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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
Texas
1 review
“Welcomed My Dog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

This B&B was outstanding in so many ways -- great location, great breakfast and tea, great suggestions by the owner and staff to make the most of Sante Fe. BUT, I am writing this review to let other dog owners know that we found this B&B to be truly dog friendly. The Ortiz Suite even has a yard for your dog to enjoy!!! We will definitely return a.s.a.p. to this delightful inn.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Cincinnati
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

I cannot recommend this lovely B&B more. The owners are kind, accomodating, and have given their property much time and attention. The afternoon tea is lovely, food is superb, and our room was perfect. Will definitely return. I was concerned at first about the lack of A.C., but it was all good. It's so cool in the evenings that it's fine.

  • Liked — Quiet, intimate B&B
  • Disliked — No A.C. during the day
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2008

Although we live in New Mexico, we have stayed here on and off for more than 10 years because it is such a delightful place to rest, relax and enjoy Santa Fe. The inn is in a quiet location but within walking distance of the plaza, the galleries, and the downtown museums. The 15 comfortable rooms are decorated in Southwestern style and are very light and airy. Breakfasts are excellent and afternoon tea is a great way to rewind either in their breakfast room or on the patio and chat with other friendly guests. The owners are very helpful and provide lists and menus of local restaurants and interesting books and magazines about SF. Over the years, a television lounge and computer access have been added. One needs to book early because this is a very popular place particularly during Opera and holiday seasons.

  • Liked — Charming, relaxing, comfortable accomodations and great location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

My husband and I came to Santa Fe from Denver to sightsee and go to the opera. The location was just far enough away from buzz of the plaza, but close enough to walk. We walked everywhere! The plaza was about 4 to 5 blocks away. On Saturday we walked to the Farmers Market. What a treat! The staff at the El Paradero was very friendly and helpful. The food was great! We stayed in the Ortiz Suite. It had a small living room with a fireplace and separate bedroom. It was too warm to use the fireplace on this visit. The suite even had a small fridge, sink and microwave. Perfect for cozy and romatic getaway!
We will most definately stay there next time we are in Santa Fe.
My preference is to stay in one of the suite. They are very private and cozy.

Lisa G from Denver

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

August 27, 2008

We have been coming to Santa Fe yearly since 2003 and each time, El Paradero has been a wonderful part of our visit. Pulling into the driveway of this inn is "like coming home." This year we spent a week there in July.

From the first time we stayed at this 19th century adobe farmhouse-turned-bed and breakfast, we "fell in love with" its genuine charm, simple comfort, and aura of history (you can easily imagine living there in 1800s Santa Fe)...and we continue to appreciate the ease with which guests enjoy one another while respecting the many opportunities for time alone in the common areas to read, sip coffee with the morning newspaper or relax with afternoon tea and treats.

The food is excellent, the breakfast room and adjoining outdoor patio with eating tables, delightful. There are plenty of spaces outside your room to relax - the living room with fireplace and comfy couch takes you back in time! The spacious back patio is as pleasant in afternoons as mornings (we have yet to try it in winter, but do plan a winter visit when we can then enjoy a kiva fireplace!). The front porch overlooking a flagstone patio and courtyard is a perfect spot for reading, daydreaming, or conversation...And this year, an office has become a library/computer room for guests. And...your own guest room is a welcome place. The authentic southwestern decor (or 19th century American/New Mexican in the suites) of each guest room is delightful. We've stayed in several different ones (the Ortiz suite this year) but have peeked in almost all of them when they were open for cleaning! (Speaking of the cleaning, it is excellent.) We have found the cozy smaller rooms fun for shorter stays and the larger rooms and suites very nice for longer ones.

The owners are most pleasant, helpful and responsive to needs or requests, and the owners provide useful and interesting information about the area in both written and in-person form. Their enthusiasm for the place of El Paradero, now and in history, is evident, and we can understand why!

The relatively large size of this B & B (cmpared to many with 4 or 5 rooms) gives you an opportunity to meet a nice number and variety of other guests, often sharing interesting tourist information with one another. But it's not a hustle-bustle place - just has the congeniality you would expect at a B & B.

If you appreciate home-made pastries, don't miss 4-6 p.m. tea-time! This is not just a cake or a plate of cookies...but several delicious choices, all just like your grandmother made.

Finally, we really appreciate the location of El Paradero. Just a 10 minute brisk walk to downtown Santa Fe. Daily walk for daily pastries...And you can leave your car "at home" with no concern about parking on days you plan to stay in Santa Fe.

If these are features you are looking for, we don't think you will be disappointed!

Beth and Mike Smith
Michigan

  • Liked — historical setting
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Providence, Rhode Island
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

My husband and I stayed at El Paradero for three nights in August of 2008. We were part of a family group that booked three rooms. I think our group had the only guests under the age of 50 staying at the Inn.

We stayed in Room #1, which was right off the courtyard. The room was small but adequate. It was very clean. The bed was very firm and proved to be rather uncomfortable for me by the end of the stay as I prefer softer mattresses. The room was also incredibly LOUD - so be prepared with earplugs if you are staying in rooms 1, 2, 3 or 15 as these rooms are all very near the breakfast area with lots of noise in the morning.

There is a lovely living room and a library with a computer for guest use. The afternoon tea at 4 pm is a very nice touch. However, we were a little offput when my family members and I were playing scrabble in the breakfast room at around 5:30 pm and shooed out because the staff had to "set the tables for breakfast." There was really no other place to play, and I'm not sure why the staff couldn't set the tables at 7:30 am.

The breakfasts were OK. The coffee was very weak - it might as well have been water. We had fabulous brioche french toast one morning, but the next morning were disappointed with greasy and uninspired eggs.

The Inn is located off a quiet side street about a ten minute walk to the plaza. I probably wouldn't stay here again, but I would recommend this location for those looking for an inexpensive hotel in the plaza neighborhood.

  • Liked — Convenient location, beautiful courtyard, tea time
  • Disliked — Loud room in the morning (bring earplugs!), firm mattress
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Miami
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

Lovely facility within walking distance of downtown Santa Fe and at a reasonable price. Friendly staff. Small facility and the guests were all friendly. Very good breakfasts. And delightful treats for afternoon tea.

Stayed August 2008
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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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