The Territorial Inn is a nice hotel, about two blocks from the Plaza. It has two buildings - the main house and the Marcy Wing, which is a more modern annex. I think it has a total of 25 rooms.
The main house is the more "bed and breakfasty" part of the hotel. It is an older territorial-style house with upstairs rooms. The Marcy Wing has a set of rooms arranged around a large central atrium-style kitchen/dining area where breakfasts are served.
The Territorial main house is set among trees. The Marcy Wing, on the other hand, is not a view location, and the rooms are somewhat darker. I'd say that if you expect to spend the bulk of your stay in your hotel room, the main house rooms would be better. Actually, if you expect to spend the bulk of your stay in your hotel room, you should consider staying home - c'mon, you're in Santa Fe because of Santa Fe, not because of whether there's a view outside the window of your hotel. I've stayed in La Fonda - it costs twice as much, and although the rooms are charming, I don't think it's worth twice as much as the Territorial.
I've stayed in B&Bs in England, France, Napa Valley, Monterey, and Santa Fe. I'd put this about in the middle in terms of B&B quality - the London B&Bs are small, dirty, and uncomfortable, with terrible food. The Monterey B&Bs all do continental breakfasts, and they're set in one of the most beautiful regions in the world, but they're small and dirty, with indifferent service. The Territorial is large, clean, and comfortable, and food is good, considering that it's not the focus of this experience. Northern England and France.. well, those were very nice. The English can't cook, the French were rude. Napa Valley... well, Napa Valley is heavenly. :-)
This is not a cuisine-based Bed & Breakfast. Don't expect to get five-star meals - I think they have appropriately decided not to try to compete with the more fantastic food options in Santa Fe. The breakfast is very modest, more of a continental breakfast than anything. However, it's a nice start to the day, and if you prefer to get a more substantial breakfast there are a couple of dozen restaurants within walking distance.
I think the Territorial is a bargain. I've stayed in the hotel three times, and will go back again when I return to Santa Fe. It's very close to the Plaza, and averaged about $130 a night. The rooms are large and comfortable. The bath is well-stocked, but not elaborately stocked.
They were extremely solicitous during my 7-night stay. There was a minor billing problem on check-out on my latest stay, but it was resolved very quickly without fuss. I had packages delivered to my room, no problem. I left notes for housekeeping for all of the issues that arose, and they were all resolved by the time I returned in the afternoon. They could offer a more complete set of services, perhaps at a premium, but the service package overall was very good.
So the way I break this down - the lodging is 5:5, the site is 5:5, location is 5:5, services are 4:5, food is 3:5. Overall, 4:5, because they do have room for improvement.
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