This was our 3rd or 4th stay at El Paradero, one of the larger (15 rooms), mid-priced, inns in the center of Santa Fe, and the first time we've been disappointed. The inn is attractive and well-located for walking, very well managed, with outstanding breakfasts and snacks. As we discovered, however, there can be significant problems with certain of the rooms. We opted for Room 9, one of the larger rooms, without realizing that it, along with Room 8, is at the back of the building. Rooms 8 and 9 have multiple south-facing windows but no opaque shades. When the sun comes up, you will be up also. It's very bright. [Other rooms also have windows that are not adequately darkened.] In addition, these two rooms bracket the corridor to the back door to the parking lot. This door slams loudly. You will be awakened by anyone leaving early in the morning (in our case at 5:45 am and 6:45 am) or returning late in the evening. We weren't sleeping well anyway - the bed was extremely hard, much harder than we've experienced in recent stays at moderately-priced hotels such as Hampton Inns.