The Homewood Suites Buffalo Thunder is about 15 minutes north of Santa Fe, so if you want to be right in town, this wouldn't be the place for you. But it's a great value and a very nice place. We were most impressed with the room, the service at check-in and the overall property. It's very well kept up and everything was in great condition. We decided to stay there because it was much cheaper than the nice hotels in Santa Fe and we were spending the day in the Valles Caldera. We'd highly recommend it to anyone. We drove into town for dinner and weren't bothered a bit by the 15 minute drive (and kept patting ourselves on the back for saving so much money, while still staying at an excellent hotel). The Hilton with the casino is right next door, so if you're into gambling, this would be an ideal location for that.