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“Beware: semen and pubic hair in the hot tubs!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   215 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #34 of 43 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
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“Beware: semen and pubic hair in the hot tubs!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2008

I should've known when the person at the front desk acted like they were running a rent-a-room, hourly-rates hotel. The tubs are not cleaned or filtered. Absolutely disgusting. Settled in and just relaxed, then right near time to leave discovered semen on my back and pubic hairs floating around. Not mine!!! If I could give this place a -10, I would. Avoid at all costs!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — semen in the hot tubs!!!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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dillingen germany
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

The hotel is perfectly located, just a few steps from the down town plaza. It is nice and comfortable but we think it is more a small hotel without restaurant than a B&B.

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

I loved this place. It was quaint and cozy. The room was nice and clean and with character. The location is perfect-- a block from the plaza. And I had a great breakfast experience, with the local staff chit-chatting with the locals and giving great advice and knowledge about the area.

  • Liked — The friendly and interesting staff.
  • Disliked — na
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2007

The Territorial Inn B&B is only a block and a half walk off the center of the plaza square making it extremely convenient and nice not to have to worry about parking since they have their own lot. The staff was very helpful in making suggestions on what to do around town. The rooms are decorated in a simple classic style and are very comfortable without being lavish or in a cheesy southwest style. The breakfast is a self-serve buffet that provides a nice morning boost with your basic staples. There are so many great restaurants around town that you will want to save your appetite for a fantastic lunch at Cafe Pasquals or decadent dinner at Coyote Cafe. I would highly recommend The Territorial Inn for it's fantastic value and location that can't be beat!

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 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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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2007

Such a nice little place with very friendly owners and staff.
My sister and I went for a little holiday just to see the sites. I really was not to impressed with the Plaza area. If you've been to Mexico you.ve been to Santa Fee at triple the price for the same items. I f you love Artsie stuff you'll like the Plaza area.
I did love this little Inn. Nice breakfast with fresh fruits and blueberries . Fresh breads and wonderful waffles. Big cookies in the afternoon. At 7pm there is a bottle of brandy and snifters in the eating area. The room looked just like the picture in expedia and the beds were very confortable. I never heard a sound after 9pm. Could of been the brandy. The room was small two twins and a small bathroom but just fine for us. If you like to get a big bang for your buck , stay here.

  • Liked — Cute, quiet, friendly, great value
  • Disliked — cute
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2007

This stay was for one night only and we made a reservation just hours before arriving securing their last room. The property has a great location just off the Plaza area of Santa Fe. Upon arriving, we had a note on the door giving us directions to our room and where our key was located.

Our room was a single queen room -- their most basic -- but we were not concerned as we needed only an overnight stay. The room was very tired and in need of a fresh update. The size of the room and bathroom were fine but the mauve and green decor was very tired and depressing.

We did not eat their breakfast but did see a couple of people drinking coffee. If you are trying to save a dollar then eat there but there are other more appealing breakfast spots in Santa Fe.

Parking was free which is a plus in Santa Fe. Parking was available on the property and we were allowed to leave our car there after check-out which was very nice as daily parking can run $10 in a garage or parking lot IF you can find a space.

It does appear they are trying to update the hotel and the manager appologized for giving me that room as he doesn't normally book it. But, we needed a room.

Overall, it was an inexpensive location close to the plaza but not a place we would choose unless our budget required it.

  • Liked — Location! and Free Parking
  • Disliked — Very tired room
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2007

I stayed at this inn for 3 nights in April 2007. The location is great - one and a half blocks from the Plaza, restaurants, etc. I had a small sitting room, bedroom and bath. Both the sitting room and bedroom had TV's. Both rooms were small but with two rooms it was more than adequate. Since the sitting room opened onto the hall that surrounds the breakfast room, it had no windows; the bedroom had two windows which looked out onto a narrow alley and these windows had blinds and curtains over them. Therefore the rooms were definitely NOT light and airy! It was cold when I was there but I appreciated the fact that the windows did open. It was VERY quiet at night and in the a.m. I had been concerned re possible noise in the a.m. from the breakfast room but this was not a problem, in part b/c I shut the door of the bedroom at night. The room was very clean. One thing that bothered me was the fact that the lights beside the bed has only 60 watt bulbs (I like to read in bed) and when I asked the front desk to have one of the bulbs replaced with a brighter one, he said the lamps would only take 60 watt bulbs.
I dealt with the problem by moving the desk lamp (from the living room) onto the bedside table (thus having two lamps there).

Breakfast was the same each a.m. but that was fine with me - the fruit was very fresh and that along with cereal and yogurt made a good breakfast. I was happy to not have to chat with people in the a.m. if I didn't wish to.

The best part of this inn is the location; I used my car only one day, to drive to Museum Hill. The rest of the time I walked everywhere. The front desk was helpful when I asked for information re museums, tours, etc.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — lack of light in the room
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Territorial Inn

Address: 215 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Territorial Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Territorial Hotel Santa Fe

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