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“"A perfect gem of a place"” 5 of 5 stars
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El Farolito B&B Inn
514 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
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“"A perfect gem of a place"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Knowledgeable, engaging and cordial hosts and wait staff. Everybody who works on site is always ready to chat about what's going on in town or in nearby spots like Taos to help you plan your day. The property is on the edge of the old town--well within walking distance but in a quiet area and away from tourists. The rooms are immaculate and well decorated in a Southwestern style, and the breakfasts are abundant and delicious. I hope El Farolito will have our casita waiting for us the next time we head out to Santa Fe.

Room Tip: Our room had a tiny private patio. It made it seem like our own home.
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Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Austin, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

El Farolito is a small property within a 10 or so minute walk of the Plaza area. Our room was nicely decorated and the property well kept. Wayne, one of the owners, was a phenomenal host and his staff were also top notch. The breakfast offered in the dining room every morning had a good selection of freshly prepared foods that made you feel like you were at home instead of in a hotel. I will happily stay here again when I return to Santa Fe in the future because El Farolito offers an excellent guest experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were at El Farolito for three nights recently. Very nice rooms with great decor. We were able to walk to the Old Town plaza. Breakfasts were wonderful and the innkeepers very helpful with determining daily plans for sightseeing.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Second time staying at this property and its hard to believe but it was even better that the first time which was outstanding. Wayne (the owner & host) is awesome offering all kinds of advice for local things to do and we had the pleasure of just talking with him for awhile over coffee which was great. The location is terrific and is only a 5 minute walk to the Plaza or a little bit longer to the rail yard. The rooms are spectacular with each having its own unique feel and decor. Breakfasts are terrific. In one of those things that's hard to describe we just feel extremely comfortable, welcome and it just has an feel to it that transports you to another place and time. We just love it here and in my view there is not a better place to stay when visiting Santa Fe. Go and enjoy every minute of your stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed here in mid-December 2013 and would definitely stay there again. The main house was beautifully decorated for Christmas, the breakfasts were varied, always with something freshly baked. Our casita had a fire place and was clean as could be. It is a short walk from downtown--a nice walk that makes you feel like you are leaving the intensity of the center of town. The manager even gave me a ride to the trail head for my hike.

Room Tip: The road is pretty quiet at night; we had the casita closest to the road and it just wasn't a pr...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allen, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My wife and I spent 5 nights at the El Farolito B&B in mid April. Except for a very brief stay (one afternoon) over 40 years ago, we had not spent any time in Santa Fe. El Farolito was a great location for staying close to all of the old town attractions. We could walk anyplace we needed to go in this area of Santa Fe.
Also, the support from the staff/owner was fantastic. Cherie who served breakfast and acted as concierge was extremely helpful and a good source of information about most everything. Wayne who is one of the owners was often at the B&B and he had a tremendous knowledge of Santa Fe, and the entire area.
Many times when my wife and I visit a new area (even when had a great time), we have no desire to return. However, the El Farolito and Santa Fe was different. We will definitely consider returning.
And last but not least, the breakfast each morning was fantastic. There always a variety and at least one "baked" dish. I loved the breakfast.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Galisteo Casita. Very nice size room with an extremely large well landscaped privat...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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South Easton, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I began staying at the El Farolito in 2000 and have stayed in all 7 castitas (a few on more than one occasion- my favorites are the Acequia Madre and the Garcia). There is no better place to stay in Santa Fe. Each adobe casita is tastefully decorated with local art and boasts wonderful linens and bedding. The breakfast room is a delight and every morning there is a delicious assortment of homemade breakfast choices. The walk to Santa Fe plaza is slightly longer than some properties (about 5-10 minutes) but it is also closer to the Railyard area of shops and cafes as well (no need to drive). What truly sets El Farolito apart form other places are the owners, Wayne and Walt. Their attention to detail, winning personalities and love for what they do really shows when you stay at their bed and breakfast. Wayne Manus is a delight and a treasure trove of useful information about New Mexico and what to do and where to go around the area. They also own and operate the Four Kachinas Inn close by, which I have stayed at and is wonderful as well, but my true love will always be El Farolito.

Room Tip: Garcia is a stand alone casita with no shared wall with neighbors and the suite has a little more s...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Additional Information about El Farolito B&B Inn

Address: 514 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surround yourself in the art, history and culture of Santa Fe in this quintessential adobe compound located in the downtown historic district. The romantic rooms feature original art, handcrafted furniture and fine linens. Numerous restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and historical sites are a short walk away. All rooms have private entrances, AC, refrigerators, TVs and fireplaces. The inclusive room pricing covers parking, wifi, light afternoon refreshments and a full hot breakfast. ... more   less 
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El Farolito Hotel Santa Fe
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