Just ended a three-night stay and agree with many other posters that this is a great find in Santa Fe. Old Santa Fe Inn is a completely renovated motel near the heart of Santa Fe Plaza. With two teens, we were happy we booked the deluxe room (#41 upstairs, no elevator) with a separate living area and small kitchenette (sink, microwave, coffee maker, mini-fridge). We love to enjoy happy hour on our own and really appreciated the nice sized private rooftop balcony with table and 4 chairs beyond the double doors of our living room - we overlooked the Plaza area and mountains behind it, perfect for sunrise coffee or late afternoon wine.
The rooms were very comfortable and the kiva fireplace was a beautiful touch.The bedroom had its own TV. Everything was clean. Our son found the pull out sofa (it inflated!) to be one of the best he's slept on. Rooms were quiet - we heard absolutely no noise from any adjoining rooms. The only suggestions I'd make would be 1. more shelf space is needed in the bathroom (had to take toiletries back and forth from the bedroom desk), 2. extra blankets for those who might have different sleeping needs than the rest in the room, and 3. a set of wine glasses in the kitchenette. Also, if you're using the kitchenette area you'll need to bring your own paper plates/plastic utensils, paper towel/napkins, and dishwashing soap. We picked these up at a local grocery store for picnic lunches and happy hours on the balcony.
Service is really great. Check in was smooth and Matt at the front desk marked all the hot spots within walking distance on our map. Free Starbucks coffee, free cookies and chips and guacamole in the afternoon make a nice extra touch. Breakfast burrito bar (and waffles/standard items too) was included and very tasty from 7 to 9:30 am. Wifi is free and worked in most areas of our unit; better reception closer to the center of the complex. Free parking, which is a blessing in Santa Fe - what a mess to try to park in that area! Only a few easy blocks to the Plaza and all the central sights.
Overall, a great place to stay and worth the extra cost for the deluxe room with balcony if you actually spend any time in your room. We'll definitely be back!
- 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