This review is long overdue, but I had to leave it. I stayed at the Old Santa Fe Inn in July 2010 (not March 2012 but this is the earliest date I could select whilst writing the review) as I was driving across the US. I booked directly with the hotel as they can offer you a better rate if you mention that you've seen a cheaper price elsewhere (which I had). This stop was a welcome break from staying in cheap motels and always being on the go. It was my birthday so I decided to treat myself to somewhere nicer and stay for a couple of days to recharge my batteries.
I missed the hotel first time round as I was driving late at night and wasn't expecting the hotel to be so near the town centre, but found it eventually. It is in a fantastic location, just a couple of minutes' walk from the main square and centre where all the shops, restaurants, entertainment etc are. For the price, the location and accommodation were fantastic.
The rooms are homely and comfortable, decorated in warm tones with a Spanish feel, in keeping with Santa Fe's history and architecture. Having said that, I wasn't quite happy with my first room, as it was on the ground floor (like all of the rooms) and near the front so felt quite exposed. The manager on duty, a lovely lady called Alex, offered me a better room (and one of the only ones available) near the back of the complex, which had a fireplace and jacuzzi but was darker as the window was slightly obscured by trees. I have to admit I did an injustice and got grumpy (I think the miles on the road might have got to me), and almost decided to shorten my stay because of the room, but I'm very glad I didn't! I also thank Alex for her gracious attitude in being flexible and patient with me - the room was actually very nice, and I am very glad I stayed 3 nights in such a lovely place.
On top of this, the breakfast served in the morning was delicious - fresh waffles and juice. They also serve delicious warm cookies in the afternoon, and lemon water throughout the day, very refreshing in the baking New Mexico summer heat! The reception area was also very nice for just sitting and reading, it was more like a living room. The internet connection was also good. The service was excellent, and I would happily stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Locally-owned and managed, and selected as one of the ten classic and reinvented motels in the United States, Old Santa Fe Inn is located only four blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. Our Inn also has free parking and free 100MBps Internet access. Imagine a slower pace…..a more peaceful tempo..…a time when artists and writers were just discovering the charm of Santa Fe, the oldest Capitol city in the United States....Old Santa Fe Inn captures that feeling of warmth and hospitality from a simpler time.We're located only four blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza on Historic Route 66 and three blocks from the Railrunner train station, you will easily walk to the best of what Santa Fe has to offer. The colorful history of Santa Fe is reflected in our guest room furnishings, which are patterned from historic collections of New Mexican antique furniture and textiles, and the famous woodcuts of beloved local artist Willard Clark that decorate the walls are reminiscent of his heyday…a time when noteworthy artists and writers were attracted to and lived in Santa Fe. Parking right outside your door, 16 Mbps high speed internet access, our expanded business and fitness centers, and morning breakfast burritos are all complimentary. Many rooms feature a kiva-style fireplace and a private balcony or patio area, and our suites offer separate living areas, jetted tubs, microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms and suites feature flat screen televisions (with HBO) and wireless and wired Internet access.As you can tell by our high TripAdvisor ranking, we value your patronage and will offer you the best guest service in Santa Fe. Please stay with us at Old Santa Fe Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Santa Fe Hotel Santa Fe
- Old Hotel Santa Fe