee was adequate, fresh fruit, eggs, waffles, pastry, breads, cereals, juices and yoghurts. Wine and cheese hours were fun, also several beer selections on offer.
There is a free shuttle to take you to locations around town and you could call for pickup.
All in all a very pleasant stay, take advantage of the spa, very nice.

Room Tip: Top floor or bottom, corner or at end of hallway, niot facing the street
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Flat screen TVs are being installed throughout as I respond to this review. With apologies for the construction on the roof inconvenience and they should be gone in three weeks.

My decision to install only spacious showers as us Americans normally don’t use baths except there are two suites at the Hacienda with tubs - maybe next time? Please note the main Hotel does have tubs in every room.

New mattresses are also currently being installed throughout The Hacienda.

Many thanks for staying with us!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mission Viejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have been to Santa Fe five times and stayed here our last four visits. The service and staff are friendly and helpful. It is charming and warm while retaining an elegance. My husband and I usually choose a one bedroom suite. But the king size room is also very very comfortable and has a larger shower than any hotel in the same range. We always avail ourselves of the shuttle to the downtown when it is chilly. The walk into town when it is warm is only about 8 or 9 minutes. We will be back for certain. Denise and Tom California

Room Tip: for longer stays go with a choice of suites. You will enjoy how spacious they are.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for cheering us up and making our day!! We are so happy to be your “favorite hotel” and your kind word are very encouraging!

ko piane ca whachii - May Blessings Come Your Way
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New Mexico
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33 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I visit Santa Fe for several days prior to the holidays each year. We love the beautiful southwestern Christmas decorations, and have found this to be an enchanting time to be in this special city. We have our favorite hotels, but had never tried this one. We stayed in a fireplace suite, and would highly recommend it. It suited our needs just perfectly. We always enjoy spending a couple hours reading by the fireplace, which we did together on a leather couch. The bathroom had a walk-in shower, our favorite. We especially loved the wine each evening, and the breakfasts each morning. You are not served a lot of food, but for us it was an ample amount considering we always like trying the fabulous restaurants around town. Lubo and Javier were excellent butlers, very personable and helpful at all times. The Hacienda is separate from the rest of the hotel, but only a few steps away from the workout room and lobby. This is a delightful place, and will be be guests again!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
So glad to know that Lubo and Javier took such good care of you and we love being your new favorite Hotel!! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon!!

kinna wachii xoum kowia - Peace, Love and Joy
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Ada, Michigan
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in January as part of a second honeymoon trip. We stayed in a fireplace king room in the Hacienda which was small but very nice. The butler was very attentive and the amenities were nice. It was low season so the hotel and spa were fairly quiet and overall the service was great. The reception staff was incredibly friendly, recognized us and called us by name, always offering to help, giving us bottled water, etc. The free shuttle was a great way to get downtown to the museums quickly--especiallyon a cold day when we didn't really want to walk or hassle with parking...but the hotel is really a very nice 10 minute walk from almost all the shops, restaurants, cathedrals, chapels and other points of interest in the downtown area. We made use of the spa and the masssages and the body scrub were great. We used the hot tub one night and it was a little weird since the building was empty and the rooftop was very dark (we couldn't find a light switch and neither could our butler who we called on for help). The tromp l'oeil painting of the man in the staircase in the robe was kind of creepy at night!

We did go to one of the wine and cheese receptions in the lounge and it was good but there weren't enough glasses and there was nobody staffing it when we were there...so we drank wine out of juice glasses I found in the servery and called our butler who promptly came up and fixed the situation.

The complimentary breakfast in the lounge was sufficient with fruit, yogurt, pastries, croissants, breads, cereals, and hard boiled eggs. We did have one unpleasant experience--on our last morning one of the other guests brought their large dog to breakfast with them. The dog was barking and laid down on the floor in front of the coffee and blocking the way to the food bar. We are not dog people and didn't know that dogs were allowed on the property, let alone in the 3rd floor breakfast room. I mentioned it to the reception staff and they seemed surprised.

Overall the service was OK considering it was low season and they probably had lowered staff levels. The front desk staff and our butler were great!!! The rooms are nice, the location is fantastic and the free shuttle is a nice feature. Take the time to look at the museum quality native american art collection too! I wish we'd been able to do a walking tour of Santa Fe with the guide but we didn't know the schedule in advance so we missed this opportunity.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
With many apologies for the dog issue which should not have been allowed in the area during food service unless an assistance dog!! (Although we are a dog friendly enterprise.)

Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review and your kind words are greatly appreciated!

kii thu wia‘‘ kanna thu wia - Our House is Your House
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Colorado USA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have visited Santa Fe dozens of times. This is the first time here and we are so happy we tried it out. It gave us a different vantage point for this wonderful city. Lubo the bell boy was so friendly and helpful and made us feel appreciated as a guest. Grounds were unusual and creative. Rooms were designed in a cozy native way. Kiva gas fireplace was classy. Halls had art displayed nicely. Free Sunday editions of Santa Fe and NY Times papers was top notch. A great and free breakfast and close parking topped it all off. We will return and will recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
So glad to know you found us after all these years!! And we are all delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay.

thu xonn chiimen iy a whachii wye wye - May Your Travels Bring You Back Soon
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San Antonio, Texas
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Prompt and courteous service is just one of the great assets of the Hacienda. Separated from the Hotel Santa Fe, the Hacienda is clearly a step above. The hotel is well decorated in the southwest style. A butler will be at your call from carrying your luggage from the car to bringing chocolates in the evening. The room and bathroom are large and clean (although the liquid toiletries had something to be desired). The gas fireplace was warm and romantic. The bed was comfortably firm. And, the balcony, although it looked out onto the parking lot still added charm to the whole environment. The afternoon wine and cheese was a nice treat. From that floor, near a roaring wood fire, you can watch the sunset. A robe and slippers are provided for convience and there is a hot tub on top of the spa. I plan to stay at the Hacienda again on my next trip.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
And we look forward to welcoming you back to The Hacienda on your next trip to town! Your critique is greatly appreciated and coincidentally we are currenlty reviewing different options for our bathroom amenities.

kinna wachii xoum kowia - Peace, Love and Joy
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and I visited the Hacienda at the Hotel Santa Fe for Christmas. We couldn't have made a better choice. The room was large and nicely decorated, and the service was exceptional. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The details at the Hacienda are all tended to with great care. There is a lot to praise: the friendly staff upon arrival, the excellent selection of teas and coffee in the room, the free shuttle to locations within 1 mile of the hotel, the rooftop area for breakfast and evening wine, and Senor Murphy chocolates at bedtime. This is my favorite hotel in Santa Fe, and it keeps getting better. I highly recommend this property for a visit to Santa Fe.

  • Stayed December 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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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
And we love being your favorite Hotel in Santa Fe!! Thank you so very much for your kind words. Please come back soon!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

kii thu wia‘‘ kanna thu wia - Our House is Your House
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Address: 537 S Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe 4.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At The Hacienda and Spa, our luxurious fireplace rooms and suites are filled with Native American Art and warm gem-like tones that reflect the southwest. Enjoy a unique cultural experience from the lilting notes of a Native flute, watching ceremonial dances, or listening to our Historian bring Santa Fe to life. ... more   less 
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