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“Perfection in Santa Fe” 5 of 5 stars
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El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   220 W Manhattan, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 43 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
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“Perfection in Santa Fe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We just returned from 6 wonderful days at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn. We stayed in the Ortiz Suite which is a separate historical cottage with a sitting room, wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous bath and mini-kitchenette, decorated with charm and warmth, as is the entire inn. We were so cozy, even with cold and snow outside. Every morning a complete breakfast is served and each was unique and delicious (reason enough to stay here) and served in the delightful dining room. Easy walk to everywhere we wanted to be. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: All the rooms are unique. Check web-site for size and specifics.
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  • Stayed February 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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MilagroSantaFe, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
There are some guests who are just great to have at the Inn, and you were one of them!
Fun and appreciative, interesting to talk to, and relishing exploring Santa Fe every day.
Come on back!
We glad you had a wonderful visit.
Paul Elliott and Sue Jett owners.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kingston, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We booked here because I could not find the absolutely super B&B we stayed in a dozen years ago and found the el Paradero provided everything we wanted for our time in Santa Fe.

It is an easy walk from the tourist centre of town, all the museums, shops and good restaurants.

We stayed in the El Pino suite, half of an historic house, just a few meters from the main B&B. It was charmingly and comfortably furnished and finished and provided us the kind of privacy and independence that we prefer.

It is, however, an old building with all that goes with an old building. The walls between it and the other half do transmit sound if the occupants of the other half have their TV on high or speak louder than normal.

Breakfasts are interesting and different presentations. Coffee and juice are plenteous. Afternoon tea and cookies/cakes are generous and tasty.

The one owner we met on our second and third days there was friendly, welcoming and helpful.

Which brings me to the less positive.

The sense I got of the B&B I that it is just a little tired (though not shabby) and perhaps the owners a touch more so. (We did learn that they were trying to sell the property.)

While it was the end of winter, one might have thought that the windows in the bright and otherwise friendly breakfast room, at least, would have been kept clean. In our suite, otherwise apparently clean, the floor mouldings had accumulated layers of dust and the daily floor sweeping was cursory.

There were also a couple of spots where expanding foam insulation had expanded into view but were not cleaned away. Not a cleanliness issue, but just an indication of lack of care in finish.

Would we stay again when we come back? Probably not, particularly if I were to find another B&B or alternative place to stay that seemed more interesting.

Room Tip: The El Pino suite is separate rom the main B&B and offers a special ambience of its own, includi...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MilagroSantaFe, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thanks for your kind words.
We are sorry you were not 100% happy, and we'd like to respond to your notes.
We are not tired, in fact we love running the Inn and strive hard to keep it fresh and vital.
Given the 546 excellent reviews and a 96% overall rating, we feel we achieve that almost all the time. But of course one can always improve.
In Santa Fe you can clean the windows, and after a spring storm the wind and dust will make it look like the windows have never been cleaned! However we'll be more vigilant in the future.
We have instructed the cleaning staff to pay more attention to the baseboards.
Actually, in this quieter time we are in the midst of deep cleaning of all the rooms and common areas. A task not possible most of the time as there are always guests, ( we are happy about that!)
The suite you stayed in was due for a deep cleaning the following week.
The expanding foam was recently set around the heating pipes coming up from the floor, in an effort to provide better insulation. It needs to set for a while before being trimmed neatly around the pipes, which happened after your check out.
Please come on back and try us again, we think you'll be pleased!
Paul Elliott and Sue Jett owners.
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Dallas, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I have stayed here many times over the years but this most recent visit was the best. The new owners, Sue Jett and Paul Elliott have done an amazing job of making it even more comfortable and the breakfasts are homemade, full breakfasts with fresh fruit, in house baked goods and different every morning. There are also very delicious afternoon snacks. The location is super convenient to shopping and restaurants. Quiet, clean and spacious rooms

Room Tip: # 12 is my favorite! Large, sunny and has its own patio with mountain views.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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MilagroSantaFe, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thanks for your review!
We certainly appreciate your many visits, and are happy you like the improvements we've made over the years.
We are always trying to make a visit to El Paradero the best it can be.
Looking forward to your next visit!
Paul and Sue (Owners)
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Our trip to Santa Fe was enhanced quite a bit by the ambiance and service we experienced at El Paradero. Sue, Paul, Paige, and the staff made us feel as though we were staying with a close relative, rather than in an impersonal, albeit nice, hotel environment. The layout and decor fit right in with the spirit of Santa Fe and its rich history. The quality of breakfast (with its warm and personal touches) set us up with just the right touch to go out and experience the sights and sounds of the city. We would definitely recommend a stay at El Paradero as part of one's visit to Santa Fe.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MilagroSantaFe, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
Looking forward to your next visit to the "Land of Enchantment"!
Thanks for your kind words.
Paul and Sue (owners)
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Fullerton, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What a wonderful Bed and Breakfast! Great location, very helpful and friendly staff, beautifully decorated rooms and every day a different, wonderful breakfast. Our room was very pleasant and very tastefully decorated in southwest style and colors. The "livingroom" of the inn, with a crackling fire in the fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating and good books and magazines, is a great place to sip a cup of tea or a glass of wine and chat with other guests. The breakfast room - sunny, cheerful, decorated in bright colors and also with a fireplace - was a charming place to begin the day and eat a big, delicious breakfast. Our flight back to LA was canceled due to a snowstorm and we were delighted to be able to stay a fifth night.

  • Stayed December 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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MilagroSantaFe, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Thanks for your great review!
Come visit again in the summer when you can also enjoy the outside patio for tea and deserts!
Paul and Sue ( owners)
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new mexico
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We used to stay at El P. years ago when it was owned by Ouida and Tom and it was always excellent. So when we were searching for a place to stay New Year's Eve, we found the Pino suite available and booked it for ourselves and our daughter. Cozy and comfortable, we built a fire after dinner and celebrated the new year. As others have said, it's a wonderful option, especially if you want a private bath (with large claw foot tub!). We did no cooking, but the kitchen looks complete (albeit small). The new owner, Sue is a gem - we will definitely be back...

Room Tip: For parties of more than 2, I think the suites are your only option, and they're great!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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MilagroSantaFe, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
We appreciate the review!
Sue is indeed a gem, I married her and I should know!
Actually for parties of more than 2, there are other options, check out rooms 11 and 12.
Looking forward to your return visit.
Paul and Sue (owners)
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San Carlos, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is just the most wonderful B & B. It is located just a few blocks from the plaza, so it's a treat to just park the car and walk. The rooms are all decorated and painted with colorful details and the breakfasts are exceptional! There are so many little details that make this a delightful place to stay - we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Santa Fe!

Room Tip: Room 6 was beautifully decorated and had a wood burning fireplace
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  • Stayed December 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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MilagroSantaFe, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
We're happy you had a great time at El Paradero!
We look forward to your return visit.
Paul and Sue ( owners)
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Address: 220 W Manhattan, 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience old Santa Fe charm in this historic adobe bed and breakfast inn located downtown just minutes walking from the Plaza, Canyon Road, restaurants, shops, and galleries. Travel Holiday magazine rates us an "A+" in value, and guests tell us that they love our hospitality, full breakfast, and great location. ... more   less 
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